Campaign of donations for literature

Azat Artsakh – Republic of Nagorno Karabakh (NKR)
March 29, 2004


On November 12 the Writer’s Union of Armenia and the All-Armenian
Literary Foundation undertook a marathon to raise funds for
literature. The Armenians of Artsakh also joined to this action. In
Stepanakert the marathon started on March 20 in the hall of the NKR
Writer’s Union. It was opened by the chairman of the Writerâ=80=99s
Union of Armenia, writer and publicist Levon Ananian. He informed that
the marathon started and is successfully going on in the Republic of
Armenia and the communities of the Armenian Diaspora. Then the head of
the Diocese of Artsakh Parghev archbishop Martirossian addressed the
meeting. The first donations were made by the rector of the university
“Narekatsi” Vardan Hakobian, Parghev archbishop Martirossian, NKR
minister of education and culture Armen Sarghissian, writer and
director of the publishing house “Sona” Maxim Hovhannissian, professor
of Artsakh State University, doctor, professor Sokrat Khanian, the
editor-in-chief of the periodical “Ple Pughi” Hrachia Beglarian,
businessmen, others. The list of the people who participated in the
marathon will be published in the upcoming issues of “AA”. The
all-Armenian marathon for literature is going on. The results will be
known on April 10-15.


Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS