MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND YOUTH TO PAY MORE ATTENTION TO YOUTH IN REGIONS
May 24 2004
YEREVAN, MAY 22, ARMENPRESS: On May 21-23 a festival “Young creative
workers” was held in Ijevan. The aim was to discover the young talents
in the region and give them a change of serf-identification.
The first day of the festival was opened with an exhibition of
paintings, graphics, handicraft and decorative works. On the second
day a round table was held titled ‘The challenges of youth in frontier
regions and the ways to solve them’. On the third day of the festival
a delegation of culture and youth ministry, headed by deputy minister
Lilit Asatrian, participated in the festival. A decision was made to
create a youth council, affiliated with Tavush governor’s office. The
council will be made of community youth, youth NGOs, student councils
and public and private agencies, which can support the council in
The festival was concluded with a concert of young performers.
According to Lilit Asatrian, the youth in the regions does not get
sufficient attention. The ministry will hold more such events and
visits to the regions. The deputy minister informed that the ministry
is going to hold events in Vayots Dzor, Gegharkunik and Shirak regions
by June and in other regions of Armenia by the end of the year.