Parliament chairman congratulates children


June 1 2004

YEREVAN, JUNE 1, ARMENPRESS: Parliament chairman Arthur Baghdasarian
met today with human rights protector Larissa Alaverdian, the
representative of UN Children’s Fund in Armenia Naira Avetisian and
children from Huysi Kamurj (Bridge of Hope) organization to convey
his congratulations and best wishes to the latter on the occasion of
the International Children’s Day.

He then answered the children’s questions encompassing a wide range
of issues. He also gave presents to them. The day was marked today
in Armenia by a variety of events.

Out of an estimated 110,000-disabled people in Armenia, 8,400 are
children. According to official statistics, there are over 12,000
children living in children’s homes in Armenia . Most are able-bodied
and the majority have parents.