“Chharmahal” Union Members Meet With Head of Tehran Armenian Diocese


TEHRAN, August 13 (Noyan Tapan). A group of members of the Armenian
“Chharmahal” educational union of Tehran accompanied by Yesayi
Abrahamian, Chairman of the board of the union, and executives of
units, met with Archbishop Sepuh Sargsian, Head of the Armenian
Diocese of Tehran, on August 9. The purpose of the meeting was to
receive the blessing and advices of the holy father for their upcoming
performances to be held in Armenia within the framework of “One
Nation, One Culture” Pan-Armenian festival. These units are the youth
literary group of the union (16 members headed by art critic,
intellectual Misha Hairapetian), the “Kanach” dance group (16 members,
Arus Avagian is the dancing-master), the “Akunk” dance group (24
members, Karine Manucherian is the dancing-master). At the beginning
of the meeting Yesayi Abrahamian explained the cultural work carried
out at the union, speaking about the activities of the indicated
groups. The youth literary group of the union was established 20 years
ago, Misha Hairapetian is the founder and head of the union. The
literary group had and has vital literary and recitation activities
and educated many art amateurs during many years. Misha Hairapetian
said that during the festival the literary group will perform the
works of Sayat Nova, Charents, Hovhannes Grigorian, as well as the
works of several Iranian-Armenian writers. At the end of the meeting
the Archbishop Sepuh Sargsian spoke about the role of the Armenian
culture and emphasized the necessity of the succession of the national
and spiritual-cultural values of the Armenian youth.