New Achievement May Occur in The Guinness Book of Records

NEW ACHIEVEMENT MAY OCCUR IN THE GUINNESS BOOK OF RECORDS, THAT IS,
ORGANIZATION OF A 155 KM LIVE CHAIN

YEREVAN, MARCH 17. ARMINFO. A new achievement may occur in the
Guinness Book of Records, that is, organization of a 155 km live
chain. In particular, on May 28 2005 160,000 Armenians from the whole
world will sing and dance in a ring at the foot of Mountain Aragats in
Armenia as a sign of unification of the nation. The round dance is
organized by the Charity Non-Governmental Organization of Countrymen
“Nig-Aparan” of Armenia.

Talking to ARMINFO, a member of the organization Ofelia Petrosyan says
that the unprecedented action to be registered by the representatives
of the Guinness Book of Records and recorded by CNN will last 15
minutes. Each person linking the alive chain is to occupy a bit less
than 1 meter territory, and by one tree “of love to Motherland” will
be planted on each meter in the foot of Aragats Mountain after the
round dance. Each participant will have an apricot cap on him hereby
symbolizing one of the colors of the Armenian flag and the color of
the sunset behind Aragats Mountain. “The round dance is timed to the
90th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide by the Ottoman Empire, and
to the 1,600th anniversary of creation of Armenian alphabet and Bash
Aparan victory over Turkish troops in 1918,” she says. A day before
the action, the youth of Armenia will gather at the foot of the
mountain wherein festivals are expected. Fairs presenting the products
of native enterprises of food branch will be held. Petrosyan says
that representatives of the Armenian Diaspora from many states which
will not participate in the event for some reasons, will organize
similar round dances at foreign cultural and religious centers the
same day at the same time (14:00 Yerevan time).

Big businessmen, public and community organizations of the country
will secure transportation of the participants to the place without
compensation. To participate in the action, applications are received
by the headquarters on organization works in the following address: 7,
Agatangeghosi Street,Yerevan. For additional information call (374 1)
58 00 34 and (374 1) 54 00 12.

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