Catholicos Of All Armenians Visits Armenian Philanthropic Academy Of

CATHOLICOS OF ALL ARMENIANS VISITS ARMENIAN PHILANTHROPIC ACADEMY OF CALCUTTA

Noyan Tapan
Armenians Today
Mar 06 2007

CALCUTTA, MARCH 6, NOYAN TAPAN – ARMENIANS TODAY. Within the framework
of the visit paid to India, His Holiness Karekin II Catholicos of All
Armenians visited the Armenian Philanthropic Academy of Calcutta on
February 27, accompanied by the patriarchal retinue and RA Ambassador
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ashot Kocharian. A ceremony was held
at the college head, in honour of His Holiness. The event started with
the Lord’s Prayer and anthems of India and Armenia. On behalf of the
Academy administration and students, Administrative Director Deacon
Tigran Baghumian and Director James Dayas welcame the Catholicos of
All Armenians. During the event the students presented recitation,
singing and national and Indian dancing performances.

A theatrical performance was also staged with the students’ efforts. As
Noyan Tapan was informed by the Information Services of the Mother See
of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Patriarch answered all the questions
the students were interested in and passed his commandments to them. On
the occasion of visiting the Armenian Philanthropic Academy, His
Holiness gave presents to the academy library, director, teachers and
students. Then the Patriarchal retinue visited the Davidian School
for girls, got acquainted with the school conditions and met with
the school staff.

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