VivaCell donates 22,5 mln AMD to National Library of Armenia on the
latter’s 175th anniversary
ArmInfo. VivaCell, the leading Armenian mobile operator, financed the
repair work of the head building of the National Library of Armenia.
VivaCell Press-secretary Vahe Isahakyan told ArmInfo correspondent that
the company allocated about 12,5 mln AMD for these purposes.
In addition, VivaCell donated 10 mln AMD to the library on the latter’s
175-th anniversary. At the moment, there are 7 mln printed units at the
library and about 30 thsd readers make use of its services. The
library’s building needed an overhaul for a long time, however, the
funds annually allocated from the state budget were not enough to
overhaul the building. Today, Director General of VivaCell Ralph
Yirikian was awarded a medal after first Armenian printer Hakob
Meghapart and a copy of the first printed book "Urbatagirk".
Celebrities like poetess Silva Kaputikyan, actress Galya Novents and
theatre representative Hakop Ghazarian were given this honor. "Each
Armenian must be proud of the existence of such a National Library,
which makes it possible to pass knowledge to many generations and to
open a new world for oneself", Ralph Yirikian said at the medal
awarding ceremony. To note, within the frames of its Corporate Social
Responsibility program, VivaCell renders financial support to the
disabled, socially unprivileged families and a number of organizations.