A Number of Writers Rewarded with NKR State Awards


STEPANAKERT, JULY 14, NOYAN TAPAN. Under the decree of NKR President
Bako Sahakian, a number of writers have been rewarded with NKR state
awards for their contribution to development of Armenian literature and
culture, active promotion of national-liberation struggle ideas of
Artsakh Armenians.

As Noyan Tapan was informed by the General Information Department of
the NKR President’s Administration,

Mesrop Mashtots order was given to:

Hrachya Beglarian, a member of the presidium of the NKR Union of
Writers, a poet,

Vachagan Barepasht medal was given to:

Arkadi Tovmasian, a member of the Board of the NKR Union of Writers, a
poet, a candidate of pedagogical sciences, Hamlet Martirosion, the
editor-in-chief of the Yeghitsi Luys newspaper of the NKR Union of
Writers, a prosaist, David Mikayelian, the Secretary of the NKR Union
of Writers, a poet, a satirist,

Gratitude medal was given to:

Hovhannes Grigorian, the Secretary of the RA Union of Writers, a poet,
Toros Toronian, a writer, a publicist, a doctor (Arab Republic of
Syria), Sargis Kirakosian, the responsible editor of the literary
department of the Azdak newspaper of Beirut, a poet, a prosaist
(Republic of Lebanon), Vahram Hachian, a poet (posthumously, the United
States of America), Artem Haroutiunian, a poet, a lecturer of Yerevan
State University, doctor-professor of philological sciences.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress


Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS