ARMEN AMIRYAN: I HAVE NOT DONE MUCH, BUT I ASPIRE TO DO MUCH
Four individuals were awarded Fridtjof Nansen Gold Medals today. "Being
awarded the Gold Medal named after the great humanists for benevolent,
state and national activity, as well as diplomatic service is very
binding and inspiring," the recipients of the Medal said.
Director of the Public Radio of Armenia Armen Amiryan said it was his
first award for charity, and it was unexpected. "I have not managed
to do much, but I aspire to do many things," he added.
"If everyone pays attention to and extends a helping hand to people
living next to him within the bounds of his capacities, it can be
viewed as charity and a God-pleasing deed," Armen Amiryan said.
Hakob and Knarik Jambazyan continue their parents’ activity by
lending a helping hand to Armenians in need. In 2002, "the Huysi
Avan" ("District of Hope") project was launched with the blessing
of Navasard Archbishop Kchoyan. In 2003 the first 20 families gave
house-warming parties. "The construction continues and the program
should be completed. Unfortunately, the pace of constructions slowed
down this year because of the crisis," Hakob Jambazyan said.
Henrik Liloyan was posthumously awarded for his irreproachable
diplomatic service. His son, Tigran Liloyan said his father had taught
him to love the Motherland. He noted that the Armenian khachkar was
erected in Louvre thanks to his father’s efforts.