3 SHRINES CAN CONSOLIDATE THE NATION, SAYS MRS. HAKOBIAN
Feb 18 2010
Armenia’s Ministry of Diaspora has declared this year as Year of
Mother Language, told journalists Thursday Minister of Diaspora,
Mrs. Hranush Hakobian.
"There are three shrines which can consolidate the nation, and these
three things are Motherland, Mother Tongue, and faith," she said.
Hranush Hakobian paid an attention to the growing assimilation process
of Armenians in Diaspora, despite the big number of organisations and
their efforts. According to officials, number of Armenian-speaking
people decreases. "We should very seriously focus on the issue of
the Mother Language, and join our efforts for its preserving and
developing," said minister.
It’s worth mentioning, that February 21 marks the Mother Language Day.
Mrs. Hakobian pointed that it’s for 4 years already that the Mother
Language Day is being celebrated among national holidays, and even
has been recognized by the UNESCO.