By Hasmik Harutyunian
YEREVAN (Azg) — Armenagan-Ramgavar Party Chairman Hagop Avedikian presented a report on Saturday, July 17, here at the Tekeyan Center during the party’s second representative assembly. A few of these activities follow.
After the establishment of the Armenagan- Ramgavar political party last year, during the course of one year, 20 chapters were established in Armenia. Among them, the Youth and Zabel Yesayan women’s branches in particular were very active.
On October 10, 2009, an academic conference on Armenian-Turkish relations took place with the participation of Turkologists and political figures. Suren Sargsian’s books titled History of the Constitutional Democratic Liberal Political Party and Evaluation of Armenagans Political Activists in the Armenian Liberation Struggle, were published. A book dedication took place in recognition of historian Nikolay Hovhannisian’s study in 10 languages on the Armenian Genocide.
The executive body of the party announced that 2010 was the 125th anniversary of the original Armenagan Party, the first political party of the Armenian nation, established in Van, historical Armenia, in 1885, and the first activity was the organization of a gathering with the Van-Vaspurakan Compatriotic Union to discuss events dedicated to the heroic battles of Van. The youth of our political party participated in the initiative of the Union of Russia’s Armenians called “1.5 Million Trees in Memory of Innocent Martyrs,” which began in the city of Martuni, Armenia.
Of the 109 delegates of the party’s present Assembly, 100 were present. Country of Law political Party Vice President Mher Shahgeldian, in greeting the Armenagans, stressed that it was time for work and that effort must be directed at stabilizing the state and constructing Armenian statehood.