YEREVAN — On November 2, members and leaders of the Armenian Democratic Liberal Party (ADL) from several countries assembled at the entrance of Building No. 47 of Yerevan’s Republic Street (formerly known as Alaverdian Street) to attend the dedication of the ADL premises.
The building, which houses the offices of the ADL-Armenia, the editorial offices of Azg newspaper, the library, and the meeting halls, has been fully renovated and refurbished by ADL friend and well-known philanthropist from New Jersey, Nazar Nazarian. The center is named the Nazar and Artemis Nazarian Center.
First to address the assembled group was ADL US and Canada Eastern District Chairman Edmond Azadian, who presented a comprehensive list of the beneficence of the Nazarians in Armenia, including in Echmiadzin, and in other communities in the world. Azadian underscored the patriotism of Artemis Nazarian, a descendent of a devoted ADL family in Boston.
Hagop Vartivarian, chairman of the Tekeyan Cultural Association (TCA) of Greater New York, spoke next, expressing gratitude to the philanthropic couple, and praised this most recent achievement. He said the new center will significantly promote the political activities of the organization which is now established in a quarter of Yerevan where the Prosperous Armenia Party, the Social Democrat Hnchagian Party, the Armenian Revolutionary Federation and the ruling Republican Party headquarters are located, as well as the Armenian General Benevolent Union Center which has also been sponsored by the Nazarian benefactors.
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