LODI, N.J. — On May 14, Ardzagang Armenian TV of East Coast celebrated its 20th anniversary.
Nearly 300 guests partook in the celebration at the Elan in Lodi.
Among the guests during the evening were Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America and Bishop Anoushavan Tanielian, Vicar General of the Eastern Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, Armenia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Rep. Scott Garret, Very Rev. Mamigon Kiledjian, Rev. Hovnan Bozoian, businessman Hratch Kaprielian, as well as many more welcomed distinguished friends and guests.
After opening prayer by Tanielian, the American and Armenian national anthems were presented by singer Jenny Sarian.
Garrett gave a speech greeting all guests, and congratulating Ardzagang’s Ara Manoukian, president, Marina Madosyan, director, and the planning committee members on the 20th anniversary of Ardzagang TV.
While mentioning the importance of American-Armenian friendship, he promised to support in strengthening the bonds between Armenians in the diaspora and Congress.