Onnik Dinkjian

Knights and Daughters of Vartan Honor Community Leaders


FAIR LAWN, N.J. — Six leading community figures will be honored for their dedication to the Armenian community and the St. Giragos Church of Dikranagerd on Friday, May 12, 7 p.m., at the St. Leon Abajian Hall in an event hosted by the Knights and Daughters of Vartan of New York, under the auspices of Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern).

The honorary banquet will recognize legendary singer Onnik Dinkjian, Vartkes Egun Ayik, Chairman of the St. Giragos Church of Dikranagerd, Raffi Bedrosyan, a civil engineer who assisted the reconstruction of the St. Giragos Church and businessmen Charles Pinajian, Kevork Atinizian and Zaven Uzatmacian whose families hail from Dikranagerd and continue to support their ancestral city.

“These are individuals who have served for decades to promote and reconstruct the St. Giragos Church,” said Hirant Gulian, chairman emeritus, of the Knights of Vartan Times Square Commemoration Committee. “They are being honored for their dedication and devotion to the Armenian Church and the Armenian people.”

A presentation of the current situation in Dikranagerd in present-day Turkey will also take place and a traditional kavoorma dinner will be served.

Reservations can be made by contacting Hirant Gulian.

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