YEREVAN—On Monday, the third day of Hamazkayin’s 20th annual educational forum, the participants visited Yerevan State University and met with the principal of the university, Aram Simonian. During the meeting, Simonian discussed the schools and the departments within the University, the relations that the school has developed with other universities, and the Armenian Studies major. The participants had the opportunity to direct their questions and showed their interest to study in Yerevan. At the end of the meeting, the forum participants visited the museum of the Yerevan State University, where they got to learn more about the school’s history through photos and real artifacts.
Then, the group visited the Yerevan Chess House and was introduced to its works and activities.
After their lunch break, the participants heard an enlightening lecture from Tatoul Hagopian in regards to the Armenian Heritage in Javakhk and Modern Georgia. Hagopian discussed the status of the Hamshen Armenians, Abkhazia, Javakhk and the Armenian community in Georgia reflecting on the region’s political and demographic realities.
In the evening, the forum participants enjoyed a night of Karaoke singing and had a splendid time.