Sunday, June 14, the Municipal Theater of the city of Valencia was packed to the rafters. More than 350 people were present to witness the gala Tavitian school of the Armenian Apostolic Church of St. Sahag of Valencia, under the direction of Reverend Father Antarnik Maldjian. The gala was dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The room had been kindly made by the municipality and its mayor Nicolas Daragon, available to the Tavitian school. Among the audience of parents, friends and personalities of community life, note the presence of Marlene Mourier, Mayor of Bourg-Les-Valence accompanied by the councilor Mariam Cainan and elected officials of Valencia, Franck Daumas-Diratzonian (deputy mayor ), Georges and Nathalie Rastklan Iliozer councilors. Also note the presence of the pastor of the church Louder Nassanian of Maranatha brethren.
Taking advantage of the year-end event for the Armenian school, Father Andranik Maldjian honored madame Chaké Donoyan for its continued support to the school and Eugenie Tavitian Pilibossian, schoolteacher and very long years was rewarded with an emeritus teacher diploma. The children’s show kept all its promises, energy and spontaneity of the dozens of young Armenian tricolor students stating a very strong hand Armenianness. Reflections of Ararat were evident in the eyes of these children by claiming gestures and simple words, recognition of genocide suffered by their people.