Inaugurated in 1930, the House of Armenian Students celebrating its 85 years of existence. The event was duly celebrated on June 19 at a party organized by residents of the house with the complicity of some elders.
The evening started at 19: 30 pm by a very nice surprise against residents, staff and friends of the family by Charles Aznavour came to greet them on this occasion. The moment was intense, marked by great warmth. Impressed and moved by the giant of poetry and the international variety, residents chanted his departure his song “Take me to the end of the earth”.
An hour later, the elegant lounge of the Hellenic Foundation made available to the House of Armenia by Maria Gravari-Barbas, its director, hosted the concert which provided input current residents and other older. Among them: Lusine Abgaryan, Ani Danielyan, Narek Galoyan, Ardavazd Khachatryan, Artur Makaryan, Maria and Nare Petrosyan, Hagop Talatinian, lilit Vardanyan. The evening was presented with humor and finesse by Tsovinar Banushyan. The program for this brilliant concert, works by Chopin, Lovland, Satie, Babadjanian, Carl Reinecke, Ravel, Hahn, Schubert, Komitas, Manual de Falla and Kachmaninov. Arriving the same day Yerevan, the great Armenian virtuoso Svetlana Navassardian who regularly resides in the City, once again dazzles the audience by interpreting with his usual impetuosity three works of Aram Khatchadourian. As a prelude to the program, Mr. Vahe Vahramian (Deputy Delegate to UNESCO) and Mr. Tigran Galstyan (Prime advisor), representing the Embassy of Armenia, the director remettaient a message from Mr. Armen Achotyan, Minister National Education and Higher Education of Armenia, addressed to the Rector of Paris, the President and the Managing Director of the City on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the CIUP and 85th anniversary of the MEA.
Among the audience, Mrs. Gravari-Barbas, Director of the Hellenic Foundation, several members of the Internal Council of the House of Armenian Students: Ms. Nanig Kiatibian, President of the Association of Friends of the Foundation Marie Nubar and her husband, Dr. . Kiatibian Hughes, Michel Sabbagh, Vice President of the Armenian General Benevolent Union, Ms. Prof. Denise Paulin, Mr. Philippe Khoubesserian, Serge Fermandjian (French-Armenian Association of cooperation), Alexandre Aslanian.
The next day, a wreath composed of 85 roses was placed on the tomb of Marie Boghos Nubar and at Père let go, while an Office of the Dead was celebrated Sunday, June 21 in the Armenian Cathedral of St. Jean Goujon remember the founders and all the departed related to the life of the house (Personal, residents, benefactors, and members of the Association of Friends of the Foundation Marie Nubar).
On May 29, as part of the commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the Genocide and the 85th anniversary of the inauguration of the MEA, a memorial window, the work of painter Robert Ayvazyan (Yerevan) was inaugurated in the Boghos Nubar sitting of the House of Armenian Students in the presence of Ms Elena Menguy, Deputy General Delegate.
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