Ս. Գրիգոր Լուսաւորիչ Եկեղեցւոյ Համալիրին ետեւը բացուած է դուռ մը, դիւրացնելու համար ձեր եւ աշակերտութեան ժամանումը Ուրբաթ առաւօտները Օհաննէսեան Հայկական Վարժարան:
Թէեւ աշխատանքները լրիւ չեն ամբողջացած եւ նոր դրան մուտքի միջանցքը խորտուբորտ եւ աւազոտ է, ջանք պիտի թափենք, որ շուտով կարելի ըլլայ այդ դժուարութիւնը լուծել:
Աշակերտները անվտանգ դպրոց հասնելու համար հսկողութիւն պիտի կատարուի ետեւի դրան մուտքին եւ միջանցքին մէջ:
Օհաննէսեան Հայկական Վարժարանի Հոգաբարձութիւն
Announcement (PDF format, 1 page, Armenian)
|Antranig Daghlian, a graduate of Yerevan Polytechnic, an architect by profession, has lived in the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf states for more than three decades. |
Four years after the publishing of his memoirs, Azad-Hye met Mr. Daghlian and asked him about the past, present and future of the Armenian diaspora in the world generally and in the UAE in particular.
Could you describe the activities of the Armenian Cultural Association of Abu Dhabi and how it was initially formed?
First, let me say that, in general, we have not been a united and stable community in the United Arab Emirates. Most of us come here in pursuit of a job, stay and leave after several years. Read more
The Board of Trustees of the Armenian School of Sharjah has decided to introduce a ninth grade in the school and another
Particularely for the ninth grade students, a special online program will be introduced in cooperation with the newly launched Armenian Virtual College of AGBU. This will be the first such project on pan-Armenian level.
Read more about the Armenian Virtual College (Azad-Hye interview with Yervant Zorian during his visit to Sharjah last year)
For additional information you can contact Principal Mr. Nishan Basmajian.
Announcement in Armenian:
On 25 September 2009 a meeting was held in the building of the Armenian Prelacy of Kuwait, with the participation of representatives of all active religious, national, social and sports organizations in the community.
An Open Letter was issued as a result of this meeting, addressed to the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan. The letter was forwarded to Vahagn Melikian, the Ambassador of Armenia in the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, with the request to deliver it to the Armenian authorities.
Note: A similar letter was issued in Sharjah in the name of the Legislative and Executive Council members in the United Arab Emirates. However, the UAE Armenian representatives did not convene any meeting before issuing their Open Letter. This leads us to assume that the representatives were contacted by telephone (some may argue that there was no need to contact them, as the Open Letter was forwarded from the Kuwait meeting and would have been circulated anyway). Our view is that, in crucial moments like the one we are experiencing now, we should not ignore the democratic practices that give more sense and credibility to our expressions.
UAE's Foreign Minister's Assistant for Political Affairs, Dr. Tariq Ahmed Al-Heidan, attended on 30 September 2009 in Abu Dhabi the reception held at the Millennium Hotel by Ambassador of Armenia, Vahagn Melikyan, to mark Armenia's 18th Independence Day.
The reception was also attended by other UAE officials and heads of diplomatic missions in the UAE.
Later on, UAE's Minister of Foreign Trade HE Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi visited the venue and expressed her warm wishes to Ambassador Melikyan.
Տնօրէն Պրն. Նշան Պասմաճեանի խօսքը ի դիմաց Օհաննէսեան Հայկական Վարժարանի Տնօրէնութեան, Ուսուցչական Կազմին և Հոգաբարձութեան՝
Յանուն Օհաննէսեան Հայկական Վարժարանի Հոգաբարձութեան, Տնօրէնութան եւ Ուսուցչական Կազմին կ՜ողջունեմ ձեզ 2009-2010 դպրոցական տարեշրջանի վերամուտին: Պիտի փորձենք, ձեզի հետ, այս տարեշրջանը մեր աշակերտութեան համար դարձնել հայեցի դաստիարակութեան ջամբումի, կարգապահութեան, հայրենիքի և հայ ազգի սիրոյ, հայերէնը, հայոց պատմութիւնը, հայ երգը, քրիստոնեայ կրօնը հաճոյքո՜վ սորվելու, ազգային ինքնութեան ամրապնդմա՜ն, ինչպէս նաև աշակերտութեան մօտ ընկերասիրութեան գաղափարի զարգացման շրջան մը: Այս բոլորը իրականացնելու համար կարգապահութիւնը մեծ դեր կը խաղայ: Զայն կիրարկելու համար ծնողք ? ուսուցչական կազմ համագործակցութիւնը անհրաժեշտութիւն է, բան մը, որ դուք պիտի չզլանաք՝ ատոր վստահ ենք: Լրիւ խօսքը
I would like to invite you to ?Bonjour La France? Exhibition at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC)
Hall 1, Booth A17 to view the collection of artworks by me and Chritch (Christine Tchaderjian).
Opening on Wed 30th Sep at 10am
I will be in attendance at the opening and during the evenings between 5 -10pm.
Please see attached our invitation and kindly forward to your friends who might be interested.
For directions: http://www.adnec.ae/visitor/travel/car/
Looking forward to seeing you there.
By Anand Sagar
Nothing is more tragic than a lack of ?historical consciousness? as the Armenians know only too well and as was highlighted rather convincingly during a recent academic conference in Beirut – the first of its kind in the Middle East.
The main thrust of the conference, organised by the Armenian National Committee of the Middle East (ANCME) in collaboration with Beirut?s Haigazian University, was to ensure that the Armenian Genocide is not dismissed as a ?forgotten genocide?. And that, because an estimated 1.5 million Armenian citizens of the former Ottoman Empire (presently Turkey) had lost their lives in the ?Holocaust? – during and just after the World War I. And because, any tragedy of this nature and on this scale must never be reduced to a mere obscure footnote in history. Read more
Commemoration of the 18th Anniversary of the Independence of Armenia
Will take place on Saturday, 3rd October 2009 at 8:30 p.m., at the Pierre Keusseyan community hall.
Mr. David Lokian, the former Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Armenia will be the day?s speaker.
All community members are invited to participate.
Snacks will be offered following the event.
We would like to bring to your attention that road works are in progress in Sharjah and therefore you should plan your journey to this event in advance.
Organized by the Council of the Armenian Community in the Northern Emirates
The Board of Trustees of the Armenian one-day Ohannessian School of Sharjah has announced that the first school day will be on Friday 02 October 2009.
The principal of the school is Mr. Nishan Basmajian.
Every Friday the children of the Armenian Community in Sharjah and neighboring Dubai will attend the school from 10:15 to 13:30.
Once every two weeks, whenever it coincides with the church services in the adjacent Saint Gregory the Illuminator Church, the school children will visit the Church and attend the services.
Registrations will take place on Saturday 26 September and 01 October 2009, 6-8pm, during which books and uniforms will be given as well.
Fees: AED 650 which includes books, one uniform, stationary and breakfast. Minimum age for entry 3 and half years.
Those having more than two children in the school will pay only for the two children.
Announcement (PDF format, 1 page, in Armenian)
Reasoning for changing the weekly school date from Saturday to Friday (PDF format, 4 pages, in Armenian).
Formal reception on the occasion of the 18th anniversary of the independence of Armenia.
Date and Time: 30 September 2009, 19:30 – 21:30
Venue: “The Millennium” Hotel, Abu Dhabi.
All Armenians are invited to attend the event.
Holy Mass to be celebrated 2 times during September:
Dates: 11 and 25 September 2009
Venue: Armenian Church in Sharjah (see map in the Armenian Community page below).
Officiated by: Rev. Aram Deyirmendjian
Announcement is already circulated by the Council of the Armenian Community in Northern Emirates
Our latest addition is the Armenian Poetry Radio (separate channel), where you will be able to listen to Armenian poetry whenever you wish to do so.
Enjoy our internet radio services (music, poetry, etc.) by clicking the icon. Choose between music or non-musical (poetry) items. Playlists
We ask our audience and all those who have Armenian poetry audio files, to enrich our library and avail these files to the public through the Armenian Poetry Radio.
Please send us your audio files.
In the future we will try to invite choreographers who will train the local talents in different dances, particularly in modern Armenian style.
Classes will take place once a week in Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (Dubai) and participation fee for a session is AED 50 per person (valet parking is provided).
For more information, feedback, exchange of views, moral support and expression for participation please contact Serine Gharibian at 050 3678820 or email.
PS. Immediate benefits for the participants:
Learning how to dance salsa (for singles and couples).
Posted in “Armenian Community in the UAE” Facebook group (subscription required)
In a rather strange interview with Day.AZ Azeri information website, Mr. Samir Iman, the head of the Azerbaijani community in the United Arab Emirates, dedicated more than half of his time to talk about the Armenian community (instead of talking about his own community), providing details about the number of Armenians in the country, where they meet and what they do, where they originally come from and at what level is their knowledge of Arabic language, etc.
By Matt Kwong
A creative arts centre in the Musaffah industrial zone is expected to ease the capital?s shortage of cheap studio space for emerging artists.
Groundwork has already begun on the 650-square-metre warehouse dubbed the Art Hub, which is due to open next year and is the brainchild of Tini Meyer.
Linda Stephanian, 28, an Armenian-Iranian sculptress and the manager of the Ghaf Art Gallery, has been waiting for something like the Art Hub since her arrival in Abu Dhabi in 2006.
Most of her artist friends, she said, were forced to make room to work in their homes. Ms Stephanian works with air-hardening clay and papier-m?ch? in her kitchen and says the restricted space limits the scale of her creations.
?My works are mostly small because of the space. If I have bigger space, I?ll go for bigger sculptures.?
Ms Stephanian has looked for space in Musaffah before, but could not find anything smaller than a whole warehouse.
?I couldn?t find a small space, but if [Art Hub] is affordable, I would definitely be looking for a studio there,? she said. ?I think it will be really well accepted here since I know maybe eight or 10 artists here who can?t find affordable studio space to rent.?
Photo: Linda Stephanian
Source: “The National”, Abu Dhabi, 23 August 2009 (abridged) (Original article)
Speaker of the UAE Federal National Council (FNC) Abdul Aziz Abdullah Al Ghurair and the Armenian ambassador to UAE Vahagn Melikian discussed on 25 August 2009 ways for enhancing relations and cooperation between the two countries, especially in the field of parliamentary affairs.
They also reviewed the mechanisms that guarantee the development of relations between UAE and Armenia in the avenues of tourism and investment by tapping the vast resources of both countries in these sectors.
Vahagn Melikyan conveyed Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair an invitation of the Speaker of Armenia?s parliament Hovik Abrahamyan to visit Armenia.
The officials touched upon the formation of parliamentary friendship groups, as well as deepening the bilateral relations. The Armenian diplomat presented Al Ghurair the main directions of foreign and regional policy of Armenia.
Al Ghurair stressed the interest of UAE in the development of multilateral relations with Armenia and the need to take effective steps in this direction. He shed light on the general elections made to the FNC in 2006 and the recent constitutional amendments, which gave the parliament more powers.
Sources: Foreign Ministry of Armenia and Emirates News Agency (25 August 2009)