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BUST OF SENIOR PRIEST HAROUTIUN SHMAVONIAN, FOUNDER OF ARMENIAN
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[[HAROUTIUN SHMAVONIAN]], was a native of Persia, founder of Armenian journalism and editor of the [Azdarar] journal in Madras, India. ''Azdarar'' was published for a period of two years, from 1794-1796. It printed articles of interest not only to the Indian Armenian community but also to Armenians everywhere, including a number of important article that advocated for a free and independent Armenia.
JOURNALISM OPENS IN YARD OF SURB NAZARET ARMENIAN CHURCH OF CALCUTTA
 
  
CALCUTTA, DECEMBER 12, NOYAN TAPAN - ARMENIANS TODAY. The bust of
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A bust of Shmavonian was unveiled in the yard of Surb Nazaret Armenian Church of Calcutta on December 12, 200?.
Senior Priest Haroutiun Shmavonian, the founder of the Armenian
 
journalism and the editor of the "Azdarar" journal, officially opened
 
in the yard of the Surb Nazaret Armenian Church of Calcutta on
 
December 11. Sergey Yeritsian, the RA Minister of Education and
 
Science being on an official visit to the Republic of India, and
 
members of the delegation accompanying him as well as Ashot Kocharian,
 
the RA Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to India arrived
 
in Calcutta to participate in the ceremony.
 
 
 
After the liturgy celebrated by Bishop Oshakan Gyulgulian, the Indian
 
Armenian spiritual pastor and the Manager of the Philantropic Academy,
 
those present went into the church yard where a requiem was
 
implemented for rest of the spirit of the deserving churchman and
 
Armenian at the bust of the Senior Priest Haroutiun Shmavonian.  The
 
bust was prepared with the assistance and means of the Calcutta Church
 
Council, the sculptor is Levon Tokmajian. The latter was also present
 
at the opening ceremony. Karekin II Catholicos of All Armenians
 
addressed his blessing speech on that occasions. This was read by
 
Deacon Tigran Baghumian, the Administrative Director of the
 
Philantropic Academy.
 
 
 
"Placing of the bust of Senior Priest Haroutiun Shmavonian is a
 
deserved tribute of respect towards the famous churchman and patriot
 
as well as all his collegues. Our wish is that this patriotic and
 
religious spirit, which sprang in the Indian Armenian colony giving
 
birth to numerous patriotic implementations, always remain in souls of
 
sons of the Armenian people.
 
 
 
As Noyan Tapan was informed by the Information Services of the Mother
 
See, in the afternoon, the RA Minister of Education and Science,
 
members of the delegation accompanying him and Ashot Kocharian, the RA
 
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of India
 
visited the Armenian Philantropic Academy. Academy staff and students
 
greated the quests with traditional bread and salt. Bishop Oshakan
 
Gyulgyulian, the head of the academy, presented briefly the present
 
state of the academy and all those challenges which this historic
 
institution faces today. Events envisaged on the 185th anniversary of
 
the academy the next year were touched upon as well.
 
 
 
The academy students presented an artistic performance at the
 
ceremonial hall of the academy.
 
 
 
Then, in honour of to the RA Minister of Education and Science and
 
reprected guests, an official dinner was served at the canteen of the
 
Philantropic Academy. Besides the academy students, members of the
 
Calcutta Church Council participated in this as well. Deacon Tigran
 
Baghumian, the Administrative Director of the academy, James Dais, the
 
academy Director, and Bishop Oshakan Gyulgyulian, the academy
 
Administrator welcame the guests during the dinner. Holy Father
 
mentioned in his speech that this was a really historical day for the
 
Armenian Philanthropic Acedemy as for the first time during the
 
185-years history of the academy, the Minister of Education and
 
Science of Armenia visited the academy.
 
 
 
At the end RA Minister of Education and Science Sergo Yeritsian sent
 
his precept to students. The Minister mentioned in his speech that the
 
Philanthropic Academy is under every-day attention of the Armenian
 
Catholicos, and the RA Ministry of Education and Science jointly with
 
the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin will do everything to raise the
 
education level of the Philathropical Academy and make them
 
corresponding to present standards.
 
 
 
The guests were also presented the living conditions of boys and girls
 
by speaking friendly with the academy pupils.
 
 
 
The RA Minister of Education and Science, the delegation members, the
 
RA Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of
 
India accompanied by Bishop Oshakan Gyulguilian and Deacon Tigran
 
Baghumian visited the Calcutta Surb Grigor Lusavorich and the Tengra
 
Surb Yerordutiun Church as well.
 
 
 
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[[Category:Armenian Individuals|Shmavonian, Haroutiun]]
 
[[Category:Armenian Individuals|Shmavonian, Haroutiun]]

Revision as of 01:49, 10 February 2007

HAROUTIUN SHMAVONIAN, was a native of Persia, founder of Armenian journalism and editor of the [Azdarar] journal in Madras, India. Azdarar was published for a period of two years, from 1794-1796. It printed articles of interest not only to the Indian Armenian community but also to Armenians everywhere, including a number of important article that advocated for a free and independent Armenia.

A bust of Shmavonian was unveiled in the yard of Surb Nazaret Armenian Church of Calcutta on December 12, 200?.