Working visit of the President Armen Sarkissian to Ararat marz
President Armen Sarkissian conducted a working visit to Ararat marz.
The President started his visit from the Nor Kharberd orphanage where festive events were organized for the kids. The President conversed with the children, congratulated them on the approaching holidays and noted that he was glad to spend the eve of New Year with them. President Sarkissian said.
Then, he watched the festive concert by the kids, and together with Santa personally handed gifts to the children. Accompanied by the Director of the orphanage Harutyun Balassanian, President Sarkissian walked through the premise, visited the rehabilitation center, gym, computer lab, conversed with the staff, and inquired about the educational programs for the children. The computer lab received a new computer donated to the orphanage by the President.
Afterwards, President Sarkissian visited a soup kitchen of the Armenian Red Cross in Masis town. By the initiative of the Armenian Red Cross and assistance of the Swiss Red Cross, this soup kitchen was opened in 2017 and is constantly serving lonely elderly people and needy families. The soup kitchen is also supported by the local and regional governance bodies, as well as a number of organizations and individual sponsors.
President Sarkissian met with the visitors of the soup kitchen, conversed with them, and congratulated on the approaching holidays. President Sarkissian said.
He thanked the Armenian Red Cross and its Chairman Mkhitar Mnatsakanian for the charity work and promised to support the children of needy families. The beneficiaries of the soup kitchen received also gifts handed on behalf of the President.
The next stop of the President was Surenavan community. Here, he visited the large family of Hovsepians. There are 8 underage kids in the family, the eldest of them is 12, the youngest is just twelve months old. The President was present at the birthday party of the Hovsepians’ oldest son, the 12-year old Misha, and congratulated the family on the approaching holidays. Not only Misha, but all children of the family received presents from the President. The family also received kitchen appliances.