Armen Sarkissian in Tavush urged to rediscover the Fatherland: This land deserves respect
President Armen Sarkissian, who is in Tavush marz on a working visit, visited production units of the region.
In Navour community President Sarkissian visited Shamshadin Eco Meat corporate unit of agricultural production. High quality products are manufactured here and will soon be sold at the local markets. It was opened by the initiative of the Tavush Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church and through the assistance of the European Union was recently modernized with a new equipment which allows to improve the quality of the production. “This region is famous for its excellent pork production. Pork is being produced here in accordance with the long ago established tradition existing in these villages. It means the traditions were not imported from Spain or Italy but are local technologies,” President Sarkissian said in his conversation with the journalists. He commended the fact that a resident of Navour, who had returned from Russia, with the assistance of the spiritual father has established a production line in his native village. “Wish is the first prerequisite for establishing a production line, and management skills. As a result, 75 people, mostly women, have jobs and a dignified living, they work and sustain their families,” the President noted. “I urge all fellow citizens who live abroad – in Russia, Kazakhstan, or America, to come back home. You are waited for in your own homes. By returning home and sharing a small part of your success with your fellow villagers and family, you can make a small change, can do a lot of work.
Our country, our soil is rich, our people are rich, rich in their spirit, diligence. No one will leave our villages – border or otherwise, if there are essential fundamentals such as a nice school, kindergarten, medical care, and employment. Certainly, it is critical for the kids to study for different occupations back home – physician, dentist, football player, or businessman. However, the most important thing is to remain attached to the land because it feeds not only them but the entire nation. This land deserves respect.”
Speaking about the tour of the Tavush villages, President Sarkissian told in particular, “I am very glad that 7 babies were born in Chinary, but I am waiting for the day when 12 will be born, then 27, 37. Because these people will not leave the village. In a sense, these are the people who constitute the core of our nation, and this is the land of their ancestors. They will not move away from this land even for one inch, no matter how difficult it will be. I saw no anguish in their eyes, they live happily on their land, and are confident that everything will be just fine. It means that we all have a duty to do everything so that they feel that we stand by them. It should be done not only through words or deeds but also through our physical presence.
Here I am today and I am really sorry that many of my friends and relatives in Yerevan, many of Yerevan residents are not with me. This exceptional nature is everything – fresh air, opportunity to breath freely, beautiful scenery on your right and left. It is wonderful, there are not many such beautiful places in the world, and the people are great, creative.
Armenia is also Gyumri, Lori, Tavush. I would like to urge all our friends and relatives to take their kids with them and on weekends rediscover your Fatherland. The message is the same for all our compatriots, regardless of where they live – in Gyumri, Vanadzor, Los Angeles, or Paris: come and discover this wonderful world which is your Fatherland, come and discover Chirany village.”