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A bust of the Western Armenian poet Siamanto has been opened

16.04.2015

Prior to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide a bust of the Western Armenian poet Simanto was opened in the yard of the school N 162 after Siamanto. The honour of opening was given to Yerevan Mayor Taron Margaryan, to Anna Kocharyan who contributed to the placement of the bust and to the director of the school Anna Stepanyan. Within the frames of the ceremony of opening the pupils of the school presented episodes from the works by Siamanto. The choir of the school performed the songs composed by Daniel the Musician on the base of the poems “Saint Mesrop” and “The pipe” by Siamanto. The guests of the school and the staff put flowers at the bust rendering the tribute to the poet.

In his speech addressed to those present Deputy Mayor of Yerevan Aram Sukiasyan noted that within the frames of the events dedicated to the Armenian Genocide Centennial the opening of the bust of Siamanto who was a martyr of the Genocide, is symbolic.
“The sculpture is really impressive. The spirit of the eminent Western Armenian poet embodied in this sculpture reflects the completeness of the culture of Constantinople, as looking at this bust we will certainly remember ll other intellectuals who became victims of the Genocide of 1915. This sculpture of Siamanto is our just demand to wake up which will be hand down to generations”, said Deputy Mayor Aram Sukiasyan.
It should be noted that the author of the bust is sculptor Tigran Arzumanyan, the architect is Hayk Asatryan.

 

 

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