GLENDALE—The Armenian Revolutionary Federation 122nd anniversary events were kicked off Saturday during a grand dinner-celebration at the Glendale Civic Auditorium attended by more than 950 mostly young community members.
The evening’s celebratory mood was heightened by Harout Pamboukjian, who through his rendition of Armenian traditional and patriotic songs enlivened the event. Appearing with Pamboukjian on stager were guest performers Ani Christie and Joseph Krikorian. Also performing in a special appearance was Viken Yacoubian.
The event was sponsored by the ARF Central Committee of Western United States and was organized by the La Crescenta, Burbank and Los Angeles chapters of the ARF.
Organizing committee member Nazareth Sadorian welcomed the crowd and, in brief remarks, highlighted the important role the ARF has played in the history of the community in the Western US, but more importantly its impact on modern Armenian history.
He thanked the community for rallying around the ARF and its mission, and for coming together to celebrate the 122nd anniversary of the organization.
An ARF Day celebration will take place at 6p.m. on Sunday, January 27 at the Glendale High School Auditorium. The event will feature cultural performances, as well as messages from the ARF Western US Central Committee and keynote speaker Lilit Galstian, a former member of Armenia’s National Assembly. The community is invited to take part in this celebration and renew its commitment to the pursuit of the Armenian Cause.