Torch Lit in Shoushi for 6th Pan-Armenian Games

Artsakh's President Bako Sahakian speaks during a torch lighting ceremony in Shoushi for the 6th Pan-Armenian Games. May 8, 2015. (Photo: official publication)

Artsakh’s President Bako Sahakian speaks during a torch lighting ceremony in Shoushi for the 6th Pan-Armenian Games. May 8, 2015. (Photo: official publication)

 

SHOUSHI, Artsakh—On Friday, Shoushi hosted a torch lighting festival ceremony for the 6th Pan-Armenian Games, which will take place in Armenia in August.

Artsakh President Bako Sahakian, speaking at the ceremony, said that it was the second time the ceremony of lighting the torch of the Pan-Armenian Games took place in Artsakh, considering it a “profoundly meaningful” event.

“The unique character of the Pan-Armenian Games lies in the fact that there are no losers and the gained victories are victories of the whole Armenian people,” Sahakian said.

Sahakian said the games are an important means to appear before the world as a civilized, consolidated, self-reliant nation, which, despite being scattered across the globe, is inseparably connected with its historic homeland and does its best for the long-term development and strengthening of the independent Armenian statehood.

The fire of the 6th Pan-Armenian Games will remain burning in Shoushi.

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