Artsakh’s Tigranakert Plays Host to Pan Armenian Games Torch Lighting

Lighting of the third torch of the Pan-Armenian Games in Tigranakert, Artsakh
Lighting of the third torch of the Pan-Armenian Games in Tigranakert, Artsakh

Lighting of the third torch of the Pan-Armenian Games in Tigranakert, Artsakh

The third torch lighting ceremony for the 7th Pan-Armenian Summer Games took place Monday in Tigranakert, Artsakh, with the message of Armenia-Artsakh-Diaspora trinity, informed the news service of the World Committee of the Pan-Armenian Games.

The event brought together Artsakh President Bako Sahakian; Primate of the Artsakh Diocese Archbishop Pargev Martirosyan; chairman of the international committee of the Pan-Armenian Games Ishkhan Zakaryan; and several other high-level guests.

Artsakh Defense Army Senior Lieutenant Artur Aghasyan lit the torch

Artsakh Defense Army Senior Lieutenant Artur Aghasyan lit the torch

The third torch of the 7th Pan-Armenian Summer Games was lit by Artsakh Defense Army Senior Lieutenant Artur Aghasyan, a participant of the April 2016 war and a Knight of the Battle Cross.

The first torch of the Pan-Armenian Summer Games was lit earlier this month in Mousa Ler, in Vakf of the former Kingdom of Cilicia, in present-day Turkey, while the second torch was lit last week at the Khor Virap monastery in Armenia.

The 7th Pan-Armenian Summer Games will be held from August 5 to 17 in Armenia and Artsakh, and the motto of this event is, “Unity, with Sports.”

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