Celebration of Nigol Touman in His Native Village

STEPANAKERT (ARF Press Office)–In commemoration of the 90th anniversary of Nigol Touman’s death–the ARF Aram Manoogian Student Organization held a cultural evening in his native village of Ghshlagh.

As a part of the remembrance–middle school students participated in a writing contest to honor Touman–who was a leading revolutionary figure in the Armenian national-liberation movement of the late 19th/early 20th century. The contest theme was "The Revolutionary Leader–My Fellow Villager."

Students also performed a dramatic piece depicting activities of one of Touman’s groups that fought for liberation–followed by a performance of patriotic songs.

The remembrance ended with a dinner and bonfire in the courtyard of the Nigol Touman museum-home located in the Askeran region of the Mountainous Karabagh Republic–on the road to the Gandzasar monastery. Organized by the group National Treasures–the dinner attracted several guests–including the benefactor of the museum-home Jhasik Bouynatian.

Touman’s home was discovered only about a year-and-a half ago by the ARF Student Organization of Artsakh (Karabagh)–and converted into a museum about a year ago.

During renovations–workers uncovered caches of swords–Mosin rifles–and various weapons parts hidden in the walls of the home.

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