ARS-Artsakh Celebrates Liberation Movement’s 20th Anniversary

STEPANAKERT–The Executive Body of the Armenian Relief Society of Artsakh celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Artsakh liberation movement with an event on March 30 entitled "The Role of the Armenian Woman in Sociopolitical Life."
The event, held in Stepanakert’s Youth and Culture Palace, aimed to educate the youth on the role Armenian woman played in the liberation war, as well as in the efforts to strengthen Artsakh in the war’s aftermath.
The Armenian woman has always been at the forefront, not only as a loving mother and caring spouse, but also as a soldier of the Homeland, said ARS-Artsakh Chairwoman Margarita Taranian in her opening remarks.
ARS-Armenia Chairwoman Alvard Petrosian, who is also a deputy in the National Assembly of Armenia, described in detail the activities of Armenian woman during the independence struggle.
She emphasized that the ARS will always remain true to its calling, doing its utmost to meet the needs of our people in both the Homeland and the Diaspora.
Arzik Mkhitarian, director of Artsakh University’s School of Humanitarian Studies, discussed the role of Armenian woman in educating future generations.
The women of Artsakh keep fire of liberty alive in the hearts of the youth, he said. This desire for freedom had stirred an entire generation to rush to the defense of the Homeland twenty years ago, he explained.
The gun is not the sole weapon of defense, stressed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic National Assembly Deputy Zhanna Galstian. The Armenian woman, as a mother and teacher, serves everyday in the struggle to maintain and defend the Homeland, she said.

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