YEREVAN (Aztagdaily.com)–Forty-two youth recently joined the Armenian Revolutionary Federation’s (ARF) Agbal Aghbalian Student Union in Armenia at a ceremony that took place at the grave of Aram Boghosian who died fighting for the Liberation of Mountainous Karabagh.
The October 7 swearing-in took place at Yerablur Military Cemetery in Yerevan. ARF Parliamentary faction secretary Hrair Garabedian noted the symbolism of the students taking their oath in the "presence of dedicated and martyred ARF members."
He asked the students to continue the mission of those who have sacrificed themselves–"because the ARF is a party that carries out struggles–not only on the battlefield," but also in professions the students have chosen in their various fields of study–he stressed.
Speaking to the new members–ARF-Armenia Supreme Body member Hratch Tadevosian said the people gave birth to the ARF at the end of the 19th century–and during the subsequent 115 years–the party led a resolute fight to protect the rights of Armenia’s. "But there remain many unresolved issues–and they await you; we must be able to pursue these together–step-by-step. I hope that you will provide force to the ARF."