BEIRUT (Aztag)–The fourth international convention of the Hamazkayin Educational and Cultural Association began at the Royal Park hotel Thursday evening. At the conclusion of the meeting a new Central Executive will be elected to govern the organization for the next four years.
Attending this meeting were Armenian Revolutionary Federation Bureau members Hrand Markarian and Yervand Pamboukian–representative of the ARF Lebanon Central Committee Hovig Mkhitarian–as well as representatives from the Homenetmen Central Executive–delegates and guests from throughout the world.
In remarks made during the opening ceremonies–speakers commended Hamazkayin for continuing its mission of furthering Armenian culture and education–specifically highlighting the annual Forum–which allows young Armenia’s from Armenia and Diaspora to gather for a two-week seminar and educational program on Armenian issues.
In his remarks ARF Bureau chairman Markarian emphasized the important role the Hamazkayin plays in the cultural advancement of the Armenian and wished the delegates success in the work ahead during the convention.