YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–A monument dedicated to Aram Khachaturian was unveiled in front of the Concert Hall in Yerevan on July 31. Yuri Petrossian sculpted the monument under the sponsorship of Prometheus Company President Senik Gevorgian. President Robert Kocharian–National Assembly Speaker Khosrov Haroutiunian–Minister of Culture Roland Sharoyan–Interior Minister Souren Abrahamian and other government officials attended the ceremony.
Speeches were made by Interim Catholicos Arch. Nerses Pozapalian–poetess Silva Kaputikian and Vice-Mayor of Yerevan Kamo Arevian. Khachaturian’s music was performed by the "Ararat" Orchestra.
The festival continued in the Komitas Park where top officials attended a concert performed by the Symphony Orchestra.