On May 25, “Protection Service” NCSO”s Vayots Dzor Regional Service organized a march from Eghegnadzor’s park after Momik, devoted to the 1566th anniversary of Vardananc battle. Eghegnadzor’s regional state college and Armenian State Univerity of Economics Eghegnadzor branch’s students, together with Eghegnadzor’s N1 and N2 school’s pupils, teachers, Vayots Dzor diocese’s “Youth Union” public organization’s members, NCSO’s regional service’s and “Arpi” Natural-Historical Reservation workers had gathered round Momik’s Memorial stone.
The members of the march headed from Narekatsi Street to “Qyoshk” fort with flags, Vardananq canvases and watchwords devoted to the monuments reservation. The march was accompanied by sharakans and patriotic songs.
On the top of the fort, welcoming the members, Vazgen Hovhannisyan, Eghegnadzor region’s Clergyman told about the Avarayr battle and its’ fatal role in the Armenian history, about the temple founded by Gyut Catholicos in the commemoration of the victims and St. Sargis church built in the area of the temple in the 17th century.
He mentioned that today more than ever our nation is in need of unity and love to our homeland.
Melanya Dovlatyan, the head of the Vayots Dzor region service, quoting Eghishe’s words “Percieved death is immortality”, added that the nation preserves the stone relics and bends down for their commemoration. She detailed about the sacred places and chapels in Eghegnadzor, Shatin and Atabuynq.
The participants of the march put flowers on the khachqar erected in commemoration of Vardananc and organized a candle lighting.