The stuff of «Arpi» Natural-Historical Reservation launched an open class in Areni Secondary School (Vayots Dzor) entitled «Keep Alive the Heritage Painted With the Blood of Our Intelectuaks». The event was organized within the frames of «European Heritage Days» project.
The open class was attended by 65 students in grades 7-9. The open class began with a short film devoted to the life and literary activity of Ruben Sevak.The students were especially impressed by his doctor specialty and the fact that unlike other intellectuals Sevak purposed to be converted but he preferred to die. After watching the film the schoolchildren represented the works by Ruben Sevak. They performed his lyrical poems «Siro Mrmunj», «Erg Ergoc», «Gisherin Mej Erg» and other works.
In the end summing up the open class Shake Gharakhanyan (chief of the reservation) noted that every Armenian, every schoolchild ought to know Ruben Sevak (intellectual, patriot, poet, freedom fighter who devoted his life to his people). At the end of the open class everyone enjoyed music by Komitas.