May 13, 2015
During her visit in Canada from May 1 through 4, 2015 the Honorable Minister of Diaspora Affairs Hranush Hakobyan met the Executive Committee members of AGBU Canada and attended the 45th anniversary Gala of AGBU Alex Manoogian School in Montreal.
This event was presided by Me. Berge Setrakian, President of AGBU Central Board. Attending were the Primate of the Armenian Church Diocese of Canada His Grace Bishop Abgar Hovakimyan and more than five hundred community members.
In her speech, Minister Hakobyan highly praised the mission of Alex Manoogian School. She highlighted the importance of the role of our school in providing the younger generation with an Armenian education. Expressing her joy, she congratulated the AGBU for such a remarkable milestone and commended the school’s administration for their outstanding efforts.
On this auspicious occasion, Minister Hranush Hakobyan granted the Gold Medal of the RA Ministry of Diaspora to the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the School’s Board of Trustees, former leaders of AGBU Montreal, Armen Bechakjian and Aram Yacoubian as a token of appreciation of their great contribution to providing the new generation of Diaspora Armenians with Armenian education and upbringing and to preserving the Armenian identity.