SOUREN BAYRAMIAN HONORED FOR CONTRIBUTION TO ARMENIAN COMMUNITY OF EGYPT
On March 11, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, His Holiness Aram I decorated Dr. Souren Bayramian with the St. Mesrop Mashtots insignia for his contribution to the life of the Armenian Community in Egypt.
According to the press office of the Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia, Mr. Shahan Kandaharian, the editor-in-chief of the Aztak daily newspaper introduced Dr. Bayramian to the audience. He described him as a literary man and a researcher, whose works will provide rich data for future historians.
Before decorating Dr. Bayramian, His Holiness Aram I said, "A person's life acquires meaning only through his or her commitment to the community. I would describe Souren Bayramian as the leader and the servant of the Armenian community in Egypt. He is a man who loves the Church, is committed to the vision and mission of the Catholicosate and lives that commitment fully."
After Archbishop Nareg Alemezian read the Pontifical encyclical accompanying the insignia. Dr. Bayramian thanked His Holiness Aram I for recognizing his 45 years of service to the Armenian Community in Egypt. He said, "My service to our community was guided by the teachings of our church. My recent publications on the Armenian child and the family are my response to His Holiness Aram I's declaration of 2012 as Year of the Armenian Book."
- 1884 Birth in Batoom of Levon Takhtajian, lecturer of Yerevan State University (agricultural economy and linguistics).
- 1901 Birth of Kostandeen Hakobian, Scientist, Doctor and Professor of Agricultural Sciences, in Meerzeek. He got a State Award for the creation of a Kazakh species of white-headed cattle.
- 1914 Birth of Balasan (Vruyr Balasanyan), translator and writer, in Moscow, .
- 1918 Start of the Trebizond negotiations between the delegations of Turkey and the Transcaucasian Seym. The German-Turkish attack took place at the same time. The negotiation effort was in vain as the Mensheviks, led by Chkhenkely, agreed to cede to the territorial demands of Turkey.
- 1921 Start of the Red Army's extensive attack on Yerevan, which ended in its victory two weeks later.
- 1921 End of the London Conference. It made indefinite allusions to a national home for the Armenians in Western Armenia. The Turkish part rejected it later.