On December 13 the City Central Library hosted a memorial matinee devoted to PhD of Architecture, Honorary worker of Science of the RA Garnik Shakhkyan and the presentation of his book “Encyclopedia of Tumanyan”. The speakers of the event, including the president of “Lorva Dzor” patriotic union, Philology PhD Sergo Yeritsyan, Chief editor and director of “Armenian Encyclopedia” publication Hovhannes Ayvazyan, Bishop Vazgen Mirzakhanyan, literary critic Susanna Hovhannisyan, highlighted the life, career, personal attributes and devotion of Gagik Shakhkyan to his country.
Actresses Gayane Samvelyan and Aida Asaturyan, singers Karine Simonyan, Varduhi Enokyan, Artyom Asmangulyan together with pianists Hasmik Antonyan and Kristine Simonyan added warmth to the event with their songs and readings.
At the end of the event the director of the City Central Isahakyan Library Hasmik Karapetyan expressed words of gratitude and appreciation in honor of Gagik Shakhkyan, his unique style, his honesty and integrity as a member of society. She also draw attention towards the issue of passing the cultural heritage and values to the new generation. Gagik Shakhkyan’s brother, who was also present at the event, thanked all speechmakers and attendees.
The host of the event was Garnik Shakhkyan.

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