The presentation of the book "Undermined Voices", by educator, thinker and poet Sarkis Kirakosian, organized by the Regional Executive Board of Hamazkayin Lebanon, took place on Monday, 4 May 2015, at the "Kilikia" Museum of the Catholicosate.
Silva Kyurkdjian made the opening speech of the event. She welcomed the audience, introduced Sarkis Kirakosian as a writer, translator, poet, editor and educator, spoke about his literary merit, his career and great contribution to the Armenian studies. Then, she introduced the author of the book as a member of the Regional Executive Board of Hamazkayin Lebanon and his contribution in the service of the Hamazkayin Society. Towards the end of his speech, the speaker stated that the publication of the book at the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide proves the continuity of our cultural survival and prosperity.
The "Armash" Choir performed high spirited and punchy folk and patriotic songs. Then, Irma Gapagian-Dedeian presented some pieces from the book in a unique style and diction.