Book Production Inter-School Awards dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide as well as a book presentation took place on Friday, October 17, 2014, at 7: 00 pm at "Punig" Hall of "Aztag". The Primate of the Armenian Apostolic Diocese of Lebanon Shahe Bishop Panossian sponsored the event. The organizer was the Book Distribution Section of "Vahe Setian" Publishing House. The presented book was published under the patronage of the "Sebouh Sarafian" Fund.
Suzy Derderian delivered the opening speech saying that the book, published by the students of the Armenian schools in Lebanon participating in the inter-school competition organized by "Vahe Setian" Publishing House, includes 21 topics through which the students touch upon the subjects of the Armenian Genocide. It introduces the historical territories of Armenia and the villages and towns of Cilicia to the reader and describes the Armenian people’s living customs and traditions.
The book also explains how our daily life reflects our national identity. The students express there their faith towards the nation’s entity and future. They firmly believe that the preservation of our national identity serves as basis for our national claim. They speak about their concerns and show their interest and respect towards the Armenian values.