Ksenia Orlova, the great granddaughter of the first prime minister of the Republic of Armenia (in 1918), Hovhannes Kajaznuni, was honored with a special award created to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society.
The society’s Central Executive Board likewise honored Elizaveta Ohanjanian-Mehrabian, the granddaughter of the third prime minister of the Armenian republic, a Hamazkayin founder, Hamo Ohanjanian.
The Central Executive Board also honored the individual who came up with the idea of the Nayiri online dictionaries and made them a reality, Serouj Ourishian. Ourishian had participated in Hamazkayin’s 2001 Forum. The board, through Mr. Ourishian, also honored Haro Mherian (USA) who created the HySpell Armenian spellchecking program. Through their forward-thinking initiatives and hard work, the two young people have made a great contribution to the effort to preserve and promote the Armenian language.
Meanwhile, Gevorg Vartan, chairperson of the Central Executive Board of Iran’s Armenian Cultural Ararat Organization, honored Hamazkayin, on its 90th anniversary, with a commemorative plaque.
Hamazkayin Central Executive Board
September 12, 2018, Yerevan