A special event sponsored by the Hamazkayin Central Executive Board and in cooperation with the Hamazkayin's Vahe Setian Publishing House and Kaspar Ipegian Theater Company’s Board was held on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at 8:00 am, in the Hagop Der Melkonian Theater, dedicated to the 35th anniversary of honored director, translator and actor George Sarkissian’s death.
Maral Mkhsian was the conductor of the thoroughly organized event, attended by a vast crowd. She welcomed the audience and presented the main parts of the program. "Today we remember a person who making sacrifices did his best in the development of Lebanese Armenian theater leaving an indelible mark on Hamazkayin, Lebanese-Armenian and Diasporan theatrical life." Maral Mkhsian mentioned that the event was also dedicated to the presentation of George Sarkissian’s translations.
On behalf of the organizing committee, Maral Mkhsian expressed gratefulness to the day speakers, Ara Artsruni and Garo Hovhannessian, as well as to Vardan Mkrtichian, Vigen Stepanyan, Gurgen Papazian, Armen Aptalyan, Aztag Daily and Voice of Van for preparing the video film.