100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

The First Republic of Armenia was established on May 28, 1918, by the declaration of Independence by the Armenian National Council. It was the first Armenian state after centuries of loss of the Armenian Statehood since the Middle Ages. It included eastern Armenia occupying 70000 square Kilometre area and a population of 1.3 Million people. Leaders of the republic were mostly from the Armenian Revolutionary Federation. The First Republic fell two years later in 1920 and became a part of Soviet Union. After the fall of the Soviet Union, the republic regained its independence as the current Republic of Armenia in 1991.
The Management of Armenian College organized a flag hoisting ceremony in the morning to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First Republic of Armenia. The flag was hoisted by Pavel Tigranyan, Erik Gharayan and Areg Mirzikyan of the Preparatory class. The National Anthem was sung by the students.
After the Flag hoisting ceremony, Father Artsrun Mikaelyan held a Holy Mass at the Holy Church of Nazareth.
In the afternoon the management was surprised by the programme put forward by the students of the institution. Several songs dedicated to the Motherland were sung and stories relating to the day were told by the students.
In the evening, Deacon Varazdat and Mr. Armen along with the students played an hour-long basketball match as a fun event.

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