Festive mood reigned in the youngest university of the independent Republic of Armenia. According to tradition, on July 5 – the Constitution Day, a festive ceremony of graduation was held at Gavar State University for the 17th generation of graduates at Bachelor’s and Master’s Level of full-time and part-time education.
The event was launched with national anthems of the Republic of Italy and Armenia.
The event was attended by the Minister of Diaspora of the RA, President of GSU Council Mrs. Hranush Hakobyan, guests from Italy – His Eminence Archbishop Rafael, leader of the Armenian Catholic church in Armenia, Russia and Eastern Europe, Carmelo Scarcella and Mario Carotenuto, representatives of Order of Lombardy Region in Italy, academic and administrative staff, students, graduates and parents of Gavar State University.
At the beginning of the event the attendees held a moment of silence to honor the memory of Hrant Khachatur Hakobyan, the Doctor of Philosophy, Professor, Distinguished Educator of the RA, honorary citizen of Gavar, founding rector of Gavar State University.
According to tradition, His Eminence Bishop Markos Hovhannisyan, the spiritual leader of Gegharkunik Diocese, gave a blessing over the graduates.
Mrs. Hranush Hakobyan awarded Red Diplomas to Master Students with Honors and those who displayed social activism wishing them to be responsible for themselves and their actions, to express conscientiousness, constantly learn and make for a professional growth, live happy, dignified and meaningful lives in peaceful air.
The Minister of Diaspora of RA awarded the symbol ‘for the best student in the RA’ nominated by Armenian National Student Association to Varazdat Avetisyan, Post-graduate Student of National Academy of Sciences, RA.
GSU rector Ruzanna Hakobyan awarded Diplomas to Master Students with Honors and called them to live and create in their Mother Land becoming worthy sons of Mother Armenia.
The presenters of the event offered gratitude and congratulations to Academic and Administrative staff of the university, as well as honorary philanthropists who have had an invaluable contribution to the establishment and development of the university, GSU lecturers who have been awarded degrees of Doctors and Candidates of Science during this academic year.
Certificates were granted to the students who successfully completed the courses of ”Basics of Andragogics – Adult Education”, ”Basics of Print and Electronic Journalism” and Legal Clinic, as well as to active students from Jinishian Memorial Foundation project team.
Gavar State University Bachelor Graduates with Honors were awarded Diplomas by Faculty Deans receiving warm congratulations.
At the end of the event a festive swearing-in ceremony of Master Students was held.
During the event the gifted students of GSU took the stage with musical performances.
Gavar State University put into practice 441 graduates, 137 of which have been awarded Red Diplomas, being convinced that they will bring their significant contribution to the development and progress of their Mother Land.