Around 1100 Children Participated in New Year Celebrations
Children from border villages, socially disadvantaged families, children with disabilities, cancer and diabetes, children of servicemen killed during the April 2016 fighting, children and grandchildren of Artsakh war veterans and deceased heroes, Syrian-Armenian children and pupils of the Kharpet Specialized Orphanage participated in the two-day event.
On December 22, more than 800 children attended the Gabriel Sundukyan National Academic Theater to watch "Ice Heart" children's Christmas performance.
After the performance, the groups of children went to various places of entertainment in the capital, where their entertainment and food were provided free or partially free of charge by Rossia Mall, Rio Mall, Yerevan Mall, Neptune, Tashir Pizza, Cityzen, Little Einstein organizations.
On December 27, Anna Hakobyan hosted 300 children aged 7-13 at Baghramyan 26, where games and shows of magic tricks were organized.
The children were welcomed by the spouse of Acting Prime Minister Ms. Anna Hakobyan with her two daughters. “We have come together from villages, cities, different places to spend this day together, say goodbye to 2018 and welcome 2019. We have not come today to just spend time but to know each other, to become friends and to stay in touch with one another all year,”said Anna Hakobyan.
She expressed confidence that in the past year the children behaved well, studied well and have added a year to their path to becoming a good person. Anna Hakobyan urged the children to do it with greater effort next year.
According to Armenpress, 6-year-old Liana Topalyan was so impressed with the games that she said she would ask her mother to bring her back here. Karine Asatryan, a 9-year-old from Baghanis, liked the Christmas tree at Baghramyan 26. "I played a lot with the clown," said Karine.
Anna Hakobyan walked around the hall, communicating with the children in person. There were many children who wanted to be photographed with her. Many of them have also met and contacted Shushan, the daughter of the acting Prime Minister.
Santa Claus and a snowman visited the children and donated presents made in Armenia, including candies from Grand Candy and watches from AWI International. The manufacturers provided all the presents free of charge. A children's party was also prepared for the children.
We thank all participating organizations for their cooperation.