Wednesday, September 18 2019 17:50
Naira Badalian

Modest, but beautiful: Gyumri will welcome guests for the first time  on Independence Day

Modest, but beautiful: Gyumri will welcome guests for the first time  on Independence Day

ArmInfo.About 220 million drams have been allocated from the state budget to organize and conduct events on the occasion of the 28th anniversary of the independence of Armenia. As the head of the office of the Prime Minister of Armenia  Eduard Aghajanyan pointed out at a press conference on September 18,  this year the state budget expenditures are quite modest - in 2018,  425 million drams were allocated for this purpose.

According to the head of the prime minister's office, despite the  fact that the tender was not held - the procurement of services was  carried out on one person and 76 companies were involved in  organizing the event, which will operate under unified management.

As the head of the government's apparatus noted, the most "expensive"  line of holiday expenses is the stage for the gala concert, on which  the most modern equipment, sound and lighting equipment will be  installed. At the same time, he noted that the Independence Day  outside the capital is planned to be made traditional.

How will the Independence Day of Armenia be celebrated in Gyumri The  main events dedicated to September 21 Independence Day will begin in  Gyumri Central Park at 11:00.  On Shaumyan Street in Gyumri, the  works of artists and craftsmen from Shirak region will be presented.  In separate pavilions, Rustaveli Street will feature regional flavor  and crafts, where you can get acquainted with the traditions of not  only Armenia, but also Artsakh.

Gastronomic pavilions will operate on Abovyan Street, where Gyumri  cuisine will be demonstrated.  Vardanants Square will be transformed  into a children's town, which will host events for children of all  age groups. The Hovhannes Shiraz House-Museum will host public  discussions with political, public, and cultural figures on the topic  "Vision for the Proportional Development of Communities." In the  cinema "October" a documentary film of the Gyumri director Sona  Simonyan "Great Expectations" will be screened. In the hall of the  Aslamazyan sisters, a photo exhibition dedicated to the independence  of Armenia will be held. On the streets of Gyumri, a festival of folk  songs and dances, classical and modern music is expected.

At 19:00 a gala concert will begin with the participation of famous  Armenian and foreign stars. In particular, the performance of the  Armenian group Supacooks, German DJs Dole & Kom and the American  group Capital Cities are planned. The events will end at 23:00 with a  festive salute.  Within the framework of the events dedicated to the  28th anniversary of the Republic of Armenia, the "Hero of Our Time"  Prize will be awarded for the first time. The prize will be awarded  to one of those people who created their own business on their own  and connected their future with Armenia. According to the head of the  "Information and Analytical Center of the Government" SNCO, Hovhannes  Movsisyan, the prize symbolizes the person's ability to achieve the  goal through individual efforts.  Independence Day events will also  be organized in Yerevan and other regions of Armenia.

How to get there?  On Independence Day, 4 electric trains will  operate in the direction Yerevan - Gyumri - Yerevan. Trains will  leave Yerevan at 07:55, 9:15, 9:55 and 12:00, and return back at  20:25, 21:40, 22:40 and 24:00.  According to the estimates of the  Gyumri City Hall, the city plans to receive about 15 thousand  visitors.  It is planned that in 2020, events dedicated to  Independence Day will be held in the third most important city in the  country - Vanadzor. Then, regional administrative centers will be  selected taking into account the government's policy for the  commensurate development of the regions.

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