ArmInfo. By the orders of the President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian, on September 20, a number of persons who contributed to the fields of education, science, culture, sports, etc. were awarded with medals and awards.
According to the presidential press service, after the award ceremony, Armen Sarkissian delivered a speech. In particular, the president noted: "I want to congratulate everyone on the National Independence Day. Today I had a pleasant and honorable mission - to present state medals and awards to people who deserve these awards with their work," the president emphasized.
Sarkissian noted that he is confident that each of the awarded people is a true master of his craft. "Exactly 28 years ago, we proclaimed our independence and ratified the result of the national struggle. Independence is extremely important for us, it was for the sake of it that the finest sons of our people fought and gave their lives. Today we remember them with gratitude. We honor the memory of freedom fighter Karen Sukiasyan, who today was posthumously awarded the state award, "Sarkissian emphasized.
In conclusion, the President once again congratulated everyone on Independence Day and wished new achievements and success to all those present.