ArmInfo. As part of a working visit to Tavush region, President Armen Sarkissian visited the border village of Chinar, the press service of the presidential administration reported.
According to the source, Chinari is located in the hottest spot on the north-eastern border of Armenia, in the immediate vicinity of the village are Azerbaijani military positions. Being under the constant target of the Azerbaijani side, the village is subject to regular enemy fire. The village was the focus of hostilities unleashed by Azerbaijan in the north-eastern part of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border in last month and was shelled by an enemy.
The RA President visited a school in Chinari, the building and property of which was seriously damaged as a result of the shelling. Thanks to the donation of the sons of the president, Hayk and Vardan Sarkissian, the school was provided with property (tables, chairs, wardrobes), as well as computer equipment. The program, implemented by Hayk and Vardan Sarkissian, is aimed at connecting the children of Artsakh and various regions of Armenia with their peers from the Diaspora.
Within the framework of the initiative of the RA President's spouse Nune Sarkissian, schoolchildren of the local school will have the opportunity to establish contacts with students from different schools in Armenia, Artsakh and the Diaspora, starting a unique cooperation. Emphasizing constant attention to children, Armen Sarkissian once again expressed his readiness to support them both as president and as a person. <In a way, I became a friend of this school. You can assume that this is my school, and if there are problems, tell me. This also applies to the village," the President said. On behalf of Armen Sarkissian, the issue of heating the school will be decided by the president's office.
The President also thanked Tavush border guards for supporting the state border together with the armed forces. According to him, the people living in this beautiful area are much deeper and more natural than most of us. "This is paradise. People live in paradise, and many of our compatriots do not realize that paradise is next to us," the President said, urging to come and see this place.
"This paradise contains the history and heritage of our people," said Armen Sarkissian.
He noted that "we will win if we are all together, united in Armenia, Artsakh and the Diaspora." "I am very optimistic, I am sure that we will overcome all difficulties with our unity. The humanity that we feel for our neighbor, friend, fellow villager is of great value.
And this value is often not appreciated, we do not value the wealth in which we live, that is, human wealth, our nature, "the RA President concluded, adding that being a teacher, director or head of a village in a border village is not just work, but a mission.
The President also thanked the residents of the village and all border settlements, stressing that "the country's borders are protected both by the high combat readiness of our brave army, and by the will and resilience of the residents of border villages."