YSU E. A solemn event dedicated to the 85th birthday of YSU Faculty of Archeology Professor Gurgen Melikyan took place today in the Charents Hall.
“Gurgen Melikyan turned me into a university. It is the cradle that gives you strength and guidance. I’m happy to be in college. I am happy that Armenians are brought up there. “My university teachers gave me purity of soul, the university gave me a name and patriotism,” said Gurgen Melikyan, who, according to colleagues, friends, distant and close relatives, is a symbol of patriotism, YSU legend and a great teacher, whose testimony testifies to his merit. are the deeds he did.
Many state, political, public, scientific and cultural figures were present today at the solemn event organized on the occasion of the 85th anniversary of the professor of YSU Chair of Iranian Studies and said congratulatory words. Hovhannes Hovhannisyan, vice-rectors, heads of various faculties and subdivisions, representatives, students, as well as Gurgen Melikyan’s relatives, friends and acquaintances.
The jubilee event started with the anthems of the RA և YSU, which were performed by the students of YSU Cultural Center. As the Dean of the Faculty of Archeology Ruben Melkonyan mentioned, this dimension of the opening ceremony was not chosen by chance. Gurgen Melikyan is the symbol of Armenia and Alma Mater.
RA President Armen Sargsyan, the second President Robert Kocharyan, the third President Serzh Sargsyan sent congratulatory messages on the occasion of the professor’s 85th birthday, which were read by Ruben Melkonyan. He also sent a congratulatory message to His Holiness. His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, read by the Dean of the Faculty of Theology, Bishop Anushavan Zhamkochyan.
He informed that by the decision of the Catholicos of All Armenians, in appreciation of the professor’s nationally beneficial church activity, he was awarded the high order of “St. Sahak-St. Mesrop”.
Gurgen Melikyan in 1962 Graduated from the Department of Eastern Languages and Literature of YSU Faculty of Philology. 1964 Entered YSU postgraduate course, 1968 Graduated from YSU Faculty of Archeology. 1993-2017 Գ. Melikyan was the Dean of YSU Faculty of Archeology. He has been teaching Persian և Translation Theory for decades.
Gurgen Melikyan was awarded the YSU “Order of Honor” by the unanimous decision of the YSU Academic Council on the occasion of his 85th birthday for his great contribution to the social, charitable and educational spheres. Hovhannes Hovhannisyan.
He mentioned that today is a significant day in the life of YSU, as Gurgen Melikyan, the legend of YSU, is awarded with a high university order. “We can talk about the professor for hours, but I will remember one episode. We recently visited Artsakh together to take part in the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a YSU-funded house. Each of these parks is the beginning of a new life. And when you go to Artsakh with Gurgen Melikyan, you realize that nothing is over. We still have something to say, because there are people like him by our side, who inspire us with their existence, their biography and their activities. ”
Dean of YSU Faculty of Archeology R. Congratulating the professor, Melkonyan stated that he is a great teacher. “In my opinion, the most important thing that can be learned from Melikyan, which is a special Melikyan course, is the lesson of living right, being the right Armenian, the right citizen, the right lecturer, the right official.”
Legend, symbol, teacher. according to R. According to Melkonyan, these are the words that define Gurgen Melikyan first of all. “Yes, Melikyan is a legend in his activities and life, in his image he is a teacher, in himself he is a symbol of Armenia, Artsakh and the university.”
Gurgen Melikyan took an active part in the Artsakh national liberation movement, sending huge amounts of humanitarian aid. Participated in the formation, arming and dressing of Machkalashen volunteer detachment. Since 1995, he has been the co-founder and executive director of the Gurgen Melikyan Kashatagh Foundation for Large Families, which implements various patriotic and charitable programs. Tree planting has been carried out in Berdzor with students on the initiative of the foundation since 1999. The 10,000th tree was planted in YSU 100th anniversary park.
The director of the Mashtots Matenadaran Vahan Ter-Jondyan congratulated the jubilee on his birthday, stating that the professor teaches what practical patriotism is. Academician of NAS RA Ruben Safrastyan mentioned in his speech that Gurgen Melikyan is the ancestor of Armenian archeology. “He is doing a great job. ensures the continuity of “science”, “work with young people” and “patriotism”.
The director of the Institute of History of the RA NAS Ashot Melkonyan said that Gurgen Melikyan is a legend who lives next to us. He recalled that after the 44-day Artsakh war, when he met with the professor, he stated with his unfaithful attitude that everything would be fine. “Yes, I believe it will be good.”
YSU Director of YSU, Corresponding Member of NAS RA Aram Simonyan stated in his speech that Gurgen Melikyan was born as a noble person, who from childhood had his unique, firm views of the world. “He realized from a young age that if you want to see the light at the end of a tunnel, you have to dig that tunnel all the time. He saw his happiness in work, activity, energy. ” A. Simonyan wished the professor to live as long as he wants, as much as his close ones and everyone wants. “By being by your side, we extend our path to becoming human.”
Gegham Gorgyan, Professor of YSU Chair of Theory of Functional Mathematical Analysis, Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia, said that Gurgen Melikyan taught many lessons in his work, one of which is to accept everything as it is, whether you can do it or not. do not gossip “He is an optimist who does and will do everything to be really good. “When you say that, we believe it will be really good.”
RA NA Deputy Gegham Manukyan recalled that it was with the support of Gurgen Melikyan that 30 years ago the students started their struggle և the 30-year triumph. He said that the best gift for a professor is to cherish his homeland. The director of the Institute of Archeology of the RA NAS Robert Ghazaryan congratulated G. Melikyan, stating on behalf of the whole institute that he has made a great contribution to the development of archeology and the strengthening of cooperation between the two institutions.
The congratulatory message of YSU Faculty of Archeology was read by Associate Professor of the Chair of Turkic Studies Knarik Mirzoyan G. Melikyan’s friend and supporter, who, as R. mentioned. Melkonyan has organized and hosted the professor’s anniversaries many times before.
Gurgen Melikyan’s contribution to the development of Iranian studies in Armenia is great. He studied Persian, adverbial phrases, grammar, complex words, dialects իր Iranian’s layer of Armenian. Under his leadership, five PhD dissertations were defended.
Գ. Melikyan is the author of more than 50 high-quality scientific publications, his contribution to the study of local dialects of Persian, as well as word-Armenian interactions between Armenian and Persian.
The head of YSU Chair of Iranian Studies Vardan Voskanyan stated that G. Melikyan, among other titles, is also a great scientist. “He presented to us, for the first time in world Iranian studies, the most important Jewish-Persian direction in the field of Iranian studies.”
Dean of YSU Faculty of Geography and Geology Marat Grigoryan said in his speech that the honored professor is one of the few people who educates a generation not with beautiful words, but with the life he lived. “I am proud to be your friend, I am by your side, we will work together for the sake of our country.”
Professor of the Chair of History of Armenian Literature after Academician Hrant Tamrazyan Samvel Muradyan recalled remarkable cases related to G. Melikyan’s activities, especially helping Artsakh. He presented Gurgen Melikyan with H. The new publishing house of Shiraz’s poem “The Armenian Dantean” reading his caption to his beloved, unmarried, older brother.
The RA Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Gegham Gharibjanyan said in his speech that G. Melikyan has three loves: his wife, Mrs. Laura, archaeologists and the homeland. The participant of the Artsakh liberation war, Gorg Gorgyan, stated that the professor is a devoted Armenian, whose contribution to the formation of the Armenian man is great.
Gurgen Melikyan is an honorary member of the Iranian Mountaineering Club. 1958 He climbed the legendary Damavand Mountain in Iran (5676 m). He also climbed ten peaks 4,000 meters high and became a founding member of the Tensing-Hillary Mountaineering Group of Iran. Dedicated to him in 2003. The large-scale book “History of Iranian Mountaineering” was published.
Suren Sepanyan, the coach of YSU “Aparaj” mountaineering club, advisor to the President of the Mountaineering Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran, congratulated the professor, today conveyed to him the congratulatory message of the President of the Mountaineering Federation of Iran, the highest medal awarded by him.
Today at the jubilee solemn event G. Poet Varuzhan Khastur read his author’s poem dedicated to Melikyan, and Mariam Zazyan, a third-year student at the Faculty of Archeology, recited the poem of the professor’s favorite author.
Then, the Dean of the Faculty of Archeology R. Melkonyan showed those present the new badge issued by the faculty. The badges that the archaeologists will wear are dated. “Today, on behalf of all scholars, we present the badge No. 0001 to Gurgen Melikyan.”
In addition, R. Melkonyan on behalf of the faculty G. Melikyan was handed the coins of the symbolic “Ancient Trees of the World” series issued by the Central Bank, which includes the Skhtorashen plantain, as well as the brandy issued on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Armenia’s independence, on the box of which the professor’s favorite words are written in honor of the homeland.
At the end of the event, Gurgen Melikyan thanked all the friends who helped him in his life. The professor assured that the most important thing in life is faith. “If you believe in your word, in your deed, they will come with you, come and help you.” He assured that true happiness is impersonal happiness.
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