Annual Gala took place in Los Angeles
Posted on November 23, 2009
By tradition prior to Hayastan All Armenian Fund’s Annual Telethon the Annual Gala took place on November 22 at “Hyatt Regency” hotel’s luxury hall, which was attended by the community’s benefactors, businessmen, representatives of various organizations and political parties, spiritual leaders, intellectuals, as well as high authorities arrived from Armenia.

Following opening speech the guests stood for national anthems of United States of America, Republic of Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh Republic performed by a famous singer Anahit Nersisyan. Subsequently the archimandrite Tatchat Yardmyan passed his patriarchal blessing to the spiritual leader of North American Western prelacy, Archbishop Hovnan Terteryan and prayed before the dinner.

During the dinner the Prime Minister of Nagorno Karabakh Republic Ara Harutyunyan along with other spokespersons made a speech on Artsakh Liberation War, the victims and the town of Shushi which had been ruined as a result of the war. He appealed to the guests to participate during the Telethon on November 26 for the mutual goal of rehabilitating Shushi.

During the gala famous renowned benefactors Mr. and Mrs. Boyajians, Mr and Mrs. Karapetians and Mr. and Mrs. Trpanjians received souvenirs from the Armenia Fund, Inc. for their great deeds and contribution to the homeland. In his part Mr. Ara Harutyunyan awarded Hakob Baghdasarian and Ara Aghishian with the Prime Minister’s Special Medal of Honor.

The gala’s closing was led by the singers Inga and Anush Arshakyans.