YEREVAN, JUNE 9, ARMENPRESS. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and his wife Anna Hakobyan, President Vahagn Khachaturyan, as well as a number of senior officials visited Armenia’s Public Television Corporation, the prime minister’s office said.
The Prime Minister and the President presented awards to a group of public television enthusiasts on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of public television.
In particular, Nikol Pashinyan awarded the Commemorative Medal of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia to Nara Shlepchyan, the first Armenian TV host, People’s Artist of the Armenian SSR, Member of the Board of the State Society of Armenian TV and Radio. , and Elmira Arsenyan, the producer director of the television company. The latter’s prize was awarded to her colleague Artavazd Yeghoyan, because Ms. Arsenyan is abroad.
Alvard Lazaryan, Senior Digital Archivist of the Public Television Digital Archive, Arsen Nazaryan, Head of the Editing Department, Smbat Sargsyan, Editor-in-Chief of the News Service’s Production Process Support Department, and Anichka Hunanyan, Head of the television fund rehabilitation laboratory received a thank you letter from the prime minister.
After the award ceremony, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan congratulated everyone on the 65th anniversary of public television. “Generally, I think the age itself suggests that at least many of those present have been accompanied by public television throughout their lives. That’s why we have a particular attitude and feelings towards public television, because at every stage of our lives we remember ourselves as viewers of public television.
Today, I am very happy to have the opportunity to pay tribute to the staff of Public Television who have played the most important role over the years. And I have to hope that public television will continue to appear with prominent and significant personalities in the field of television, in the field of journalism, in the field of public debates in the Republic of Armenia. These figures should also be shaped in public television; they must become important spokespersons to speak to our society, to dialogue. And this is the role of public television in general.
In conclusion, the Prime Minister also congratulated the Armenian national football team for their victory in Yerevan and expressed the hope that the solemn ceremony dedicated to the 65th anniversary of Public Television will be more marked by the team’s successful match Armenian national.
Afterwards, the prime minister and his wife watched the Scotland-Armenia match of the UEFA Nations League group stage on a big screen in the backyard of the television company, which was broadcast on public television.