Sunny India of the Aslamazyans-An Exhibition
March 31, 2017.
2017 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Establishment of diplomatic ties between India and Armenia. Indo-Armenian Friendship NGO, having worked for over 5 years towards strengthening the bond between the two countries, could not be indifferent to this milestone achievement. Hence, on this occasion, Indo-Armenian Friendship NGO has planned out a list of programs throughout the year to celebrate the close ties both our countries have shared, both historically and bilaterally. The celebrations commenced on 29th March, with the Second Indo-Armenian Friendly Chess tournament between the Indian and Armenian students of Yerevan State Medical University.
Important among the list of programs aimed at celebrating the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between India and Armenia was the exhibition organised in collaboration with The Gallery of Mariam and Yeranuhi Aslamazians in Gyumri, the second largest city of Armenia. The paintings that were displayed during the exhibition were influenced by the travels of the Aslamazian sisters in India, especially by their meetings with Mrs. Indira Gandhi, the second Prime Minister of India, who is also depicted in the paintings of Mariam Aslamazian as a tribute to her and the role of women in politics and social life. Mrs. Aslamazian also played a vital role in the visit of Mrs. Indira Gandhi to Armenia in 1976, which continues to be one of the most important pages of the friendly ties between India and Armenia.
The exhibition, which was graced by the presence of H.E. Mr. Samvel Balasanyan, Mayor of Gyumri and H.E. Mr. Yogeshwar Sangwan, Ambassador of India to Armenia, Mr. Ruben Sanoyan, Deputy Director of Gyumri, Mr. Vagharshak Mkhitaryan, Deputy Mayor of Gyumri, and cultural representatives saw a number of works that were being displayed to the public for the first time, crating much excitement among the visitors and art enthusiasts. Indo-Armenian Friendship NGO is proud and humbled to have played a role in showcasing these beautiful pieces of art for the first time to the public. The exhibition was also followed by the screening of the famous Bollywood movie, “Bajirao Mastani” in the October Cinema Hall of Gyumri.
Indo-Armenian Friendship NGO would like to express its heartfelt gratitude to the Embassy of India to Armenia, the Mariam and Yeranuhi Aslamazian Art Gallery, the students and staff of Yerevan State Medical University (YSMU), our volunteers and supporters and all those who visited the exhibition and helped in making it a great success. We look forward to realizing more programs and contributing towards the building of strong Indo-Armenian ties.
Here is a video of the event, along with media reports.
Long Live Indo-Armenian Friendship!!!
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