YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–The opening of the first Armenian Revolutionary Federation Youth camping trip took place in Hankavan–Thursday.
"This gathering is new proof that the ARF has gained a foothold in Armenia–despite all the difficulties–obstacles and prosecution," ARF Executive Council of Armenia Representative Armen Rustamian said in his speech of welcome–addressed to the participants in the gathering. "The burden of responsibility for the future of our state will rest on your shoulders," Rustamian emphasized.
The participants in the youth gathering were also greeted by the event’s coordinator–member of the ARF Executive Council of Armenia Gagik Nersissian and the leader of the ARF parliamentary faction–member of the ARF Executive Council of Armenia David Lokian.
Lokian told Noyan Tapan that "work with young people has always been the top priority of the ARF."
The first lecture on the history of the ARF was delivered to the delegates of the gathering by ARF Bureau Secretary Kiro Manoyan. The gathering is dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the ARF’s resumed activities in Armenia and will last for a week. Five hundred young boys and girls from all the regions of Armenia and Artsakh are participating in the event.