YEREVAN (Yerkir)–Students of the mostly Armenian populated region of Javakhk in Georgia received prizes for their entries in the "I am Armenian" contest–sponsored by the Javakhk branch of the Armenian Relief Society (ARS).
The grand prize went to secondary school student from Gandza Vahe Tangamanian–who was awarded the prize on International Children’s Day celebrated on June 1.
Parents and children praised the ARS at the awards ceremony for the society’s various activities in the region.
Marking Children’s Day in Armenia–the ARS Mgro chapter and the Haybusak University Student Council–donated books–stationary–clothing and toys to the students of the boarding school for children with speech disabilities. "Such acts of charity are crucial for children who feel a need for caring and attention," said school Principal Varduhi Kheboyan in thanking the donors.