YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–The Defense Minister of Armenia has signed a decree to establish the "Andranik Ozanian,"Drastamat Ganayan" and Karekin Njdeh" medals. As told by the Ministry Department of Information and Propaganda–the medals will be awarded to those–who will greatly contribute to the Army’s military training–military system development and patriotic education of younger generations. Also will be awarded the officers who will demonstrate military courage and organizational skills as well as solders who will demonstrate personal courage in national border defense issues.
Persons who do not serve in the Army–but will contribute to the Army strengthening–will be eligible to get a medal also.
The medals–which will memorialize the national liberation heroes of Armenia–will be awarded according to a decree by the Defense Minister.