GLENDALE–Armenian Revolutionary Federation Bureau Representative Hrant Markarian visited the Homenetmen Glendale "Ararat" Chapter’s Center Sunday December 3–where he met with Homenetmen representatives and scouts. With him were ARF Western Region Central Committee members Viken Yacoubian and Shahan Stepanian.
Homenetmen Central Executive Member Koko Balian–Regional Executive Members–and Chapter Executive Representatives–and a group of scouts–greeted Markarian as he entered the Center.
After a reception–Chapter Leader Lilit Baghdassarian lead Markarian to the new center–where he spoke to the scouts and their parents. Everyone present gathered at the center’s main field–where Markarian made a speech.
Haig Hovsepian invited Viken Yacoubian to present the honorable guest. Yacoubian underlined Homenetmen’s positive input within the region and thanked the organization for arranging the event.
He stressed the importance of mobilizing Armenia’s in the Diaspora and in Armenia’so that common goals can be implemented. Markarian noted that all Armenia’s belong to one nation despite the fact that the Diaspora was initially formed due to hardships imposed by the enemy.
Markarian went on to condemn the current exodus from Armenia and emphasized the need to prevent further emigration by addressing the reasons for their need to leave the country.