YEREVAN (Armenpress)–The inauguration of the National Philatelic Exhibition, organized by the Armenian Philatelists’ Union and sponsored by HayPost CJSC and Citadel Business Center took place Tuesday in Yerevan at the Citadel Business Center
The Exhibition, which took place during World Post Day, also marked the 15th anniversary of the first postal stamp issued since the independence of the Republic of Armenia.
The inaugural celebration of the Exhibition was made by Hovik Musaelyan, President of the Armenian Philatelists’ Union, by Andranik Manukyan,Minister of Transport and Communications, Lara Tcholakian, Deputy Director General of HayPost, and Vahram Mouradian Chairmen and President of Leda Campus LLC.
During the ceremony, the Tsitsernakaberd miniature sheet was cancelled and officially put into circulation by Minister Manukyan.
In the frame of the World Post Day celebrations, HayPost honored its most valuable veteran employee, Gurgen Khachatrian who had worked for HayPost for more than 40 years.
"Due to HayPost’s efforts, every letter is stamped with the timeless heritage created by our nation’s artists, transforming the everyday menial act of sending and receiving letters into a collective vessel of national pride and awareness," said Tcholakian.
The National Philatelic Exhibition will continue until Saturday. HayPost will be organizing a special event each day during the exhibition in order to celebrate a cultural or educational landmark devoted to Armenia’s.
During Wednesday’s celebrations, which were devoted to the Armenian Youth, HayPost showcased the Sparrow stamp, which will be put into circulation in the coming weeks, the author of which is 8-year-old Eva Karapetian. HayPost will announce the results of the National Letter-Writing Competition organized jointly by the UPU and UNESCO under the theme of "Write a letter to someone to tell them why the world needs tolerance," the winner of which will participate in the international letter-writing competition in Berne, Switzerland next year. On this same Youth Day,
HayPost will celebrate Thursday the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Scout Movement during which it will issue a special postmark in honor of the Scout Movement as well as the EUROPA 2007 stamp, which won the best stamp award during the PostEurop EUROPA 2007 stamp competition last month.
The 50th anniversary of Matenadaran will be celebrated Friday and Saturday is designated as Communications Day.