Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy of Kolkata celebrates its
190th anniversary

April 2, 2011 - 18:14 AMT 13:14 GMT

The 190th anniversary of the foundation of the Armenian College and
Philanthropic Academy (ACPA), Kolkata, India, was celebrated at the
college auditorium on April 2, 2011 through a program organized by the
teachers of the institution.

The occasion was solicited by members of the Church Committee, members
of Armenian Community, staff and students of ACPA.

Armenian College was established in April 1821, by its benefactors Mr.
Astwasatoor Mooradkhanian and Mr. Manatsakan Vartanian. It is the
second oldest school in Kolkata, ACPA told PanARMENIAN.Net

The high mark of the celebration was the inauguration of the second
volume of `Indian Armenians' 2010 bilingual yearbook. With the
blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos
of All Armenians, the yearbook which was sponsored by the Church
Committee, was released by its Founder Very Rev. Father Khoren
Hovhannisyan, Pastor of Armenians in India and Manager of Armenian
College and Philanthropic Academy.

The yearbook presents in a comprehensive way, the yearly activities,
progress and achievements of the Armenian community of India. The
volume includes events that have taken place in `Little Armenia' in
India - Armenian College, including the academic and co-curricular
achievements of its promising students.

The program ended with the valedictory address by Father Khoren,
followed by benediction.

From: A. Papazian