01.12.2009 17:29 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ People's Artist Sos Sargsyan is this year celebrating
his 80th jubilee. "80 years is an age that makes one responsible
for his conduct, thoughts and words," he told today participants of
jubilee celebration.

On the occasion of this jubilee anniversary, merited Armenian artist
received congratulations from several public figures.

"Dear Sos Sargsyan, live a long life so as we will have the right to
existence," said Head of Cinematographers' Union Ruben Gevorgyan.

"Sos Sargsyan is the embodiment of kindness, warmth and humanity,"
ran the congratulatory address of composer Martin Vardazaryan.

Holder of numerous titles and awards, actor and director Sos Sargsyan
is loved and appreciated by every Armenian.

True believer of Don Quixote's image, the great actor does not imagine
the world without dreamers.

"What I dream about is the absence of the word 'border' in
Armenian-Turkish relations. The real border between the two states
is the Genocide committed by Turks. Turks cannot but hate Armenians
because our existence constantly reminds them of the heinous crime. We
don't have the right to forget about that because the world may cease
to respect us as a nation and state," Sos Sargsyan said.

The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan, Minister
of Culture Hasmik Poghosyan, Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II
and numerous intellectuals.