30 June, 2012

YEREVAN, JUNE 30, ARMENPRESS: The days of Teryan poetry have become
inseparable part of Javakhk Armenians cultural life and cause great
pride to each Armenian. Every year the event is celebrated during
the last Sunday of July, as in 1905 the same day, Armenian great poet
Avetik Ishakayan visited Gandza and participated in Vardavar holiday
along with Vahan Ter-Grigoryan, still student in Moscow Lazarian
Institute of Oriental Languages.

The launch of the holiday however is endangered: there is a decline
in gorgeousness recorded at the last years. The head of the Writers
Union of Armenia Levon Ananyan at the briefing with Aremenpress
reporter noted the alarm became acute when last year Teryan Poetry
Days celebrities were organized in Russian.

"Surely it was done on the purpose Georgian high ranking officials
hosted in the event were able to perceive the content, yet they could
simultaneously provide translation, which is more acceptable option
"the head of WUA stated.

In the words of Levon Ananyan during the last years the events are
organized by the amateur level, the people having nothing to do with
Teryan poetry appear on the stage, reportedly the Holiday losses its
pan national reputation, the effect becomes vice versa.

For this aim, a consultation was held in Writers' Union of Armenia
by the participation Georgia's Armenian diocese Bishop Vazgen
Mirzakhanyan, NA MP of the Republic of Armenia Tachat Vardapetyan,
the head of "Vahan Teryan" literary Foundation Arushan Hakobyan
and director of the Literature Institute of WUA Avik Isahakyan.The
interlocutors envisaged the current situation and came to the
conclusion that the Holiday is in need of new spirit, new approaches
and impetus.

As little time is left for the launch of the events, not much could
be changed ,still it was decided to invite" Karin" folk group and a
number of talented reciters to partake at Teryan Poetry Days.

Numerous plans were touched upon at the course of the meeting: for
the future holiday was scheduled to last for two days, to organize
a Conference within the framework of the celebrations dedicated to
the great poet's life and activities and a competition after Teryan
Poetry inclusive.

Ananyan expressed concern about the issue of Teryan house-museum
renovation works, as well as about the need to change the exhibition:
which remains the same for already ten years.

From: A. Papazian