Politics 20:21 15/09/2020 Armenia

'Walk proudly along the path of knowledge, education, and learning' – PM addresses schoolchildren

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan partook in the opening ceremony of Basic School N 153 after Rafael Ishkhanyan in Yerevan, his office reported.

The event was attended by Yerevan Mayor Hayk Marutyan, Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure Suren Papikyan, Minister of Education, Science, Culture, Sports Arayik Harutyunyan and others.

Addressing those present, the prime minister said:

“Dear colleagues,
Dear parents, students and first-graders,

I had been asking myself all the way since morning what I could say from this podium that could come of service to you in your daily life. And I had the idea that nothing can be done without good learning in the 21st century. Nowadays children are too critical of everything. They believe, for example, that one can buy a Mercedes G without getting proper education. Yes, it is quite possible to procure a Mercedes G without proper learning, but you cannot conceive a Mercedes G without strong professional skills.

What kind of future do we want for the Republic of Armenia? Do we only want to be a conventional driver of Mercedes G, or do we want to be its designer, its manufacturer? Do we want to be a consumer or an inventor? Yes, one can achieve some material prosperity, but it is impossible to fly into space without education. I want this to be our choice.

What kind of future do we want for you? Do we want you to wake up in the morning, go to your kitchen, open your fridge, see a variety of foods, like sausages, cheeses, jams, or do we want you to wake up in the morning, have a civilized, healthy breakfast and go to the gym or to your daily business?

Dear schoolchildren, I wish all of us and especially you could realize that every minute and every hour we spend at school is crucial. Our living standard, the future of our country depends on how well we use the academic agenda. I do not want to see you looking for luxury, but I want you to seek happiness in daily life. I assure you that in this case material welfare and the good things of life will come to you in such a way that you will not even notice it.”

Nikol Pashinyan emphasized that he wants Armenian schoolchildren to seek happiness, not gold. “Conveying a feeling of happiness to others should be your most important mission, because making others happy is just what makes us truly happy. And I do believe that your and your parents’ dreams are like that,” he said.

The PM said the government’s greatest task is to make education and learning a national way of life in Armenia. The Premier emphasized that learning is the only way to identifying and tackling our problems.

“I want you to be ready to assume much more responsibility tomorrow. Today you are training you body and your mind at school both literally and figuratively, so that tomorrow, when far greater responsibility falls on your shoulders, you could carry it with pleasure and feel happy. Dear schoolchildren, first of all enjoy the creative happiness of your daily work.

As fate has willed it, today you must wear face masks at school. We all understand how inconvenient it is to live in a mask, I recently noticed that my biggest fear of masks is that it masks our smiles. That is right, but I also noticed that our smile is also reflected in the eyes, or rather, our eyes make it more expressive. Wearing a mask is inconvenient on the one hand, but the good news is that today you can get the habit of being responsible for yourself, your grandparents, your parents and your friends. The responsibility of wearing a mask, practicing social distancing is your small but valuable contribution to the fight against the crisis and the epidemic,” the prime minister said.

Nikol Pashinyan congratulated the schoolchildren on the start of the academic year and on the opportunity to attend a reconstructed school. The Prime Minister expressed hope that the new school will be filled with new content, which can be formulated through the following three slogans: “strong and happy individual,” ‘strong and happy nation, strong and happy state.”

“As proud citizens of the Republic of Armenia, you should follow the path of knowledge, education, learning; set yourself higher goals to change your city, your country and the world. You must believe in your ability of changing the world, and you must definitely change the world,” he said.

Nikol Pashinyan walked around the premises to get acquainted with the work done and the amenities available for teachers and schoolchildren. Originally intended for 700 students, the school was rebuilt under the Seismic Safety Improvement Program that the government is implementing in cooperation with the Asian Development Bank. Following the reconstruction the school can host up to 950 students.

The project’s total budget was 1.4 billion drams. 

Source Panorama.am
Share |
Տեքստում սխալ կամ վրիպակ նկատելու դեպքում, ուղարկեք խմբագրին հաղորդագրություն` նշելով տվյալ սխալը, այնուհետև սեղմելով Ctrl-Enter:


Azerbaijani forces resume offensive, apply 'TOS' heavy rocket launcher systems - Armenian MoD
"Throughout night fights continued with various intensity," Armenia's Defense Ministry reported. According to it, early in the...
US State Department: External parties would only exacerbate regional tensions
"The United States is alarmed by reports of large scale military action along the Line of Contact in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone...
Razminfo: BMP-2s captured by the Armenian side belonged to the 2nd Army Corps of the Azerbaijani army
Armenian Unified Infocenter reported on Sunday that as a result of the counterattack of the Defense Army 11 units of armor of the adversary had...
Pashinyan, Macron discuss Karabakh hostilities over the phone
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan held a telephone conversation with President of France Emmanuel Macron, the press service at the Prime...
The losses of the Azerbaijani army as of 22.00
The Artsakh information Center has released updated data about the losses of the Azerbaijani army during the border clashes in Karabakh....
Zarif offers help to end Nagorno-Karabakh violence
"Iran is closely monitoring the alarming violence in Nagorno-Karabakh. We call for an immediate end to hostilities and urge dialogue to...
Defense Ministry denies Azerbaijani reports about controlling Vardenis-Martakert highway
The statement, released by the Defense Ministry of Azerbaijan, alleging the Azerbaijani army has established a control over Vardenis-Martakert...
200 Azeri troops killed in Karabakh clashes, Artsrun Hovhannisyan says
"According to verified information, the adversary has suffered 200 losses in manpower, 30 tanks and infantry fighting vehicles as well as...
OIF Secretary-General Louise Mushikiwabo extends unequivocal support to Armenia
The Secretary-General of the International Organisation of la Francophonie (OIF) Louise Mushikiwabo has extended her unequivocal support to...
Armenia has lodged a request with the ECHR to apply interim measure against Azerbaijan
Armenia has lodged a request with the ECHR to apply interim measure against Azerbaijan under Rule 39 of the Rules of the Court, the Office of...
Adam Schiff: U.S. must urgently work with other Minsk Group members to restore peace in Artsakh
Congressman Adam Schiff urges the U.S. to immediately work with other members of the OSCE Minsk Group to restore peace in Artsakh....
Pashinyan, Putin hold phone call
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Sunday held a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the PM’s office...
Dutch, Italian Foreign Ministries call for immediate end to hostilities in Karabakh
Foreign Minister of the Netherlands Stef Blok took to Twitter on Sunday to call for an immediate end to the military hostilities in...
Video shows Artsakh army downing Azerbaijani drone over Stepanakert
The Artsakh Defense Ministry shared a video on its official YouTube channel showing the Artsakh troops shooting down an Azerbaijani UAV over...
NATO urges NK conflict sides to 'immediately cease hostilities'
NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia, James Appathurai, on Sunday issued a statement...
16 soldiers killed, over 100 wounded in Artsakh amid fresh Azerbaijani attack – initial data
According to preliminary data, 16 servicemen of the Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) Defense Army have been killed in the fresh Azerbaijani attack on...
ICRC concerned about ‘humanitarian impact’ of conflict escalation along Artsakh-Azerbaijan contact line
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is concerned about the humanitarian impact of the conflict escalation along the line of...
We should consider ourselves as soldiers of the Defense Army - Robert Kocharyan
Armenia's second President Robert Kocharyan has commented on the military actions against Artsakh unleashed by Azerbaijan. ...
Levon Aronian: ‘We will win this time too, I know It’
Chess grandmaster Levon Aronian believes the Armenian side will win this time too as Azerbaijan launched cross-border artillery attack on...
Nikol Pashinyan addressed the nation amid the Azerbaijani aggression against Artsakh
"Since early morning, the Republic of Artsakh has been subjected to aggression of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces. Artsakh civilian...
Martial law and military mobilization declared in Armenia
Martial law and military mobilization is declared across Armenia  as the fights continue along the entire Artsakh contact line. At...
Artur Vanetsyan set to mobilize supporters and head to the frontline
The Leader of 'Homeland' party Artur Vanetsyan plans to mobilize a group of supporters and head to the frontline amid the fresh...
We have an unalienable right to live in our homeland without an existential threat - Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Armenian national team captain and AS Roma midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan wrote on Facebook: "I woke up this morning learning about the...
The European Union calls for an immediate cessation of hostilities in Nagorno Karabakh
"The European Union calls for an immediate cessation of hostilities, de-escalation and for strict observance of the ceasefire," High...
Parliament speaker: Azerbaijan's large-scale offensive against Artsakh a ‘cruel crime’
The National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) strongly condemns the act of aggression committed by Azerbaijan against the...
Artsakh Defense Ministry denies Azerbaijani reports about 'capturing six settlements'
"The statement issued by the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan that the Azerbaijani army allegedly occupied 6 settlements is not consistent...
Azerbaijan has launched an attack on Artsakh: Politicians and media around the world react to military clashes in Karabakh
The Azerbaijani fresh aggression against Artsakh is in the spotlight of politicians, public figures and media around the world. Note, in the...
Ombudsman’s Office in Artsakh launched a fact-finding mission
The Office of the Human Rights Defender of Artsakh launched a fact-finding mission following a wholescale attack by the Azerbaijani armed forces...
Official: Ten Armenian servicemen killed in fresh Azerbaijani attack on Artsakh
Ten servicemen of the Armenian Armed Forces were killed as a result of the masive cross-border artillery attack launched by Azerbaijan on...
OSCE Minsk Group mediators strongly condemn use of force in Karabakh conflict zone, regret 'senseless loss of life’
OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs Igor Popov of the Russian Federation, Stephane Visconti of France, and Andrew Schofer of the United States...

Follow us and get updates!

Most popular articles

{"core.blocks.header.spell_message1":"Selected mistake: ","core.blocks.header.spell_message2":"Send a message about the mistake?"}