The Indian students of Yerevan State Medical University after Mkhitar Heratsi and Indian Cultural Centre in Armenia organized a special pooja and celebration on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. The event was graced by the presence of His Excellency Shri. Kishan Dan Dewal, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of India to the Republic of Armenia as a Chief Guest and Yervand Sahakyan, Vice-Rector for External Affairs and International Partnerships of YSMU. Shambhu Amitabh, Second Secretary & HOC, Embassy of India, Ashok Bhatnagar, Attaché, Embassy of India, Lilit Simonyan Mishra, Interpreter-cum-Social Secretary, Embassy of India, Gayane Avetisyan, Dean of Foreign Students, YSMU, Khachatur Margaryan, Vice-Dean and Head of Career Centre of YSMU, Rahul Sethi, Head of International Students' Affairs Department were among the special guests.
In his opening remarks, His Excellency Shri. Kishan Dan Dewal shared a brief history of Ganesh Chaturthi, touching upon the important role it had played during the Indian Independence Movement. Yervand Sahakyan shared his memories from his visits to India and expressed his admiration and respect for Indian culture and for Indians, which have become very close to his heart.
The opening remarks were followed by a special Pooja, in which all guests took part. Special Prasada or offering food was also distributed after the Pooja. The program ended with special snacks and refreshments prepared by the students of YSMU.