From now on, the auditorium 215 of the Faculty of Culture is named after the graduate of the Department of Directing, victim of the third war of Artsakh, Alen Margaryan.
The guests of the matinee organized on this event watched the video of the performance with Alen Margaryan’s participation, where he was the main character, an unhealthy young man, who wanted to live most of all but was ready to sacrifice his life for the sake of his beloved. The same was in the real life, Alen wanted to live so much, and his homeland was his beloved, to which he devoted his whole self.
He was the same, both in the characters he created, and in his life, as he thought that if we did not fill our lives with colour, it would be boring. He became immortal during the military actions, although everybody, who knew him, can hardly speak about him in the past tense; the light he carried in himself, will pass into a new corner today and enlighten many young people.
The Dean of the Faculty of Culture Gevorg Tadevosyan noted that they would always name the auditoriums of the University after distinguished Lecturers and great cultural figures, but it would be much better if the auditorium named after Alen Margaryan opened as a recognition of his wonderful performances or the films he shot.
“He didn’t manage to live a life of a gifted Armenian and a serious artist. Today, pride and pain have mixed up”, mentioned the Dean of the Faculty and hoped that naming the auditorium after Alen Margaryan would serve as a message of patriotism for his friends and the following generations.
The author of the “Formula of life” program on the Public Radio and the same-name series Gohar Martikyan presented her first book to the auditorium after Alen Margaryan so that every reader once again recalls and recognizes the heroes of the nation by their names.
“I’d like to prove with my writing that there is nothing sweeter and dearer than the homeland. When I lost my son Ashot Chakhoyan at the first Artsakh war, I realized that he was born only to spread kindness; he and thousands of young Armenians proved it with the lives they lived with self- sacrifice and self -immolation. I was not mistaken thinking that this generation would repeat the heroic deeds of the 90s”, mentioned Gohar Martikyan.
She assures that even today Armenians have not lost their life formula; by staying in our homeland and locking the path of the evil on the example of heroism of thousands of young men.
“We need to live for them, and they remain among the alive”.
Alen Margaryan’s Course Leader, Associate Professor Herbert Gasparyan recalls his years of studies and assures that Alen was not similar to anybody, he was an amazingly punctual and self-organised student, who seemed to bring in light, when entering the auditorium.
“During joint activities he was creating an amazing environment, which we can call blissfully creative by frequently repeating that he was going to conquer the World with science”, mentioned Herbert Gasparyan and hoped that he would serve as an example for each and every person entering that auditorium.
Alen Margaryan’s family, close relatives, course-mates and Lecturers were among those present at the opening event of the auditorium.
“It seems there is scarcely anything to say, when you realise that it is about a young man named Alen Margaryan. Only a chosen and exceptional human being can have so much success in only 21 years of his life, form a set of values, where there is no room for bad and evil, be pure, supreme, and filled with cosmic light. He embodied decency and honesty, unique devotion to his surrounding and friends, his relatives and people in general”, Alen’s mother Ms. Nazeli Terteryan mentioned about her son.
Likewise, she assured to those present that when speaking about her son, she remained objective and transmited only the collective image that was created by people who knew him, including his course-mates and Teachers, friends and Lecturers, and all those, who had a chance to communicate with him, who got the spark from Alen’s pure and bright eyes together with a lot of sunlight, that he spread around him.
““What is your plan of changing the world?” this was the biggest question that Alen defined for himself and adopted principles to be guided by in the process of changing the world. He was like a walking Sun that gathered around him the other constellations. He was very tolerant, endlessly modest and a big humanist”, Ms. Nazeli Terteryan mentioned and added that it was not this war that was supposed to discover the hero called Alen. He was a hero from the day he was born, every second of his life which was proved by his behaviour.
The mother was proud to remember that Alen did not like to be praised; by not realizing his exceptionality he considered that that was the way everybody should be.
“He thought that every person had a mission and a title in life and considered educating to be his title and role; that was the reason why he applied for the Pedagogical University; and as an exception he was also teaching at the Tumo center”, said Ms. Nazeli Terteryan and confessed that it was a difficult and a responsible role to be Alen’s mother. The young man seems to have multiplied the time in 21 years of his life by ten passing on his own messages of not tolerating mediocrity, taking the top heights in all aspects and being a self-critic.
Ms. Nazeli Terteryan expressed her acknowledgements for her son’s recognition and appraisal and outlined her hope for every student, entering that auditorium, to have the same conviction that Armenian land should be conquered with science and education only.
“Can you feel the spirit of death?” Alen Margaryan asked his fighting friend; he did, but stayed at the height as he would often repeat, “we are nothing without our love, including the love of homeland”.
Alen loved and was loved by everybody, and today he was receiving applauds at the very auditorium of his native University, where he created multiple characters on the stage, which he did flawlessly and perfectly, just like everything else that he did.