Today, the 1st year pupils of the “Tsitsernakner” [Swallows] class of the secondary school of the Pedagogical University presented their “Farewell to the ABC-Book” performance.
Songs, dances, poems- but not only performed by the 1st years; their senior friends, the 3rd year pupils of the class “Astghikner” [Little Stars] together with their Form Master Tatevik Abrahamyan also participated in this alphabet festivity.
The unification of pupils of different years turned into a real celebration – the biggest celebration among the old and the new ones, as they were already able to read and right.
Thousands of years have passed since the discovery of the alphabet, but each and every new generation praises the importance of the Armenian alphabet in their own way, considering it as an important precondition for national identity and protection of homeland. The children are pronouncing the Armenian alphabet and making a promise to St. Mashtots as permanent pupils to the eternal teacher.
At the end of the event, the six year-old children assured that they had a clear understanding that the Armenian words, writing and native languages could not be altered, after which they bowed to their mothers and teachers and promised to protect the Armenian alphabet created by Mashtots no matter where they were.
One of the classmates Tigran also stays true to this promise; he greeted his friends and teachers via video call and promised that even though nobody spoke Armenian around him at the time being, but he would keep speaking and writing in his native languages.
The Director of the school Naira Toghanyan in her turn congratulated the “swallows” on learning the alphabet, as well as congratulated their parents on overcoming this difficult but significant stage; likewise, she assured that thanks to the ideas and hard work of the Form Master Tatevik Abrahamyan they would have many occasions of getting happy, proud and excited.
The Form Master Tatevik Abrahamyan is excited and proud that the children, who stepped on the threshold of school just a few months ago, not only know the alphabet, but also realise that Armenians remain Armenian thanks to their alphabet.
Last but not least, the Form Master is convinced that the children clearly realise their duty in preserving the language, and this is proved by their enthusiasm and promises to keep high the name of St. Mashtots and the important role and significance of Armenian alphabet as a weapon.