By the initiative of the Lecturers of Armenian Language and Literature of the ASPU Base College an event dedicated to Vahan Teckeyan was organized.
The pupils of 10th -12th grades presented the writer’s life starting from childhood till youth, his national and pedagogical activities including editing, public activities, as well as recited and sang extracts from his works.
The pupils of the ASPU college seemed to be Teckeyan himself when reciting his “Kandzreve, tghas” [It is going to rain, my boy], “Ahavasik kuzei…” [I would love to…], “Yereq dzon” [Three Dedications], and other works.
Likewise, the pupils presented how Daniel Varuzhan described Teckeyan and the times he lived in in his work “Matyann aha” [Here is the journal], the times that were suffering and full of loss, but at the same time filled with hope.
“He did his best to build a church in the souls of our nation with the life he lived and the work he did, as Armenian people and the land of Armenia was filled with a resilient belief and cult.
Speaking about Teckeyan’s “Hayots hogi”[Armenian soul] collection of poems, the pupils emphasized that it was a novelty in the poetry of the Diaspora, and that it was struggling for the salvation of the people of the Armenian Diaspora, the maintenance of purity of their souls, and for not alienating them from their own writings and literature.
Even though life treated the Armenians of the Diaspora ruthlessly, but the poet was not maleficent. Love is his moto against malice. For a person with a lot of life experience love is nothing else but salvation.
“I am disappointed and perplexed with the freedom and equality logos, I complain, I consider them fake. But I also see the struggle of my own nation on the swamps of blood of my own nation. What heroic episodes… heroism…. for my people …. I glorify love…. I believe… hopes…. Great hopes”, uttered the Teckeyans of the college.
At the end of the event the Director of the base college Naira Safaryan congratulated the students for their wonderful recitations, for their ability to transfer to those present the attraction of Vahan Teckeyan’s poetry. She also hoped to see more of such events and for a wider audience.
Similarly, the secondary school # 57 at the Pedagogical University also organized an event with the involvement of the lower grade pupils dedicated to Vahan Teckeyan’s collection of poetry “Hayots Hogi” [Armenian Soul]. With Teckeyan’s poetry, his soul and the atmosphere created on the stage the children were able to take the guests and the participants of the event to the Western Armenia for a whole academic hour.