For the past 10 years, the Pedagogical University has celebrated the end of the year with a book award – the Best Reader awards ceremony.
This year Rima Zatikyan, a student of the Faculty of History and Law, was named ASPU’s Best Reader. As an award, she will travel to Western Armenia.
“If I were asked by which structure a university’s level can be assessed, I would say with its library. The library enables readers to keep abreast with the times. It is the most important institute in any educational institution,” ASPU Rector Ruben Mirzakhanyan said when congratulating the best student.
The rector highly appreciated the efforts of the Library Director Tigran Petrosyants and the librarians and said the library will be modernized in the coming year. “This university educates future teachers; hence the future of Armenian school and people depends on it,” he added.
The best students of the University’s ten faculties, primary and high schools were also awarded during the ceremony. Ararat Petrosyan (9th grader, ASPU Primary School), Simon Hovhannisyan (12th grader, ASPU High School), Julieta Grigoryan (Faculty of Educational Psychology and Sociology), Diana Aghasyan (Faculty of Primary Education), Hripsime Minasyan (Faculty of Culture), Laura Mnatsakanyan (Faculty of Foreign Languages), Arevik Hakobyan (Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics), Christine Abrahamyan (Faculty of History and Law), Hripsime Avdalyan (Faculty of Primary Education), Heghine Pahlevanyan (Faculty of Philology) were among the awardees. Lida Khachatryan, a third-year student of the Faculty of Philology, won the Charm Prize. The names of the authors whose books were in great demand in 2019 were also announced during the ceremony. Doctor of Philology Lalik Khachatryan was recognized as one of the top authors. His books have been asked for about 14 500 times this year. Psychologist Albert Nalchajyan tops the list; his books have been asked for 32 000 times.
“Books are an indispensable tool in education, they can heal the mind. People go to the libraries to heal their minds,” said Tigran Petrosyants. He then presented the results of the past ten years – ASPU has had 178 best readers from different faculties, High School and Primary School.
Deans of the faculties and principals of primary and high schools also congratulated the best readers. They stressed that the number of readers is increasing year by year, so ‘reading is fashionable at all times.’ They advised readers to maintain a strong connection with books, which will help them master the course, form a worldview, have achievements, be educated and knowledgeable.