Dear students, youth,
On May 16, 1919, Yerevan State University, the large network for Armenian thought, was established by the decision of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Armenia. Ninety-six years later, in 2015, the Government of the Republic of Armenia established May 16th as the Day of Students and Youth.
Being the most active, the most daring and the innovative sector of society and living in an era in which there are many problems and challenges, you play an active and effective role in all the major processes in life and make a great contribution to the ensuring of the defense and security of our homeland.
I would like to congratulate you on this beautiful day. I wish you become more educated and gain more knowledge, have the vigor and energy to turn your ideas into a reality and carry out your initiatives for your self-development, the empowerment and development of our homeland, the establishment of peace and the preservation of universal values.
I would especially like to congratulate the young Armenians who are fighting in one of the most heroic episodes in modern Armenian history with arms in their hands. May you always be powerful, have an unbreakable will and be in peace, Armenian soldiers!
Congratulations to us all on this beautiful and memorable holiday!