Photos by Mariam Hovnuni
Adam was a student of the National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia and had dreamed of becoming an architect and holding his personal exhibition since childhood.
On the night of 1 April 2016, Adam Sahakyan was on the border and, being the elder soldier at the military position, led the battle, fought against the enemy with his friends-in-combat and caused severe blows to the enemy.
He fought until he shed the last drop of his blood. The hero of our days led a battle against the enemy for several hours, and it provided the regiment of Jebrayil to be stationed and become fortified on the second line of the military front. As a result, Adam Sahakyan, who is also known as “the battalion of angels”, as well as his friends-in-combat broke the backbone of the enemy, presented its advancement towards the depths of the country and subverted the adversary’s plan to achieve victory fast through a blitzkrieg.
Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia Hermine Naghdalyan and Chairperson of the State Committee on Urban Development adjunct to the Government of the Republic of Armenia Narek Sargsyan were also participating in the opening of the exhibition.
According to the chairman of the Committee, Adam could have become a talented architect. “We take pride in him as a person and as a professional. We are proud that such a young person sacrificed his life for our homeland.”
Among others attending the event were Adam’s parents, who proudly looked at their son’s works and remembered the look of sweetness on his face. Adam Sahakyan’s mother, Gaiane Antonyan remembers her son’s smile, his dreams and his aspiration. “Every work exhibited here is a sacred relic for the members of our family,” she said.
The exhibition showcases twenty works by Adam, most of which remained incomplete. The exhibition will run until November 11.