YEREVAN. ?€“ The official opening of the ancient Armenian book fair was held recently in Kolkata, India.
Armenia?€™s Ambassador to Armenia Ara Hakobyan and the directors of national libraries delivered opening remarks at the event, the Armenia MFA press service informed.
was not a random choice for this important exhibition. The first
Armenian periodical, Aztarar, was published in 1794 in Madras. Several
books featured in the fair likewise are printed in India," Ambassador
Hakobyan specifically said in his remarks.? ?
He also thanked India for organizing the fair at a high level.
fair, which will run until Saturday, exhibits books that are brought
from the National Library of Armenia, and provided by the library of the
Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy of Kolkata.