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PM Pashinyan and his spouse join “Armenian Universe” carpet weaving initiative of wounded soldiers


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Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Mrs. Anna Hakobyan joined the wounded Armenian soldiers’ campaign to create the “Armenian Universe” carpet. The Prime Minister and Mrs. Hakobyan first called on the injured servicemen under treatment at the Defender of Homeland rehabilitation center, inspected progress in the process of treatment and wished them a speedy recovery.

On the initiative of the Defender of Homeland rehabilitation center, the Soldier’s House heroes created a beautiful Armenian carpet, called “Armenian Universe.” Tigran Mansuryan, Jivan Gasparyan, Armenian jazz legend Malkhas, Aurora Prize laureate Tom Catena and others have also joined the initiative.

The carpet should be ready by November 1, 2019. The Armenian community of the United States will have the opportunity to purchase the carpet at auction. The auction and a gala dinner will be held November 3, at 17:30, at The Glendale Hilton Hotel in California. All proceeds will go to the construction of the Heroes’ Cafe and a training center at the Soldiers’ House.

After the auction, a carpet weaving center will be operational at the Defender of Homeland rehabilitation center with the support of Megerian Carpet. Masters will continue to teach carpet weaving to soldiers under treatment, some of whom will train their hands, others will be able to master the craft and start making money.

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