15 May 2006

Iranian Armenian students in Kolkata visit their families

For the first time since their enrollment three years ago in the Armenian
College and Philanthropic Academy (ACPA), a group of Iranian Armenian
students (24 in number) headed home to spend summer vacations with parents,
relatives and friends in Iran.

The students were accompanied in their journey back with Ararad Yeghigian
and ex-student of the Academy and the current representative in Iran, who
arrived earlier to Kolkata specifically for this purpose. During his visit
to the Academy Yeghigian had meetings with the administration of the school
and examined closely the living conditions of the students. He was briefed
on their future educational prospects. Following his tour Yeghigian pointed
out that, although the Academy is facing different sorts of challenges, but
recent developments have clearly shown that the situation is changing
positively toward a brighter future.

The manager of the Academy Father Oshagan Gulgulian blessed the students
prior their departure and wished they will be able to return back, after
staying some time near their beloved ones, with more energy and freshness,
in order to go ahead with their studies, under the ceiling of this 185 years
old historical educational institute.

Date of the above press release: 11th May 2006

Contact Details:
The Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy (ACPA):
56B, MIRZA GHALIB ST. KOLKATA (Calcutta), India
E-mail: armeniancollege@sify.com

Manager: Father Oshagan Gulgulian

See photo of the students and the Armenian press release at:

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