KOLKATA, India—With the blessing of His Holiness Karekin II, the Catholicos of All Armenians, the third volume of the bilingual yearbook of the Armenian Church of India and Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy in Kalkata, ‘Indian Armenians – 2011’ was unveiled on August 8.
The founder of the yearbook, Very Rev. Father Khoren Hovhannisyan, Pastor of Armenians in India and Manager of Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy has commented in his opening message of the yearbook,
“In 2012, Armenians, all over the world, will celebrate the 500th anniversary of Armenian Typography.
The 2012 will be marked also with two more anniversaries in the life of Indian Armenians and both are connected with Madras (Chennai). The first one is the 300th anniversary of establishment of Saint Mary Armenian Church, the second one is the 240th anniversary of origination of Armenian Publication in Madras.”
This encyclopedic volume that was compiled with meticulous and arduous endeavour, in the legacy of the Armenian publications, bears testimony to the yearlong events in the Armenian Church and the Armenian Community in India. The yearbook also presents in a comprehensive way, the yearly activities, progress and achievements of the Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy.
This yearbook which contains articles about the rich and glorious heritage of the Indian Armenians was sponsored by the Church Committee of Holy Nazareth, Kolkata.