Armenians of Tbilisi organize action to clean Veri cemetery

Armenians of Tbilisi organize action to clean Veri cemetery

PanARMENIAN.Net - The action of cleaning Veri cemetery of Tbilisi was initiated by the National Congress of Armenians of Georgia with the support of representatives of other organizations, including the Assembly of Tbilisi Armenians, Nor Serund, Shen, etc, as well as ordinary residents of the city.

“This is our cultural heritage and we should preserve it. Previously, Surb Khach Church was operating at the cemetery’s territory, but its activity has been stopped during the Soviet era. Famous and respected residents of Tbilisi are buried at the cemetery. Today, due to the fact that heirs of these people do not live in Georgia, their graves are neglected. Besides, tombstones of famous people disappear with the lapse of time,” representative of the Armenian community Mikhail Avagyan told a PanARMENIAN.Net reporter.

The activists cleaned up 12 neglected graves, vaults and sepulchers.

The action was covered by Georgia’s RegionTV television channel.

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