Around 6,500 participants of the 8th Pan-Armenian Games visited the Armenian Genocide Memorial complex on August 11.
The participants visited Tsitsernakaberd with the President of the Republic of Armenia Vahagn Khachaturyan, Chairman of the Pan-Armenian Games World Committee Ishkhan Zakaryan, deputies Roland Sharoyan, Stepan Der-Bedrosyan and other members of the Pan-Armenian Games Executive Committee. The guests were accompanied by AGMI Director Harutyun Marutyan.
Wreaths were placed at the memorial to the victims of the Armenian Genocide on behalf of the President of the Republic of Armenia and the Chairman of the World Committee of the Pan-Armenian Games, after which the participants of the 8th Pan-Armenian Games placed flowers near the Eternal Fire and observed a minute’s silence in memory of the innocent martyrs of the Armenian Genocide. The guests then toured the Armenian Genocide Museum and became acquainted with its permanent and temporary exhibitions.
A number of the athletes who had come from 179 cities of 41 countries of the world and were visiting Tsitsernakaberd for the first time were very impressed and moved by their visit.