Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy of Kolkata celebrates its 190th anniversary

The 190th anniversary of the foundation of the Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy (ACPA), Kolkata, India, was celebrated at the college auditorium on April 2, 2011 through a program organized by the teachers of the institution.
The occasion was solicited by members of the Church Committee, members of Armenian Community, staff and students of ACPA.

Armenian College was established in April 1821, by its benefactors Mr. Astwasatoor Mooradkhanian and Mr. Manatsakan Vartanian. It is the second oldest school in Kolkata, ACPA told PanARMENIAN.Net

The high mark of the celebration was the inauguration of the second volume of ‘Indian Armenians’ 2010 bilingual yearbook. With the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, the yearbook which was sponsored by the Church Committee, was released by its Founder Very Rev. Father Khoren Hovhannisyan, Pastor of Armenians in India and Manager of Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy.

The yearbook presents in a comprehensive way, the yearly activities, progress and achievements of the Armenian community of India. The volume includes events that have taken place in “Little Armenia” in India – Armenian College, including the academic and co-curricular achievements of its promising students.

The program ended with the valedictory address by Father Khoren, followed by benediction.

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