Prelate Honors Community Activist Manas Boujikian with “Knight of Cilicia” Medal

In preparation for the ANCA Telethon, on the evening of Thursday, May 17, 2012, community leaders and members gathered for a reception at Phoenicia Restaurant in Glendale. During the event, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, honored long-time community activist Mr. Manas Boujikian with the “Knight of Cilicia” medal as appreciation and commendation for his many years of dedicated service for the progress of the Armenian cause and community.

The ANC-WR and Asbarez Newspaper had jointly organized the event, which was also a celebration of Mr. Boujikian’s 80th birthday. By the request of the ANC, the Prelate and Executive Council had appealed to H.H. Catholicos Aram I to honor Mr. Boujikian, to which His Holiness had responded favorably.

The evening included remarks by Mr. Raffi Hamparian and Mr. Apo Boghigian, on behalf of the ANC-WR and Asbarez newspaper respectively.

In his message, the Prelate highly commended Mr. Boujikian for his efforts towards the advancement of the Armenian cause and people through his service in various organizations including the ARF and ANC, and also through his financial support of a great number of community institutions and organizations. On behalf of His Holiness, the Prelate then presented Mr. Boujikian with the “Knight of Cilicia” medal.

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