The following magazine, भारत सन्देश - The Indian Herald - ԱԶԴԱՐԱՐ ՀՆԴԿԱՍՏԱՆԻ Vol. III No. 1, was published for the new Embassy of India in Armenia in January 2002.
|Cover Page of Bharat Sandesh, January 2002|
It is with great pleasure and satisfaction that the Embassy of India in Armenia releases the third issue of its Journal, Azdarar Handkastani, i.e. Bharat Sandesh. We have been immensely encouraged by the deep interest in and appreciative obervations on the contents and layout of the first two issues by the dignitaries and distinguished readers in Armenia and India. I may particularly quote H. H. Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians who, in his inspiring message of blessings for the last issue, pointed out that, "The word Azdarar transports us to the close of the 18th century when one of the devotees of the Armenian Church, Priest Harutiun Shmavonian, published the first ever Armenian journal with the same title in India from 1794 to 1796. We are confident that the magazine, 'Azdarar Handkastani' will become the herald of centuries-old friendship and cultural interaction between the people of two countries".
It may be stated that the first issue released in December, 2000 underlined the various parameters of the historical friendship between India and Armenia culminating in the new epoch with the establishment of the resident diplomatic Missions in Yerevan and New Delhi. The second issue celebrated the silver jubilee of the memorable visit of friendship to Armenia in June '76 by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and also the release of Armenian edition of epic Mahabharat. The present issue, while further elaborating on the landmarks of historical relations of friendship between the two countries, particularly dwells upon the various significant events of the recent past.
As regards, various manifestations of India-Armenia relations, the second session of India-Armenia Inter-Governmental Commission Meeting/Foreign Office Consultations held in Yerevan on July 25-27, 2001 has been prominently covered. A comprehensive protocol identifying specific projects of various sectors of mutual interest including information technology, seismology, pharmaceuticals, micro-enterprises, health and biomedical research, etc. while signed during this institutionalised meeting. An Agreement on Standardisation and Metrology was also concluded.
I am glad to mention that the scheme of Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) has proved a great success with 18 Armenian nominees attending various training courses in India during 2001. The Reception Function of the 10th anniversary of Independence of Armenia was celebrated was celebrated as an important event in New Delhi with the prescence of the Vice President of India and other high dignitaries. Armenian troupe of dance and music, 'Akounk' was in India in November and presented highly successful performances in Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai.
Lastly, I would take this opportunity to mention that in March this year, the resident Embassy of India in Armenia will complete three years of its functioning. Looking back, the period has been full of such a satisfaction and pleasure for myself and the First team of my colleagues. Our tasks in Armenia have indeed been made so easier and pleasant by the deep feelings of friendship, warmth and admiration for India at all levels of the Government and people in Armenia.
Ambassador of India to Armenia
Table of Contents
|Message||H.E. Mr Vartan Oskanian||4|
|Civilisations Never Clash||President K.R. Narayanan||6-7|
|A Vision for South Asia||P.M. A.B. Vajpayee||8-9|
|Sarmad - an Armenian Sufi Poet of India||S.S. Hameed||10-11|
|India-Armenia Relations: Milestones||Manish Prabhat||12|
|Events and Activities||14|
|Highest Astronomical Obervatory||R. Rao||15|
|Milk Miracle in India||Dr. V. Kurien||16-17|
|Nobel for Naipaul||Madhu R. Sekher||18|
|Land of Ancestors||V.S. Naipaul||19|
|Modern Indian Agriculture||T.M. Chishti||20-21|
|In Tune with Father's Melody||N.K. Sareen||22-23|
|Events and Activities||25|
|India-Armenia Meeting in Yerevan||26|
|India in 1700th Anniversary of Christianity in Armenia||27|
|Events of Armenia in India||28|
|Armenia celebrates in India; ՀԱՅԿԱԿԱՆ ՏՈՆԱԿԱՏԱՐՈՒԹՅՈՒՆՆԵՐ ՀՆԴԿԱՍՏԱՆՈԷՄ||29|
|A Vision of Armenia in Madras; ԵՐԱԶԱՆՔՆԵՐՆ ԻՐԱԿԱՆԱՆՈՒՆ ԵՆ.||David Zenian||30-31|
|Armenians at Home in India; «ՀՆԴԿԱՍՏԱՆԸ ՄԻՇՏ ԷԼ ՀԱՅԵՐԻՍ ՀԱՄԱՐ ԲԱՐԵԿԱՄ ԵՎ ՀԱՐԱՁԱՏ ԵՐԿՒՐ Ւ»||Sergei Yeritsian, MP||32-33|
|Nutan - a Complete Actress; ՆՈԻՏԱՆԸ - ԱՆԶՈՒԳԱԿԱՆ ԴԵՐԱՍԱՆՈՒՀԻ||B.M. Malhotra||34-35|
|India-Armenia Meeting in Yerevan||36|
|When Dreams Dance; ԵՐԲ ՑԱՆԿՈՒԹՅՈՒՆՆ ԻՐԱԿԱՆԱՆՈՒՄ Է...||Naira Shovgaryan||37|
|Centuries of Friendship; ԴԱՐԱՎՈՐ ԲԱՐԵԿԱՄՈՒԹՅՈՒՆԸ ՆՈՐ ՔԱՌՈՒՂԻՆԵՐՈՒՄ||38|
|Events and Activities||39|
|An Evening of India in Yerevan||40|
|Release of Mahabharat in Armenian; ՀԱՅԱՍՏԱՆԻ ՄԷՋ ԼՈՅՍ ՏԵՍԱՒ «ՄԱՀԱՊՀԱՐԱՏԱ» ԷՊՈՍԸ||41|
|Women of India and Armenia; ԱՐԵՎԵԼՔԻ ԵՎ ԱՐԵՎՄՈՒՏՔԻ ԻԴԵԱԼԱԿԱՆ ՀԱՄԱԴՐՈՒԹՅՈՒՆԸ||42-43|
|Gauhar Jan - Armenian Legend in India; ԻՄ ԱՆՈՒՆՆ Է ԳՈՀԱՐ ՋԱՆ||Pran Neville||44|
|Ambassador's Page; राजदूत का पृष्ठ||45|
|Gurudutt - A Talented Film Maker; गुरूदत्त - समर्पित और अतिसंवेदनशील फिल्मकार||B.M. Malhotra||46-47|
|Urdu - A Language of Love and Tolerance; उर्दू - प्रेम और सहिष्णुता की भाषा||K.K. Khullar||48|
|Gems of Urdu Poetry; उर्दू शायरी के रत्न||49|
|Review - A Remarkable Repository of Ancient Texts; समीक्षा - प्राचीन ग्रंथों का एक उल्लेखनीय कोश||Hargulaal||50|