Prime Minister Pashinyan received Mariam Mkrtchyan, the winner of the World and European Chess Championship under 18 years of age | So Good News


YEREVAN, November 24. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan received Mariam Mkrtchyan, a member of the Armenian women’s national chess team, winner of the world and European championship under 18 years of age, and her coach Zaven Andriasyan. The meeting was also attended by Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports Vahram Dumanyan and Deputy Minister of Education Karen Giloyan, Prime Minister’s Office told ARMENPRESS.

In his congratulatory speech, Prime Minister Pashinyan said:

“Dear Mary,

Dear Zaven,

Congratulations to you and all of us, your parents and friends, on this important victory. We really appreciate it and are excited for your success. And the main question I ask, and we ask ourselves: what should we do to support your talent to bring new and great victories to Armenia?

I must say right away that this is a state policy for us, because I want to draw attention to the fact that in the strategy of transformation of Armenia until 2050, we set the goal that the representative of the Republic of Armenia should win. individual world chess champion title. And now we are looking for candidates, because unfortunately, unfortunately, the government, ministers, deputy ministers can hardly do it, we need candidates to support them. to accomplish that goal can be reached. I don’t want those goals to be perceived as unrealistic, because the history of chess in Armenia has already brought its objective benefits, we just need to make the right policy and implement that policy.

Of course, this is not directly related to the topic, but I would also like to know that we are now thinking about creating a talent support fund in Armenia. More precisely, we do not think, we have made a decision, we are thinking about how to make it more effective. What will the fund be about? First of all, the state policy is aimed at creating maximum opportunities in the field of general education and other fields of education, including physical education and sports, and to show the talent of our children as clearly as possible. Self-expression, so to speak, is the main issue, but in the process of self-expression, of course, there are especially hardworking people, because I believe that talent is not always the right word. The right word is hard work, because, first of all, a person discovers his inner talent through his own hard work, because I believe that all people are equally talented, and another thing is what the objective and subjective conditions create for him. Now the objective condition is to bring the education system into proper condition, the subjective condition is already related to the environment. coach, environment and more.

Now the objective condition is to bring the education system into proper condition, the subjective condition is already related to the environment: the coach, the environment, etc. We need to subjectively identify struggling talents, consult with them and their families, and see what personal program we can use to help that effort continue to unfold. By the way, this applies not only to the field of sports, but also to absolutely all fields, because someone’s talent can be shown in sports, someone’s talent in art, and the third in science. I believe that this is also a very important strategic plan and we must implement this plan.

Actually, I spoke for a long time, but I spoke long enough to show how excited we, personally, are about your victory. I want to thank you, as well as your family and parents, for this great victory you brought to the Republic of Armenia.”

Issues related to the further development of chess in Armenia were discussed at the meeting. The interlocutors exchanged views on the possibilities of holding international chess tournaments in our country, state programs for the promotion of this industry. The Prime Minister noted that the government will continue to support the development of chess and sports in general by all means.


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