World-known singer, songwriter, Charles Aznavour, 91, and two finalists for Aurora Prize - Marguerite Barankitse, founder of Maison Shalom, and Syeda Ghulam Fatima, who runs the Bonded Labour Liberation Front, visit National Gallery of Armenia, founded in 1921. NEWS.am correspondent informs that “Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity” event was held there.
American actor, screenwriter George Clooney has also arrived in Armenia to participate in the first awarding ceremony of the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity organized by Armenian entrepreneurs Ruben Vardanyan, Noubar Afeyan.
On behalf of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide and in gratitude to their saviors, the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity will be granted annually to an individual whose actions have had an exceptional impact on preserving human life and advancing humanitarian causes. The Aurora Prize Laureate will be honored with a US $100,000 grant. In addition, that individual will have the unique opportunity to continue the cycle of giving by nominating organizations that inspired their work to receive a US $1,000,000 award.
The ceremony will take place in Yerevan on April 24. George Clooney will hand over the award.
Photos by Meline Tonoyan, Arsen Sargsyan/NEWS.am
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