Head of the Martakert region administration Edgar Harutyunyan and other officials came to congratulate the young spouses.
The Talish Church of the Holy Mother of God of the 19th century is inactive. An exception was made for this spouse, as it was the first wedding in Talish after the April war. In April 2016, the families of Tigran and Lilit were forced to leave Talish and find shelter in different settlements of Artsakh. But, the young people wanted to get married in their native village. "My only desire was to have a wedding in our village and to encourage young people to stay in Talish. Talish is a good village. We want the youth to come back and to live here", the bridegroom, Tigran Petrosyan, said. "In fact, it's dangerous to live everywhere. Then why to leave for other places?, added the bride, Lilit Petrosyan.
The President of the Artsakh Republic assumed the expenses for the wedding of Tigran and Lilit. Once Bako Sahakyan promised to personally organize the first wedding in the restored Talish and kept his promise. On the wedding day, the newlyweds, first of all, paid tribute to the memory of those deceased for the freedom of the motherland.
Tigran and Lilit will live in Talish, in the Petrosyans’ house. The parents were very pleased with the decision of the young people. After all, Talish is their homeland. "Let all the young people follow the example of our children and return to their native village. Let them marry and live here", said bride Lusine Bruzyan’s mother. "I am very happy that houses have been built here. We wish that peace is established here, so that we can return, live and work on our land", the groom's father Karapet Petrosyan added.
The Petrosyans’ house was renewed within the program of restoration of Talish. It is furnished and supplied with all the necessary household amenities. Destroyed Talish is gradually recovering. The construction of about twenty houses, public and administrative buildings is funded by Hayastan All-Armenian Fund and the Government of the Republic of Artsakh. "Currently, construction works are underway in the village. Along with the municipal center, a school and a kindergarten, as well as numerous individual houses are being built or restored. As soon as everything is accomplished, we will start the settlement of Talish", said head of the community Vilen Petrosyan.
The festivities center is ready. And the young people came here after the church to have a wedding party. The head of the community was happy and excited, and he is sure that others will follow the example.
The year of 2018 is supposed to be decisive in the restoration of Talish.