Sevak Markosyan, founder of the Markos toys Company – won the Grand Prix at the Hero of Our Times Award. He received the prize from Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan at a ceremony held at the historic Zvartnots Temple on Independence Day.

Twelve others were honored with awards. Two special prizes were handed to workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and for the troops for their heroic actions in defending the country during the July clashes incited by Azerbaijan.

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“By glorifying the heroes of our time, we glorify the creative potential of a person, a citizen,” Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said.

Nikol Pashinyan noted that the heroes thank the government when receiving their award. In reality, he said, the government is grateful to these people, because by their actions they prove that what is being said is possible and real.

The Hero Of Our Times is also an eponymous TV show discovering and presenting entrepreneurial success stories. The program run by the Public Relations and Information Center organization of the Prime Minister’s Office is about honest, creative, aspiring and hard-working persons who pave their own way.

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