Pensioners in Armenia will be given free tickets to concerts, performances
Pensioners in Armenia will now be offered free tickets to concerts and performances.
Where did the proposal come from?
The Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs came up with the initiative.
Acting Minister of Culture Lilit Makunts and Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Mane Tandilyan signed the agreement yesterday. Makunts stated that the main goal of the project is to enrich the lives of the elderly:
“Traveling in various European cities, one has the impression that life there begins from retirement. We have decided to diversify the lives of our retirees a little bit to the best of our abilities.”
She also said that all the agreements are already in place, as the directors of all theatres are ready to provide tickets for this programme. There is no fixed amount of tickets, but depending on the number of seats in a particular room, retirees will receive from 2.5 to 20 per cent of the total number of tickets.
“Pensioners deserve more, and this is the minimum that our departments can do for them today,” said Tandilyan.
The programme has already begun.
• Armenia’s blind choir – one body, one soul
• How many people will be able to make use of the programme
Preliminary calculations indicate that about two thousand pensioners will be able to use the programme every month. The tickets will be distributed by the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs.
Pensioners will receive a call from the ministry one day before a performance or concert and offered tickets.
According to the latest data, there are about 446,000 pensioners in Armenia.