On 1 May President of the Artsakh Republic Bako Sahakyan visited the village of Herher in the Martouni region. The President partook at the solemn ceremony of opening the newly-built sports hall of the village school. The Head of the State expressed gratitude to French philanthropists of Armenian origin Hrach Siseryan and Elizabeth Keleshyan for financing the construction of this sports object. For patriotic activity the President awarded the philanthropists with "The Gratitude" medal. In his speech Bako Sahakyan underlined that the sports hall would be of a pivotal significance for developing physical culture in Herher and the neighboring villages. Second President of NKR Arkady Ghukasyan, Primate of the Artsakh Diosese of the Armenian Apostolic Church Archbishop Pargev Martirosyan and other officials partook at the event.