President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan sent a congratulatory message on Motherhood and Beauty Day, the message runs as follows:
Dear heroic Armenian women,
Dear mothers, sisters, grandmothers, women and daughters,
We used to say sincere and warm words of congratulations and gratitude, wish you to be healthy and happy, and peace reigns in your homes and in the homeland.
But, today conflicting feelings have become heavier in our souls, on the one hand, the inexpressible pain and sorrow, the suffering and bitterness that can not be alleviated by a single word, and on the other hand, the imperative to find new strength, to survive that is facing all of us.
Today, I bow first to all those mothers, sisters, wives and daughters whose relatives have martyred for the defence of the homeland, to those who are still waiting for their relatives, cherishing in their souls the hope that they will see and hug their loved ones again. Let your cherished dreams come true, let other disasters bypass you on the way of your life.
Dear women in Artsakh, Armenia and the Diaspora,
The Armenian woman has always stood out with her endurance, wisdom, unwavering and selfless devotion. My wish is that your love and warmth, care and kindness will be returned to you many times. May God protect you and your families''.