The big anniversary is celebrating by honoring the true protagonists of the historical course, the volunteers, who at any time offered with a new ethos and self-denial, the altruism and solidarity towards the suffering fellow beings without discrimination.
On the occasion of the celebration of the anniversary during a special event which will be held on Monday, 13 June 2016, and, at 19.00, at the hotel “Mediterranean Palace”, the Hellenic Red Cross will honor for humanitarian of the offer, mr Nikolaos Hatzinikolaou, Metropolitan of Mesogaia and Lavreotiki. A renowned scientist who excelled in Physics, Astrophysics and the research Medical in top universities such as Harvard and M.I.T., and the personal searches led him to NASA, where he served as senior executive and company Arthur D. Little, in Theology and in the service of the Church. The phd studies are focused on Biomedical Technology, while it has declared a ph. d. student in the field of Bioethics in the Theology School of the ARISTOTLE university of thessaloniki. In 2008 he was appointed an honorary doctorate at the Department of Social Theology of the University of Athens.
During his tenure at Children’s Hospital Boston actively participated in collective efforts to assist children and their families who were facing incurables. The dialogue with the problem of pain later became a term of everyday life, and then he founded the standard pressure relief unit resuscitation ÎºÎ±ÏÎ´Î¹Î¿Ï‡ÎµÎ¹ÏÎ¿Ï…ÏÎ³Î·Î¼ÎÎ½Ï‰Î½ patients of the Hospital “Evangelismos”. Metropolitan Nicholas will be a keynote speaker of the event with the theme of the speech of the “Volunteering: a Course with continuous reboots”.
The president of the Greek Red Cross Dr. Antonios Avgerinos will be awarding an honorary distinction in the Eminence, Metropolitan of Mesogaia and Lavreotiki, honoring the person, as pointed out, “all the great humanitarians that stood out for her selfless contribution to their fellow man, by adopting the principles of humanitarian law, as it did the founder of the Î•ÏÏ…Î¸ÏÎ¿ÏƒÏ„Î±Ï…ÏÎ¹ÏƒÎ¼Î¿Ï and eminent Swiss humanist Henry Dunant hospital”.
In his message on the occasion of the anniversary of mr. Avgerinos said: “The Greek Red Cross celebrate with joy and feelings of pride in the course of 139 years in our country. A course in which a match for the most dramatic events of modern history, from the greco-Turkish war of 1878 to our days that the country is experiencing the consequences of the economic recession and the refugee crisis. The assistance of the nation was huge, both in time of war, and peace, and as a result established in our country, the far-reaching philosophical conception of the Î•ÏÏ…Î¸ÏÎ¿ÏƒÏ„Î±Ï…ÏÎ¹ÏƒÎ¼Î¿Ï”
“We honor all the volunteers of the Red Cross, offered with self-sacrifice and self-denial in a national difficult historical periods, but also the modern heroes who give daily a good example in the fields of human solidarity. It’s thousands across the country, cultivate a new ethos and attitude to life and are the hope of our society”.
The Hellenic Red Cross was established in 1877 originally as the “Association assistant of the war wounded”, while in the years of Ï€Î¿Î»Ï…Ï„Î¬ÏÎ±Ï‡Î¿Ï… national life that followed has extended the charitable activities and became a patron of the state in the service of critical health and humanitarian needs, and dealing with the heartbreaking consequences of natural disasters.
The event to celebrate 139 years of the Greek Red Cross, will also speak, the president of the Greek Red Cross mr Antonios Avgerinos, greeting will be addressed by the state secretary for the Interior and Administrative Reconstruction (Macedonia – Thrace), Maria Kollia – Tsarouha, while will be attended by representatives of church, state and military leadership.
Welcome of the President
the Regional Department of E.E.P. Thessaloniki
mr. Panagiotis Î”ÎÎ½Ï„ÏƒÎ¿ÏÎ±
19:05 View VIDEO of Hellenic Red Cross
19:15 Greeting mrs Maria Kollia – Tsarouha,
Deputy minister of Interior and Administrative Reconstruction (Macedonia and Thrace)
19:20 Presentation of the Field
Social Welfare and
Samaritans, Rescuers and ÎÎ±Ï…Î³Î¿ÏƒÏ‰ÏƒÏ„ÏŽÎ½ E.E.P.
19:35 Speech of the President
the Hellenic Red Cross
Dr. Antonios Avgerinos
19:45 Speech By Eminence
Metropolitan of Mesogaia and Lavreotiki
Lord Lord Nikolaos Hatzinikolaou
Video of the International Federation of Red Cross Societies
20:15 End of event