President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou, met earlier with the Goodwill Ambassador of UNESCO, Marianna Vardinogianni, to discuss the planned celebrations for the 2500 year anniversary of the Battle of Thermopylae.
While briefing the schedule of the events, Vardinoyannis also announced the Marianna Vardinoyannis Institute’s decision to give funds it had originally set aside for the celebrations to vulnerable groups stricken by the pandemic.
“Soon our Foundation will announce the actions to honour the historical memory, with the primary goal of inspiring the new generation in Greece with the values and ideals of our ancestors,” Ms Vardinoyannis added.
The Hellenic President hopes that the celebrations “will contribute to our self awareness and to presenting Greece’s historic wealth.”
On her part, Sakellaropoulou also expressed her full support for Ms. Vardinogianni for the work carried out by the ELPIDA-Association of Friends of Children with Cancer Association.
Expressing her interest in the latest scientific developments in the childhood cancer field, she asking to visit the Children’s Oncology Unit so that she too can contribute to the ever-lasting fight.
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