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Panagouleia 2024 and the forty first Peace Run have been efficiently accomplished! – 2024-05-23 12:27:20

The 2-day commemoration and honor occasions for Alexandros Panagoulis, organized by the Municipality of Agios Dimitrios, ended on Sunday 19/05. The Panagouleia 2024 occasions had been the event to spotlight the timeless and unchanging values ​​of democracy and freedom. The sturdy message of Peace was despatched on Sunday morning by greater than 2,000 runners who participated within the nice Peace Run 2024.

The “Panagouleia” started on Saturday, Might 18 at 19:00 on the monument of Alexandros Panagoulis, within the sq. of the identical identify, the place a political memorial service was held in reminiscence of the fighter for the Republic, Alexandros Panagoulis.

The Mayor of Agios Dimitrios, Stelios Mamalakis, spoke concerning the struggles and imaginative and prescient of Al. Panagouli but in addition the symbolism of the occasions organized by the municipality yearly. “These occasions ship a timeless message of peace, togetherness and solidarity, which particularly this yr is extra related than ever! The battle in Ukraine is in its third yr and on the similar time a brand new chapter of atrocity has opened in Palestine, from the relentless shelling of the Gaza Strip, with the victims of 1000’s of Palestinian civilians and kids. The suitable of pursuits is imposed via weapons, inhumanely, indiscriminately, cynically! Our Democracy is threatened by excessive ideologies that “feed” on worry and intolerance. In such a juncture, the ideas and values ​​for which Alexandros Panagoulis fought and died are a compass and vacation spot for all of us!”

Then adopted an important live performance by the “Mikis Theodorakis” Unbiased Folks Orchestra with emblematic songs of the good composer, people, zeibeki, epic and his beautiful melodies. Carried out by: Gerasimos Andreatos, Panagiotis Petrakis, Chrysiida, with soloist Manolis Karantini, below the inventive path of Margarita – Aspasia Theodorakis. The live performance was prefaced by the journalist, author and politician Giorgos Lianis, who talked about, amongst different issues, the good work of Mikis Theodorakis and his relationship with the activist Alexandros Panagoulis.

forty first Peace Run

On Sunday, Might 19, the forty first Peace Run happened with nice success, with street races at 2.5, 5 and 10 km in addition to a 1 km delicate route for the disabled. The participation within the races was nice and exceeded 2000 runners.

It’s reminded that this yr, by resolution of the brand new municipal authority, the earnings from the sponsors and the participation of the runners, after overlaying the earnings of the Peace Run, can be allotted to the faculties of our Municipality.

In his quick greeting, Stelios Mamalakis made a particular reference to the Memorial Day for the Genocide of the Pontic Greeks, which coincided with the Peace Race: “This anniversary is a black web page in fashionable Greek and world historical past! We do not overlook! We honor the unhappy anniversary, which on the similar time reinforces the message of the Peace Run, particularly in view of the Olympic Video games, in just a few months in Paris, which makes the perennial request for an Olympic Truce related.”

The Mayor of Agios Dimitrios, who ran the two.5 km route, additionally referred to the numerous giant sponsors of the Peace Run in addition to the vital communication sponsors who: “honor us with their participation on this celebration of Peace. We thank all of them from the underside of our hearts. With out their help we might not have achieved this outcome.”

Stelios Mamalakis additionally thanked the volunteers of the Peace Run, the workers and the executives of the Municipality and particularly within the departments of Tradition, Sports activities, Cleanliness – Inexperienced and Municipal Police who labored intensively for the success of the occasion, in addition to the scholars, the residents, the Olympians and paralympians who took half.

The Peace Run was attended and awarded to the winners: The Deputy Minister of Nationwide Economic system and Finance, Haris Theocharis, who competed on the two.5 km roads, the Deputy Minister of Immigration and Asylum Sofia Voultepsi, the Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Safety Vassilis Spanakis, the Deputy Minister of the Southern Sector Athens: of the ND, Anna Karamanlis, of the KKE Christos Katsotis, of the New Left, Alexis Haritsis and the Vice-Regional Head of the Southern Sector Christos Theodoropoulos, who additionally ran within the 5 km race.

Olympians, para-Olympians, athletes of the working motion, college students, representatives of the primary and second stage of native authorities, municipal councilors, former mayors, representatives of the town’s organizations and associations had been additionally “current”.

The curtain fell on Panagoulei 2024 on Sunday night, at 20:00, in Alexandrou Panagouli Sq. with the live performance of the Municipal Conservatory of Agios Dimitrios “Mikis Theodorakis”, below the inventive path of Dimitris Papatheodorou. The songs that had been heard had been carried out by the Combined Choir of the Municipal Conservatory of Agios Dimitrios.

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