The Czech Mint joins World Red Cross Day celebrations
"It was an honour for us to participate in the festive meeting for the World Red Cross & Red Crescent Day in the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic," says the Jablonec company. On behalf of the Czech Mint, its spokeswoman Lenka Klimentová handed over symbolic cheques for an amount exceeding six hundred thousand crowns for the humanitarian activities of the Czech Red Cross. The Mint also once again supplied silver Thank You medals for the awardees for their contribution to others in connection with the war conflict.
"This is a joint project that we started already at the time of the pandemic," explained the Mint spokesperson, adding that the need and opportunity to thank with an artistically rendered pure metal as a gift of lasting value has lost none of its significance after the coronavirus was overcome. "There will still be legions of volunteers with their hearts on their sleeves to help those in need. Since the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine, the Red Cross has been on the front line of helping, whether at our aid centres or directly organising the transport of medical supplies, ambulances and equipment to the war-torn country," Klimentova noted.
The solemn assembly, which was held under the auspices of the President of the Senate, Miloš Vystrčil, took place in the Main Hall of the Senate on 9 May. Senator Miroslava Němcová highly appreciated the voluntary work of the Red Cross, which has a long tradition in our countries and is especially important in today's humanitarian difficult situation marked in particular by the war in Ukraine. In the keynote speech of the President of the Czech Red Cross, Marek Jukl, among other things, emphasized the importance of international humanitarian law in times of armed conflict, which both protects the victims of war and gives the world a benchmark for judging the behaviour of armed forces.
The most important part of the Assembly was the presentation of awards to a long list of those whose work contributes to the Red Cross mission or enables us to help by their support. "We are pleased to have been able to honour seventy of them, whether with a Commemorative Certificate, the ČČK Long Service Award, the Life Saving Plaque or even the highest award - the Alice Masaryk Medal. We must not forget the Certificate of Appreciation associated with the Thank You medal minted for those who have contributed to helping the victims of the war in Ukraine," said Josef Konečný, director of the office, on behalf of the ČČK management.