The one who raised the National Flag on the highest mast at four editions of the Olympic Games and at the Eight World Championships, Ivan Patzachin, is no longer with us.
Fewer people know that the great champion was also a friend of Romanian research, of our institute. In order to promote Romanian brands, the Ivan Patzaichin – Mila 23 Association, member of the working group of the Danube and Delta Strategy, initiated and participated with INCDSB in the development of natural products based on plant extracts from plants specific to the Delta, products derived from traditions popular. The products thus obtained were exhibited at the research salons in the canoe made by himself.
In addition, he was an important voice in supporting the DANUBIUS-RI project, being aware that the development of scientific research and innovation capacities in the Danube Delta will lead to a sustainable management and local development of the area.
We will keep his memory alive and we will strive to carry on the projects, the care and the love he had all his life for the wonderful land between the waters, the Danube Delta!