TAKIS IOANNIDES Panayotis (Takis) Ioannides was born in Kallithea, Athens, Greece on 15 April 1955. He is citizen of Planet Earth. He is married, and got three 3 kids (World, European & National champions of Taekwondo and scientists). His roots are from Peloponnese, Arcadia and Epirus (his mother) and Peloponnese, city of Aegion & Minor Asia, Greek Pontus lands (his father).
He has studied Shipping Studies, Computer Programming, Project Management, Safety, HR, Logistics. He is researcher of Greek philosophy for 30 years. He has the Honorary Degree of Dr of Literature by HWAAC-vise for diploma no 358. Heworked for 39 years of IBM Hellas sa. Now he is a pensioner of IBM Hellas sa. In the past he also worked for two years inE.F. HUTTON sa. He is a Trustee of the Maniatakeion Foundation. He is member of Executive Board and member of the committee of books evaluation of the ESTIA of New Smyrna Foundation. He is member of the Global Harmony Association (GHA, see also Leo Semashko) and a co-writer of books of GHA.
He is member of the International Forum for Literature and Culture of Peace (IFLAC, see also Ada Aharoni). He is also a member of this education team of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network. He is a member of the International Academy of Letters, Arts and Sciences of Athens. He is poet of the SKAI Channel in Greece. He is poet, writer, researcher, lecturer, literature critic, philosopher, and painter.
He has written hundreds of poems, 9 books and more than 300 essays. His books andhis poems are registered in the Greek National Library of Greece in Athens. He has offered his poetic work via the national radio stations and other individuals for more than 15 years, daily for free. Poems and books by him have been awarded with prizes in Greece and many other countries.
He donates his paintings in bazaars of Athens for children with special health problems, such as AIDs, or mental mind problems. He publishes his poems, essays, articles (philosophical, social, historical, scientific), and interviews with spiritual persons of our planet Earth via the newspaper EPIKAIRA of New Smyrna in Athens, the Arcadians and other foreign magazines. His poems and interviews have been introduced via TV, radio stations, and magazines in Greece and Cyprus for 20 years by now. In 2009 the Greek Parliament chose his poem "For the child" for the global day of children. He is also a creator of a blood bank in Athens.
He has been registered in the Who Is Who of Greece (5th edition 2010) and in the Greek Encyclopedia of Greek Poets and Literates, edited by Harry Patsi. He is a member of theArcadians. He is Martial Arts Instructor (Taekwondo ITF), a national and international Umpire, and practicing also Iyengar Yoga. He is, furthermore, the former vice president and member of the International Society of Greek Writers and Arts (DEEL), as well as the former vice president ofLefkohori Arcadia, and the former president of the IBM Club.
He believes in actions not theories, in fully offering hisgifts and talents to humanity, in contributing and helping any fellow human at his best ability, to LIBERTY, to TRUTH, to LOVE, to JUSTICE, to PEACE, to HARMONY, and toHuman DIGNITY.
He is optimist for the future, of children and of Mother Nature, as long as active spiritual persons will exist on Planet Earth, and are healthily thinking for the common benefit. And he also hopes that one day "scientists" will succeed in understanding that they are responsible for the existing evil on Planet Earth, for the suffering of children, for the deaths of children and adults, for wars, for weapons, for nuclear threats, for abnormal food, and so forth, all by their creations... He is a student of this Life.