Greek businesswoman Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki was assigned to head the committee for “Greece 2021” a fiesta to celebrate the 200 years of liberation from the Ottoman occupation. Known as the Greek Iron Lady, Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki was the head of the committee that organized the Olympic Games 2004 in Athens with magnificent ceremonies.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis assigned Angelopoulos-Daskalaki to head the committee that will organize and oversee the events that will take place for the 200 years since the 1821 Greek War of Independence.
According to state-run news agency amna, Kyriakos Mitsotakis is implementing his decision to have 2021 as a national holiday year for Hellenism, in and beyond Greece.
During their meeting at Maximos Mansion, the Premier and Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki discussed the goals of this milestone anniversary for Greeks, which “offers the country the opportunity to re-establish itself in the international community after a crisis of several years.”
As the PM emphasized, “2021 will be a year when all Greeks will celebrate together, united, the 200 years of freedom of the Greek state, all of us proud of our past and confident of our future.”
The events will take place nationwide, in the capitals of each region, in emblematic places of historical significance, as well as in major cities abroad, and will culminate in the summer of 2021 with events in the capital Athens.
It was also decided that the Hellenic Foundation for Culture will be the main actor of this initiative, in addition to the relevant ministries and distinguished personalities of the arts, culture and sciences.
“I thank the Prime Minister for the trust and the honor bestowed on me, to assign me the responsibility of such an important matter for the Greek people and Greece. We will do our best together,” said Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki after meeting Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki is internationally known for her presidency of the organizing committee of the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, and was named one of the 50 most powerful women by Forbes magazine.
PS and I have already assigned our IT guy to start ironing the 400 pleads of his fustanella for we will have to go around in traditional costumes for one whole year.