The President of the "Greece 2021" Committee elaborated in her speech at the 99th Supreme Congress of AHEPA on the "intangible legacy" of the anniversary year, namely the cultivation of an alternative culture on how we approach our past and our future. Mrs. Gianna Angelopoulos– Daskalaki, who opened the event at the Acropolis Museum, was the recipient of the 2021 Hellenism Award, which is dedicated to the continuous promotion of Hellenism and the advancement of Greece worldwide.
"I feel especially honored," Mrs. Angelopoulos – Daskalaki underlined, "precisely because this award derives from the historical, collective, and independent Greek Diaspora organization that incorporates a substantial part of our worldwide Greek Diaspora. From people who promote Greek issues worldwide, support the values associated with the enduring course of Hellenism, such as humaneness, freedom, and democracy, and have demonstrated outstanding charitable and educational accomplishments in the last 99 years."
The event, at which Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and other personalities closely tied to the Greek Diaspora were also honored with awards, was very emotionally charged. It concluded with everyone present singing the Greek national anthem gazing at the illuminated rock of the Acropolis.