ΑΤΗΕΝS -- The 'Greece 2021' Committee on Friday announced the commercial distribution of its official line of licenced commemorative and collectible products, bearing its logo, which are now available for purchase. The announcement was made together with "Diakakis Imports S.A", which was declared official exclusive Licensee of the "stationery-school supplies" category in a tender organised by the Committee.
The authentic souvenirs, including school supplies, stationery, bags, water canteens, mugs, diaries, and more, decorated with the Committee's "Greece 2021" designs and logos, aim to further promote the celebration and the programmed anniversary events for the bicentennial of the 1821 War of Independence that led to the establishment of the modern Greek state. Some also have notable quotes made by the heroic figures that fought in the Greek Revolution, such as Theodoros Kolokotronis.
The head of the company, Irene Diakaki, said it was an "opportunity to contribute in this way to promoting and further publicising an important anniversary for Greece."
Committee 2021 President Angela Angelopoulos-Daskalaki said that these souvenirs will "promote the messages of the 200-year anniversary since the Revolution, a unique anniversary for Greek men and women, by depicting the symbols and heroes of the Greek Revolution but also through phrases that highlight values, such as resilience and a fighting spirit, that accompanied the course of modern Greece."
Apart from their commemorative role, she added, buying these products was yet another way to participate in the mood of the great Greek anniversary, to spread and promote it and make it memorable for all, both young and old.
"It is also one of the ways in which the Committee hopes to implement even more anniversary activities and events, since it is not receiving state funding. The share of revenue, therefore, that belongs to the Committee from their sale will be spent to finance events and the more revenue we have, the more events will be held," Angelopoulos-Daskalaki said.
More information on the line of products and sales points can be found at the website: https://www.greece2021.gr/diafaneia-logodosia/anamnistika-proionta