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Indian-Americans Begin Early Celebration Of India’s Independence Day

Independence Day: The largest ever Indian flag in New York could be unfurled on Sunday (Representational)

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Thousands of Indian-Americans within the US have begun early celebrations to mark the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence and the milestone within the nation’s historical past.

From iconic Times Square in New York, the place the Federation of Indian Associations (FIA) would unfurl the most important ever flag within the Big Apple on Sunday, to the US Capitol and mansions of a number of governors throughout the nation, India’s 75th Independence Day is being celebrated in an enormous method.

“This is a historic moment for all of 1.4 billion people in India and 4.5 million Indian-Americans. To celebrate the occasion, we are unfurling the largest flag on Times Square,” Ankur Vaidya, FIA president informed PTI.

It’s a 60 sq. ft flag over a 25 ft excessive pole, he added.

Several buildings within the US, together with the Empire Estate, are being lightened with Indian tricolour over the weekend, whereas one other group of Indian-Americans is celebrating the 75th Independence Day over a ferry on the Hudson River.

“India in these 75 years has emerged as a mature democracy and a pillar of global peace. This year is special for all of us. The United States has a Vice President who is of Indian origin,” stated Alok Kumar, an IT entrepreneur from New Jersey.

In a Virginia suburb of Washington DC, lots of of Indian-Americans are prone to collect to have fun Independence Day with movie star Anupam Kher and reside efficiency by Sukhbir Singh on Sunday. Top politicians from Maryland and Virginia are prone to attend.

“India’s Independence Day is three days away, but Queens is getting the celebration started early with our Independence Day ceremony tonight at 6 pm. Join us as we honour the contributions of the thousands of Indian-Americans call Queens home,” stated Queens Borough President Donovan Richard.

“Queens would not be the place it is without our thriving Indian-American community,” he added.

In Boston, Niren Chaudhary, CEO of Panera Bread, would be the Chief Guest at India Day Festival organised by India Association of Greater Boston.

Berklee Indian Ensemble from Berklee College of Music will stage a reside live performance right here, organisers stated.

Several hundred independence day celebrations are being organised throughout the county, with scores of them being attended by Congressmen and State Governors.

The Connecticut Chapter of the Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO-CT) celebrated India’s democracy and the unity and variety of India and Indian Americans, in Stamford on August 8. Connecticut General Assembly has issued a quotation honouring the Indian Day Celebration.

In his proclamation, Samford Mayor David Martin stated that the Indian Independence was marked largely by non-violent resistance and civil disobedience and the Independence Day is well known by the Indian diaspora worldwide.

The proclamation additional famous that Stamford metropolis will honour Indian neighborhood which is an integral a part of metropolis’s variety, success and nice future.

Aligarh Alumni Association of Metro Washington, in affiliation with GOPIO, organised its annual Independence Day Mushaira/Kavi Sammelan program on August 8, 2021.

Last week, Indian Americans dwelling in Long Island a part of New York organised India Day parade as effectively.

The City of Cupertino and Cupertino-Bhubaneswar Sister City Initiative have introduced plans to have fun the 75th Anniversary of India Independence Day on August 17.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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