Indian tricolor to be hoisted at Times Square: The U.S. Lead Party will hoist the Indian national flag in Times Square this week, setting up an Indian tricolor in a suitable location in New York City for the first time.
FIA (Federation of Indian Associations) of the State of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut will “make history” by holding the first flag-raising ceremony on August 15, 2020, at Times Square. “To celebrate India’s Independence Day.
“It will be the first time ever that India’s tricolor will be unfurled at the iconic venue in all its glory,” said Randhir Jaiswal, Consul General of India in New York, who will be the guest of honor at the event. This year’s Independence Day celebrations will include a flag-raising event in Times Square and the annual state-of-the-art lighting ceremony for the State Building in tricolor-orange, white and green.
The state enlightenment festival will be held on August 14, 2020.
The agency said, “The Times Square flag hoisting ceremony is a testament to the Indian-American community’s growing patriotism and is a fitting tribute to the FIA which is celebrating its golden jubilee year,” .
Founded in 1970, the FIA is one of the largest umbrella organizations in the diaspora. Ramesh Patel, a prominent Indian community leader who went blind due to problems with the coronavirus, was later elected chairman of the Ankur Medical FIA in July.
The 40-year-old medical doctor has long been associated with the FIA and was president of the Umbrella Company in 2014. He is the youngest on the board and the youngest to be elected. The Consulate General of India in New York invites “Members of the Indian Community and Friends of India” to the Independence Day celebrations on August 15 with a commemorative live broadcast.
In August, the FIA hosts its annual commemorative India Day Parade to mark India’s Independence Day. The annual exhibition, which attracts thousands of people every year in the heart of Manhattan, is attended by top American politicians, members of the legislature, and prominent members of the Indo-American community, as well as celebrities from India.
This year, however, the parade will not take place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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