A number one group of India-origin folks within the US will hoist India’s Nationwide Flag on the Occasions Sq. this week, the primary time the Indian tricolour can be unfurled on the iconic New York Metropolis vacation spot.
The Federation of Indian Associations (FIA) of the tri-state space of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut mentioned in an announcement that it “can be creating historical past” on August 15, 2020 by “internet hosting the primary ever flag hoisting ceremony at Occasions Sq.” to commemorate India’s Independence Day.
“It is going to be the primary time ever that India’s tricolour can be unfurled on the iconic venue in all its glory,” the organisation mentioned, including that Consul Normal of India in New York Randhir Jaiswal would be the Visitor of Honour on the occasion.
The FIA mentioned this yr’s Independence Day celebrations will embody the flag-hoisting ceremony at Occasions Sq. and the annual custom of illuminating the Empire State Constructing in hues of the tricolour – orange, white and inexperienced.
The Empire State lighting ceremony can be held on August 14.
“The Occasions Sq. flag hoisting ceremony is a testomony to the Indian-American group’s rising patriotism and is a becoming tribute to the FIA which is celebrating its golden jubilee yr,” the organisation mentioned.
The FIA yearly organises its flagship occasion – the India Day Parade to mark India”s Independence Day in August.
Prime US political leaders, lawmakers in addition to outstanding members of the Indian-American group and celebrities from India have participated within the annual parade that attracts a crowd of 1000’s within the coronary heart of Manhattan annually.
This yr, nonetheless, the parade won’t be held because of the COVID-19 pandemic.