Tricolor Will Be Hoisted For The First Time On Times Square. History will be made on August 15, the tricolor will be hoisted for the first time on New York’s Times Square. The Indian tricolor will be hoisted on August 15 this year for the first time at the iconic Times Square in New York City, USA.
The tricolor flag will be hoisted like the Federation of Indian Associations (FIA), an organization of Indians living in America. The organization has issued this information in a statement. Consul General of India in New York Randhir Jaiswal will be the chief guest on the occasion.
The FIA has said that the Empire State Building will be illuminated with orange, white, and green lights on August 14, like every year, along with hoisting the tricolor on Times Square. The organization said that hoisting the tricolor flag on Times Square symbolizes the growing patriotism of the Indian-American community.
The Federation of Indian Associations is celebrating its Golden Jubilee Year this year. The FIA, one of the largest migrant organizations, was established in the year 1970. Ankur Vaidya was appointed as the President of the FIA in July after Ramesh Patel, who headed the Indian-American community, died of the Coronavirus.
The 40-year-old Vaidya has been associated with the FIA for a long time and has also been the chairman of the Pravasi Sangathan since 2014. Vaidya has become the youngest board member as well as the youngest chairman.
The Consulate General of India in New York will host a virtual Independence Day event on August 15. The event will be broadcast live. Members of the Indian community, as well as friends from India, have been invited for this.
Let us know that every year FIA also organizes India Day Parade on the occasion of India’s Independence Day in August. Celebrities from India along with top American political leaders, legalists, and prominent members of the Indian-American community participate in the parade. However, the parade will not be held this year due to the coronavirus epidemic.