New York’s Times Square To Hoist Indian Flag; Empire State Building To Light Up In Tri Colour On Aug 15

by Sanjana Shenoy
New York’s Times Square To Hoist Indian Flag; Empire State Building To Light Up In Tri Colour On Aug 15

For the first time ever, New York’s iconic Times Square shall hoist the Indian flag. And the Empire State Building will light up with tricolours to commemorate India’s 74th Independence Day. This is definitely an extra special August 15, as a group of Indian-origin people in the USA will organize an event to hoist the tricolour flag at the Times Square in New York City. Well, we might be confined to the comforts our home this due to the lockdown. Nevertheless, this Independence Day will surely be a special one.

For The First Time, New York’s Times Square Will Hoist Indian Flag On India’s 74th Independence Day

Indians across the world can now look forward for memorable 74th Independence Day. A group of Indian origin people shall organise an event to hoist the Indian flag at the Times Square in New York, for the very first time.  Federation of Indian Associations (FIA) of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut state “It will be the first time ever that India’s tricolour will be unfurled at the iconic venue in all its glory.”

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Empire State Building To Light Up In Indian Tri Colours On August 14

Randhir Jaiswal, Consul General of India in New York shall be the Guest of Honour at this historic event. The statement also 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.” Also, the Empire State Building is all set to light up the colour of the Indian flag on August 15. Unlike Time Square, the illumination of the tricolour on the  Empire State Building took place before as well. In fact, this year the building shall illuminate one day before the actual event on August 14.

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Every year, the FIA organises the India Day Parade. Indian celebs and US political leaders participate in the parade at Manhattan. This year, unfortunately, the parade stands cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. But officials will live stream the event so people can take part in virtual Independence Day celebrations. Meanwhile, take a virtual tour around amazing international experience that you can only get in India.