77th Independence Day of India: Samantha, Jacqueline makes ‘India Day Parade’ a live wire


Proud Indian Americans dressed in traditional celebratory clothes bring New York to life and fill it with the nationalistic fervor of India

Our Bureau

New York City, NY

The world’s largest India Day Parade outside India was taken out on Sunday afternoon in New York City, with the grand celebration witnessing colorful and giant floats accompanied by lively marching groups comprised of members of the Indian-American community.

Famous Indian actresses and celebrities like Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Jacqueline Fernandez made the parade a grand affair with their stardom and public appeal along with New York City Mayor Eric Adams.

Randhir Jaiswal, the Consul General of India in New York, also joined the parade. He said that India and the United States have shared democratic values and the message of India is that they want to be a ‘force for global good.’

Actor Jacqueline Fernandez, during the parade, was passionately waving the Indian Tricolor.

The parade began at 12 pm (local time) at 38th Street and Madison Avenue in New York and was organized by the Federation of India Association in New York.

‘It is truly an honor for me to be here today. You have made me realize how rich my culture and heritage are and what I have seen today will last me for a lifetime. Thank you for all the support through the years. Thank you USA for supporting every film of mine,’ Samantha said at the parade.

With proud Indian Americans holding the Indian national flag and dressed in traditional celebratory clothes, dancing performers and playing of drums made it a visual spectacle. The India Day Parade made the busy lanes of New York filled with energy and vibrancy of Indian culture, patriotism, and shared values that unite India and America.

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