The tricolor flag will be hoisted on India's Independence Day in the famous Times Square in the United States. The Federation of Indian Associations, an organization of Indians, is preparing to celebrate Independence Day by hoisting a flag in Times Square.
Independence Day is celebrated jointly by the Federation of Indian Associations (FIA) in the three states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
The FIA said in a statement that the flag would be hoisted at Times Square on August 15 for the first time as part of India's Independence Day celebrations.
Randhir Jaiswal, Consul General of India in New York will be the chief guest at the event. As part of the festivities, the Empire State Building will be decorated with orange, white and green lights.
The FIA said the flag-raising was a testament to the patriotism of the Indian-American community. It is also the year that celebrates the golden jubilee of FIA activity.
The FIA organizes parades in August every year. The parade in Manhattan is regularly attended by political leaders and other dignitaries. But the parade has been abandoned this year as the Covid expansion background persists.