Update on Aug 13, 05 ;15 pmm ist
The largest ever tricolor will be hoisted on America's Times Square on August 15. The Federation of Indian Associations (FIA), an organization of Indians in the US, has announced to hoist the 6-feet long and 10-feet wide tricolor on the 75th anniversary of independence. Consul General of India Randhir Jaiswal will hoist the national flag on a 25 feet pillar in New York.
On August 15, the billboard of the Indian flag will be displayed throughout the day. The Empire State building will also be illuminated with tricolor lights. American officials and members of the Indian community will join the cruise celebrations on the Hudson River. Messages will be displayed throughout the day on Independence Day in Times Square.
Want to hoist the tricolor every year: FIA The FIA also hoisted the tricolor on Times Square last year. This was the first time the tricolor was hoisted here. The organization's chairperson Anil Vaidya told that they want to hoist the flag every year at this place. They will continue the tradition of hoisting the tricolor.
Youth of Indian origin will be honored Indian American sports icon Abhimanyu Mishra, 12, and Sameer Banerjee, 17, will be honored on this day. Abhimanyu is the youngest Grandmaster in the history of chess. Sameer created history by winning the Wimbledon Boys Singles final last month. Artists Jonita Gandhi and Mickey Singh will also attend the event.
Campaign to Connect Indians in the US Vaidya said that on the 75th year of independence, FIA is also launching a campaign to connect Indians in America. This will be a good step for our next generation. We have to bridge the gap. To bring equality among the communities and to unite them.