The office of Nassau County Executive Laura Curran Nassau County Legislator Ellen W. Birnbaum (D-Great Neck), the Nassau County Office of Asian American Affairs, Indian-AmericanForum ,IDPUSA, India Association of Long Island and Community Leaders celebrated the 73rd anniversary of India’s independence with a flag-raising ceremony in the Ceremonial Chamber of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building on Aug 15.
“I recognize and honor your culture, and at these trying times in our nation, we really have to celebrate our diversity and get to know one another even better,” Legislator Birnbaum said.
The program included remarks by Indian American Forum Chairperson Indu Jaiswal, IDPUSA President Jasbir Jay Singh, Asian American Affairs Director Farrah Mozawalla.
Geeta Setia, , Dr. Rajpal Chopra, Jyoti Gupta, and Anjali Purohit sang patriotic Indian songs.
Honorees included Dr Tarun Wasil, Champak Parikh, and Mr Davendra Kumar Verma .
Members of Indian Veterans Association and , Community Leaders Led the Flag March and joined in the Celebrations. .
Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman and Nassau Legislator Debra Mulé (D-Freeport), Dr Kishore Kuncham, Superintendent Freeport Schools , Air Marshall Rao were among dignitaries who graced the ceremony.