The Federation of Indian Associations which represents New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and New England in the U.S., has announced it is eyeing two Guinness World Records relating to the India Day Parade held annually in August this year in New York City.
Ankur Vaidya, chairman of FIA announced this during a press conference held on June 1, 2022 at the Press Club of India in New Delhi. The FIA delegation was led by Ankur Vaidya, chairman of the organization and several of its executive team members.
The press conference was attended by several leading members of the sports and entertainment world, the FIA said, including Sumit Das, Piyush Chawla, Sameep Shastri, Kapil Gupta, Bipin Babu, and Renu Hussain among others.
At the press conference, FIA gave details about the Aug. 21, 2022, India Day Parade festivities in Manhattan, considered the largest such event outside India, where the two Guinness Records being aimed at include – 1. Most flags flown in an outdoor event; and 2. Largest Damru (2-headed drum) ensemble.
The delegation also met elected officials of India in their Parliamentary offices in South and North Blocks, presenting them souvenirs and brochures, bouquets and shawls. Among those they met were India’s Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya.