Long Island, N.Y. Plans India Day Parade USA For August 7th

India Day Parade USA, which organizes the India Day Parade of Long Island set for August 7, 2022, in Hicksville, N.Y., announced July 28, that India’s Deputy Consul General in New York, Dr Varun Jeph, will join as Grand Marshal. The announcement was made at a press conference held at the Mint Restaurant July 26.

announced the details of their 11th India Day Parade in which interest is soaring as famous Bollywood actress and sportsperson Prachi Tehlan will be the Celebrity Grand Marshal, and Guests of Honor are the singing sensation Shibani Kashyap who will perform for an hour on stage, Hollywood/Bollywood actor Prashantt Gupta who will do a surprise act, and Naveen Shah, President of Navika group.

Highlighting the Unity in Diversity theme of the parade, there will be banners of all 28 states of India, and “India lovers” have been requested to walk behind the banners of their respective states and come dressed up in their state’s traditional attire, organizers said. Many lawmakers from Long Island and New York have confirmed their participation in the parade, Goyal said.

Past President Mukesh Modi announced that Padma Shri Sudhir Parikh, Chairman of Parikh Worldwide Media, will join the parade with his wife Dr. Sudha Parikh. Attendees were informed of a parade route change. Starting at 2 pm from Hicksville Community Center at Carl Street West, the parade will go along Broadway North before turning left on John Street to culminate at 125 West John Street, where the food and other stalls will be set up as well as a children’s carnival area. There is ample LIRR parking nearby.

Parade organizers thanked the officials of Nassau County and Town of Oyster Bay for their cooperation in holding a safe and successful parade. Harry Malhotra, director South Asian Business & Development, Town of Oyster Bay, who shared the stage at the event, promised all help.

Tabla performance by Aryan Rishi at the meeting to announce details of Aug. 7, 2022, India Day Parade in Long Island. Photo: IDP USA

Other speakers urged the community to come to the parade which this year, is also celebrating the 75th anniversary of India’s independence. Raffle tickets will be sold with attractive prizes such as laptops and large TV sets.

Speakers at the well-attended dinner event included IDP Chair Indu Jaiswal, Past President Beena Kothari, Senior Vice President Bina Sabapathy, and Vice President Roopam Maini. Sunil Hali of Radio Zindagi and The Indian Eye and realtor Raj Jaggi also spoke.

Prominent attendees included representatives from ITV Gold/Parikh Worldwide Media, and two candidates for the New York State Assembly Vibhuti Jha and Sanjeep Jindal.

A tabla performance was given by Aryan Rishi. Indian and American national anthems were sung by Anoushka Rishi, accompanied by Aryan Shah on saxophone.

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