India’s Consul General in New York, Randhir Jaiswal hoisted the Indian flag during a special commemoration of Independence Day at Times Square. It was organised by the Federation of Indian Associations.
Deputy Consul General Shatrughna Sinha, FIA Chairman Ankur Vaidya, FIA veteran and prominent Indian-American physician Sudhir Parikh and others including people from the Indian diaspora joined the commemoration.
Addressing the gathering, Mr Jaiswal said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has outlined India’s way forward and the aspirations to build a new India, and they are committed to taking the country forward on the basis of those aspirations. He said that the celebration of India’s Independence Day is as much a celebration of friendship with this beautiful country.
A large number of people, dressed in traditional Indian clothes and wearing masks, joined the celebration.