Independence Day: Indian Tricolor to be Hoisted at US' Times Square on August 15
GUWAHATI: A leading group of India-origin people in the US will hoist India's National Flag at the Times Square on the occasion of Independence Day 2020, the first time the Indian tricolor will be unfurled at the iconic New York City destination.
The Federation of Indian Associations (FIA) of the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut said in a statement that it "will be creating history" on August 15, 2020 by "hosting the first-ever flag hoisting ceremony at Times Square" to commemorate India's Independence Day.
The Consul General of India in New York Randhir Jaiswal will be the Guest of Honor at the event.
The FIA said this year's Independence Day celebrations will include the flag-hoisting ceremony at Times Square and the annual tradition of illuminating the Empire State Building in hues of the tricolor - orange, white and green.
The Empire State lighting ceremony will be held on August 14.
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