Tricolor To Be Hoisted For the First Time in History At New York’s Times Square
New York : A major US group has announced the hoisting of India’s national flag at Times Square in New York on the occasion of the coming Independence Day. This will be the first time that the tricolor will be hoisted at this special place in New York City. The announcement has been made by the Federation of Indian Associations (FIA) of three states: New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
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.
“It will be the first time ever that India’s tricolour will be unfurled at the iconic venue in all its glory,” the organisation said, adding that Consul General of India in New York Randhir Jaiswal will be the Guest of Honour 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 tricolour – orange, white and green.
The Empire State lighting ceremony will be held on August 14.
The FIA organizes the India Day Parade on India’s Independence Day every year, but this time it will not be possible due to the Corona epidemic. America is in the forefront of corona cases. So far, 52,51,446 cases of corona have been reported here. Of this, 166,192 people have also lost their lives.