Thursday, 27 April, 2017
India’s 67th Independence Day

India’s 67th Independence Day

Celebrations in New York
Indian social activist Anna Hazare and Bollywood star Vidya Balan came together and led America’s largest India Day Parade in Manhattan as Indians in New York waved the country’s tri-color flags celebrating India’s Independence Day.
The 33rd Annual India Day Parade down Madison Avenue on Sunday featured 40 colourful floats, marching bands, convertibles and thousands of cheering revelers marching to the beat of dhols or the Indian drums.
Another highlight of the parade was a replica of the Red Fort in an 80 by 10 feet area in Manhattan near the parade route to showcase India’s heritage. Many parade-goers along the orange, white and green-lined route wore “I am Anna” paper hats to show their support to Hazare, whose anti-corruption movement has inspired thousands at home and abroad. One parade-goer wore a multi-colored turban with three miniature Indian flags stuck in it. He waved an American flag
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