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India’s Independence Day 2016 celebrations in the US. Jai Ho!

A patriot needs no boundary or region to define his love for the nation. Indians all over the World celebrated their country’s Independence from the British Raj on 15th Aug 2016, which marks the 70th year of freedom. There are parades being organised, flag hoisting ceremonies taking place and other cultural events all over the United States.

On this occasion lets revisit words of the great freedom fighter Jawahar Lal Nehru:

At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance. It is fitting that at this solemn moment we take the pledge of dedication to India and her people and to the still larger cause of humanity with pride. – Jawaharlal Nehru.

This is so true. We are fortunate enough to be living the dreams of our freedom fighters.

In the US alone, there are more than 3 million Asian Indian and each and every one celebrated the spirit of Being Indian in their own way.

Independence Day Celebrations in US
Independence Day Celebrations in US

In several states, the ceremony will take place on the weekend, to facilitate the working class.

New Yorkers will gather around on Sunday Aug. 21st, 2016 to watch the India Day Parade, giving recognition to the nation’s seven-decade span of Independence.

The Federation of Indian Associations is hosting the 2016 India Day Parade in New York City. This year marks the 36th annual event, where people gather around to watch marchers embrace Indian culture.

There will also be a press stand going towards the people to talk to reporters about their experience. In addition, there are massive arrangements for food courts and store booths, to enjoy rich Indian cuisine.

Jai Hind
Jai Hind

In other states like Texas, Florida and WA, quite a few children participated in the I-day ceremony, which included cultural and dance shows.

Cultural Programme
Cultural Programme

This shows the love for the country, no matter where we are, we love and are proud to be Indians. Jai ho!

Independence Day is such a special day that it re-invigorates the spirit of Being Indian, amongst all of us who are far away from the country. It is true that the value of your nation, your country is felt much more outside of its boundaries and that is the reason every Indian takes so much pride is celebrating this enthusiasm all across the Globe.

This day, yet again, gives us an opportunity to share our values, culture and teachings amongst our fellow mates and American friends & gives us an identity amongst the diverse population.

Well, this is a great feeling to be free, to have a view point and to express ourselves to the World and we would always be grateful to those who are the enablers of India’s Independence. Happy Independence Day to all!

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