Shankar Mahadevan and Kailash Kher will lead the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations planned by FIA
Megastar Allu Arjun, who was the star of blockbuster ‘Pushpa’, will lead the annual India Day Parade in August that is being organised by a leading Non Resident Indian organisation to mark India’s 75th year of Independence.
The Federation of Indian Associations – New York, New Jersey President Kenny Desai announced that the Grand Marshal at the 40th India Day Parade on August 21 will be Arjun, the Telugu superstar whose movies have been a hit across India.
Desai also announced details of the events planned by FIA in the next few months to celebrate India’s 75 years of Independence. Shankar Mahadevan and Kailash Kher will lead the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations planned by FIA.
The FIA India Day parade is considered the largest parade outside India to mark the country’s independence and brings together thousands of members of the Indian diaspora for one of the biggest cultural extravaganzas in the US
At this year’s parade, FIA said attempts will be made to set the Guinness World Records for the ‘Most Different Flags Flown simultaneously’ and the ‘Largest Ensemble Damaru’. Along with Arjun, as the Grand Marshal, there will be New York City Mayor Eric Adams and other distinguished dignitaries and celebrities at the event. The FIA India Day parade is considered the largest parade outside India to mark the country’s independence and brings together thousands of members of the Indian diaspora for one of the biggest cultural extravaganzas in the US.
FIA Chairman Ankur Vaidya welcomed the announcement of Arjun as FIA’s 40th Grand Marshal and “complimented the mega star for his kindness and patriotism towards the motherland…There is palpable excitement in the Indian-American community to welcome the popular superstar and FIA will ensure he feels at home in the US,” Vaidya said.
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