New Delhi, dated 12 August 2021, Thursday

Preparations are underway for a grand celebration of India’s 75th Independence Day in New York’s Times Square.

Independence Day is celebrated here every year by citizens of Indian origin, but this time the biggest tricolor will be hoisted on Times Square. The tricolor will be hoisted on a 25 feet high pole. Which will be 10 feet long and 6 feet wide. The tricolor will be unfurled at the hands of the Consul General of India in America.

Various programs have been organized throughout the day by an organization called Federation of Indian Associations. At the same time, the famous Empire State Building of New York will be painted in the color of the tricolor.

A cruise on the Hudson River is planned in New York in the evening. In which the VPO will also participate. Indian-American chess player and youngest Grandmaster Abhinav Mishra will also attend the Independence Day celebrations. He is just 12 years old, while 17-year-old Indian-origin Samir Banerjee, who won the Wimbledon junior tournament, will be felicitated.