The world shall witness an exemplary moment on August 15. It will be the first-ever time in the world’s history that the Indian Flag will be hoisted at the famous Times Square, New York to celebrate the Independence Day of India. The Federation of Indian Association of the states of New Jersey, Connecticut, and New York has released a statement that the Indian tricolor will be unfurled on the eve of Independence and the Guest of Honour would be the Consul General of India, Randhir Jaiswal.
This will be done in addition to the annual tradition of lighting the Empire State Building. The building will be lighted on August 14 itself. The flag hoisting is a tribute to the growing loyalty of the Indian-American community and also a mark of celebration of the golden jubilee year of FIA. A virtual celebration ceremony will be held as the annual parade that takes place in the city of Manhattan will not be taking place because of the Covid-19 pandemic.