Samantha Ruth Prabhu to lead NY's India Day parade

The 41st Indian Parade is anticipated to witness the highest number of floats and marching groups ever.

Bhavana P

The Federation of Indian Associations (FIA) of New York, New Jersey, and New England recently announced that Samantha Ruth Prabhu, a popular Indian actor, will be the chief guest for their 41st Annual India Day Parade, which will be held on August 20, 2023, at Madison Avenue in New York City.

The parade, which has gained recognition as one of the largest celebrations of India’s independence outside India, has been lead by popular celebrities from India annually. Most recently, the 2022 parade was lead by Grand Marshall Allu Arjun of Pushpa fame. In preparation for the parade, FIA has been regularly holding parade council meetings to discuss significant aspects of the parade. Speaking on the occasion, FIA president Kenny Desai, outlined the planned events for the forthcoming Independence Day, which includes the parade, the flag hoisting at Times Square and lighting of the Empire State Building. Saurin Parikh, vice president of FIA said the upcoming parade would feature the highest number of floats and marching groups ever, showcasing the culture and heritage of India in the United States. Chairman, Ankur Vaidya, also revealed that the finale of the parade has been planned on the biggest private yacht on the East Coast and will feature a host of celebrities performing as well as entertaining performances including Garba and Bhangra by prominent celebrities.

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