On the occasion of India's 75th Independence Day, a leading Indian diaspora organisation in the US will hoist the biggest tricolour at the iconic New York Times Square on August 15.
Federation of Indian Associations - New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will host the day-long celebrations on August 15 which will start with the unfurling of the Indian flag at Times Square.
The first India Day billboard at Times Square will be displayed for 24 hours, the Empire State Building will be lit with the colours of the Indian flag and the day will end with a gala cruise on the Hudson River that will be attended by top government officials, special guests and members of the Indian-American community.
The tricolour will be 6 feet by 10 feet tall and the height of the pole will be 25 feet.
It may be mentioned, last year, for the first time the tricolour was unfurled in the iconic New York destination by FIA.
Consul General of India in New York Randhir Jaiswal will unfurl the tricolour and the event will honour Indian-American sporting icons Abhimanyu Mishra, 12, the youngest Grandmaster in chess history and Samir Banerjee, 17 who created history by winning the Wimbledon boys' singles final last month.
Artists Jonita Gandhi and Mickey Singh will also be among the guests for the event.
Every year, FIA organizes its annual flagship event - the India Parade to mark India's Independence Day in August. The FIA was established in the year 1970 and is one of the largest umbrella diaspora organizations.