The Tricolor will fly at Times Square on August 15

The Tricolor will fly at Times Square on August 15

The Tricolor will fly at Times Square on August 15

New York / News Agency

On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Indian independence, India's record-sized tricolor.will fly at the Times Square. The day-long event, organized by the Federation of Indian Associations New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, will begin with a flag salute.

The flag will be bigger in size than the tricolor flag hoisted at the site so far, said FIA president Ankur Vaidya. The flag will be 6 feet long, 10 feet wide and the height of the flagpole will be 25 feet. He also said that he plans to fly the tricolor at this place every year on Independence Day.

The flag will be hoisted by Indian Consul General in New York Randhir Jaiswal. In the event 12-year-old Abhimanyu Mishra, the youngest Grand master of Indian descent to make history in chess, and 17-year-old Sameer Banerjee, who won the singles Wimbledon tennis tournament last month will be honored. Artists Jonita Gandhi and Mickey Singh will also be present at the event.

The first full-day India Day sign will be erected at Times Square. The Empire State Building will be illuminated with the colors of the Indian tricolor. The day-long event will conclude with a cruise on the Hudson River and will be attended by senior government officials, dignitaries from the Indian American community and distinguished guests.

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