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Allu Arjun Leads The Biggest Indian Parade In New York as Grand Marshal
The famous superstar Allu Arjun led world's biggest Indian parade in New York celebrating 75 years of India's independence.
New York: Marshalled by the Telugu megastar Allu Arjun, world’s biggest Indian parade was held in New York City celebrating India’s 75th anniversary of Independence on Sunday. It is said to be the biggest Indian event that has taken place outside of India. The Federation of Indian Associations (FIA) tri-state area unit, which organised the celebration, claimed that two events at the parade entered the Guinness Book of World Records: The most number of flags flown simultaneously, and the largest ensemble of the damru, the twin-headed drum. The event witnessed an estimated turnout of 150,000 people, both as marchers and as the audience along the route on Madison Avenue.
FIA Chairman Ankur Vaidya said that these records are dedicated to the global Indian community. The flags display, in keeping with the theme this year of honouring the Tiranga, the Indian flag, made a show of India’s universality by also including the flags of nations around the world.
New York’s Mayor Eric Adams, holding aloft an Indian flag, was among those leading the parade. Singer and composer Kailash Kher led a mass singing of “Hindustan Meri Jaan”.
Over forty floats from Indian organisations as well as American businesses like Dunkin Donuts and entertainment companies like ESPN and Hulu. A plane towing an Indian flag flew low over the city during and after the parade.