The Federation of Indian Associations accomplished a remarkable feat as they created history during the India Day Parade on August 21st, 2022 as they set two Guinness World Records in a single day. The first record was for ‘The most number of different flags flown simultaneously’, symbolizing our diverse and united community and the second one was for the ‘The largest Damru Ensemble’. These achievements are a testament to the unwavering spirit and enthusiasm of the Indian diaspora, executed by 100 percent volunteers and in celebration of the motherland's 75th anniversary as they make India shine on the global stage.
FIA received the Pravasi Bhartiya Samman for its community and India service on January 9, 2021, in the presence of Hon'ble President Shri Ram Nath Kovind during the 16th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas. The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award is the highest honor for Indians living abroad who have greatly promoted a better understanding of India, supported Indian causes, and participated in community and philanthropic activities abroad.
FIA shipped $55 million worth of medical cargo to India during the COVID crisis. This contained life-saving tools, including resuscitation bags, oximeters, and ventilators. To help hospitals and healthcare facilities in need, they also donated 4452 Resmed Bipap machines as well as 6980 extra components and consumables for these devices. These heroic attempts to help their country, along with months of hard labor and countless hours, have inspired and shown how communities can work together to make a difference.
FIA made history in the congressional records by commemorating India's 75 years of Independence and Asian Heritage Month. Over the past 50 years, FIA has organized events, provided support to the community, celebrated Indian culture, and distributed protective equipment and food during the COVID-19 pandemic. It's a momentous occasion showcasing FIA's dedication and impact.
Every August, the India Day Parade honors India's independence for almost 41 years. Organized by the FIA since 1980, it promotes patriotism and solidarity. The largest Indian celebration outside India brings together Indian-Americans to celebrate their history and promote India's ideals. The parade presents Indian music and culture, along with a sustainable fair, colorful floats, booths, and food courts. Participants showcase Indian culture under the flags, forging social relationships and cultural understanding.