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FIA supported Consulate General of India New York in celebrating International Day of Yoga at Times Square

FIA held its 3rd Parade Council Meeting on Thursday, 23rd June, 2022 at Akbar Restaurant - Edison, New Jersey

Present at the occasion were the President Mr. Kenny Desai, Chairman Mr. Ankur Vaidya, Past Presidents – Mr. Anil Bansal, Mr. Srujal Parikh & Mr. Alok Kumar, Vice President Mr. Saurin Parikh, Secretary Mr. Parveen Bansal, Jt. Secretary Ms. Smita Miki Patel, Treasurer Mr. Amit Ringasia and Jt. Secretary Mr. Mahesh Dubal. Also present were TV Asia Chairman Padma Shri Mr. H.R. Shah, BAJANA ‘s Dr Avinash Gupta and Mr. Anurag Kumar.

The meeting also saw the participation of the working committee and new volunteers who have come forward to support and ensure the success of the events lined up for celebrations for the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

Mr. Kenny Desai welcomed the gathering and gave a brief update on the Executive Committee’s trip to India for the Press Conference in New Delhi and the Unveiling of the Theme for celebrations of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav by noted guests, including Hon Minister for Defence Shri Rajnath Singhji, Hon Minister for Health & Family Welfare Shri Mansukh Mandaviyaji, and Niti Aayog Chairman Shri Amitabh Kantji, amongst others.

Mr. Ankur Vaidya thanked and lauded the executive and the working committee, who continue to work tirelessly, and requested the new volunteers for their wholehearted participation.

Updates were given in detail by the various subcommittees tasked with the planning and execution of each event. Objectives were reviewed, ideas were exchanged, and where needed, clear directions were given as all strived hard to ensure that no stone is left unturned in making all the events a success.

Guinness World Records Attempt

Highest Number of Flags Flown

The purpose of FIA’s ambitious mission of highlighting flags of global countries — a symbol of their pride and popularity — also glorifies unity in diversity and displays the beautiful borderless world at this historic, world-renowned flagship event of the annual India Day Parade 2022. It also emboldens our Vaidik Philosophy of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam.(The world is one family)

Besides being a spectacular attraction, this will enhance the historic Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Global Celebration (75 years of India’s Independence).

Damrus Display

The purpose of displaying Damrus — the unique musical drum representing the great and rich cultural and religious heritage of India, is also to remind us that Lord Shiva’s favorite drum signifies that music has no boundary and universal appeal. FIA’s flagship annual India Day Parade 2022 in the world’s best financial center — New York City — is the ideal platform for this purpose.

Besides being an unprecedented attempt by FIA for a Guinness World Records, it will add new dimensions to the historic global celebration of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (India’s 75 Years of Independence).


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