India Independence Day Parade 2007 in New York City

Date: August 19, 2007

Time : 12:00 noon onwards

Location: Madison Avenue from 41st to 23rd Streets

Bollywood beauty Priyanka Chopra is set to lead the 27th India Day Parade as Grand Marshal in New York in August to celebrate the country’s 60th Independence Day.

The annual parade, which will be held on August 19, is organised in Manhattan by the Federation of Indian Associations (FIA) and attracts thousands of people every year. It is considered the biggest such event outside India.

Announcing details of the parade at the Indian Consulate in New York on Wednesday, FIA president Shobhana Patel said comedian Johnny Lever would be the chief guest. The theme of the parade would be “Women’s Shakti” (power), Patel said.

Music composer A R Rahman , who is on a concert tour of the US, was present at the function. He was Grand Marshal for the 2006 parade.
Known personalities who have participated in the past FIA parades include actresses Madhuri Dixit and Rekha , spiritual guru Morari Bapu, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former mayor Rudy Giuliani.



  1. At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance….. We end today a period of ill fortune, and India discovers herself again.

    The nation arrived at its destination, after surviving many calamities
    and after several centuries, celebrated the freedom by throwing coloured powder
    We (the older generation) have steered this ship during the terrible storms,
    You, keep this nation safe.

  2. A moment to ponder on what we achieved in our last 60 years, and to propel ourselves on the path to make our country an ideal nation in all respects! No doubt we ll acomplish it one day, but are we ready to do it in our lifetime thats up to all indians, whereever they may be…

  3. I have witnessed the independance ceremony in newyork city on 19-08-2007 on sunday from 1300 hrs onwards
    but the our national leaders photoes were not displayed like MKgandhi,Nehru and many others and except very few nobody sang our national patriotic songs like ‘saare jahaans achhaa hindu sitatara hamaaraa’
    for those organise next time the same ceremonies I request you to kindly bear in mind all these my ideas and see it is more patriotic rather than marketing oriented
    vkrao from

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