A crowd of over 100 thousand lined up to witness the 41st India Day Parade. The streets came alive with different hues of color, culture, and diversity. The theme for this year's parade was Mission Life - India led global movement for a sustainable lifestyle for a greener and healthier planet. The Parade started at 12.30 pm from the corner of Madison & E 38th Street. Consul General of India Shri. Randhir Jaiswal, spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravishankar ji, along with New York City Mayor Mr. Eric Adams and Indian Film Industry Actresses Samantha Ruth Prabhu & Jacqueline Fernandez led the parade.

Shri. Randhir Jaiswal said that it's an occasion to celebrate America and India together and their shared spirit of democracy. Samantha Ruth Prabhu said that the Parade made her realize how rich her culture and heritage are, and the memories of the Parade will last her a lifetime. New York Public Advocate Mr. Jumanee D. Williams recognized the Federation of Indian Associations for exemplary events in the city of New York. Grammy Award winner Falu Shah rendered a song dedicated to the International Year of Millets - Abundance in Millets.

DCG Dr. Varun Jeph said that let's unite in the theme of the Parade, Mission Life, to make our planet greener for our future generations to come. FIA President said that the Parade aims to foster unity among the diverse Indian American Diaspora. Mr. Ankur Vaidya said that the parade aims to showcase our motherland, India, in our homeland and also to keep the Diaspora connected to their cultural roots. The vibrant India Day Parade has been organized by the Federation of Indian Associations since 1981 and witnesses colorful floats, marching bands, colorful traditional attire, cultural performances, and booth fairs, all representing India's Unity in Diversity.

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