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FIA: First Time Ever - India Day Parade In Boston

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1st Program:
Event Name: India Day Parade and Flag Hoisting Ceremony
Parade Date & Timing: Saturday, August 13th,2022 -10.00 AM onwards
Parade Formation Place: 641 Lewis Wharf, Boston MA 02210 (Near: Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park: 110 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110)
Flag Hoisting Ceremony Place: Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park: 110 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110

Please register for the event: https://tinyurl.com/BostonParadeReg

2nd Program:
Event Name: Indian tricolor lighting at the Rhode Island State House
Event Date & Timing: Sunday, August 14th,2022, 6 PM onwards
Event Place: Rhode Island Capitol Hill State House (82 Smith St, Providence, RI 02903)

Please register for the event: https://tinyurl.com/RhodeIslandLighting

If you are attending both Boston and RI, register at both forms.

Excited to celebrate India's 75th Independence with the First India International Day Parade at Boston Harbor ( India Street).
You all are invited to be part of this historical event. Keep watching this space for more info...
(Please Read all the way till the end to get full information)

WHO: All people with India Heritage and Their Friends and Sympathizers with ANY OTHER HERITAGE.

WHEN: August 13, 2022, 10 AM to 3 PM

REGISTRATION: Families register at: https://tinyurl.com/BostonParadeReg
All registered people will be issued a tag. Boston Police will NOT allow anyone without a tag.

OCCASION: To observe 75 years of India's Independence (Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav). To emphasize our community's commitment to Service to the Elderly, Homeless, and assert our common values of democracy and excellence.

FLOATS: YES. Around 15 floats, themes ranging from Contribution of Indian Community, Freedom Fighters from India and USA, Service, Art, and Culture. This is still WIP.

HOW LONG AND WHERE: 0.7 miles. Starts at 641 Lewis Wharf, Boston and Concludes at Christopher Columbus Park, 110 Atlantic Avenue, Boston.

CHILDREN: Most certainly. Bring them and let them be proud of their heritage and values. Inspire them to achieve even greater success than the first generation and above all be a good citizen. Truly, this parade is for them.

SENIORS: Senior citizens are specially invited to witness and bless this occasion. If they find it hard to walk the 0.7-mile distance, they can watch from the sidewalk and attend the flag hoisting in Christopher Columbus Park across from Quincy Hall.

OTHER ATTRACTIONS: There will be marchers and performers from people of other heritage to express their goodwill toward India and people from India. IAGB will also be having its traditional celebration at Hatch Shell on Charles River Bank in the afternoon.

TRANSPORTATION: Closest T station is AQUARIUM (only 200 ft from the Park) on the Blue line. The STATE, GOVT. CENTER and HAYMARKET are within 1/2 mile from the Parade route. You can buy a Charlie ticket with a credit card at any T station and transfer among different lines without buying another ticket. The value of a Charlie ticket can be entered when you buy it at a self-service machine outside any T station. A trip within the T system costs $2.40. If you are coming by car, you will find many public parking garages but they can be expensive (since it is the Boston downtown area), so you can carpool to save money.

FOOD: There will be some food. But due to the uncertainty of numbers, it is best to go across the street to QUINCY MARKET which has over 75 food kiosks of all types of food and is one of the biggest tourist attractions of Boston.

CELEBRITIES: Many dignitaries from Government as well as Celebrities such as famous cricketers will be coming. Their names will be made public in the future.

SAFETY: This parade is being organized under the supervision of the Boston Police department. Honor them, cooperate with them and follow their instructions.

ORGANIZERS and SPONSORS: The federation of India Associations (FIA New England) and many co-sponsors are organizing this event. For becoming a sponsor, please talk to the people at the contact numbers below.

Abhishek Singh 573-821-1785
President: FIA-New England
339-221-1181 | 508-810-2291 | 781-608-0879
Cultural Program
301-580-0986 | 804-931-2269 | 508-424-8117 | 781-696-3229
Parade Info
603-560-5391| 774-287-1086 | 508-298-9596 | 612-877-2703

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