India Day parades in US, Canada mark 71st Independence Day of nation with pomp and grandeur [Photos]

Bright and colourful India Day parades were held across the globe to mark the 71st year of independence of the nation

FP Staff August 21, 2017 22:05:05 IST
The Indian Independence day is celebrated with great fervour in the US where a large number of Indian-origin people gather in the city and participate in celebrations. AP
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The Indian Independence day is celebrated with great fervour in the US where a large number of Indian-origin people gather in the city and participate in celebrations. AP
"Baahubali" pair Rana Daggubati and Tamannaah Bhatia attended the 37th India Day Parade organised by the Federation of Indian Associations in New York to celebrate India's 71st Independence Day. AP
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"Baahubali" pair Rana Daggubati and Tamannaah Bhatia attended the 37th India Day Parade organised by the Federation of Indian Associations in New York to celebrate India's 71st Independence Day. AP
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said that the parade cherishes the "extraordinary contributions" of the Indian-American community to the city. "The India Day Parade has been a colourful NYC tradition for almost 50 years! Today we celebrate a community that makes New York City great," he added. Twitter @BilldeBlasio
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said that the parade cherishes the "extraordinary contributions" of the Indian-American community to the city. "The India Day Parade has been a colourful NYC tradition for almost 50 years! Today we celebrate a community that makes New York City great," he added. Twitter @BilldeBlasio
The 'India Day Parade' isn't just celebrated by the Indian diaspora in the United States with pomp and grandeur, but in the neighbouring country of Canada as well. AP
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The 'India Day Parade' isn't just celebrated by the Indian diaspora in the United States with pomp and grandeur, but in the neighbouring country of Canada as well. AP
"Home in my riding of Papineau for Indian Independence Day celebrations! Long live the friendship between our two countries," Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted to mark the occasion. AP
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"Home in my riding of Papineau for Indian Independence Day celebrations! Long live the friendship between our two countries," Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted to mark the occasion. AP
Trudeau added that Canada commemorated its 150th year of Confederation this year, and India marked its 71st year of independence, so it was “time to reflect” for the world’s two largest democracies, one by population and one by surface area, and "what we’ve learnt and what we do well.” AP
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Trudeau added that Canada commemorated its 150th year of Confederation this year, and India marked its 71st year of independence, so it was “time to reflect” for the world’s two largest democracies, one by population and one by surface area, and "what we’ve learnt and what we do well.” AP