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United States honor India's Independence by lighting up Empire State Building and Niagara Falls in tricolor

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 16 August 2018, 14:36 IST

Yesterday, it was India's 72nd Independence Day but along with the nation, the United States Of America also celebrated the day.

It came as a surprise when the fabulous and iconic Empire State Building and Niagara Falls were seen illuminated in the colours of the Indian flag to dedicate Indian's their 72nd Independence Day.

The Indian community in the United States celebrated the occasion, showcasing the country's rich cultural heritage and history through a plethora of events.

A lot of fun and excitement were seen among the people and a special ceremony was organised at the world-famous skyscraper in New York's midtown Manhattan for lighting it up in saffron, white and green.

"Happy India Day from New York City! Together with the Federation of Indian Association, we're honouring India's Independence Day by recreating the Indian flag in lights tonight," the Twitter handle of the Empire State Building, the 1,454 feet-tall building with 102 stories, said in a tweet.

Consul General of India in New York Sandeep Chakravorty accompanied by Srujal Parikh, president of the Federation of Indian Associations (FIA) - New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and singer Mickey Singh attended the event.

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The Niagara Falls, undoubtedly the world's most breathtaking waterfalls and one of the most visited tourist spots globally, was also illuminated in saffron, white and green to mark India's Independence Day.

The Indian diaspora in the US celebrated the Independence Day with patriotic fervour and zeal, showcasing the country's rich cultural heritage and history through a plethora of events across America.

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In Washington, the Indian Embassy organised a flag-hoisting ceremony at the embassy residence. The ceremony was attended by members of the Indian community in large numbers.

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First published: 16 August 2018, 14:36 IST
 
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