Rana Daggubati is grand marshal at India Day Parade in NY

NEW YORK:Rana Daggubati, star of the recent massive Bollywood hit “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion,” will be the grand marshal at the 37th India Day Parade in New York.
The 37th India Day Parade in New York this year is scheduled for Sunday, Aug 20. The gala banquet is set for Aug 21 at the Royal Albert’s Palace in Fords, NJ.
Officials of the Federation of Indian Associations (FIA) of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, organizers of the annual parade, also announced India.com as the parade’s title sponsor.
Ramesh Patel, FIA chairman, and Andy Bhatia, FIA president,said that General Dalbir Singh Suhag, retired chief of Indian Armed Forces and the beautiful Tamannaah Bhatia, who starred with Rana Daggubati in “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion,” are the parade’s chief guests.
Guests of Honor at the parade include, Prof. Anand Kumar, a noted Indian mathematician; Ajit Mody, chairman of NY-based Rajbhog Foods and Capts. Kshamta Bajpai, Sunita Narula, Indira Singh and Gunjan Agarwal, along with the entire cabin crew of the Air India flight, which went down in aviation history books as the first and longest non-stop flight between Delhi and San Francisco (9,500 miles) piloted, serviced, managed and guided by an all-women crew.

This year’s India Day Parade on Aug 20 begins at noon on 38th street and Madison Avenue, ending at 26th street. Food court and sponsor booths will be on 26th street, between Park and Madison Avenues while the cultural programs will continue through 6 pm on Madison Avenue, between 24th and 26th streets.
Rana Daggubati, currently a much sought-after actor, has had a recent spate of hits in Bollywood and India’s regional movie industry.
General Dalbir Singh Suhag, is a highly-decorated army chief, often credited with many strategic enhancements during his tenure.
Tamannaah Bhatia, a career actress and model, has several projects lined up after the massive success of her last movie, “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion.”
Prof. Anand Kumar, is the man behind India’s silent social transition that he is ushering through his revolutionary education initiative “Super 30,” which helps financially-challenged students. In the 15 years of “Super 30,” a phenomenal 396 out of 450 students have made to the joint entrance test of elite India Indian Institute of Technology.
Ajit Mody, co-founder of Rajbhog Foods, is one of the leading manufacturers of Indian sweets, snacks, frozen foods, ice cream and beverages in the US.Rajbhog Foods has also setup a very successful airline catering business.
The Air India all-women crew being honored at the parade, includes 16 members, who were part of the non-stop flight from Delhi to San Francisco, traveling over the Pacific Ocean and returning via the Atlantic Ocean, completing around trip of the world with 250 passengers on-board the Boeing 777-200LR aircraft.
The FIA of NY-NJ-CT was formed in 1970 and is among the largest umbrella organization representing over 500,000 Indian Americans in the tristate region. The centerpiece of its efforts culminates in the India Day Parade in New York each year.
For Information about floats, booths and marching groups, call 732.325.7891, 848.248.0707, 732.387.5107 or email sponsorship@fianynjct.org


Photo Captions

Rana Daggubati is the grand marshal at this year’s India Day Parade in New York. (Photo Courtesy: Facebook Official Page of Rana Daggubati)
General Dalbir Singh Suhag, retired Chief of Indian Armed Forces, is the chief guest. (Photo courtesy: Indian Army)
Tamannaah Bhatia is the chief guest (Photo Courtesy: Facebook Official Page of Tamannaah Bhatia)
Prof Anand Kumar, the man behind “Super 30” educational initiative in India, is the guest of honor. (Photo Courtesy: Super 30)
Ajit Mody, chairman of Rajbhog Foods, is the guest of honor. (Photo Courtesy: Rajbhog Foods)
Air India’s all-women crew will be recognized at the parade. (Photo Courtesy: Air India)

Andy Bhatia, FIA President
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E: president@fianynjct.org

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