India Day Parade

New York, NY | Aug 16, 2015 @01:00 PM

  • The Federation of Indian Associations (FIA) of the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut is one of the largest esteemed umbrella organizations in the Indian community
  • It represents over 500,000 strong and vibrant Asian-Indians who provide significant grass root support
  • Established in the year 1970, the FIA has blossomed into a commendable organization that has become an effective mouthpiece and mobilizer for the community
  • FIA represents various issues that concern a growing Asian-Indian community at the local, state, and national levels
  • Over the years, it has also tried to project a truthful and real image of India to the mainstream community and also further the interests of Indians residing in the United States
  • It is in this spirit that, since 1981, the annual India Day Parade is held in New York City to present our progress and unity to the many diversified ethnic communities in this area

# Entry Description
1Jallosh Dhol Tasha Lezim"This is to share our immense pleasure in starting an initiative that motivates us to go back to the Indian roots. We are calling it 'Jallosh' ...... meaning 'Celebrating with Community'. Surely, we all have experienced the wonderful Nostalgia, when we think about our birthplace, childhood memories….. and music; among so many other things! While coming together to start a new social commitment we found a surprisingly common thread between us. Dhol- Taashaa….. playing Indian traditional drums…. Hence, we decided to make this ‘joyous beating’ the face of our social organization. We happily agreed to practice and enjoy playing drums for our own pleasure, but keeping a strong focus on the commitment to support a good cause. Thus, we enjoy our passion for Dhol –Taashaa and through this gathering we support a chosen social activity. Taking our passion further, Jallosh is now able to share our joys within communities here.

Fedration of Indian Associations of NY NJ CT is the largest non profit Umberalla organization of Tri-State. Over 130 Organizations are subset of FIA. Various Indian Patriotic events are celebrated by FIA. In addition FIA helps needy people in USA & in India. Since 1981, FIA is arranging "India Day Parade"  in Manhattan. The Republic Day celebration is also a part of it's activities. Whenever the Indian High ranking leader from India visit USA a reception is arranged by FIA. During Flooding & Earthquake, the victims are getting help by FIA in India. Various Visa Camps were organized to help Indian Community in acquiring Visa, OCI and Renunciation. At the end of each year, the election takes place and new executive committee takes over for the successor year.
3Air India Air India provides a worldwide network of passanger and Cargo services. This service started on October15, 1932.In beginning it was know as TATA Airlines, which was converted into public Company under the name of AirIndia. It is a Indian Domestic and International airline. It is India's' best airline. It has over 30 flights to India from East and West coast of USA.There is no reason not fly by AirIndia.
4Passaic County Band
5HAKS Co-founded in 1991 by Chairman and CEO Husam Ahmad, HAKS is a 600-person full-service consulting firm with a diverse workforce specializing in construction management/inspection, engineering, architecture/facility design, land surveying, material testing and special inspections. Headquartered in New York City, HAKS maintains 14 offices along the East Coast as well as an office in Chennai, India. 

HAKS is proud to be providing safety consultancy services to the National Highway Authority of India for the upgrade of 18 major highways.
6SAKHI for South Asian Womens"Sakhi unites survivors of violence, communities, and institutions to prevent and end domestic violence in the South Asian community in New York City. We believe that:

- Nobody should have to live in fear and threat of domestic violence.
- Survivors of domestic violence have the right to be safe and to regain control of their lives.
- Supporting women and their families to achieve safety; empowering our community to become stronger; and advocating for broader social change works. - See more at:"
7Mission of the Holy EucharistMission of the Holy Eucharist was founded by Chad Gatchalian in 2008. Her mission was to devote herself to God and so she got involved in many religious organization. Along the way she became a Eucharistic Minister. Several years ago she travel to India and fell in love with the country and it's culture. She visited different churches and the most spectacualr of all, the Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health, Vailankanni. She felt like peace as if she was home. Her journey was remarkable. She has finally dedicated herself with friends to spreading the Devotion to Our Lady of Vailankanni, Our Lady of Good Health to Jesus through Mary's Joyful healing love.
8TV AsiaTV Asia is the first information and entertainment for the South Asian Community in North America. A well known entrepruner and Community leader Mr. H. R. Shah took over and it is grew under Mr. H. R. Shah's leadership. TV Asia airs regularly scheduled programs, in English, Hindi and Gujarati 24/7. The mission of TV Asia is to inform, involved and entertain South Asian Community in North America. The main idea is to feel at home. The studio is located in Edison, NJ.
10Heart & Hand for Handicapped (HHH)"Heart and Hand for the Handicapped (HHH) is a not for profit 501©(3) organization founded in 1971 run by volunteers. We raise funds to support organizations in India and the United States that empower differently able children with physical or mental challenges.
11Share & Care FoundationThe mission of the Share and Care Foundation™ is to create opportunities for deserving, economically challenged women and children of India by partnering with communities, philanthropists and local charitable organizations. Such opportunities include developing and providing quality education, affordable healthcare and supporting skill development to improve the quality of life in rural India.
12Parikh Worldwide Media LLCParikh Worldwide Media is the largest Indian-American publishing group in the United States. The group publishes five periodicals – “News India Times,” a national weekly newspaper; “Desi Talk in New York,” a weekly newspaper serving the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut region; and “Desi Talk in Chicago,” a weekly newspaper serving the Greater Chicago area and the Midwestern states; and “The Indian American,” a national bimonthly feature magazine, and the Gujarat Times, a Gujarati language weekly. The combined circulation and readership of these publications make the media group the most influential in the ethnic Indian market.
13Jai Bharat Dhol Tasha Pathak USA"Founder President: Indian Cultural Group a Non Profit Organization was founded by a great visionary Mr Vasant Madhavi in May 2013 to promote Indian culture, traditions, music and dance in USA.

With support from his family, Vasant worked tirelessly to build the First Ever Dhol Tasha Lezhim Zhanj Pathak in USA named JBDTP. Initially Vasant had to invest funds from his own pocket to buy and ship the large dhols, tasha, lezhim zhanj, and other inventory all the way from India because no one believed in his vision, no one dare put their money on such a crazy idea. But gradually Vasant convinced a few friends to join his band and within a short span of 6 months we arranged for 18+ practice sessions and performed in 16 major Events in the Tristate area.
The magic of Dhol tasha music has mesmerized folks,.. We created history in the Summer of 2013. "
14Ditto TVdittoTV-India’s 1st OTT Platform , Download the app for Indian Entertainment & Get 30 Days FREE Trial .Visit the dittoTV booth for exciting give aways & raffle draws
15Mallakhamb Federation of USA Build stamina, strength and flexibility while experiencing Indian culture! Learn the mallakhamb sport under the supervision of gold medalists from India.
16Child Rights & You (CRY) NYCRY America is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization that is driven by its vision of a 'just' world in which all children have equal opportunities to develop to their full potential and realize their dreams. With the support of 20,855 generous donors and 2,000 committed volunteers, CRY America has impacted the lives of over 600,558 children living across 2,726 urban, rural and tribal communities through support to 70 supported projects in India and the USA. Your involvement and views are important to helping us ensure that the rights of underprivileged children are protected and honored.
17Middlesex County Police Band
18Royal AlbertThe beautiful Palace is located in Fords, NJ, which has several facilities including Four Halls, Shabri Resturant, Misha Creation and Bar.In addition to this,a Quality hotel is located next to this Palace. It is a good place for wedding, Engagement, Graduation, Religious, Seminars and various other activities. Mr. Albert Jasani is an owner of this place.and he is a past president of FIA.- Tristate. It has Gujarati Channel 36 also.
19Overseas Volunteer for Better IndiaWe are Indians abroad who care for a better India. We are doctors, students, engineers, volunteers, business owners and everyday citizens coming together for the betterment of India. We believe that indifference of the masses is responsible for India’s current problems and we are committed to changing it.
20Times Now/ZoomTIMES NOW is a part of India’s largest media conglomerate The Times Group, has strategically focused its distinctive offerings on upscale urban audiences world over. Its high quality programming like The Newshour, hosted by the Editor- in –Chief Mr. Arnab Goswami, is the most watched English News show in India and extremely popular among the NRI community around the globe . The channel is present in more than 78 countries worldwide on 4 continents reaching of 100 million premium South Asians globally. With its presence across Cable, DTH, IPTV and platforms the channel has pioneered in creating interactive formats for its worldwide viewers and is clearly a go to channel amongst the discerning NRIS’s. In the US, TIMES NOW is present on Dish, Dishworld and Sling TV
21Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual OrgThe Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organization acknowledges the intrinsic goodness of all people. We teach a practical method of meditation that helps individuals understand their inner strengths and values. A worldwide family of individuals from all walks of life, we are committed to spiritual growth and personal transformation, believing them essential in creating a peaceful and just world. Acknowledging the challenges of rapid global change, we nurture the well-being of the entire human family by promoting spiritual understanding, leadership with integrity and elevated actions towards a better world.
22Indus American Bank Headquartered in Iselin, New Jersey, Indus American Bank operates a full service branch in Iselin, Jersey City, Parsippany and Hicksville (NY) and plans to expand to other cities in New Jersey and New York. Indus American Bank has been founded specifically to serve the needs of the South Asians, one of the fastest growing segments of the Asian ethnic group over the coming decade. Presently, Indus American Bank serves both the business as well as the retail customer.
23Vaishnav Temple New York VTNYEstablished in 1988, The Vaishnav Temple of New York is the first traditional ‘Pushtimargiya’ temple in North America. We have been fortunate enough to have Shri Govardhannathji Prabhu enhance our lifestyles by his presence in New York for more than twenty five years through our beloved temple. The Vaishnav Temple of New York has done an excellent job in serving Lord Shrinathji and helping fellow Vaishnavs. The Vaishnav Temple has experienced a rapid growth in the flow of Vaishnavs that participate in the religious and communal services for the temple.
24State Bank of India State Bank of India, US Operations, extends warm greetings to all of you on the 68th Independence Day. State Bank of India is the largest bank in India. State Bank of India is the Banker to every Indian. State Bank of India is serving the Indian American Community in New York since the last 4 decades. State Bank of India offers checking, CD and money market accounts besides offering free rupee remittance facility. Please visit State Bank of India on their website
26Mother Cabrini HS Band
27Daily News The Daily News of New York City is the fourth most widely circulated daily newspaper in the United States.The first U.S. daily printed in tabloid form, it was founded in 1919, and as of 2013 is owned and run by Mortimer Zuckerman. It has won ten Pulitzer Prizes.
28Save Indian FarmersThe name of our organization is Save Indian Farmers (SIF). The SIF is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, more specifically to help support the plight of Indian farmers and address issues affecting the high suicide rate among farmers in India. One year ago, none of us had any idea about this issue and when we came to know about the statistic that one farmer commits suicide every 41 minutes in our India on average that really shook us. We realized that this is a human rights crisis of epic proportion. It affects right to life, to water, food and adequate standard of living. We wanted to do something about it and therefore we formed this company through which we can help victim families and achieve other goals. We registered this company in the State of Arkansas. Here we are the members of this organization.
29Dunkin DonutsDunkin' Donuts is an American global doughnut company and coffeehouse chain based in Canton, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1950 by William Rosenberg in Quincy, Massachusetts. Its logo is two D's side by side in orange and hot pink.
30VT Seva VT Seva’s mission is to promote understanding and tolerance in society by empowering our youth with value of volunteering and philanthropy. In turn, our youth will learn how to plan, develop, and implement projects for protection of animals and environment, promote free health programs, provide quality education and life skills to underprivileged families, help organize disaster relief programs in time of need, and build bridges between different communities.
31Jeeyar Educational Trust JET
32Yupp TV Presenting Yupp TV, North America's largest provider of Indian television channels and movies. Watch over 150+ live Indian channels plus blockbuster Bollywood and regional movies anywhere anytime only with Yupp TV
33MAYO College "The origin of Mayo College, one of the oldest Public Schools in the country, dates back to 1869, when Col F K M Walter, the Political Agent of the Bharatpur Agency recommended a school in India ""for a large number of pupils, with a staff thoroughly educated-not mere bookworms, but men fond of field sports and outdoor exercise....""

Today, students from all walks of life, study in this prestigious school and make complete use of the many facilities offered."
34Immigration Voice CorpImmigration Voice is a national non-profit organization (501 (c) (4)) working to alleviate the problems faced by legal high-skilled future Americans in the United States. We petition the legislative and executive branches of the US Federal government to find solutions to high-skilled green card backlogs..
35Bombino ExpressNow we are witnessing a float of Bombino Express (Courier Service) and Bombino tour, serving our community for over 20 years in USA. Very well known and prestigious Bombino of Bombay has significant happy clientage using their personalized service and the state of art technology.
36Maheshwari Mahasabha of NAMMNA was founded in 1983 by a small number of families mainly in the North-East. The objective was to bring together all the Maheshwaris living in North America. It was decided to form local chapters at various locations throughout USA wherever there was a sizeable concentration of Maheshwari families. In August 1986, at one family style summer picnic at Harrison Lake State Park, the Mid-West Chapter was formed. In 1987, the South-West chapter was formed in Houston, Texas. The West Coast Chapter in Los Angeles California was formed in 1994, followed by formation of New England Chapter in Boston , MA in 1995 and South-East Chapter in Florida in 2000.
37Jet Airways69 Destinations- Each connected every 5 minutes. With its first flight in 1993, Jet Airways has come a long way to becoming the fastest growing airlines in the world- now all set to change the way you fly- for the better! Connecting 20 international destinations and operating flights to and from 49 destinations in India, Jet Airways offers the best air deals.
38NetIP The purpose of NetIP is to serve as an organization that meets the needs of South Asian professionals in North America as they grow in their professional and personal lives. Over the years, NetIP has become a premier networking brand in our community. It has become the unequivocal voice for an emerging group of South Asians, who excel in every aspect of western society, from business to politics to the arts. The rise of NetIP and its affiliated chapters reflects a general “Coming of Age” by South Asian professionals. We are proud to state that many of our present members and past alumni now hold respected positions of leadership in the private, public, and non-profit sectors all over the world.
39Digamber Jain Sangh of North America From the very inception of DJSNA, in spirit and as mentioned in its constitution and by-laws, this organization is established to preserve the oldest tradition of our Jain religion in North America within the Unity of all Jains. DJSNA intends to bring a better understanding, exposure and respect of this tradition in order to bring about a real & lasting unity among all Jains in North America.
40Passaic County Band
41USA Cricket AcademyUSA Cricket Academy was first established in 1999 successfully under the leadership of Ashok Patel, President and CEO of the academy. Cricket in America is an extremely expensive sport and hence can only be promoted if you have the passion and the financial resources to support it. But with the advent of such strong and committed people like Ashok cricket has gone a long way in America .
42SonyThe SONY Entertainment Network offers their viewers a distinctive blend of high quality entertainment programs twenty-four hours a day including reality shows, soap operas, dramas, sit-coms, news, concerts, South Asian movies and local programming. Watch the most awaited new season of Kaun Banega Crorepati starting today in all over the world..
43CricMaxWe are CricMax and we are here to make cricket possible for you in USA. CricMax is an entity built and created for all cricket loving people. Whether, you are a beginner, skilled or an expert cricketer; CricMax is here to make it easy for you.
44Sling TV
45Telangana Development Forum (TDF) USA INC.TDF-USA is a not-for-profit organization created to provide a platform for People of Telangana Origin (POTOs) to come together to discuss various problems faced by Telangana people. Telangana is a state in south-central India which was formed in 2014 after long struggle for statehood. The state has a rich tradition of culture and language with powerful expressions and sophisticated narratives. History, language, and dialect have molded Telangana sensibilities and identity. In spite of the abundant natural resources such as great rivers, fertile land, rich forest and mineral resources, Telangana today presents a desolate picture of poverty, endemic political violence and environmental devastation. The people of Telangana have been left behind in many areas of socio-economic development for various reasons. Betrayal of Telangana region and its people by successive governments, over many decades, aided and abetted by Telangana leaders, has contributed to this misery. After the statehood in 2014, the Telangana state government is paying necessary attention to alleviate its problems.
46Telangana NRI Association (TeNA) "Telangana is a newly born 29th state of Indian Union. Telangana people have gone through one of the longest democratic and peaceful agitation in modern India and succeeded in achieving their goal. It is a great sign of evolution of Indian democracy as democratic aspirations of various sections of population can be achieved in a peaceful manner. On behalf of FIA we congratulate Telanganites all over the world on their new state. We also congratulate Telangana NRI Association (TeNA) for participating in the India Day Parade

Jai Telangana Jai Bharat"
47Uplift Humanity IndiaUplift Humanity India is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation of juvenile inmates and orphans in South Asia. Our founding motto, “By teenagers, for teenagers”, epitomizes the method by which we seek to empower youth: through hands-on education, peer mentoring, and technology training. Since UHI’s inception in 2011, we have established four juvenile rehabilitation centers throughout the Indian subcontinent. As UHI has continued to grow, we have partnered with several influential individuals, organizations, and media outlets to raise awareness around our specialized life skills curriculum. With every step forward, Uplift Humanity continues to shape the discussion around using education as a global solution to juvenile recidivism
48FDNY Phoenix SocietyAs first responders to fires, public safety and medical emergencies, disasters and terrorist acts, FDNY protects the lives and property of New York City residents and visitors. The Department advances public safety through its fire prevention, investigation and education programs. The timely delivery of these services enables the FDNY to make significant contributions to the safety of New York City and homeland security efforts.
49Society of Indo American Engineers and Architects (SIAEA)"The next float is from SOCIETY OF INDO AMERICAN ENGINEERS AND ARCHITECTS (SIAEA).
SIAEA organizes and unites in fellowship, the engineering and architectural professionals of Indian origin & enhances the profession within American mainstream. It does this through education, advocacy, leadership, training, networking and outreach.
SIAEA empowers younger members by awarding ten education scholarships of $2000 annually. SIAEA’s mission is to protect the public welfare and innovate through the creative application of engineering and architecture."
50Arya Samaj IncArya Samaj , Jamaica, NY was established in 1979 with the purpose of spreading the teachings and principles of Swami Dayanand and serve the community
51Yonkers Military Band
52Glorious Gujarat"Glorious Gujarat USA pays rich tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the Iron man of India who selflessly contributed to India’s struggle for independence and ensured integrated India as we see it today.
The Statue of Unity is the Government of Gujarat’s pioneering initiative of revering Sardar Patel by constructing his world’s tallest statue near Sardar Sarvodar Dam in Gujarat.
Glorious Gujarat USA, scheduled on 22nd & 23rd August 2015 at New Jersey offers a complete package of business and entertainment like never before.
Feel Gujarat, Live Gujarat …. only at Glorious Gujarat USA"
53Cultural Association of Bengal"
Cultural Association of Bengal was formed by a few enthusiast Bengali immigrants in new York in the year 1971. In course of time, the small organization has spread into a large tree and branched out to entire North America in United States of America and Canada, with a vision to cross cultural interaction and appreciation with particular emphasis on the literature, art and the cultural heritage of Bengal. The Association consists of members who believe in the objectives and aims of the Association as laid down in the Constitution and as amended from time to time, joined the Association by signing a declaration agreeing to support those objectives and aims, and paid the required subscription. The executive functions of the Association are performed by the Executive Committee elected by, from and among the members biannually in manners specified by the Constitution."
54Association For India's Development NY (AID-NY)Association for India’s Development (AID) is a volunteer movement committed to promoting sustainable, equitable and just development. In solidarity with non-violent people’s struggles, AID supports grassroots organizations in India and initiates efforts in various interconnected spheres such as agriculture, education, livelihoods, natural resources, health, women’s empowerment and social justice.
55American Association of Physicians of Indian OriginLargest ethnic medical organization in the United States and represents the interests of more than 60,000 physicians and about 15,000 medical students/residents of Indian heritage in the country. AAPI is an umbrella organization which has over 150 local chapters, specialty societies and alumni organizations. Almost 10%-12% of medical students entering US schools are of Indian origin.
56Gujarat Christian Federation of America
58Hockey Foundation Inc
60Republican National Coalition for Asian AdvancementAn Asian-American empowerment group, giving a stronger voice to the community. Connecting with community leaders for a brighter future.
61South Asian Times"The South Asian Times is a New York based print and online publication for the Global Indian and South Asian Communities. The aim is to provide news, stories and features that touch and reflect lifestyle, choices, aspirations and trends of the Global Indian and South Asian.
For the quality of our content and display, we are one of the most well regarded Indian weeklies in USA. The South Asian Times is widely circulated and read in the Tri-State area.
The South Asian Times is part of the Forsythe Media Group."
62India Center of WestchesterIndia Center, located in Westchester County, seeks to marshal and centralize the rich heritage that is India, it's extensive and colorful cultural diversity and give it a home here in New York. From its offices in Elmsford, New York, India Center has gained significant representation in the community. It has launched a plethora of activities, particularly in the past two years, that have been the talk of the community. The headquarters of the organization provide a venue to celebrate all occasions of significance to the community, a support system for new immigrants and for seniors, and social and cultural activities that span the spectrum of India's diverse communities.
63Indian National Overseas Congress (INOC)Indian National Overseas Congress, an organization that consists of friends of Indian National Congress that stands for democracy, secularism and human solidarity. INOC also promotes strong strategic partnership between US and India and are currently led by Juned Qazi, President and George Abraham Chairman ,Mohinder Singh Gilzian, Vice President and Harbachan Singh, General Secretary. INOC is delighted to be part of today's celebration and take this opportunity to pay tribute to Indian National Congress that led the nation to its independence and created the new economy for the nation and promoted communal harmony and preserved the secular fabric for all its people.