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Edison and Woodbridge Indian Communities to Unite to Celebrate India's Independence

Indra Nayee

Saturday, June 21, 2014 • 6:00am

EDISON, NJ – The Edison and Woodbridge Indian community will unite for the 10th Annual India Day Parade on August 10, 2014. The Indian Business Association (IBA) of New Jersey along with many other associations has been organizer of the annual India Day Parade in Edison for the past nine years.

The parade kick off meeting was held on June 19, 2014 at the Executive Suites, Carteret, NJ in with over 150 distinguish business and community leaders.  The evening began with singing of the National Anthems of U.S. and India followed by a candle lighting ceremony. 

The IBA welcomed the three distinguish communtity leaders in New Jersey,  Raj Mukherji, NJ Assemblyman Legislative District 33, Sapana Shah, Edison Township Council member and Vin Gopal, Chairman of Monmouth County Democrats, 

Chandrakant Patel, the Chairman of IBA, Manher Shah and Mahesh Shah the Vice Chairman of IBA, and Dhiren Amin, President of IBA welcomed everyone to the meeting and provided an update on the upcoming parade.

“We are very proud to announce that this year we will have one united India Day parade, between Edison and Woodbridge townships. The parade will begin in Edison and conclude in Woodbridge,” said Dhiren Amin, President of IBA. “This year’s parade will be a grand success celebrating India’s culture, tradition and independence. We are expecting more than 20,000 people in support of this parade.”

“It’s a great pleasure to be here with IBA as we kick off the festivities leading up to a India Day parade in August. There is no better place than NJ to bridge the world’s greatest democracy (USA) and the world largest democracy (India),” said Assemblyman Raj Mukherji. “The parade will showcase the strength and power of Indian community abroad.”

“I am very excited about this year’s India Day parade. The parade is a representation of celebration of India’s independence in 1947,” said Edison Councilwoman Sapana Shah. “I am looking forward to witness this year’s great parade.”

For nearly two decades, the Indian Business Association ("IBA") has served the New Jersey Indo-American community. The IBA is proud to continue a history of representing the small businesses on and surrounding Oak Tree Road and serving as a voice for the thousands of Indo-Americans that call New Jersey home.

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