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Edison and Woodbridge to Celebrate India's Independence Day with 10th Annual Parade

Indra Nayee

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • 6:55am

EDISON, NJ – The Indian communities of Edison and Woodbridge will come together for the 10th Annual India Day Parade on August 10, 2014. The parade will kick off in Edison at 1:30 p.m. with more than 20 floats and will end in Iselin with tons of entertainment, giveaways and live concerts. Thousands of spectators are expected to celebrate the India Day Parade in Edison – also called Little India – in New Jersey.

Now a permanent feature of New Jersey’s Indian cultural milieu, the parade is held every year by Indian Business Association (IBA) in association with scores of other Indian American organizations, local businesses, non-profit organizations and political dignitaries, to celebrate India's Independence Day.

“Get ready to join an exciting 10th India Day Parade with thousands of people from Edison and surrounding areas,” said Diren Amin, President of IBA. “We will have lots of entertainment, free food and drinks sponsored by local business during this parade.”

This year’s grand marshal is Bollywood’s top actress, Esha Deol, who will lead mile-long parade along the Oak Tree Road. Oak Tree Road has emerged over the past decade has emerged as the hub of Indian American community in New Jersey.

“I am excited to see you all at the New Jersey IBA parade from Edison to Iselin – one parade,” said Esha Deol in her video interview. “Let’s celebrate and make history.”

Other notable guests include, Chief Guest, Omi Vaidya (Chatur) the Bollywood movie “3 Idiots.” Guests of o Honor and first time visitors in Edison are Tina Dutta, Richa Anirudh, Nitu Singh, Dr, Jagdidh Trivedi and Arvind Rathod.

Chandrakant Patel, the Chairman of IBA, Manher Shah and Mahesh Shah the Vice Chairman of IBA, and Dhiren Amin, President of IBA have appealed everyone to join the parade and show the support.

For nearly two decades, the Indian Business Association 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. The association is also responsible for public projects and credited with major political reforms in Edison and Woodbridge.

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