Bollywood actor, Ileana D’Cruz was given the honors to be the Grand Marshal of the India Independence Day parade and flag hoisting at Hicksville, New York on Saturday. The Barfi actor, who is currently in the United States participated in the ‘10th India Day Parade’ on the occasion of India’s 75th Independence Day. The actor hoisted the flag in presence of the Honorable. Randhir Jaiswal, Consulate General of India, NY, and other elected city officials of America.
The Independence US tour for Ileana was organized by a leading event management firm of India CelebBazaar led by IT professional turned celebrity manager Abhishek Singh. Apart from Ileana and Hon. Randhir Jaiswal, Counsel General of India, several heads of the American states and thousands of Indians attended the event that was followed by a fest that included several performances and a children carnival. As a part of the Tour Ileana will also attending India Independence Day events in other cities of US.
Post the parade, Ileana D’Cruz, a Bollywood actress said, “The sense of community and unity centers around the pride of our flag and the celebration of India’s independence is something I always look forward to. It’s truly an honor for me to be part of such a prestigious event of IDP Parade in the US and represent India. Special thanks to the IDP USA and the President of IDP Mr. Deepak Bansal ji and its founding members Dr. Bobby K Kalutee and Mr. Kamlesh Mehta ji for keeping the spirit of India alive even in America.”
On making this auspicious occasion a success, Abhishek Singh, Founder CelebBazaar said, “It has been a tough couple of years for all of us. This Independence Day, We would want freedom from Covid. I would like to thank all our frontline workers for their spirit and their dedication that is driving our nation. They are the ones who will again lead us to Independence from this pandemic.”