Monday 20 August 2007

India Day Parade in New York City

Today I participated in India Day Parade in New York City as part of Asha for Education Group. Asha for Education is a non-profit organization, which works for providing education to underprivileged children in India. I had earlier participated in such Parade in year 2000. It was really a great experience to walk on the streets of New York city while chanting songs such as "Ham honge kamiyaab" and slogans such as "Vande Mataram" and "Bharatmata ki Jay".

The Asha volunteers who were walking with me were from NYC/NJ chapter of Asha. While I was just walking, many of them were distributing flyers about Asha and their upcoming fund raiser program called Notes of Hope (NOH) to people observing parade. NOH for this year will be a performance by Indian Ocean, the contemporary Indian music band. It is on Saturday Aug 25 at the Synod Hall in New York City. I am planning to attend, not only for the music but for supporting the cause!

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