Festival of India and Parade celebrated 71st Independence Day, California

The festival showcased India’s rich culture and heritage with a wide variety of dance performances. The India Day parade presented an
Indian celebration of culture, creativity, reflections and traditions.

Attendees witnessed the most glamorous celebrities riding in more than 100 open cars along with over 50 colorful floats. Famous
Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpayee was the grand marshal of the parade. The actor in his address congratulated all the Indian present
at the show for India’s 71 st Independence and said, “Independence brings a lot of responsibility. The responsibility is not only toward the
country but towards oneself too. That responsibility is that one is
remembered for his deeds.”

The carnival featured over 250 booths and included entertainment segments for all walks of life. The grand celebration gave community
a chance to rejoice rich cultural heritage far away from home.

Source: TV Asia Bureau