Samantha, Jacqueline participate in ‘India Day Parade’ in New York City

The world’s largest ‘India Day Parade’ outside India kicked off in New York City, with the celebration witnessing huge floats and marching groups comprising members of the Indian-American community. Supporting the spectacle were several members of the diaspora including spiritual Guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, actors Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Jacqueline Fernandez and New York City Mayor Eric Adam. With many holding the Indian tricolour and dressed in celebratory attire, and performers dancing and playing drums, the parade served as a vibrant convergence of cultures, patriotism, and shared values that unite India and America.