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Parsippany holds “Indian Independence Day and Flag Raising Ceremony”

PARSIPPANY — Over a hundred residents of all nationalities celebrated the “Indian Independence Day and Flag Raising Ceremony” held at Parsippany-Troy Hills Municipal Building on Saturday, August 17.

The event was hosted by Mayor Michael Soriano and the Indian-American Seniors Association of Morris County. Raj Patel, President – Indian American Senior Association began the program with opening remarks.

The raising of the American Flag was completed by Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Explorers 131 members, Justin Wellman, Jamison Snyder and Marissa Cogan. The raising of the Indian Flag was done by Hari Kundram.

The Indian National Anthem was performed by Ruya Dadheech.

During the event, Shala Gagliardi, presented a “Congressional Certificate” from the 11th Congressional District, Congresswoman Mikey Sherrill.

There were many cultural performances including, “Morni Baagan Maa” by Riya Dadheech; “I Love My India” performed by the Ensemble Performance; Aavo Shri Vallabh Shri Vitthal also performed by the Ensemble Performance; “Aye Vatan Aye Vatan Aabaad Rahe Tu” by Devisha Desai and “Saare Jahan SeSchla” by the Ensemble Performance.

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Frank L. Cahill
Frank L. Cahill
Publisher of Parsippany Focus since 1989 and Morris Focus since 2019, both covering a wide range of events. Mr. Cahill serves as the Executive Board Member of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce, President of Kiwanis Club of Tri-Town and Chairman of Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Advisory Board.
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