The International Ahimsa Foundation USA marched at the Federation of Indian Associations’ India Day Parade Aug. 18, calling for non Violence and peace.
Dr. Neeta Jain, president and founder of International Ahimsa Foundation, welcomed Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, D-NY, on the IAF float, saying it was an honor to have her. “She is a big fan of Mahatma Gandhi and she is working tirelessly on a Congressional Gold Medal for Mahatma Gandhi. She was the champion of getting the Diwali stamp. We are very thankful for your hard work.”
Other distinguished guests on the IAF float were Consul General of India in New York Sandeep Chakravorty, Taruna Chakravorty, Association of Indians in America President Harish Thakkar, guest of honor actress and model Nargis Fakhri, Miss Glamours World Angle Tetatbe, singer Archit Aryasri, the Masala Bhangra workout dance team marched alongside the float.
Dr. Jain made welcoming remarks to the global community, reiterating the importance of Non Violence, Peace and teachings of Lord Mahavir and Mahatma Gandhi.
Maloney said she was thrilled to be at the Parade and appreciated India as the world’s largest democracy and America is the oldest democracy.”