FIA New England announces plans for India Day Parade in Boston Aug. 13

Boston India Day Parade flyer. Photo: provided by FIA New England

The Federation of Indian Associations, New England, along with numerous sponsors and supporters is holding an India Day Parade August 13, 2022, to celebrate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav on the 75th anniversary of India’s independence from British rule.

This is the first India International Day Parade at Boston Harbor ( India Street), organizers said in a press release Aug. 3. The are inviting the community at large “be part of this historical event and sponsorship or blessings for such activity is welcomed.”

Many dignitaries from Government as well as Celebrities such as famous cricketers will be coming. Their names will be made public in the coming days.

There will be many floats and other attractions at the event which starts at 10 am and is expected to end at 3 pm.

There will be marchers and performers from people of other heritage to express their goodwill toward India and people from India, organizers noted.

Those interested in attending will have to register and get a tag without which the police will not allow anyone to enter the venue, organizers warned in the press release.

REGISTRATION: Families register at:

Groups register at:

All registered people will be issued a tag.

The goal of the event is “To emphasize our community’s commitment to Service to the Elderly, Homeless, and assert our common values of democracy and excellence,” organizers say.

There will be approximately 15 floats with themes ranging from Contribution of Indian Community, Freedom Fighters from India and USA, Service, Art, and Culture. This is still a work in progress, organizers said. The parade route is around 0.7 miles starting from 641 Lewis Wharf and ending at Christopher Columbus Park, 110 Atlantic Avenue, Boston.

Children are particularly welcome to “let them be proud of their heritage and values,” and to inspire them “to achieve even greater success than the first generation and above all be a good citizen. Truly, this parade is for them,” organizers said.

Senior citizens are specially invited to witness and bless this occasion, they added. If they find it hard to walk the 0.7-mile distance, they can watch from the sidewalk and attend the flag hoisting in Christopher Columbus Park across from Quincy Hall.

TRANSPORTATION: Closest T station is AQUARIUM (only 200 ft from the Park) on the Blue line. The STATE, GOVT. CENTER and HAYMARKET are within 1/2 mile from the Parade route. You can buy a Charlie ticket with a credit card at any T station and transfer among different lines without buying another ticket. The value of a Charlie ticket can be entered when you buy it at a self-service machine outside any T station. A trip within the T system costs $2.40. If you are coming by car, you will find many public parking garages but they can be expensive (since it is the Boston downtown area), so you can carpool to save money.

FOOD: There will be some food. But due to the uncertainty of numbers, it is best to go across the street to QUINCY MARKET which has over 75 food kiosks of all types of food and is one of the biggest tourist attractions of Boston.

For safety reasons, the parade is being organized under the supervision of the Boston Police department. “Honor them, cooperate with them and follow their instructions,” organizers said.

For becoming a sponsor, and more information contact:

Abhishek Singh 573-821-1785, President: FIA-New England

Sponsorship: 339-221-1181 | 508-810-2291 | 781-608-0879

Cultural Program: 301-580-0986 | 804-931-2269 | 508-424-8117 | 781-696-3229

Parade Info: 603-560-5391| 774-287-1086 | 508-298-9596 | 612-877-2703



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