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Rana Daggubati, Tamannaah Bhatia attend India Day Parade in New York

By Chennabasaveshwar
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To celebrate India's 71st Independence Day, thousands of people from the Indian diaspora converged in the heart of New York in their traditional finery. The one of the largest parades outside India attended by 'Baahubali' actors Rana Daggubati and Tamannaah Bhatia. Anand Kumar of 'Super 30' fame also attended the event.

The 37th India Day Parade organised by the Federation of Indian Associations - New York, New Jersey, Connecticut - ran through several streets in Madison Avenue in Manhattan on Sunday and featured tableaux by several Indian-American organisations, marching bands.

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Daggubati, the Grand Marshal for the parade, said it was a matter of great pride for him to celebrate the Independence Day with a large population of Indian-Americans.

"It gives me a huge sense of pride to be here. The people here are the ambassadors of our country making us proud outside of India," he said. Bhatia said, "It is amazing to see Indians celebrating" the country's culture and heritage. "India has given me lot of freedom to express myself. It is very humbling to represent India at the parade," she told PTI.

Rana Daggubati, the Grand Marshal of the parade

Rana Daggubati, the Grand Marshal of the parade

Rana Daggubati, the Grand Marshal of the parade was Grand Marshal of the parade, he is flanked by Tamannaah Bhatia and Anand Kumar. Courtesy: @Telugu360

Rana Daggubati and Tamannaah Bhatia

Rana Daggubati and Tamannaah Bhatia

Rana Daggubati and Tamannaah Bhatia wave at the crowd during the parade in Madison avenue. Courtesy: @Telugu360

Tamannaah Bhatia

Tamannaah Bhatia

Tamannaah Bhatia talking to media persons on the sidelines of the India Day parade in New York. Courtesy: @tamannaahspeaks

Anand Kumar and Tamannaah Bhatia

Anand Kumar and Tamannaah Bhatia

With famous actress of Bahubali fame Tamanna Bhatia at New York, writes in his Facebook page. In fact, we both have been as invited as special guests at the famous India Day Parade in New York. Courtesy: facebook/AnandKumar1super30

Indian pop star Torsha Sarkar

Indian pop star Torsha Sarkar

Indian pop star Torsha Sarkar, center, waves a goat flag as she rides a float during the India Day parade Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, in New York. PTI photo

(With agency inputs)

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