The Indian Business Association (IBA) celebrated India's Independence Day with more than 38,000 in attendance, according to official security estimates.
The parade was joined by 108 organizations, including 23 floats, two marching bands, 27 walking groups, and an assortment of dignitaries, including U.S. Senator Cory Booker. The parade, which ran through Oak Tree Road, began in Edison and ended at India Square in Iselin. The entire parade route spanned 1.4 miles and was decorated with American and Indian flags.
Prior to the parade, the IBA held a press conference that included major elected officials from across the state.
Booker, who spoke from the review stand, praised the IBA, stating, “The IBA has done an amazing job organizing this event. I was here last year as well and each time I come I can really feel the energy on Oak Tree Road. ...New Jersey is lucky to have a growing Indian-American community,” he added.
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