India Day Parade of Long Island on August 7

HICKSVILLE, NY (TIP): IDP USA is organizing the 11th India Day Parade of Long Island on August 7. According to a press note issued by Parveen Chopra, Media Coordinator for IDP USA, “famous Bollywood actress Prachi Tehlan, singing sensation Shibani Kashyap and Hollywood/Bollywood actor Prashantt Gupta have been signed on to raise the EQ, entertainment quotient, of the parade celebrating the landmark 75thanniversary of India’s independence.”

All the arrangements for holding a safe and successful parade in Hicksville on Sunday, August 7 are in place. The parade organizers are grateful to the full cooperation from the officials concerned of Nassau County and Town of Oyster Bay and the police department.

The parade will originate from Hicksville Community Center on Carl Street West and culminate at 125 West John Street where the entertainment stage and vendor stalls will be set up. Children’s carnival and games area will be free. The raffle will have attractive prizes.

The parade celebrates Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav with a focus on India’s culture and heritage. The two themes IDP adopted this time are: ‘Each One Plant One’ to combat global warming, and ‘Anekta Mein Ekta’ (Unity in Diversity).

About the star attractions, Prachi Tehlan – Grand Marshal

A renowned TV and film actress Prachi has played starring roles in both many films and TV series. She made her acting debut on television in Diya Aur Baati Hum on Star Plus in 2016. She made her movie debut in Punjabi film Arjan (2017) opposite Roshan Prince and after Malayalam movie Mamangam (2019), she has more exciting projects in her kitty. Prachi is a former Indian netball and basketball player who spearheaded the Indian Netball Team in the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Shibani Kashyap – Guest of Honor

Bollywood playback singer Shibani has given hits like ‘Ho Gayi Hai Mohabbat’, ‘Sajna Aa Bhi Jaa,’ Zinda Hoon Main’, and ‘Kya Nazakhat Hai,’ Recipient of the best playback singer award at Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival, Shibani has rendered her voice for popular movies like ‘Waisa Bhi Hota Hai’, ‘Mr Ya Miss’, ‘Zindaa’, ‘The Great Indian Butterfly’, etc.

Prashantt Guptha – Guest of Honor

Prashantt Guptha was born in Queens and raised on Long Island. Shifting to Mumbai, he has played key roles in movies like Neerja, Irada, OTT series Aashram, and Regards and Peace. He is now a partner in a Hollywood company called Mulberry, and recently produced and starred in his first American film, A New Christmas.

For more information: -Vimal Goyal, IDP USA President, Ph: 516 978 7125, [email protected]

Parveen Chopra (Media Coordinator), 516 710 0508, [email protected]

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