2016 India Day was a Stellar Success
The second India Day parade & Celebration organized by Naperville Indian Community Outreach(“NICO”) in association with City of Naperville and Indian Consulate General to observe the 70th anniversary of India’s independence was an unprecedented success. It was attended by many-many thousands of participants & spectators, several of whom came from neighboring states and suburbs.
A colorful procession of over 80 entries with 40 intricately decorated floats sponsored by various community organizations, businesses and restaurants wended its way along the parade route in Hillside and West St in Naperville. Several dance groups representing the diverse dance forms and music of India were part of the procession which ended in Knock Park, Naperville. Thousands of enthusiastic Indian Americans and members of Naperville community lined the procession route waving flags of the United States and India. The parade was aired live by NCTV17.
The parade was followed by a celebration and Concert event at Knock Park featuring food, jewelry, apparel and music and dance. Kick-off the celebration was with the strong rendition of US National Anthem and Indian National Anthem. The Parade & Celebration continued with concert by the highly acclaimed Indian playback singer, Sunidhi Chauhan. She was supported by a state-of-the-art symphony orchestra, leading musicians, and talented vocalists, performed live and mesmerized Bollywood music lovers in a Concert. The singing sensation kick started the scintillating evening with the most unforgettable melody, always raging in the hearts of music lovers and super hit songs. The audience were mesmerized by the dazzling display of musical talent, nonstop singing for over 2 hours, and a fusion of the rare talent of Sunidhi and the musical capabilities of her team. This proved to be a grand treat for the music enthusiasts and made India day parade & celebration event super hit. Sunidhi garnered huge admiration from the audience for her gifted versatility as a natural performer.
Following is a brief glimpse of the program:
India Day 2016 – Media Highlights
Chicago Tribune: India Independence Day celebrated in Naperville
News India Times: Thousands Join India Day Parades Across Midwest
India Post: Marvelous India Day celebration at Naperville
News India Times: Sunidhi Chauhan Draws Big Crowd At Chicago I-Day Celebrations
Desi Talk: Naperville Independence Day Celebrations
* Program was televised live by NCTV17 & TVAsia