Edison, Woodbridge hold Garden State's first-ever Indian Independence Parade

(08/22/04) WOODBRIDGE - On August 15, 1947 after more than 200 years of foreign rule, the country of India gained its independence from Great Britain. On Sunday, New Jersey's Indian population celebrated their freedom with the state's first-ever Indian Independence Day Parade.

The parade ran down Oak Tree Road beginning in Edison and finished at Middlesex Avenue in Woodbridge. It featured music, floats and a great deal of dancing.

The Indian population is one of the fastest growing groups of people in New Jersey, particularly in the Iselin section of Woodbridge. Parade coordinators say Indians have made quite impact on business in the Garden State.

Parade organizers plan to make the Indian Independence Day celebration an annual event.

Related Link:India Festival 2004

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