EDISON, NJ -  The Indian Business Association, supported by over 100 New Jersey based Indo-American organizations,  kicked-off its 11th Annual India Day Parade festivities on July 8, 2015 at the TV Asia Studios in Edison New Jersey.  
 
The Kick-off ceremony has become an annual tradition and marks the beginning of the parade season.  The IBA India Day Parade is scheduled for August 9, 2015.
 
 
Representatives from many of the organizations supporting IBA,  as well as major sponsors of the parade, were on hand for a ceremonial lighting of traditional lamps. This is the symbolic beginning of the month long parade celebrations that will culminate with the annual parade, which will once again take place on Oak Tree Road.  Dozens of volunteers were also be present at the event. 
 
The NJ India Parade on Oak Tree Road generally attracts over 35,000 individuals.   As in past years, this year’s parade will include floats, marching bands, walking groups, Bollywood celebrities, and elected officials.  The parade route begins in Edison and ends on India Square (Iselin). Parade groups supporting the IBA hosted event include professional societies, business/ trade associations, cultural groups, senior associations, temples, and other organizations from across New Jersey.