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Senator Booker and Indian Ambassador Address IBA Parade Organizers and Members

Credits: IBA
Credits: IBA

EDISON, NJ - Senator Cory Booker and Indian Ambassador Arun K. Singh took center stage at Royal Albert Palace on Monday evening, as over 1,000 guests celebrated the successful completion of the 11th Annual India Day Parade, hosted by the Indian Business Association.

The parade, which attracted over 38,000 people, included the participation of over 100 organizations.

Senator Booker congratulated the IBA on a successful parade and commended the organization for their efforts throughout the year, which include running educational seminars, hosting policy forums, and working with government agencies.

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Ambassador Singh remarked that the Indo-American community is a true reflection of the world’s largest and oldest democracies. Both, he observed, embraced multiple languages, ethnicities, cultures, and diversity. He also congratulated IBA for capturing those values in their parade.

“I am very proud of the IBA for organizing this wonderful parade,” Ambassador Singh stated.

Ambassador Singh joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1979 after completing his Master’s Degree in Economics from Delhi University and teaching at the University for two years. Ambassador Singh served as Ambassador of India to Israel from April 2005 to September, 2008; and then as Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of India, Washington D.C from October 2008 to April 2013. Ambassador Singh served as Ambassador of India to France from April, 2013 to April, 2015. He assumed his new assignment as Ambassador of India to United States on April 30, 2015.

The beginning of the IBA Dinner included a remembrance of former Indian President, Dr. Abul Kalam, who passed away in July. The program also included several live music and dance performances.

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