Thursday, July 26, 2012

What's Up with Iselin's
India Independence Day Parade?

So I suppose you've seen the article on My Central, Here, about the India Independence Day parade's continuing split?  Apparently, according to the article, the Edison Town Council has denied the Iselin group's appeal of the Edison group's parade permit.

Hey, like anything else, there are always two sides (or more) to every story, and I only know what I've read in the paper.  As far as I know from reading the article, the Iselin group and the Edison group both want to hold the parade - the date in the article was given as August 12th.  Edison gave the permit to the Edison group.  The Iselin group wasn't happy about it and appealed.  The article didn't say anything about the Iselin part of the Oak Tree Road parade.

If I hear anything else, I'll let you know!

According to Wikipedia, India celebrates it's national Independence Day holiday on August 15th:
Celebration (include) Flag hoisting, parades, singing patriotic songs, speech by the Prime Minister, kite flying, singing the national anthem.
India celebrates Independence Day on 15 August to commemorate its independence from British rule and its birth as a sovereign nation on 15 August 1947.  India achieved independence after a struggle remarkable for largely peaceful nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience movement led by the Indian National Congress. 

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