New York: To mark India’s 72nd Independence Day, New York’s iconic Empire State Building was lit up with the Indian tricolour as the Indian diaspora in the United States celebrated the occasion.

A special ceremony was also held at Manhattan which was attended by the Consul General of India in New York, Sandeep Chakravorty, president of the Federation of Indian Associations (FIA) - New York, New Jersey, Connecticut Srujal Parikh and singer Mickey Singh.

In a tweet, the Empire State Building wrote, “Happy India Day from New York City! Together with the Federation of Indian Association, we’re honouring India’s Independence Day by recreating the Indian flag in lights tonight”.


The Empire State Building is a 102-year-old skyscraper in Manhattan, New York City. Standing tall at 1,454 feet, it is the world’s most famous office building and is famous for its sophisticated Art Deco style.