Tiranga unfurled at Arya Samaj of Long Island

The Arya Samaj of Long Island celebrated 73rd Republic Day of India by unfurling the Indian National Flag in the Arya Samaj premises 319, Hicksville, NY on January 23 in presence of the community leaders and Samaj members.

ASLI was established in 2006 to extend Vedic Heritage and Vedic Teachings to the Hindu community at large. Its objectives and mission are to encourage adults and children to study the Vedas and other religious teachings. Samaj performs and conducts prayers and worship (Vedic Yajna & Pravachans) services to foster, advance and promote the practice of the religious beliefs of the Hindu faith.

On this occasion, Dr. Yashpal Arya, Trustee Chairman addressed the congregation. He said, India got its independence on 15th August, 1947 and did not have its own constitution until   26th January, 1950. Republic Day is celebrated to remember the historic moment when our nation became an independent republic country.

Dr. Vijay Arya, President Arya Samaj, reminded not to forget our duties enjoined with the independence we got, so the country’s sovereignty is maintained. Captain (Retired) Surinder Kade, Indu Jaiswal Chairperson, Indian American Forum, Dr. Urmilesh Arya, past President Association of Indians in America, Dr. Azad Anand, past President, India Study Center, Stony Brook University and Veer Mukhi, secretary addressed and reminded of the golden era of United India and its glory. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was also remembered and tributes were paid to Netaji’s contributions in India’s independence.

Arya Samaj and community members at the event

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