Diwali themed animations to run on One World Trade Centre every night from Oct 22 to 24
The time of festivities is the single most time when immigrants miss their family and friends and the general air of celebration in India.
Indian Americans continue to emerge as one the fastest growing and influential immigrant groups in America. About 4.2 million people of Indian origin currently reside in America, according to the 2018 American Community Survey (ACS) conducted by the US Census Bureau.
For most Indians in America, it is heartening to also see their festivals being marked with fervor in the United States. Manh Indian families from the tri-state area are planning to visit Times Square which has an ongoing showcase of animations depicting Indian culture and heritage at One World Trade Centre.
Read: America celebrates Diwali from East to West coast (October 21, 2022)
This digital display called All American Diwali will run continuously from Oct 22 to 24 from sunset until 2 am. For many families of Indian origin in the US, Diwali evening is a perfect time to go watch the animations.
Just a few weeks ago another animation ran at One World Trade Centre to coincide with Indiaâ€™s 75 years of independence. Some of the themes showcased in the animation included Ayurveda and spirituality and how these principles from ancient India have become mainstream in daily American life.
The themes wonderfully encompass the growth trajectory of India around the world as Ayurveda animations lead the way to showcase how Indians are fast becoming a compelling force in various STEM related fields in the United States.
Another theme focuses on the Indian American community’s strong educational background that led them to be accomplished doctors, scientists, techies, entrepreneurs and spelling bee champions.
An initiative by the South Asian Engagement Foundation, the animation attracted many Indians as well as Americans to the iconic spot.