“Theme: “Religious Tolerance”
“The true strength of America comes not from our abundant natural resources,
the size of our economy or even our military might.
The true strength of America comes from the idea that out of many, we are one. That no matter an individual’s background, identity, race, religion, creed, color, party, we are united by the fact we are all Americans. Together we are bound in common purpose to build a nation that is more fair, just, generous, and free than the country we inherited from those who came before us."
-Senator Cory Booker
“When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.”
- Dalai Lama XIV
We as Indians come from a country that is well known for its diversity – language, food, clothing,
religion, traditions and culture – yes, one can go on and on about how different we are. Yet, what unites us is our strong connection to India, a land of tolerance and compassion. Now, we live in a country that is known as the “melting pot” of the world. Diverse cultures, thoughts, and traditions surround us yet we as Americans feel united because of the common principles of freedom, equality, and justice that we all cherish. Unfortunately, fear and intolerance becoming more frequent and we risk losing sight of the rich diversity that makes America great. So, this year we have chosen the theme “Maitrim Bhajata” which means ‘Revere Friendship’ as our theme so that we can promote harmony in our communities and continue the progress that has been made towards building the ‘perfect union’ for our nation and the world.Many activities are being planned to share ideas and we encourage you to get involved by sponsoring, volunteering and/or participating in these events!
Republic Day Independence Day
January 28, 2018 August 11, 2018
North Brunswick High School Commons North Brunswick High School Auditorium