Story of Indian Americans through animation at One World Trade Center
The South Asian Engagement Foundation is celebrating 75 years of Indian independence and the story of the Indian American community at One World Trade Center
HYDERABAD: The South Asian Engagement Foundation is celebrating 75 years of Indian independence and the story of the Indian American community at One World Trade Center. Comprising three compelling animation themes, the imagery depicts the rich heritage and cultural roots of the Indian American community.
The animation themes will highlight how Indians are fast becoming an integral part of American life, with Indian Americans being the second-largest immigrant group in the United States. According to data from the 2018 American Community Survey (ACS), there are 4.2 million people of Indian origin residing in America.
The multiple themes in the animation will showcase the rich cultural heritage of India's Ayurveda and Spirituality. The film will also showcase the aspects of ancient science and how they have been incorporated into daily American life. Another theme focuses on the Indian American community's strong educational background that led them to be accomplished doctors, scientists, technocrats, entrepreneurs and Spelling Bee champs.
Speaking on the occasion, the founder of the South Asian Engagement Foundation, Rahul Walia said, "There are around 4.2 million people of Indian origin residing in the United States. As a result, the Indian American community has transformed its culture into a very strong, diverse and enriching experience for non-Indians in the US too. Its initiatives like All American Diwali and Tri-colour NYC that allows us to strengthen the relationships between India and the US."
The animation is scheduled to run daily from Saturday (September 24) until Monday (September 26) to coincide with the final days of the UN General Assembly. The digital animation will also include an animated Indian Flag. The imagery will be set live at sunset every day and will run non-stop until 2 am.