Arjun Rampal visited the NASDAQ market site in Times Square in New York on August 14 to ring the traditional Closing Bell along with India's Consul General Dnyaneshwar Mulay.
Mulay invited American individuals and companies to join Prime Minister Narendra Modi's flagship projects 'Make in India' and 'Digital India'.
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Arjun Rampal points out at the NASDAQ's giant screen in Times Square extending a warm welcome to Rampal, with the words "Nasdaq welcomes Arjun Rampal" displayed on it along with the Emblem of India.
Rampal tweeted "Feeling super proud to be an Indian. Independence Day celebrations begin."
He will be the Grand Marshal at the 35th India Day Parade tomorrow that will run through several streets in the heart of Manhattan.
This was the sixth year that India's Consul General rang the closing bell at the Nasdaq stock exchange to commemorate the country's independence day.
Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra will be the Guest of Honour at the parade, which will also be attended by cricketer Virendar Sehwag.
Photograph: Paresh Gandhi