Announcing details of the parade at the Indian Consulate here Wednesday, FIA president Shobhana Patel said comedian Johny Lever would be the chief guest. The theme of the parade would be "Women's shakti" (power), Patel said.
Music composer AR Rahman, who is on a concert tour of the US, was present at the function. He was Grand Marshal for the 2006 parade.
Known personalities who have participated in the past FIA parades include actresses Madhuri Dixit and Rekha, spiritual guru Morari Bapu, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former mayor Rudy Giuliani.
Set up in 1981, FIA is a large, influential umbrella organisation of the Indian community in the US. It boasts of 300,000 members in the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. The objective of its annual India Day Parade is to project Indian Americans' progress and unity to other communities.