On the evening of Sunday, August 22nd, 2010, the Indian Caucus of Secaucus held a celebration for India’s 63rd Independence Day at the Arthur F. Couch Performing Arts Center in Secaucus. The organization had invited Swamibapa Pipe Band to escort the honorary dignitaries, including the mayor of Secaucus, into the auditorium and to perform in the evening’s cultural programs. During their performance, Swamibapa Pipe Band performed the Indian national anthem, “Jana Gana Mana,” in addition to their other melodies. Honored guests and event attendees, from various cultures and backgrounds, enjoyed the pipe band’s performance of a unique blend of Scottish, American, and Indian melodies on the bagpipes and various drums.
The town of Secaucus is home to Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan’s headquarter temple in the United States – Shree Swaminarayan Temple New Jersey, and the temple is well-known throughout the Indian community of Secaucus and the North Jersey area. Pipe band members and temple disciples were pleased to represent Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan and to celebrate India’s independence in the temple’s home city.