American singer/actress Mary Millben will make history on her first trip to India and set to attend Independence and August 15th celebration

WASHINGTON, DC – American and Hollywood singer/actress Mary Millben will travel to India for her first official visit to mark the 75e India Independence Day Anniversary, Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

Formally invited by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs and the Ministry of Culture/Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Mary will be an official guest representing the United States at the 75e August 15 Independence Day Celebration Evente and take part in the cultural energy of India’s Independence Day.

“Following in the footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his 1959 pilgrimage to India, I am honored to represent the United States as Cultural Ambassador for the 75e Indian Independence Anniversary Celebration. Additionally, I am thrilled to finally experience this precious homeland, to celebrate my meaningful relationship with India and Indian communities around the world, and to highlight the important democratic alliance between the United States and India during this important celebration of India’s independence,” said Millben.

Mary’s first trip to India goes down in history. Mary is the first American and African American artist to be invited to India by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) of the Government of India and represents the United States for the celebration of India’s Independence Day and for an audience of 1.4 billion people.

As I prepare for my first trip to India, the feelings in my heart echo the words of Dr. King: “To other countries I may go as a tourist, but to India I come as a pilgrim” , Millben said.

“August 15 marks an important day in India, for American Indians and for Indians everywhere. Before my arrival in India, I would like to extend my thanks to His Excellency President Draupadi Murmu, His Excellency and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to His Excellency and Ambassador Tarajit Singh Sandhu, and all of India. I look forward to celebrating with you soon in India. Our hearts are united in the spirit of freedom. America and India , the two largest democracies in the world, share the value of freedom,” Millben said.

Accompanied by Ms. Priya Samant, co-founder/CEO of global company NFT and strategic advisor on US-India relations, Mary will also perform in India for the first time, making an appearance at the Indiaspora Global Forum to celebrate 75th Independence year of India and 10th year of Indiaspora. Invited by the founder of Indiaspora, MR Rangaswami, Mary will open the Forum by performing the Indian national anthem, then perform jointly with international piano prodigy Lydian Nadhaswaram on the evening of August 10. Lydian Nadhaswaram is a young Indian musician from Chennai, Tamil Nadu who won “The World’s Best” on CBS and won a million dollar prize.

India was first featured in the art of Mary during India’s 74th celebration in 2020e Independence Day – a virtual performance of India’s national anthem. Followed Mary’s moving performance for the observance of Diwali 2020, including the release of an original and moving single from ‘Om Jai Jagdish Hare’. Now seen by millions, the music for both shows is by Grammy-nominated and Canadian Screen Award-nominated composer Daryl Bennett, alongside Hindi coaching from the former Indian Embassy’s first cultural diplomat. (USA), Dr. Moxraj.

A former Presidential White House appointee to President George W. Bush, Mary is now recognized as one of the most celebrated musical voices in the world. Praised for her performances of the US and Indian National Anthem, Mary has performed for three consecutive US Presidents – President George W. Bush, President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump, international royalty and world leaders. Mary was introduced to the 58e Presidential Inauguration Victory Celebration, White House, United States Congress, Rio 2016 Olympic Games, National Football League (NFL), National Basketball Association (NBA), Major League Baseball ( MLB), off-Broadway and in concert halls around the world.

For consecutive U.S. administrations, Mary has been officially recognized as the U.S. State Department’s Cultural Envoy and considered a Cultural Ambassador around the world for her effective leadership in cultural diplomacy, interfaith dialogue, and advocacy for peace. global inclusion. Her performances for international governments have made her a trusted voice among world leaders. Additionally, Mary’s artistic career includes bipartisan support from the White House, the United States Senate, and the leadership of the United States House of Representatives.

A cultural ambassador around the world, Mary is a singer who will make you love your country again. His rousing arrangements of American patriotic music and international anthems evoke an emotional response and spark patriotism universally. As Mary’s story is the American dream rooted in God, patriotism and bringing the world together through love of country – so is her brand in India – one noted for inspiring the Indian dream and patriotism through the commonalities of faith, liberty and liberty. company.

“The fight for freedom and my platform as an artist are consistent. Working for an American President and having now sung for three consecutive American Presidents, I have been at the forefront of freedom movements in America and around the world. As a participant in these movements, my appreciation for these freedom fighters who paved the way to freedom deepens. I love America and I love India deeply. I pledge to continue my role of cultural ambassador between our two great countries by defending the flag of freedom and democracy,” said Millben.

Mary is in Delhi on August 9e – 16e and will make additional appearances in Uttar Pradesh and Mumbai on August 17e-22n/a.

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