NEW YORK — New York Corrections Department Desi Society Fraternal Organization was very proud to be invited to march in the first Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Cultural and Heritage Parade on Sunday May 15, 2022.
“It was a proud moment for myself and members of the NYCD Desi Society to march,” said Ray Persaud President of the Desi Society.
The NYPD Desi Society President Detective Ravi Narayan also said he was honored to be there because as a Detective of the Police Department he serves with pride. Other organizations were also represented at the parade. Thousands of people marched, sang, danced and cheered along Sixth Avenue, celebrating the diversity and strength of the AAPI community.
The parade started on 6th Avenue and proceed north from West 44th Street to West 55th Street.
“Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebrates New Yorkers who contribute to the rich culture that makes New York the greatest city in the world,” Adams said in a statement. “As we work to combat a spike in hate crimes, it is important to support and uplift our AAPI brothers and sisters.”