Louisiana Governor Piyush "Bobby" Jindal last week made his much- anticipated entry into the 2016 White House race via Twitter making him the first Indian-American and 13th Republican candidate to do so
With the time zone advantage, it became the first country to celebrate the occasion on such a large scale in southern hemisphere.
A record-breaking nearly 36,000 people, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, took part in the main early morning event at Rajpath in the heart of New Delhi in India.
Shamubeel Eaqub is a migrant to New Zealand. He loves this country and wants to stay here but that resolve is tested by Government failure to deal with growing problems in housing and transport in Auckland.