Chicago, Dec 19 (IANS) Rita Singh, an Indian American businesswoman from Bihar with close connections with Bollywood, has been elected the first woman President of the Chicago-based Federation of Indian Associations (FIA).
A native of Saharsa district of Bihar and a graduate from Jamshedpur Women's College, Rita Singh was elected with other office bearers for 2013 by FIA member organisations at an India House Banquet (IHB) in Schaumburg here last week.
Other elected office bearers were: Monty Saiyed (executive vice president), J.V. Singha, Bharti Desai, Dhitendra Bhagwakar, Rita Shah and Syed Eraj Ahmed (vice presidents), Shahid Razvi (general secretary), Benazir Abidi (joint secretary) Shanu Sinha (treasurer) and Mohd Fareeduddin Sabiri (joint treasurer).
Thanking all members of FIA and representatives of FIA member organisations, Rita Singh vowed to take the organisation to new heights during her tenure in 2013.
--Indo-Asian News Service