Chicago, Dec 18 : Rita Singh, an Indian American businesswoman from Bihar with close connections to Bollywood, has been elected the first woman president of Chicago-based Federation of Indian Associations (FIA).

A native of Saharsa district of Bihar and a graduate from Jamshedpur Women's College, Tata Nagar (Jharkhand), Rita Singh was elected with other office bearers for 2013 by FIA member organizations at India House Banquet 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; Shanu Sinha, treasurer; Shahid Razvi, general secretary; Benazir Abidi, joint secretary and Mohd Fareeduddin Sabiri, joint treasurer.

Thanking all members of FIA and representatives of FIA member organizations, Rita Singh vowed to take the organisation to new heights during her tenure in 2013.


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