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Federation of Indian Associations–Chicago Declares FIA 2021 Team
HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL- The Federation of Indian Associations- Chicago
(FIA – CHICAGO) 501 (C)(3), hosted its Annual Board Meeting and
New Board Induction on 11/01/2020 at Chicago Marriott Northwest, Hoffman
Estates, IL and announced FIA Team 2021.
This year FIA, Chicago unanimously nominated Dr Kamal Patel & the new board.
The event was presided by Founder President Sunil Shah, President: Gurmeet
Singh & Founder & Past President Onkar Sangha.
President Elect Dr Kamal Patel will spearhead the team for the year 2021 with the
help of Executive VP(s): Shital Daftari & Vinita Gulabani; Vice President(s): Altaf
Bukhari, Pratibha Jairath, Harsh Shah, Hema Shastri & Ashwani Mahajan; General
Secretary: Richa Chand; Treasurer: Vaishal Talati; Joint Secretary: Abir Maru; Joint
Treasurer: Mukesh Shah; Cultural Secretary: Jatinder Bedi and Joint Cultural
Secretary: Ila Chaudhuri; Founding Members & Past Presidents: Neil Khot, Rita
Singh, Sunny Kular, Dhitu Bhagwakar, Mukesh Shah. Ninad Daftari; Immediate
Advisory Board Members: Brij Sharma, Pradeep Shukla, Keerthi Reevori. FIA also
welcomed its esteemed new Advisory Board Members: Dr Deepak Kant Vyas,
Amarbir Ghoman & Vinoz Chanamolu. Advisory Board Members absent were
Syed Hussaini, Dr Asha Oroskar, Manish Gandhi, Neil Patel, Smita Shah, Aishwarya
Sharma, Jasbir Suga & Pinky Thakkar.
Directors: Chetan Patel, Varsha Visal, Vibha Rajput, Sonia Luther, Subbu Iyer, Jessi
Singh, Anu & Bharat Malhotra, Jitendra Bulsara, Ashima Washington, Vidya Joshi,
Dr Afroz Hafeez, Mamta Taparia & Nirav Patel.
The meeting was called to order by FIA Secretary Varsha Visal, who invited
Founder President Sunil Shah to share the opening remarks for starting the Event.
Sunil Shah in his speech welcomed all the Board Members present. He
acknowledged the impact of Corona Virus pandemic on our lives and requested
everyone to observe a moment of silence for all the people who lost the battle
against COVID-19 and their bereaved family members.
Shah introduced the new FIA Board Members, and the new Advisory Board
Members for year 2021. He mentioned successful events throughout the year.
Sunil Shah invited Founder & Past President Onkar Singh Sangha, President
Gurmeet Singh Dhalwan, Past President Neil Khot and President Elect Dr Kamal
Patel, Advisory Board members, Executive board members, and Directors to share
a few words with the audience.
FIA Chicago is a 501 (c)(3) status, non-profit umbrella organization of other Indian
Associations in the Chicago land and Mid-West representing in excess of 300,000
culturally diverse but united together Asian-Indians. FIA has been actively
engaged in serving the Indian American community for the past 10 years and has
been instrumental in promoting Indian culture.
Last but not the least, FIA greatly appreciated its sponsors and supporters.