Chicago IL: The Federation of Indian Associations Chicago, (FIA Chicago) will be celebrating its 10th year anniversary in 2019. The Annual Board Meeting was held at Granite City, Schaumburg on November 4, 2018. This year FIA Chicago unanimously elected its new leader Ninad Daftari and the new board.
The event was presided by Founding Members Sunil Shah, Onkar Sangha, Sunny Kullar, Rita Singh, Mukesh Shah, Dhitu Bhagwakar and Current President Neil Khot. President Elect Ninad Daftari will spearhead the team for the year 2019 with the help of Executive Vice Presidents Hitesh Gandhi and Payal Shah and the entire board which include Vice Presidents Dr. Kamal Patel, Jatinder Bedi, Aishwarya Sharma, Gurmeet Singh Dhalwan and Altaf Bukhari, Secretary Harsh Shah, Treasurer Saurin Thakkar, Joint Secretary Abir Maru, Joint Treasurer Dharmesh Gandhi, Cultural Secretary Hema Shastri, Directors : Shital Daftari, Chetan Patel, Nirav Shah, Ila Patel Chaudhri, Hansal Patel, Geetaanjali Advani Maru, Vibha Rajput, Urmil Patel, Ganesh Kar, Swaranjit Singh and Prabh Khaira.
The incoming President Ninad Daftari plans to take the organization to new heights with events planned for Celebrating India’s Republic Day, Independence Day and Cultural events like Holi and Diwali. This year FIA Chicago will also host Medical Wellness Checkup Camp, Blood Donation Drive, Food Drive and Toys of Kids during the holiday season.
With the help of the Advisory Board Members Syed Hussaini (WinTrust Bank), Manish Gandhi (Power Plant Services), Brij Sharma (Power Volt), Asha Oroskar (Orochem), Smita Shah (Direct Floors), Pradeep Shukla (CPA) and Neal Patel (MedStar), FIA Chicago plans to take on projects like Job Fair, Entrepreneurship camps and Youth Leadership Development Skill Camps.
FIA Chicago was founded to bring Cultural awareness to the Chicagoland area and has now grown to serve the community by hosting many events for the community and helping the community grow and become one.