Sabita Singh Named 'India New England Woman Of The Year'
Sabita Singh, Associate Justice, District Court Department of the Trial Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts was named the 2007 Woman of the Year.
As she received the award to a standing ovation, Sabita Singh talked with pride and gratitude on the values she imbibed through her parents and the perserverance and hard work on their part that made her what she was today.
Singh was chosen from 20 finalists for the award, which recognizes and celebrates the business and community achievements of South Asian women throughout New England. The event, which was attended by more than 200 people, was held at the Marriott Hotel in Newton, Mass. on June 8th,2007
This year’s two semi-finalists were Jasmine Shah and Shefali Sunderlal. Shefali was recognized for her tireless work as President and Program Director, Child Rights and You America Inc..Jasmine Shah was recognized as a long standing dance teacher and for her contribution to the performing arts.
Meera Rajagopalan introduced each of the finalists and Jyoti Nagia.thanked the sponsors and the organizers for the event. Raj Sharma, Private Wealth Advisor and Senior Vice President at Merrill Lynch addressed the audience and called it a ' worthy community event' and commended India New England News for the effort.
FINALISTS - WOMAN OF THE YEAR 2007
Mahzarin R. Banaji
Professor of Social Ethics, Department of Psychology, Harvard University
Principal, Greater Danbury Hindi Vidya Kendra
Partner, Longworth Venture Partners
CEO, Nadastra, Inc, Co-Founder and Advisor, Virtusa
Shefali Sunderlal Chandel
President and Program Director, Child Rights and You America Inc.
Producer, WCVB TV 5
Founding Director, MataHari: Eye of the Day
Dr. Ana Karina Mascarenhas
Director, Division of Dental Public Health, Boston University School of Dental Medicine
Board Member, Sneha, Inc.
Writer and Lawyer
Punam S. Rogers, Esq.
President of the New England chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association
Annapoorni R. Sankaran
President, South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston
Volunteer Priest, Gayatri Parivar of Massachusetts
Director, Aangikam Dance Academy
Sipra M. Shah
Principal, Shishu Bharati School
Associate Justice, District Court Department of the Trial Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Ramani Prakasha Sripada
Director of Programs and Capacity Building, Massachusetts Asian and Pacific Islanders for Health
Dr. Achina Palanki Stein
Medical Director, East Bay Mental Health Center, Inc.
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Sabita Singh with some of the finalists