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Sabita Singh Named 'India New England Woman Of The Year'


06/12/2007

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

Kishori Barman
Principal, Greater Danbury Hindi Vidya Kendra

Nilanjana Bhowmik
Partner, Longworth Venture Partners

Ambreen Butt
Artist

Tushara Canekeratne
CEO, Nadastra, Inc, Co-Founder and Advisor, Virtusa

Shefali Sunderlal Chandel
President and Program Director, Child Rights and You America Inc.

Sangita Chandra
Producer, WCVB TV 5

Lucilda Dassardo-Cooper
Artist

Carol Gomez
Founding Director, MataHari: Eye of the Day

Dr. Ana Karina Mascarenhas
Director, Division of Dental Public Health, Boston University School of Dental Medicine

Uma Narayanan
Board Member, Sneha, Inc.

Rishi Reddi
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

Sangeeta Saxena
Volunteer Priest, Gayatri Parivar of Massachusetts

Jasmine Shah
Director, Aangikam Dance Academy

Sipra M. Shah
Principal, Shishu Bharati School

Sabita Singh
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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