Dear Professional colleagues,
This has been a fantastic journey since I have taken over as the Branch Chairman along with the New Managing committee. After the Diwali vacations before the members hardly resumed their offices there was a big change in the Economic and Financial scenario of India. The bold step taken by the Government of India, led by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendrabhai Modi in the form of Demonetization has caused lot of change in the mindset of the country as a whole. This is bringing lot of intangible changes along with the other changes. I am sure this will help our country to become a true Economic super power in the times to come.
Demonetisation was announced on 8th November, 2016 and on 9th November, 2016 we organized a seminar on the subject with the best speakers including Hon’ble Past President of ICAI CA Sunilbhai Talati, Adv & CA Saurabhbhai Soparkar and Central Council Member CA Dhinalbhai Shah. The program was attended by Twelve Hundred Chartered Accountants. The program was very much appreciated by the members at large. This program was also webcasted for the benefit of the maximum members and students.
This month was also a milestone for our Ahmedabad branch when we launched the GST Workshops. Back to Back four batches of GST workshops were launched on the same day. The workshops are planned with the idea of reading line by line and clause by clause of the entire modern law on GST. The design and concept of the workshop was liked and adopted by many other branches of ICAI. This pioneer concept of Ahmedabad branch is appreciated across the country.
We also organized two workshops on personality Development including “How to create the Brand You” for our members and one workshop exclusively for lady members. One more program on HUF from formation to tax planning, Constitution of India and Dos and Don’ts in Assessment proceedings was also organised by the Branch.
A new opportunity in the form of Insolvency and Bankruptcy code is knocking the door. Chairman of the Insolvency Board Mr. M.S. Sahoo was present in the seminar conducted on this new subject.
Joint program with WIRC – “Western Region Law Summit” was organized for the first ever time in Ahmedabad in Hotel Crowne Plaza. The Hon'ble President of ICAI CA M. Devaraja Reddy ji also graced the occasion. This program received good participation from all over western region. Variety of subjects were selected for this two days seminar like NCLT, RERA, IPR, FEMA, GST etc.
One unique program of Train the Trainer was also hosted in Ahmedabad which was focused on grooming and developing faculties in the field of GST. The faculties themselves were imparted training on GST and other aspects of lecture deliveries.
Not only in the Professional domain but Ahmedabad branch equally consider the other aspects of the human life including fellowship and networking. We organised second Night Cricket Tournament in the year and this was also a huge success. Our members were requesting for the third tournament as the saying goes "Dil maange more".
We also organised a Health check up camp for our members in association with the renowned Doctors from the city.
Post Diwali we organised a Get Together for our members at Rajvadu Restaurant. This program help the members good fellowship and bonding.
In our constant endeavor to arrange more and more Post qualification programs for our members, this month we were able to launch new batches of Post Qualification courses on ISA & Concurrent Audits. Two new batches of FAFD & International Taxation will be launched in the month of December. We plan for couple of other courses in the month of January, 2017.
We have also planned for a never before New Year DJ Party on 30th December at Fire & Flames, Alpha mall, Vastrapur namely Dine and Dance.
For our students we organised two rounds of CPT Mock tests. The participation was very good and will help our students to improve their scores. We also organised Revisionary Lecture series for our students, Educational visit to CEPT and English Speaking workshop for our students in WICASA.
For making our course more popular in the students we organised various career counseling programs which included one in Anand Niketan school, Satellite.
Before I sign off I would share one Beautiful quote "If you think positively sound become music, movement becomes dance, smile becomes laughter, mind becomes meditation and life becomes a celebration"
With Warm Regards
CA. Vikash Jain
(CHAIRMAN) Ahmedabad Branch
Proud to be CA.