The branch and its activities sparkled in the month of October as we organized number of events for members and students during the month. We had our first Direct Tax Residential Refresher Course at ITC Maratha Mumbai, which was attended by participants from 14 cities of the country and was well appreciated by each one of them. The month also saw our 1st ever Box Cricket tournament being organized which had 39+ teams and 390+ players (men and women teams combined) and spread across 5 days. We also successfully hosted National Conference on GST, where more than 250+ participants attended physically and 300+ participants (from across the country) attended virtually. The 2- day conference had the best of the faculties and was a great knowledge enriching event for the members. We also conducted a first of its kind virtual Mock interviews for newly qualified Chartered Accountants to prepare and groom them for their campus interviews, wherein 12 professionals (CAs and HRs) took mock interviews and suggested the points for improvements to the newly qualified CAs.
We were privileged to have the visit of Hon'ble President of ICAI CA Nihar Jambusaria at Ahmedabad - wherein Sir addressed the participants of National Conference on GST, gave an inspirational talk to CA Students where he shared his life journey & many important life lessons and also visited our gallery showcasing the watershed events of India post Independence & journey of ICAI. President Sir also unveiled the "MSME Handbook" compiled by members of Ahmedabad Branch and also inaugurated the first of its kind "START UP HELPDESK" at Ahmedabad Branch. This initiative will help grow the start-up ecosystem and as partners in Nation Building, ICAI will contribute as knowledge and resource partners. Apart from various technical seminars throughout the month, your branch also conducted special sessions on TREDS platform, Blockchain & Crypto Currency, Schedule III amendments, Sustainability Reporting & Enterprise Risk Management and Audit Maturity Model & Excel as tool for audit documentation.
The month of November promises to be a very enriching month with lot of sessions planned for the members on technical areas like Trusts, GST, Company law, Income Tax, FEMA and also a first of its kind 50 hours webinar series on FEMA. We have our much awaited DIWALI Get-together on 17th November at Aam Bagan @ Mango – after a long time, it would be great to physically meet everyone. As you would have by now realized that the activities of the branch have been synchronized and planned from the beginning of my term as the Chairman and we are conducting all events in line with our theme – Ideation, Collaboration, Adaptability and Innovation. In these uncertain times, let’s stay connected and help each other to the maximum extent possible. Ahmedabad Branch is always with you and we are all always available for any assistance / support that you or your family members may require. We would urge you to stay connected and continue to provide your unstinting support to all the endeavors of the Branch.
I take this opportunity to wish all my colleagues, members, students and their families a very Happy Diwali! May the festival of lights fill everyone’s lives with happiness, joy, peace and prosperity.
With best regards,
CA Harit Dhariwal
Ahmedabad Branch of WIRC of ICAI