August was the month full of festivities and celebrations. As India completed its 75th year of independence and embarked on its 76th independence year, we all should consider ourselves to be fortunate for the sacrifices made by our forefathers so that we can rejoice in this freedom. It is rightly said that freedom is one of the deepest and noblest aspirations of the human spirit. Wishing you all a very happy Suvarnkaal! Keeping Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav in our hearts, we made available Tiranga for our members and acknowledged the contributions of our past chairpersons of the branch; we are visiting our past chairpersons and paying respect for their untiring efforts for the members and students. We organised a morning heritage walk to embrace the rich architecture of our city. We even celebrated on the eve of Independence day with the cultural program “Adikham Gujarat” in a collaborative effort with CAAA. We are thankful to CA. Devang Doctor sir, CA. Chandrakant Pamnani sir for their guidance and CAAA President CA. Sarju Mehta and his TEAM for the efforts. We were overwhelmed with the gracious presence of our Past President, CA. Sunil Talati sir and support of CA. Jainik Vakil, sir. The said event instilled in our hearts patriotism and love for our country. On the morning of Independence Day, we had a flag hoisting, being a Chief Guest CA. Yamal Vyas Sir addressed us, and we are immensely thankful to him for his words of wisdom.
As Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav is being celebrated, ICAI is also uniquely celebrating the same by disseminating about benefits and rights available to MSMEs. ICAI has organised MSME Yatra under the leadership of our Vice President, CA. Aniket Talati, Chairman of the committee CCM CA. Dhiraj Khandelwal and CCM CA. Purushottam Khandelwal. We should try to make our surroundings more informative through knowledge dissemination on Finance & Tax literacy. I urge all the members that in the coming months, let us give our best to make businesses aware of MSME and help at least three businesses to register on the MSME portal for “UDHYAM”. We at Ahmedabad Branch have an MSME help desk, and we request members to come forward as volunteers for the same. As a professional, we need to help businesses. Let us celebrate Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav by disseminating knowledge with our core area of expertise. As a part of the said initiative, we had a session with Ahmedabad Advertising Circle Association. If you known to any association or institution, we are eager to welcome them for the Finance and Tax Literacy Drive.
For the Ahmedabad Branch, the month was full of knowledge-enriching sessions. We had organised two days national conference on IBC, women RRC for the female participants jointly with WIRC, kudos to WMEC Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson of the Branch CA. Anjali Chokshi for the rocking RRC. We had a session on Tax audit for addressing the issues of the members and seminar on preparing annual reports in excel and shared the excel tool created by senior member CA. K.V.Karkar sir, for the benefit of the members, we are thankful to him. To make aware members of the presentation skills and appearance during the Audit Committee and Board meeting in various capacities, we had Mock Audit Committee and Board Meeting; we are thankful to our senior member CA. Kaushik Patel Sir, RCM CA. Chintan Patel and the TEAM for making it happen with perfection. Even the WICASA event was organised, “Dalal street” - A stock market conference, where the in-depth stock market and investments concepts were discussed, kudos to our WICASA Chairperson, CA. Chetan Jagetiya for his untiring efforts for the students, as more than 225 students participated. We were fortunate to accompany President & Vice President Sir in the inaugural of India International Bullion Exchange (IIBX) at GIFT City and thankful to CA. Shwetang Pandya for hosting us. He has shown willingness to organise a tour of the GIFT city for the members and students. During our visit, we found that GIFT city would be the best opportunity for the members to explore new avenues. We had the 56th campus orientation for newly qualified CAs. More than 9850 newly qualified members opted for the campus out of approximately 12,250 newly qualified members, which shows the preference of newly qualified members for the ICAI Campus. The campus offers a minimum package of Rs. 9 Lakhs, and the Maximum offer is Rs. 32.50 lakhs in India. We also had a vaccination booster dose camp for the members and their families; more than 350 persons participated. Keeping ICAI’s vision of sustainability and we need to preserve our planet as a sustainable development goal, we also planned GREEN Ganesha. We request all to focus primarily on People & Planet and then advise on profits.
We hope members will take benefit from our workshops on Forensic audit and Fraud detection organised jointly with NFSUI as well as the virtual knowledge series on Intellectual Property Rights organised jointly with Gujarat University.
On a concluding note, my best wishes for the upcoming season and prayers to god for removing all our obstacles from professional and family life! It is said that "Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future" Micchami Dukkadamm.
With best regards,
CA. BISHAN SHAH
Ahmedabad Branch of WIRC of ICAI