Respected Seniors and Dear Professional Colleagues,
The occasion to rise to the post of President of Chartered Accountants Association, Ahmedabad has brought mixed emotions; of joy, of pride, of honor, and of responsibility, to me. These feelings are overwhelming when I am writing this piece, being my first communication to the members of this august Association.
At the outset I would like to thank each member for electing me as the President of our esteemed Association. I assure you to fulfill all your expectations to the best of my ability. I am confident and this will be possible with the help of my team which is a nice combination of very senior members ever ready to guide and young and energetic members always eager to work for the Association.
As per my knowledge our Association is amongst top three Chartered Accountant Associations of India. Yes we would like to see that our association will perform at its best for the members AND society at large.
This is the vacation time, it’s a time for the members to rejuvenate to spend quality time with the family and to be ready with the coming professional season. As per the meteorological report the summer of 2016 could possibly be the hottest summer, with several parts of the country recording above normal temperatures. Ahmedabad is having 48+ temperatures hottest in the last five years as per the media reports.
This year’s slogan is "A Passion to Perform”.
As a professional we need to update ourselves with regular reading, attending seminars, study circle meetings etc. Keeping this in mind this year we have planned to have Study Circle meetings on different subject at regular intervals – I have please in informing that we have arranged “Discussions series on Income Computation Disclosure Standards (ICDS)” – Five lecture series- I am really happy to inform that even in this hot summer members are attending it in large number. This will definitely give us the boost to organize more such programmes.
Brain trust meetings- I am fan of BRAIN TRUST meetings...let me share with you that I became member of CAA only because of BRAIN TRUST meetings...which I like so much... this year we have planned to have FOUR meetings on different topics- First brain trust meeting is scheduled on 18/06/16 on "Corporate case studies with focus on amended Companies Act and recent judicial precedents" by CA. Nipun Singhvi, Mumbai. Request all to register if not yet registered.
The Residential Refresher Course (RRC) of the Association is always eagerly awaited by all the members. Over the years, RRC, with a fine blend of studies and recreation has been one the best ways to get rejuvenated and revitalized before gearing up for the tax audit assignments. We are pleased to announce the 43rd Residential Refresher Course of 3 nights and 4 days at The Welcome Hotel, Jodhpur from 1st July 2016 to 5th July, 2016.
Entertainment programme – Entertainment committee has arranged a Unique Gujarati Programme “DOST, HU GUJRAT CHHU” on Saturday, 18th June 2016 at Tagore Hall, Paldi at 8.30 pm onwards. This programme is based on well-known Gujarati Songs, Audio-Video visuals, Folk dances etc. The programme has received a Special Award as a best programme from “GUJARATI SCREEN AND STAGE AWARDS 2014” by Tranmedia, Mumbai. Come and enjoy this great with your family.
Swami Vivekananda very well said “Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny, all the strength and succor you want is within yourself. Therefore make your own future”. I am sure his thoughts and learning remain a continuous source of inspiration and motivation to us and would help us take our activities in the right direction.
I hereby request you to give your constructive guidance and suggestions for any of the activities of the Association to be carried out during the year 2016-17.
With best regards,
CA RAJU SHAH