Chairperson's Message

CA. (Dr.) Anjali Choksi,
Ahmedabad Branch of WIRC of ICAI

Dear Professional Colleagues,
Congratulations on successfully completing the first month of the New Year!  With the end of the first month of 2024, this marks my final communication with all of you through this Newsletter.
Last year has been remarkable for our branch as we celebrated ICAI 75 years of trust marked by numerous achievements and initiatives. From hosting impactful conferences, certificate courses, and Three MOUs with prestigious universities, to organizing special events like the CA Day celebration, Navratri, Diwali, Marathon and International Women's Day activities, we have actively engaged with our members and students by generating 126097 CPE hours generated by 128 CPE Events. Our efforts extended beyond professional development, including social and environmental initiatives, with successful campaigns such as the Financial Tax Literacy Drive, Clothes Donation drive, Cleanliness Drive, Green Initiative Tree Walkathon, Blood Donation Drive, Play on Mere Sapno ka Bharat, Healthy Living with Millets, and many more. We organized 5 RRCs -All Gujarat RRC at SASAN GIR for the first time with 13 branches across Gujarat, Varanasi, Pune, Udaipur and Nepal. We take pride in serving our community and the Total Participation footfall from 839 different events organized this year touched 219099 + Members and students and our success is attributed to the dynamic leadership of CA. Aniket Talati, unwavering support from CA. Purushottam Khandelwal, and the collective efforts of TEAM Ahmedabad. We did many activities for the first time- Dedicated Study group for IBC and Valuation, two days Train the Trainer FDP for members, 2 Days Training for CAG officers on Accounts, Extensive Training for officers in MSME Department on Documentation and celebrating 75 years through Special mementoes of ICAI @75, Gifts on 75 years, New CA Logo Car Stickers, Distribution of Car Dustbins, WIRC Reference Manual Distribution and Referencer cum Diary Distribution.
Some amazing events, meets and conferences of last month:

  1. Seminars on Networking Guidelines, Valuation & FEMA to keep our updated and aware.
  2. One-Day Conference on RERA and Other Emerging Opportunities took place, where eminent faculties shared amazingly valuable insights on the emerging topics, opening doors to new opportunities.
  3. Half-Day Seminar on Insolvency & Bankruptcy and Discussion on Audit Quality Maturity Model were held, where expert faculties shared their knowledge with our members.
  4. One Day Conference on Unlocking Potential in Gift City with special concept of Help Desk on NSE IX, GIFT NIFTY, AIF & Establishment of offices in Gift city. Experts, speakers, and panelists from GIFT City briefed participants about the processes and procedures.
  5. We organized a Young Member Mentorship Conclave and a one-day Workshop for Members New in Practice. This initiative aimed to support and guide new members who recently joined our fraternity, following the declaration of results in the final examination.
  6. A Round Table Interactive meet of CEOs and CFOs was organized on the theme of "Finance in the Digital Era" and "Work-Life Balance in the Corporate Environment." This meeting was attended by all CEOs, CFOs, and senior members from our profession, aiming to provide guidance on the theme and facilitate a digital upgrade for ourselves.
  7. Finale of Hawk Eye Event - Golden Jubilee Cup 2023 was played in January 2024.
  8. A successful 4-night & 5-day Residential Refresher Course (RRC) was jointly organized by CAA and ICAI Ahmedabad in the picturesque land of Nepal. This unprecedented event unfolded in the captivating landscapes of Nepal, specifically at the lavish Hyatt Regency in Kathmandu, creating memories of luxury, adventure, and cultural immersion.
  9. Flag unfurling on 75th Republic Day on 26th Jan 2024 by CA Sunil Talati, Past President, ICAI.

As your participation is highly valued and important, we invite you to join us in the upcoming events for February 2024:

  1. The most awaited Historic event for Ahmedabad Branch -The Inauguration of New Branch Buidling-New ICAI Bhawan on 6th February,2024 on Sabarmati Riverfront along with Musical Night by Parth Oza.
    The New ICAI Bhawan represents a major milestone for Ahmedabad Branch and with a significant increase in membership and student enrollment, the new ICAI Bhawan reinforces the Ahmedabad Branch's position as the largest branch in the Western Region of ICAI and the second largest branch in India. The New building will provide state -of the art Infrastructure to along with other facilities for professional development. The new ICAI Bhawan stands as a testament to the growth, achievements, and commitment of the Ahmedabad Branch, providing a platform for the continued advancement and success of the Chartered Accountancy profession in the region.
  2. Interim Budget Session with GCCI on 5th Feb by Sr. Adv Tushar Hemani at Tagore Hall.

I would like to give, a big round of applause to our exceptional and rich Editorial Board for their unwavering support, and heartfelt appreciation to our outstanding article contributors who consistently raise the bar for our content. Your dedication enhances the quality of our newsletter, and we're eager to continue delivering valuable insights. Thank you to the entire Newsletter team led by CA Neerav Agarwal for your remarkable contributions! We have insightful articles on Markets, Social Media Tactics, IBC, Decoding GST Circulars, ChatGPT, Analytical Procedures for Audit Evidence and many more.
In the conclusion, I take great pride in being a part of ICAI, and I extend my sincere gratitude to the Hon'ble President of ICAI, CA Aniket Talati for his mentorship. Reflecting on the past, I attribute our accomplishments to the mentorship and the selfless support of CCM CA. Purushottam Khandelwal. None of this would have been possible without the dedicated efforts of TEAM Ahmedabad. Special thanks to CA Sunil Sanghvi, Vice Chairperson, CA. Abhinav Malaviya, Secretary; CA. Rinkesh Patel, Treasurer; MCMs, RCMs Chintan Patel, CA; Hitesh Pomal, CA; Vikash Jain, CA Neerav Agrawal, CA Samir Chaudhary, CA Sunit Shah, CA Chetan Jagetiya and the committed staff team led by Nigambhai Amin ,Piyushbhai Patel, Nilamben , Shahzadbhai and all Gratitude is also extended to Past President CA. Sunil Talati, Past CCMs, Past RCMs, Past Chairmen’s including CA Nirav Choksi and CA Devang Doctor for their constant guidance. Heartfelt thanks to the WIRC TEAM, led by Chairperson CA. Arpit Kabra, for their unwavering support.
As I celebrate my achievements, remember, this is not the end but the start of something new. This year was amazing and memorable. A year of learnings, milestones, achievements, and celebrations. A year of gratitude. Thank you from my heart.

With Best Regards,

CA. (Dr.) Anjali Choksi
Ahmedabad Branch of WIRC of ICAI