I feel honoured to assume this distinguished position as the Chairman of the Western India Regional Council of ICAI. I express my regards to my colleagues in the Regional Council for reposing confidence in me and unanimously electing me to lead this most promising and active region. I congratulate my team of office bearers comprising CA. Priyam Shah as Vice-Chairman, CA. Purushottam Khandelwal as Secretary and CA. Balkishan Agarwal as Treasurer. I am sure their experience and insights will help me in achieving our goals. I also congratulate CA. Vikrant Kulkarni on being elected as Chairman, WICASA.
The leadership qualities of our leaders is our biggest asset. Our rich legacy persists and we continue to be the ‘Best Regional Council’ year after year. Our students have also proved their mettle by bagging the most acclaimed ‘Best Student's Association’ award for 2017.
I take this opportunity to thank my friend and contemporary CA. Vishnu Agarwal, Imm. Past Chairman, WIRC, for his successful tenure as leader of the Region, with the tireless support of his team of office bearers, and leaving a strong legacy for times to come. I wish to also compliment the focus of CA. Balkishan Agarwal, Chairman, WICASA, for giving his best for our students.
On behalf of the members of the Western Region, I wish to congratulate CA. Naveen N.D. Gupta and CA. Prafulla P. Chhajed, as our newly elected President and Vice President of ICAI respectively. I am confident that under their able leadership we shall scale greater heights.
Here, I am reminded of these inspiring words on leadership by John Adams, “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, become more....you are a leader.”
Over the years, we have built a very strong foundation and infrastructure for our Region with a network of dynamic Branches for members and students, which in turn are well supported by the various Study Circles.
I congratulate the team of each Branch which has achieved the coveted ICAI Award for 2017-18. The Branches and Study Circles have a new team of office bearers and I am proud to say that the new leaders of the Branches and Study Circles have already begun their quest for excellence in achieving the best for their respective members and students.
As I lead this Region, I assure every member and student that they will be provided with the best platform for professional and academic development with the continuous support of my respected Central and Region Council Members, Branch leaders and Study Circle governing members.
Our activities and events for the members and students are being continuously conducted in a systematic and coordinated manner to ensure maximum benefit to all. Going forward, I wish to focus on ensuring that a concrete and robust platform is created for the support and development of young members both professionally and in soft skills as they shall be representing ICAI for a long time, and also pass their knowledge to the next generation. I will ensure that our excellent infrastructure shall be optimally utilised to carry out necessary activities for all. I also wish to host events that are specifically designed to enrich our women members and students. GMCS and Career Counseling shall also be areas of particular focus during the year.
I am reminded of the words by Hon'ble Past President of India have Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, where he reposed faith and confidence in us and stated that we, as Partners in Nation Building, should serve the society and the Nation with Excellence, Independence and Integrity - our finest professional virtues.
I am sure that I will receive the support of all the respected members and my dear students during the year as we aspire to achieve the best.
With Best Wishes,
CA. Sandeep K.C. Jain
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