"Success usually comes to those who are actively engaged.” - Henry David Thoreau
This statement is especially true for us members of the WIRC family. We prefer to let our work speak for us. No one but a CA could thrive under the immense pressures of handling ever changing laws coupled with the tremendous responsibilities of being astute wealth managers, business solutions providers added to the drive to constantly update their knowledge.
Amongst industry professionals, we are among the few who have been aware and keeping in sync with global industry trends. This is largely due to our intrinsic way of functioning in which we have always placed value on building professionals via education and interaction. I am confident that all of us at WIRC will continue to build on this legacy by not sitting quietly on past successes but brainstorming and implementing new initiatives to take WIRC even higher.
Regional Meet of CA Members in Public Service – CMEPS
The Committee for Members in Entrepreneurship & Public Service (CMEPS) had organised a Regional Level Meet at ICAI Tower in order to enable and interactive session between the ICAI and the Members in Public Service by factoring their vision and perspective with an objective to enhance the efficacy of ICAI and to explore new avenues and opportunities for the Members of the Institute. WIRC was pleased to host high ranking Members in Public Service including IRS Additional Commissioners of Income Tax, Mumbai; Commissioner of Customs; Joint Commissioner of Income Tax, Nashik; Deputy Directors of Income Tax-Investigation, Mumbai; IRS Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax, Mumbai; IRS (C&IT) Assistant Commissioner of CGST, Mumbai; Accountant Members of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal; Assistant General Managers of SEBI and Sr. Assistant Director of the SFIO.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India organized the convocation event for newly enrolled members which saw more than 3000 new members in attendance. This proud occasion was further enhanced by the presence of CA. Sushil Agarwal, Group CFO & Director, Aditya Birla Management Corp. Ltd., who was invited as Chief Guest. His inspiring words motivated the new members to aim to be the best finance professionals they could be.
Dussehra & Diwali Celebrations at ICAI Tower, BKC
The Dussehra and Diwali festivals were celebrated with great joy at ICAI Tower. The offices were bedecked with lots of colourful rangolis, flowers and lamps. I am pleased to mention that our Regional Council members along with WIRC staff came together to create their own unique takes on 'Rangolis’ and decoration in the spirit of family which symbolizes our festivals.
WIRC Box Cricket Tournament
WIRC recently organized the much awaited Box Cricket Tournament at Andheri Sports Complex. Similar to last year, there was tremendous enthusiasm amongst the players as well as spectators cheering them. With 48 men’s teams, 3 women’s teams and others, more than 600 Chartered Accountants enjoyed participating in this now annual event. We congratulate the winning and runner-up teams and thank all the players and coordinators for their efforts towards creating such a memorable day.
World Congress of Accountants 2022
As you are aware, ICAI will be hosting the World Congress of Accountants 2022 in Mumbai, India. For the first time in its 118 year history, the World Congress of Accountants will be held in India and we are proud to be part of this historic occasion. I thank WIRC Members for their overwhelming support and registration for WCOA 2022.
As I conclude my message, let us remember the inspiring words of the great Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam who said, “Total commitment is the common denominator among all successful men and women.”
CA. Murtuza Kachwala