The Nagpur branch of Western India Regional Council of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India was awarded as second Best Branch of Western Region of ICAI. The award was distributed by Honble President, ICAI CA. Prafulla Chajjed at Mumbai.
This glittering function was held in the presence of CA. Priti Savla, Chairperson WIRC, Vice chairman WIRC CA Umesh Sharma, Secretary WIRC Rakesh Alshi, Treasurer WIRC CA Yashwant Kasar and Regional Council Member CA Abhijit Kelkar. The Award function was held at ICAI Bhavan, BKC, Mumbai and was attended by large number of Chartered Accountants from all over the Western Region. WICASA Nagpur was also adjudged as the Best Students Association in Western Region. Nagpur branch has received both the awards for the year 2019-20.
During the year 2019-20 under the Chairmanship of CA. Suren Duragkar the Branch organized about more than 500 programmes successfully. The Branch has organized various seminars, lecture meets, conferences, workshops, training programmes, Remodeled, Redesigned Study Circle, Intensive Study Courses, Certificate Courses and Interactive Meeting concentrating on practical exposure and expertise for the members.
“Gurucool” the mentoring programme for young chartered Accountants was very well appreciated by the members. A host of academic programmes were organised with focus on emerging areas of practice, knowledge enhancing and professional enrichment.
On the social responsibility front, Nagpur Branch of ICAI had organized Eye Check up Camp, Blood Donation Camp & Tree Plantation during the year. A visit to orphanage was organized by WICASA to distribute hearing Aids kits for education to deaf and dumb students of the society was among the initiatives undertaken during the year.
Nagpur Branch organized various programs that enhanced the image of profession amongst society and also made public aware about various taxation provisions. Major programs were Public Meet on budget, discussions on union and state budget, programs for cooperative sector, various career counseling programs as well as number of programs and meets to inform about ICAI policies.
Regular interactive meets were held with Income Tax as well as GST authorities to convey them about hardships faced by practitioners and assesses.
Reacting to the award CA. Suren Duragkar, Chairman said that the plethora of activities undertaken successfully by the Nagpur Branch was a result of team work as well as motivation, support, co-operation from all the members & students throughout the year which was duly recognized by the Institute, resulted in further enhancement of the brand building of ICAI. He congratulated and thanked Past President, ICAI CA. Ashok Chandak, CA. Jaydeep Shah, CA. Abhijit Kelkar, RCM, past Vice Chiarman of WIRC CA Julfesh Shah, all Past Chairmen of Nagpur Branch and all senior members for their guidance along with all Managing Committee Members – Vice Chairman CA Kirit Kalyani, Secretary CA Saket Bagdia, Treasurer CA Jiten Saglani, WICASA Chairman CA Sanjay Agrawal, Executive Committee Members CA Akshay Gulhane and CA Harish Rangwani for their active support during the year. He also thanked all the agencies, staff members of branch specifically press and media for their support in bringing these laurels to Nagpur Branch.
He further thanked all the members and students for their active support and encouragement throughout the year. He also assured that the current year shall again be an eventful one with host of activities being organized by the Branch for Members, Students throughout the year.