Dear Professional Colleagues,
Amongst the various events in my life , being elected unanimously to the coveted position of Chairperson of the largest region of the second largest body of accountants in the world stands out on top.
The trust and confidence reposed in me by my colleagues in the council and members fills me with unparalleled joy and happiness. With pride, coupled with a sense of responsibility, I pen my first communication as Chairperson.
At the same time, looking at the stalwarts who have occupied this chair, I am inspired to carry this torch forward and live up to the standards set by illustrious past chairpersons of WIRC. I am confident that with your able support I shall live up to the expectations.
I take this opportunity to congratulate the immediate past office bearers and team for bringing glory to the Region by ensuring that WIRC is once again adjudged the 'Best Region' and the 'Best Students Association'.
I am pleased to state that our very own CA. Prafulla Chhajed has taken over the reins as President, ICAI, and CA. Atul Kumar Gupta has been elected as Vice-President, ICAI. We look forward to working together for the greater glory of our alma mater.
'Powered by Professionalism. Driven by Values.' These simple words carry with them a tremendous promise – our commitment to professionalism driven by integrity. I strongly believe in the words of Thomas Jefferson, who said, "In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock". These words will go far in helping us construct ideal role models for the upcoming generation, ensuring that young students and members understand how professional standards and ethics can be used for the greater good.
Contemporary circumstances and various legal developments bring in new challenges. These challenges have opportunities within them. The dynamic regulator y environment would necessitate every professional to keep on learning and exploring new ideas. The WIRC, being a catalyst for the professionals and their need to remain updated on the developments, will have a very important role to play going forward.
I, along with my team of office bearers, namely CA. Umesh Sharma, Vice Chairman – WIRC; CA. Rakesh Alshi, Secretary – WIRC; CA. Yashwant Kasar, Treasurer – WIRC and CA. Jayesh Kala, Chairman – WICASA, look forward to taking the entire Region ahead and to the highest levels of professionalism.
To have a better understanding of the year ahead to take us all forward, we shall focus on:
• Ensuring professional excellence by constantly monitoring the environment to respond
• Finding innovative ways to disseminate knowledge, boost professional development, encourage networking, inspire sharing of ideas, create stronger lines of communication and collaboration, and ultimately look to advance our profession with the use of advanced technology;
• Discovering innovative ways to reach out to members and students and encourage them to think out of the box in order to take the profession to the next level.
This is a tall task, but if anybody can achieve these goals, it is us Chartered Accountants. In the words of Deepak Chopra, "I can affect change by transforming the only thing that I ever had control over in the first place and that is myself.”
Napoleon Hill said that ideas are the beginning points of all fortunes and hence, we would be happy to receive constructive ideas from all of you for the benefit of the profession.
I would like to wish everyone a very Happy Holi in advance and look forward to the year being as colourful and full of life as the festival of colours.
With Best Wishes,
CA. Priti Paras Savla