Chairperson's Message

CA Ketan Samdani

Anand Branch of WIRC of ICAI

अगर आपमें Skill है,
कुछ करने की Will है,
तो कुछ नही मुश्किल है...


As I pen down my final message as the Chairman of the Anand branch of WIRC of ICAI, I am filled with a profound sense of gratitude and nostalgia. On 21st Feb. 2023 I was honored with responsibility to serve this most respected office of Chairman of Anand branch of WIRC of ICAI. My joy & pleasure knows no boundaries on account of recognition in the form of awards received by Anand branch & Anand WICASA. Anand branch of WIRC of ICAI & Anand branch of WICASA has been recognized and honored with below mentioned awards:

· 1st Best branch of WICASA in Micro branch Category – at National (All India) level
· 1st Best branch of Region of ICAI in Mini Category – at Western India Regional Level
· 2nd Best branch of WICASA in Small Category - at Western India Regional Level

I express my deepest sense of gratitude to CA Aniket Sunil Talati -Hon. President, The ICAI & CA Ranjeet Kumar Agarwal – Hon. Vice President, The ICAI & Galaxy of Past Chairmen of Anand branch, respected Central Council members, CA Arpit Kabra – Chairman, WIRC of ICAI & entire WIRC team, CA Vikash Jain - our branch Nominee & RCM WIRC of ICAI, CA Hiralbhai Prajapati - Immediate Past Chairman of Anand branch & my Principal in Managing committee (under whom I had undergone 1 year Articleship as Vice Chairman & WICASA Chairman & learnt many things), all our learned faculties, All committee members of Anand branch & Anand WICASA, CA Members, CA Students, representatives from Press & Media & citizens of Anand, Nadiad, Kheda valuable support & guidance throughout the year. I cannot forget to thank and express gratitude towards my family without whose sacrifices it would not have been possible for me to dedicate the year to activities and events of the branch. Without which it would not have been possible for us to retain our spot as winners at National level.

I firmly believe that “Locality cannot decide one’s fate, but mentality will certainly decide one’s fate…!!!”

It has been an absolute honor and privilege to serve Anand branch of WIRC of ICAI that too in its 75th year, and I am humbled by the support and collaboration of our esteemed members throughout my tenure as Vice Chairman and WICASA Chairman during year 2022-23 and thereafter as Chairman during year 2023-24. I got enormous love and affection from every one and also got many moments which will be cherished by me for my entire lifetime.

As it is frequently said “Ask not what your Institute (The ICAI) has done for you, but ask what you have done for your Institute”, while my official role can conclude but our connections and shared endeavours will last forever and I can only say that even after handing over the charge of office to my team members, I will be available to service of my Mother Institution – The ICAI,

By the time you receive the next edition of the Newsletter there will be change of leadership at branch and the baton of branch will be taken over by the newly elected team.

Now let’s have a walk through to the activities and events organized by Anand branch of WIRC of ICAI & Anand WICASA during the month of January 2024.

The first event in the list was Financial Tax Literacy drive wherein we shared knowledge on Basics of Banking and investment with approx. 175 students of P. G. Dept. of Business Studies, Sardar Patel University. I express gratitude to learned faculty CA Hiral Shah for her knowledgeable session.

This was followed up by a couple of lectures on topics of Indian Stock Exchanges – Technical and Fundamental Analysis & Environmental Accounting & Audit at P. G. Dept. of Business Studies, Sardar Patel University. I express a deep sense of gratitude to our faculties CA Ronak Goyal & CA Nikunj Nathwani for sharing their precious knowledge.

Then we celebrated 75th Republic Day and had a seminar on Tally 4.0 – Key Features for CAs. I am grateful to Mr. Nirav Patel and Mr. Prashant Shil for an interactive session.

For students we had organized Jan Jagruti Abhiyan by Walkathon which was followed by Industrial cum educational visit at Amul Dairy - Milk Plant, Anand. I express a sense of gratitude to the management of Amul Dairy for their active support before and during the visit.

With resumption of academic sessions at Schools and colleges, we organized CA Career Counseling Sessions at various educational institutes. We organized CA Career counseling sessions at 7 various schools & colleges and counseled around 1144 students during such sessions. The students include from class X / XI / XII & students of B Com course. I express a sense of gratitude to the host institutes (schools and colleges) and their teaching / non-teaching team for the success of our CA Career Counseling programs.

On upcoming events we will have Members meet with Newly elected office bearers and seminar on Intricacies of Sec. 43B(h) of Income Tax Act – Payment to MSMEs & Reporting under Tax Audit Report. This will be followed by students meet with newly elected office bearers and student's seminar on exam preparation guidelines.

Before I conclude, I will share words of our honorable President of The ICAI – CA Aniket Sunil Talati sir which will always be remembered and will act as guiding force to my professional brothers and sisters –

शुरुआत भी आपसे, अंत भी आपसे, इंडिया भी आप, ICAI भी आप...!!!

I am the “I” in ICAI…!!!

Jay Hind…Jay Bharat…Jay ICAI…!!!

CA Ketan Samdani,