FROM THE CHAIRMAN DESK

Dear members and students,

I am very happy and honoured to communicate to you all for the first time as a chairman of our respected and prestigious chapter of ICAI-Ahmedabad. First of all, it is my duty as a chairman on behalf of management committee to thank you all members for electing us as a member of management committee for the term 2019-23. I am also happy to convey my sincere thanks to all management committee members for putting faith in me and selecting me as a chairman of ICAI-Ahmedabad chapter. I also take an opportunity to congratulate CMA Nikunj Shah, CMA Malhar Dalwadi, CMA Mitesh Prajapati and CMA Kushal Desai for being elected as Vice chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and Jt. Treasurer . I must not forget to congratulate CMA Ashish Bhavsar, immediate past chairman and his energetic team for their successful term of 2017-19 . Under the chairmanship of CMA Ashish Bhavsar many initiatives were taken. Some of his major achievement like structured campus pacement, regular press meet, increase in member and student strength, launch of mobile App, regular publication of quarterly news bulletin and many cultural activities. I was lucky to be part of his team.

Now new elected team with the help of most senior invitee members will put their best efforts to take our Ahmedabad chapter along with our CMA profession to a new heights. Our new team mission are,

1)Increase in members strength by making non members as members.

2)Increase in student strength of the chapter.

3)Arrange maximum CE programme and seminars for members and students.

4)Concrete efforts to create CMA brand.

5)Provide placement opportunity for fresh CMA by doing campus placement.

This April to June 2019 quarter has witnessed elections of Loksabha in the month of April and May in seven phases. We all know that Shri Narendrabhai Modi led BJP has won with great majoriry. On 27th May 2019, Ahmedabad chapter management committee members election was held for the term 2019-23. We also witnessed election of regional and central council on 28th June 2019. I congratulate CMA Ashwin G. Dalwadi for getting elected as Central council Member from Ahmedabad and congratulate immediate past chairman CMA Ashish Bhavsar for getting elected as Regional Council Member with highest numbers of votes and also congratulate other elected Central council and regional council members. I also congratulate CMA Balwinder Singh for elected as President and CMA Biswarup Basu as Vice President for the term 2019-20.

During this quarter of April to June 2019, there were many activities/events were organized by our chapter.

AGM of our Chapter- AGM for the year 2018-19 was held on 27th May ,2019. This year of 2018-19 was best as far as income and profit are concerned.

CE PROGRAMME-

One CE programme was arranged on " Decoding and detailed analysis on recent changes to GST structure for real estate sector" at AMA on 20th April 2019. Learned speaker was Shri Nitesh Jain . Programme was attended by 24 members and was very interactive and was very well appreciated.

IBBI WORKSHOP ON INSOLVENCY AND BANKRUPTCY CODE 2016.

Above workshop was organised by IBBI in association with IPA of our Institute of cost accountants of India on 14th and 15th June 2016 at AMA Ahmedabad. As requested by IBBI, I was invited to grace the inaugural session of workshop and give wellcome address on 14th June 2019 . To honour their request , i was one of the party to grace the inaugural session and gave wellcome address.

INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY CELEBRATION -

As per our routine practice, we celebrated international yoga day on our chapter terrace on 21st June. We had invited Mr. Kaushal Vyas as a trainer to celebrate yoga day . He explained how yoga and pranayam are useful in our life. i thank him on behalf of our chapter for sparing time for us and making yoga day successful.

NBCC CAMPUS PLACEMENT.

On request of our HO, we arranged campus placement for NBCC on 22nd June 2019. 16 CMA participated in the Campus placement. Out of 16, five were from Ahmedabad. Our two Ahmedabad CMA were selected in wait list.

INDOOR SPORTS-

Chapter has organised Chess and Carrom tournament on 23rd June at our chapter office for students and members. I am very happy to share with you that we got very good response from both students and members. In Chess, 8 persons participated and in Carrom 32 persons participated. In Chess, CMA Shri Bhadreshbhai, CFO of Symphony had won and CMA Malay Vakil was runnersup. In Carrom , pair of CMA Umang shah and student member Dhruv had won. Carrom runnersup were pair of Sandip soni and Dev Rajput. Gift vouchers were given to the winners. I thank CMA Malhar, CMA Mitesh and CMA Kushal for organising such a wonderful indoor games in a very short time.

One of our mission is to increase the strength of members of our chapter . our MCM is to focus on this mission vigorously. We also need support of each member to help us in this mission. I request all members to convince non members to be a member of our institute and thus improve the strength of our profession.

Next quarter is full of festivals. I wish all members happy Rakshabandhan, Happy independance day and happy Janmashtami in advance.

With warm regards

CMA Haren Bhatt.