Honesty is the best principle: Manohar Parrikar

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 25 Dec 2017 10:35:27


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“SUCCESS comes through values and integrity and your integrity cannot be worked out”, said Manohar Parrikar Chief Minister of Goa and former Defence Minister of India while speaking as the chief guest at the 2 day ‘CA Students Conference’ organised by Board of Studies (BOS) and hosted jointly by Nagpur Branch of ICAI and Goa Branch of
ICAI at Ravindra Bhawan, Madgaon, Goa.

Parrikar remembered that once in a seminar, he was asked whether honesty is the best policy. To which he answered, “Honesty is not the best policy, in fact it should be honesty is the best principle because policies may change but principles don’t change”. He praised the theme for the conference ‘Nurturing values and integrity – attaining excellence in professional pursuits.’

“Taking knowledge from various conferences like this, the participants get an opportunity to learn and enjoy in a State like Goa which is rich in art, culture and education” Parrikar said.
He added that even a thought of corruption is no less than actual corruption. He expressed that as habits take time to change, adoption of GST will also surely be done and will bring the required boost in economy benefiting all.

“CA course is difficult and therefore it is valuable” said CA Mangesh Kinare, Vice-Chairman, Board of Studies (BOS) while speaking on various initiatives taken by Board of Studies for the benefit of CA students. He emphasised the relevance of CA course in domestic environment as well as global challenges. He detailed various new initiatives by BOS in study patterns for CA course which includes new concept of learning through animated films and videos.

“Sincerity and dedication is the mantra for success for every CA student,” said CA Abhijit Kelkar, Regional Council Member. He welcomed the initiatives of both Nagpur and Goa branches for the success of the conference.
He assured that WIRC was always there for help and support in whatever manner required at all times.

CA Vinesh Pikale, Chairman of Goa Branch in his brief remarks mentioned that such conferences not only develops interpersonal skills of CA students but also assists in new networking. He welcomed and thanked Board of Studies for allotting the prestigious conference jointly to Goa and Nagpur.

CA Saket Bagdia, Chairman WICASA, Nagpur Branch welcomed all dignitaries and mentioned that Nagpur Branch with its unique theme of ‘Chale Ek Sath’ under the able guidance of CA Sandeep Jotwani, Chairman Nagpur Branch, and theme of WICASA of ‘Believe in Yourself’ working in tandem with Goa Branch is the base for the success of this conference.

He urged the CA students who are the future of young India to rise up and perform well as the CAs are recognised as partners in nation building.
CA Kedar Kenkre, Chairman WICASA, Goa Branch in his welcome address thanked BOS for this unique combination of Goa and Nagpur branches for the 2 day students conference.

He welcomed student delegates from all over India specially Nagpur from where approximately 70 delegates participated in the conference. There were 2 special sessions titled ‘CA–Challenge Accepted’ by CA Mudit Yadav and about ‘Healthy Food and Diet’ by Shweta Bhatia.

Chief guest for valedictory session, Senior CA Raghu Pikale emphasised the importance of ethical practice and urged that proper checks need to be incorporated for checking all types of financial transactions particularly in vogue of changing economic scenarios and digitisation.
With examples, he said, “It is only hard work and commitment which takes you to new peaks”.

Prominently present on the occasion, were Managing Committee members of Goa Branch CA Yeshwant Kamath, CA Pradeep Lad, CA Sudhan Patil, CA Shekhar Marathe and Member of Nagpur Branch of WICASA Devashish Mahadule, Pulkit Jhawar, Pooja Zade, Nazia Haq, Sonali Raut, Gurnabi Kaur Bhasin and CA Jethalal Rukhiyana.

A large number of participants consisting of students and
professionals attended the programme to make it a success.