More women in CA profession will increase transparency: Darda

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Jul 2018 09:46:32



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AGAINST the requirement of one Chartered Accountant (CA) for every 10,000 people, India was having only 2.5 lakh practising CAs, said Vijay Darda, former Member of Parliament, and Chairman, Lokmat Group, in his keynote address on Monday. Darda was speaking at the inaugural session of the CA Students National Conference at IMA Hall, hosted by the Nagpur Branch of ICAI in association with the Nagpur Branch of WICASA of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).

CA Jaydeep Shah, Past President, ICAI was the Guest of Honour, CA Nihar Jambusaria, Conference Director and Central Council Member, CA Umang V Agrawal, Chairman, Nagpur Branch, CA Kirit Kalyani, Chairman, Nagpur Branch of WICASA, CA Abhijit Kelkar, Regional Council Member, Managing Committee Members of Nagpur Branch, CA Suren Duragkar, CA Saket Bagdia, CA Jiten Saglani, Executive Members of Nagpur Branch of WICASA Khyatee Gattani, Apeksha Gundecha, were present. Stating that CA profession was his first love among other professions, Vijay Darda briefed about his journey from the early stages of his life and the kind of exposure and support he received at various levels. He highlighted the need to promote Hindi language while advising the students to use Hindi as the primary language in their daily life. He appreciated CA profession as a profession of high standards as each and every member has committed himself to maintain integrity and image of the profession.
“Every professional must work for the prestige of the Indian Tri Colour,” Darda said. He further appealed the future professionals to undergo the CA curriculum with complete devotion and ensure that the country’s pride and dignity is carried forward through all their endeavours.

He highlighted the challenges the country is facing being the fastest growing economy in the world. He shared his thoughts on the Institute’s long journey of professional excellence and the efforts being undertaken by the members and students to keep themselves updated on the changing trends in the world. He acknowledge the pressure which the CAs are undergoing due to continuous changes in the laws and regulation. He further highlighted the robust disciplinary system the Institute has established for ensuring the quality of auditing maintained at all levels. “I am happy to see more number of girl students here. More number of women in CA profession will increase transparency in the profession,” Darda said.

CA Jaydeep Shah said that the CA course was one of the toughest courses in India. CA Students should avoid distraction while pursuing the course. CA Nihar Jambusaria congratulated the Nagpur Branch for organising the national level event with so much enthusiasm and dedication. CA Umang V Agrawal welcomed the guests and students. He urged them to focus their attention on what they wished to achieve and on values which would allow them to participate in reshaping their future. CA Kirit Kalyani made the introductory remarks and informed the students present about the benefits of this student conference. CA Abhijit Kelkar, Regional Council Member, said, the conference would guide all the future CAs. The conference is attended by more than 750 students.
The programme was coordinated by R Aishwarya and Sudarshan Kumar.

Prominently present on the occasion were CA Julfesh Shah, CA Sandeep Jotwani, CA Swapnil Ghate, CA Kavita Loya, all past chairmen, CA Sanjay M Agrawal, CA Jethalal Rukhiyana and Executive Members of the Nagpur Branch of WICASA Udit Choithani, Yogesh Advani, Rikshit Narang and Trishika Sahu.