“Let us march together because talent wins games but teamwork wins championships..”
Dear Esteemed Colleagues and Seniors,
The beginning, it is said, is only the start of a journey to another beginning. As I begin my new role as the 63rd Chair of EIRC of ICAI, I wish to make a new beginning with renewed vigour to scale new heights of excellence and rectitude in diverse ways. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Let’s take that first step together and re-dedicate ourselves to our chosen profession.
It is indeed an honour to serve as the Chairman of this august body. When I look back at the distinguished history of EIRC and the Chairmen who have served it with such distinction, I feel humbled. I am extremely grateful to all members, Eiro officials, Branches and Chapters of EIRC and my colleagues in the Regional and Central Council for reposing their faith in me, for leading the forward march of EIRC. My new responsibility is both an opportunity and a challenge. I hope that I will continue to be endowed with your support to attain our collective goals.
I also take this opportunity to congratulate the immediate past regional council members and the entire team of students’ association for bringing glory to the Eastern Region by being once again adjudged the Second Best Region and the Second Best Students’ Association for the third consecutive year in 2018-19. The newly elected Regional Council is all set to carry further this legacy of winning in the times ahead.
Vision 2019 @ EIRC
Our vision at EIRC is to be a catalyst in the chain of value enhancers, to help in capacity building and to act as proactive leaders in organizing excellent professional development programmes in contemporary topics. We would strive to further augment the visibility of our profession by partnering with other prestigious bodies in organizing some of such programmes. We also aspire for a very strong representation drive before all relevant authorities in the larger interest of our beloved profession. We wish to conduct huge number of career awareness programmes not only in educational institutions but also in the big residential complexes. We intend to further increase the activities of EICASA by organising more and more meaningful workshops for the benefit of the student chartered accountants. Apart from technical skills we would also concentrate in honing the necessary soft skills of both the young members and the students. We shall strive to improve the overall infrastructure and quality of services being provided to students and members from the EIRO with the optimum use of technology. We also aspire to specifically focus in addressing the articleship issues and dream to further uplift the WoW factor of our profession. One of our other focus area shall be to also propagate the Chartered Accountants’ Benevolent Fund (CABF) initiative as well as the Networking Opportunities for the overall benefit of our members.
I had the privilege to share the aforesaid vision with various members during the past few days and also look forward to apprise the same to our newly elected President CA. Prafulla Chhajed and Vice President, CA. Atul Kumar Gupta at the earliest available opportunity. While congratulating them for their achievements, this Regional Council looks forward to working under their guidance for the greater fame of our alma mater.
I have always believed that the newsletter is the face of any institution. It shares knowledge, disseminates information, provides updates on various activities pursued by the Institute, serves as a conduit for exchange of effective feedbacks and binds the members of the Institute amongst themselves as well as with the Institute and the profession.
I have decided to provide an epithet to the EIRC-ICSI Newsletter and decided to call it as “happenings”. I feel that this is important because a nick name adds uniqueness, segregates the ‘Specials’ from the ‘Generals’ and becomes easily relatable.
‘Happenings’ would offer the readers a 360 Degrees view of the EIRC’s activities. It would be the best mode to describe a period at EIRC in every aspect. As a rule of the nature, we generally start a year with set goals in mind, and gradually but surely inch forward towards attaining them, achieving the joy of completeness in the end. Happenings would take you through the month by month journey of EIRC and its activities.
I eagerly look forward to a continuous all-round feedback from peers, students and seniors, which will help me function effectively and in the best interest of the Institute.
Dear colleagues, I am quite confident that your involvement in various initiatives of the Institute will provide impetus to put in more energy and to take the profession to greater heights. This is a joint endeavour and I seek your involvement and enterprising ideas to translate our vision into a reality. I also seek your participation to collectively work for the excellence of our profession so that we are known as The Profession with a WoW.
CA Sumit Binani
Chairman-EIRC of ICAI
28th February, 2019