President of ICAI CA Prafulla Chhajed and others at the interactive meet held here recently.
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“Look at the sky and keep your dreams alive. Hard work, determination and dedication are essential to achieve goals and the most important part lies in having faith and believing in ourselves,” said CA Prafulla Chhajed, President of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) while speaking as a chief guest in an interactive meet held at ICAI Bhawan for CA students by Nagpur Branch of WICASA of ICAI. The aim of this seminar was to have a direct interaction of CA Students with President of ICAI. The objective was to motivate CA students in the field of their performance, work and training.
While addressing the future members of ICAI, Chhajed highlighted the importance of conceptual clarity, sound practice and thorough revision as the key pointers that will always lead the students to success. He gave his example and talked about the difficulties and approach of his journey from student to becoming a member. During his discussion relating to the curriculum and examination, he asked for attention of the students towards the basic requirements of learning which many students lack today. He explained that a student must enhance his understanding and significance of not just the topics of the curriculum, but its inter-linkages with other topics and capture broad overview. He saidthat it will help students to understand questions better and answer them with precision.
He quoted that “Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it.” While addressing the students, he also said that his mantra for life has always been that “It is one life and it’s your life and it is you who need to take decision on what is good or bad, right or wrong”. Students were encouraged and motivated with his words to plan out there study schedule and work accordingly. He also encouraged students to give their contribution in all the activities and programmes conducted by the institute for their growth and development and always feel free to communicate their problems and query to him as according to him reaching at top never means to forget your roots. Regional Council Member, CA Abhijit Kelkar praised the efforts of the WICASA committee led by CA Sanjay M Agrawal, Chairman Nagpur Branch of WICASA and congratulated them for setting up a benchmark.
He addressed the crowd stating the generosity and humbleness of Chhajed and shared his fond memories of time spent with him. He further emphasised about the importance of WICASA and the events organised by WICASA for the students. “Follow your passion and your dreams would follow you” said CA Suren Duragkar, Chairman of Nagpur Branch of ICAI while welcoming the ICAI President on his maiden visit to the city of oranges for the benefit of CA Students.
He remarked that this interaction with the President was happening after many years and that it is a unique opportunity for all aspiring Chartered Accountant students. Chairman praised the various initiatives of ICAI for enabling digital learning platform for the benefit of students. He appreciated team WICASA for conducting a good interactive session to motivate the students. “There is no substitute for Hard Work” said CA Sanjay M Agrawal, Chairman of Nagpur Branch of WICASA while welcoming the ICAI President. Prominently present on the occasion were CA Kirit Kalyani, Vice Chairman, CA Saket Bagdia, Secretary, CA Akshay Gulhane, Executive Member, CA Harish Rangwani, Executive Member, CA Umang Agrawal, Past Chairman and CA Anil Parekh, Past Chairman and Member of Board of Studies, ICAI, New Delhi. The seminar was conducted by WICASA Team comprising of Vice Chairman – Ayush Gupta, Secretary – Aditi Pacheriwala, Joint Secretary – Riddhi Kothari, Treasurer – Vaidik Sakoniya , Joint Editors –Ayushi Agrawal and Krunal Dhabale and Executive member – R Aishwarya.