Respected Senior and Dear Professional Colleagues,

As the year passes’ by, when a new committee formed at the Branch, I am penning down my last communication to my Seniors & colleagues as a Chairman of Nashik Branch. The journey has been satisfying, learning and full of achievements, where we tried to attain new heights for our beloved branch, profession and members. We, the Nashik Branch are very proud and heartfelt happy to be awarded as “Best Branch in Large Category” at National Level. It’s a moment of pride and happiness for all of us as we come to the end of the term. This is an achievement of all the members of Nashik Branch, whose relentless efforts, participation and synergy made this successful endeavour possible. Further, my words would be insufficient to praise the efforts put in by the entire committee, volunteers and staff to attain this feat. It could not have been possible without the support and efforts of the entire committee.
It’s so very true – Himalaya didn’t raise its heights in one day. As the year passed by where we all truly dedicated ourselves for the betterment and strengthening of the Institute, I am happy and glad to reach at this juncture where we, all together, able to pursue new heights and horizons for the Institute.
The Committee lends whole hearted gratitude for the support that all members have extended and faith shown at the Branch. The Branch was able to perform and achieve its feat in this year due to the combination of the appt guidance of the seniors and euphoric and active participation of our young members. The “never let go” attitude of the office bearers was the key to success. Further, I wish to thank all the Central Council Members & Council Members of WIRC for their torch bearing leadership and ability to get things done. It’s an inspiration to us all. Thank you for your vision, your extraordinary ability and leadership to guide us at all times.
The month of January was euphoric as we successfully held the much awaited Mega Sports Event which was supported by more than 1000 participants. This year, we held various sports events like Cricket Matches, Box Cricket, Badminton, Table Tennis, Fast Walk but the new game of Box Football, Kabaddi added feathers to this. As the members were rounding up with the annual compliance of VAT Audit, the event brought fresh energy to the member.
The Nashik Branch and its WICASA team achieved lots of its planned goals which included CPT course batch for the aspiring students with good number of entries, reduced tariff rate of MSEDCL for Nashik Branch, Tree Plantation programme under Van Mahotsav, the Regional Box Cricket Tournament; Celebration of Chartered Accountants Day on 1st July which included cultural evening on 30th June followed by Flag Hoisting, Blood Donation Camp, Free Medical Check-up, Literacy Kit Distribution to unprivileged children; inaugurating Past Chairman Gallery at Branch and Air Conditioned Students Reading Room in the heart of the city through the auspicious hands of Hon President; a social cause by taking a step ahead in Swacha Bharat Abhiyan; Mock Test for the students appearing for the May/November 2016.
Further, at the academic front, along with regular seminars, it was a year where we successfully conducted two days National Tax Conference on 17th and 18th June Branch was honoured with the presence of Hon President Devrajja Reddy Sir, CA Navin Gupta (Chairman Direct Tax Committee, ICAI), CA Prafulla Chhajed, CA Dhiraj Khandelwal and CA Mangesh Kinare for the National Conference, RRC at Ahmedabad and Akshardham, Gandhinagar; Regional Conclave on GST jointly with Pune Branch, held at Pune; National Students Conference on 3rd and 4th December and Regional Tax Convention on 17th and 18th December in the year 2016 and many more.
This year has been a journey of learning and responsibility for me. I learnt through this journey that “We are happy and satisfied when our responsibilities are maximum and we try our best to deliver at this responsibility.” In this year of journey, I tried my best to serve the Branch at my earnest and strength.
I may have unknowingly hurt the feelings or emotions of the members. I sincerely apologise for the same and ask for the forgiveness. I am sure that you all will support me, the committee and the Branch as has been always. I wish that this rapport would continue in the coming years and help us serving the Branch and Profession better.

Your’s Sincerely,
CA Ravi Rathi,