"Imparting Wings of Excellence"
My dear Professional Colleagues,
Firstly, I would like to congratulate everyone for their efforts in helping the country by maintaining the discipline in this period of lockdown. We Chartered Accountants, being a partner in Nation building, have always supported and helped for the betterment of our country. I thank all the members and students who wholeheartedly have donated to the ICAI Covid Relief Fund and to the initiative undertaken by the Nashik Branch of distribution of Food kits to the needy people in and around Nashik.
The month of April has been kind of a vacation where many of us learned new skills, relaxed at home, made time to pursue their hobbies, took time to study more and many more. This time of quarantine has helped us spend more time with our family; rather than complaning of the same we should cherish these moments and prepare for the future. We have worked and have succeeded in keeping control over this disease till now hence, we should not take any hasty decisions further that may lead to any irreparable losses. The loss of life is greater than any other loss and we should enjoy this gift of life received by us.
“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” This phase will also pass and we will come out of this with more enthusiasm and more success, like the sun sets every day to rise again, we will rise from this dark.
We had organized many events for the knowledge sharing of our members and I thank all the members for their overwhelming response to the same. This has
only boosted our confidence and we will try to organise more such sessions and events for the larger benefit of our fraternity. In the coming month of May, we will be conducting more sessions for the members through webinars along with some fun events.
With a lockdown of almost 45 days, we have learnt the importance of technology in our life. Being far from each other, still we have maintained the communication between one another and rather the same has been more closer during this lockdown. With the use of Video Conferencing, webinars, other mobile applications we never felt away from our friends, office colleagues and our dear ones. After this lockdown ceases, we will have to make amends in our offices and our work culture. Use of online data storage, use of online software and other such hardware has to be stressed upon which will enable us to work from any place other than our office. The course and actions of our work is going to change with the coming times and we have to learn and develop with it.
As our offices and work may start with full force, and the season of Bank audits approaching our doorstep we have to gear up for the same. With the outbreak
of Covid – 19 virus, we may not be able to give our best professional competency in performing our duties, considering the lack of time, but I urge all the members to follow the latest guidelines and rules and make reporting according to the same. The Institute has issued guidelines for the members on the after effects on the financial statements, I request all the members to study the same and take necessary actions accordingly.
This Pandemic has kept us home but it may have taught us many new things, to learn new skills, be with your family, take time to study and not just lose yourself in the load of work. Being at home for almost more than a month has affected some of our office work, but still we have followed the lockdown rules and yet nothing has changed. This teaches that, we being Chartered Accountants have always thought of work over other things, now is the time to beat the same and start enjoying our lives along with the work load.
I Once again salute to the efforts of Government officials, doctors, Police, etc for their continuous hard work to keep us safe. Our office staff are the people
without whom we cannot survive and rather cannot grow, it is our duty to care for them.
“Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can
pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.” I end my words and hope that we will take this event as an
opportunity to be more successful. Stay safe! Stay Healthy!
CA. Rohan Vasant Andhale
Nashik Branch of WIRC of ICAI