Chairman’s Message

Chairman Message

It is indeed pleasure and honour to take the reins as 15th Chairman of Akola Branch of WIRC of ICAI for the year 2018-19.

I am humbled, thrilled and excited to be able to represent as Chairman of branch of such a great repute. I thank all managing committee members, past chairmen, seniors and all members of the branch for considering me capable for this post and bestowing this honour on me.

I acknowledge and appreciate my immediate predecessors and all past Chairmen for their valuable contribution and untiring efforts in taking the Akola Branch to its current position. I am aware of the new challenges and responsibilities ahead. The new team of office bearers is committed to perform in the best possible manner.

As it has been for so many years, Akola Branch shall continue to remain instrumental in imparting and disseminating knowledge for our members and society at large. It shall be our endeavour to arrange seminars on most relevant topics for our members and with best of the faculties.

I am fortunate to get an opportunity to work under able and dynamic leadership of ICAI Chairman, CA. Naveen N. D. Gupta, ICAI Vice Chairman, CA. Prafulla Chhajed, WIRC Chairman CA. Sandeep K. C. Jain and their entire team. I am also fortunate to get strong support from all office bearers, our managing committee members and all members of Akola Branch.

I am very happy to inform you all that our branch is organising National Conference at Shegaon on August 11 and 12. It is for the first time that we got an opportunity to host National Conference. It is jointly held with big brothers – Pune and Nagpur branches. Both these branches have been kind enough to extend their whole hearted support for such a mega event. I seek support of each and every member for success of this conference.

Planning is underway for RRC at Tirupati. It will be in association with Pune branch. Our past President of ICAI CA Devraja Reddy is extending his support for the same.

We are also planning for an international study tour. Most likely, the departure date would be Nov 10, 2018. However, destination is not yet decided and we invite suggestions from the members for the same.


Our profession has successfully delivered to the nation and to business industry what was expected of it. It has also stood the test of time. Truth and honesty have been our strengths to reach where we are. Our tagline for the year 2018-19 is inspired from this thought and it is ‘Satyam Asmakam Shakti:’ (which means Truth is our Strength).


Come what may, success of any program would be determined on the basis of involvement and attendance of our members. I, therefore, appeal all the members to actively take part in various events and CPE programs of the branch. Your suggestions and ideas for the improvement are highly welcome.

Warm regards,

CA. Umesh Agrawal
Chairman – Akola Branch of WIRC of ICAI