At this juncture of my Professional journey, I express my sincere gratitude to all of you and blessed to take over as the Chairman of the Bhubaneswar Branch of EIRC of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for the year 2023-24, one of the prominent branches in state as well as in the country.
I enter into my 5th year in the Managing Committee, where I previously served for the cause of the profession as the EICASA Chairman and now as the Chairman of the branch. The tag indeed puts a lot of expectations on me and my managing committee team and I am sure we will cope up to the anticipations and deliver to the best of such expectations with your support and blessings.
On behalf of our Bhubaneswar branch, I congratulate our new torch bearers, CA. Aniket Sunil Talati who has been elected as the President of ICAI and CA. Ranjeet Kumar Agarwal has been elected as the Vice President of ICAI and CA. Debayan Patra as the Chairman of EIRC and his entire team at EIRC for a the Year 2023-24.Also thankful to CA(Dr) Debashis Mitra, immediate Past President & Central Council member from our region and his entire Central Council team for successfully conducting World Congress of Accountants(WCOA) at JIO World Convention Centre, Mumbai in a grand way with a record number of delegates from all over World.
The world economy has witnessed the advent of digital revolution and embraces the changes. Technological developments, globalization and increasing competition are compelling professions to change constantly. Accounting is not an exception to that. The accounting professionals are experts with the rapid technological advancements in order to remain consistent and relevant in the accounting industry by facing the challenges in a tactical way, staying up-to-date with modern technologies. Our Indian economy is also rapidly changing on which entire world is watching. I strongly believe that ICAI and its members stand for integrity, independence, innovation and trust that contributes to making the financial system stronger which is helpful for Nation Building. Let us all continue to play the ever significant role, as always, for the betterment of the nation and major challenges needed to be handled in order to remain relevant in the world of digital advancements.
To conclude, I am confident that the term 2023-24, with all your support & good wishes, would be yet another eventful term. Please free to send suggestions/comments to our managing committee team so that we can put effort to make our branch the best.
CA Pradip Kumar Sahoo