JAMMU, July 2: The J&K Branch of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) celebrated its 74th Foundation Day on July 2, 2022.
The celebrations started off with flag hoisting ceremony at ICAI Bhawan Jammu which was followed by blood donation camp in collaboration with the Department of Blood Transfusion & Immunohematology, GMC Jammu in which a large number of Chartered Accountants (members) as well as students participated overwhelmingly and donated blood.
A free health checkup camp along with an ayurvedic medical checkup was also organized by O-Lab Diagnostic Centre & Path Lab and Ayushkamiya Ayurvediya Panchkarma Chakitsalya, respectively. Thereafter, an interaction session was also organized.
Former Minister Sat Sharma while attending the function, lauded the role of chartered accountants in nation building. Further, he applauded the J&K Branch for celebrating a CA Week Day in which various activities were undertaken such as financial literacy camp, Yoga Day, Padyatra cum Swachh Bharat Abhiyan at Manda, etc. In the evening, a seminar on critical issues in GST by eminent speaker CA Rajinder Arora was organized.
The chief guest for the event was Deputy Commissioner Jammu Avny Lavasa, who termed CA professionals as pillars of the society which always worked for the upliftment of the country.
CA Nakul Saraf, chairman of J&K Branch of ICAI, in his inaugural address, urged the members to once again pledge their allegiance to the great CA profession and rededicate themselves to its services as well as the lofty ideals put forth by those who have went before them.
During the program, “Late CAR C Gupta Memorial” award, “Late Smt Sudesh Sawhney Memorial Award”, Late Sh Omesh Gupta Memorial Award, “Late Sh Vinod Gupta Memorial Award, “Late Sh G D Gupta Memorial Award” and Late Sh Om Prakash Gupta and Indu Gupta Memorial Awards were presented to the meritorious students of CA final examination during 2020 and 2021.
CA Vineet Kohli, secretary J&K Branch of ICAI, conducted the proceedings whereas CA Vikas Purdhani, (vice chairman), CA Ayush Sawhney (treasurer) and CA Sourav Pargal (executive member) along with a large number of Chartered Accountants, students and their families took part in the celebrations.