Goa Branch of WIRC celebrated its Golden Jubilee


Panaji: The Goa Branch of the Western India Regional Council (WIRC) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) celebrated its Golden Jubilee year of establishment on 4th of July 2023 at ICAI Bhawan, Goa with great pomp and fervour.

Secretary, CA. Vinayak Dhumatkar welcomed the august gathering.

Chairman, CA. Thomas Andrade briefed the members about the humble beginning of the Branch in the year 1974 towards its pursuit of nurturing professional excellence for its members from a small office at Indraprastha Building on MG Road, Panaji Goa wherein the strength of the membership was just 50 members then which has grown tremendously to over 600 members.

With great pride and humility, he said it’s an honour for the Goa Branch to be hosting the ICAI Bhawan in the State of Goa consisting of a 150 – capacity auditorium, IT Lab, lecture rooms, reading room, library, guest room, administrative block & cafeteria.  He profusely thanked the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for this Infrastructure in Goa. He elaborated that the branch organizes various events and initiatives to foster knowledge sharing, networking, and collaboration among chartered accountants in the state. The branch also conducts  various initiatives for CA students, who are future professionals.

Past Chairperson CA Ulhas Dhumasker and CA Pradip Kakodkar acknowledged the efforts of the Institute and Goa Branch in promoting the highest standards of professional competence and integrity among its members.

The chief guest of the event Shri. Krishna V Salkar, MLA, Vasco Constituency & Chairman, SGPDA, Government of Goa  unveiled and launched a specially curated memorabilia depicting the ethos, spirit and nature of Goa developed by the Goa Branch commemorating the 50 years of Establishment. He expressed his happiness over the contributions made by the Institute in the overall development of accountancy and professional development in the State of Goa. He also acknowledged the efforts of the Institute and Goa Branch in developing knowledge and technical skills of students in schools, colleges and also mentoring them on the Chartered Accountancy curriculum and profession as a whole as it organises various Career Counselling sessions in the schools and colleges across Goa. The appreciated contribution of Goa branch in hand holding towards state government initiatives.

Chairman, CA. Thomas Andrade felicitated the Chief Guest with a shawl and a memento in the presence of the Central Council Members of ICAI.

Cutting off a special cake at the hands of the chief guest marked the beginning of value propelled growth of the Goa Branch of WIRC of ICAI.

The event concluded with a vote of thanks proposed by CA. Vaibhav Bale, Treasurer.


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