CA.Joseph Allen Thomas
As we come to closer to the end of the lockdown and everything slowly returns back of normal we’re all hopeful of a pandemic free future. Fingers crossed that the bad habits we formed during the last month and a half odd don’t stick with us.
Our Regional Council Member and Past SIRC Chairman CA Jomon K. George recently spoke at great lengths on what the ‘new normal’ would be for all of us. Face masks and hand sanitizers would be as important and commonplace as our mobile phones. We will get used to seeing everything virtual – from motorsports to even weddings. Professionally, even our accounting systems have been geared in such a manner that the effects of COVID – 19 is brought into the financial statements and its effects will likely resonate for a year or two at the least.
Keeping with the trend of everything virtual these days, SICASA Ernakulam’s activities were also mostly virtual. Our first Webinar was conducted by CA Amal Paul on the topic COVID 19; Impact on Financial Statements and reporting was very well received. A very detailed e-study circle was also taken on the topic Prevention of Money Laundering Act, ‘Quarantalent’ – SICASA Ernakulam’s talent hunt which started in the Month of March concluded this month was a resounding success with participation of close to 200 students. Our photography and meme contests saw entries that would easily be mistaken for professional ones.
Our committee members have thought long and hard on the activities planned for May. All our committees have planned activities this month including a PUBG tournament and various CSR activities. We also have a few webinars planned by renowned speakers on the topics ranging from GST amendments, Income Tax new returns and Companies Act 2020. We’re also looking forward to the support of students for conducting e-study circles.
Looking forward to an exciting and fruitful month of May.
CARPE DIEM, SEIZE THE DAY, BOYS. MAKE YOUR LIVES EXTRAORDINARY.
CA. Allen Joseph,
Chairman, SICASA Ernakulam Branch.