CA.Joseph Allen Thomas
July was a difficult month for Kerala. We saw the number of cases surge with the increased testing rates, resigning all of us to our respective homes for the immediate future. However, on the professional front, things have started to become interesting with audits commencing with people resorting to new methods and technologies to complete audits.
We started this month on a high with students joining hands with members of Ernakulam branch in participating in the blood donation camp organized jointly with IMA, Kochi. With blood banks running on its reserves, our brave volunteers were able to provide much needed relief to the IMA. Our first week’s activities also included a session on how to plan, prepare and pass the CA exams by the ever-popular CA Pavan Kumar from Chennai which was attended by over 580 students from Ernakulam and other regions. We also had a session on audit report and allied Standards on Auditing by our very own CA Amal Paul which was also well received. Ernakulam SICASA is very thankful to CA Amal Paul for his continued support.
I humbly believe that SICASA Ernakulam made a fair attempt to alleviate the stress of the CA students community through the Treasure Hunt organized this month. Spread over 3 rounds, the questions tested students logical reasoning and general knowledge. Congratulations to Merlin Sojan and Ajay Pisharody, the winners of the Treasure Hunt.
SICASA Ernakulam’s commitment to students was on display this month with multiple valuable career counselling programmes organized as well as joint seminars with universities on topics ranging from Accounting Standards to Goods and Services Tax.
July 28th marked the day of our Annual General Meeting. I thank all students who participated and provided their constructive feedback and suggestions on programmes to be conducted during the rest of our term. August promises to be exciting as we’re implementing a few of the suggestions put forth including a quiz and an indoor games competition.
Cheers to a July well done.
CA Allen Joseph,
Chairman, SICASA Ernakulam Branch.