Dear Professional Friends,
It is my greatest delight for bestowing your trust and faith in me as the incoming President of this Association. I feel very humbled and blessed, that I have been elected to lead this brilliant Association in its 60th year.
Since becoming a member of the Association, I have w a t c h e d m y p r e d e c e s s o r s w o r k t i r e l e s s ly f o r t h e association and I know that I have very big shoes to fill. I fully embrace the opportunity and I am genuinely excited about the future of this great association.
Led so ably, by CA. Raghavendra Puranik, our outgoing President and supported by the Executive Committee have worked tirelessly for the Association. On behalf of you all, I wish to take this opportunity to thank CA. Raghavendra Puranik and his team for their work and commitment. I must say, you have set a new benchmark and new team will always look up to you for guidance and support.
Even in my rarest dreams, I would never have dreamt that I will be become 45th president of one of the oldest associations in India. It’s all because of you and your trust in m e . Yo u a l l h ave b o o s te d my m o ra l e a n d s e n s e o f responsibility too. I will be failing in my duty, if I do not remember our Past Presidents CA. Maddanaswamy B.V., CA. T.M. Dileep Kumar and CA Raveendra S. Kore, who brought me to the association and groomed me to take up this position. There are others who have contributed in my success story and I am grateful to all of you. I specially thank my previous three term executive committee members for their wholehearted support given to me in this successful journey.
With all the opportunities and challenges that come with my acceptance to serve you all, I am of the belief that this journey will not be a smooth one if I walk it alone without any support. However, we thank our leaders for drafting our bye laws that recognizes the importance of this 13- member’s executive committee. Through this synergism, we are going to make sure that our goal is achieved.
As we move into another year, we have lot of challenges to face and goals to achieve. Few of them are:
- Focussing on increasing the membership base through outreach programs.
- Identifying a suitable office premises, either on rent or outright purchase basis to augment Association’s growth plans.
- Expediting the execution of lease cum sale deed for Association’s Harohalli property by KIADB.
- R e v i t a l i z i n g t h e c o m m i t t e e s a n d m a k i n g t h e committees task oriented.
Activities for the year:
- Shifting focus also to business community, finance professionals, accountants and general public.
- Conducting programs which will add value to the practitioners and members in Industry
- C o n d u c t i n g j o i n t p ro g ra m s w i t h Tra d e – b o d i e s , Government Departments, Government agencies etc., to discharge our social responsibility and to improve visibility.
- Adding thrust to mofussil programs
- Community building and skill development
- Identifying and encouraging talented professionals to excel in extracurricular activities
- Organizing endowment lectures
- Making timely representations on matters concerning profession.
These are the broad plans for the coming year. I request you all to suggest more and more options which will strengthen association and take it to newer heights.
L e t m e t a ke t h i s o p p o r t u n i t y t o a c k n o wl e d g e t h e tremendous and adorable initiatives that were undertaken by the previous crop of leaders. Indeed, you are an inspiration, a challenge and an avenue for us to continue doing these great works that you began, I am certain though, that with this team that we have, we shall even do much better because I have faith in this team.
This journey we cannot make alone as leaders, but it is through your support, critics and encouragements that we shall have something to do together because together we shall continue to make it. I am also aware of the fact that leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses. Also, I remember the saying “You must take p e r s o n a l r e s p o n s i b i l i t y. Yo u c a n n o t c h a n g e t h e circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself.”
‘Nothing is for free, nothing happens overnight. It takes tons and tons and tons of hard work. Success is a marathon not a sprint’. In this journey, we need your active support to reach our goals faster. I firmly believe none of us is stronger than all of us.
Thank you all for this wonderful opportunity. I look forward to the challenges ahead.
To educate trade and industry about the impact of GST, we are organizing workshops on ‘Impact of GST on Hotels, Restaurants & Hospitality and Jewellery Sectors’ on Saturday 5th August 2017 and ‘Impact of GST on Real Estate Sector & RERA’ on Friday 11th August 2017 at Bengaluru. Fo r o n l i n e re g i s t ra t i o n s , yo u m ay p l e a s e l o g i n t o www.kscaa.com. The details of the above workshops are published elsewhere in this News Bulletin.
At the end, I would like to conclude with thought for the month:
‘Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant‘
– Robert Louis Stevenson.
CA Raghavendra T.N.