I find it extremely gratifying and blessed to take over as the 37th chairman of Calicut branch of Southern Indian Regional Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in its 70th year of existence.

I am deeply indebted to all our members for giving me the opportunity to shape and serve myself for the most coveted position – the CHAIRMAN of the branch. At this juncture, I express my deep gratitude to the members for the confidence reposed in me and promise to strive hard to meet their expectations and duties as the Chairman to the best of my ability.

I am thankful to my parents, my spouse, teachers, friends and professional colleagues who helped me in my journey to become a CA. I thank my immediate predecessor CA Sasikumar V.P. for the professional camaraderie and his guidance in 2018-19 during my tenure as the Vice Chairman and I wish him all the very best. I also thank my past chairman CA Sathishkumar who continued in the managing committee for one more year which has created new history in the records of the Calicut branch. We deeply benefited from the wisdom and guidance rendered by him during my tenure as Vice chairman and I wish him well.

I also extend my sincere thanks and gratitude to Central council member CA Babu Abraham Kallivayalil for the enormous support and guidance given to the branchfrom time to time.

Iam also thankful to Regional council member andpresent SOUTHERN India Regional council Chairman and ex officio member of our branch - Ca Jomon K. George for his continued support and encouragement given to the branch all these years.

The new team for 2019-20 formally took over the reigns from 9th March 2019. This year the managing committee comprises of seven members as the strength of members exceeded 500. I congratulate all members of the 37th managing committee, including the new entrants, and expect each of them to work together towards a collective vision and mission of professional excellence.

I congratulate my committee colleague CA. Mohammed Davood C.M.K. elected as Vice-Chairman for the current Year. I am sure, with his rich experience, refined thought process, quick understanding and sharp vision he will complement me in my endeavors and help me in shouldering my responsibilities in the service to our profession.

I humbly seek the blessings of all our respected members. These blessings along with the best wishes of my professional friends shall go a long way in giving me a learning experience during which I shall deal with the challenges and understand the potential of our profession in a better manner.

Dear members, your words of support, appreciation and encouragement shall be my source of inspiration and my driving force in running the branch and keeping up with the pace set by my predecessors.

For the benefit of members and students in the CA profession, the action plan for 2019-20 has been laid down marked by seminars, study circles, joint programmes with other branches with specific focus on the much-awaited land acquisition and GST training for students. Added to that Insolvency and Forensic audit certificate course shall culminate in earning 120 CPE hours credit during the year.

I have a young energetic managing committee team coupled with a wholly dedicated branch staff headed by Mr. Nidheesh K.N. and the students Coordinator Miss Beena S. and their tireless efforts shall bring the branch to further heights of success.

I extend my warm wishes to all on HOLI and let the colours of wisdom, joy and unity vibrate in us and bring us together and let us continue our journey of excellence, integrity and independence in retaining the luster of our golden tradition.



Best wishes,

CA Sarala N.

Chairman – Calicut branch, ICAI