The South India Regional Council ( SIRC ) of ICAI is organizing the 40th Regional Conference on 28th & 29th Nov'2008 at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, Chennai. The SIRC is the second largest Region of ICAI in the Country serving 33000 members and 200000 students.
The theme of the conference "Karka Kasadara" is adopted from the world famous Tamil literary work "Thirukural". Karka Kasadara " Through learning means going beyond mere learning and understanding clearly whatever is the subject ". Karka refers to learning, Kasadara denotes understanding. This is the first time a native theme has been adopted.
The Conference will be inaugurated by His Excellency Shri. Surjit Singh Barnala, the Governor of Tamilnadu on 28th Nov'08 (Friday) at 11.30 am at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium. The President of Institute of Chartered Accountants CA. Ved Jain will be Guest of Honour.
Addressing the Media persons, CA Rajendra Kumar P, Chairman SIRC of ICAI said, "A record of 4500 delegates will attend this conference making it the largest conference of Accountants in Asia. Delegates from India, Singapore, Dubai, Bahrain, Oman etc have registered for the conference."
He further said that speakers from India and abroad will share their experience and expertise in various technical and special sessions spread over two days. Some of the notable speakers at the conference are CA. R. Seetharaman, CEO, Doha Bank, Qatar, CA Nagesh Pinge, Director, JSW Steel, Mumbai, Mr. Robert P. Garnett, Johannesburg, Sathguru Jaggi Vasudev, Founder, Isha Foundation, Dr. Arjun Rajagopalan, Shri Bharat Goenka and others.
Important and relevant topics like Spiritual Session, TDS Compliance Pitfalls & possible solutions, Risk based Auditing, Special Economic Zones Setting up & Taxation Issues, Future of IT How can CA's benefit, Life Style Management for Healthy Living, Changing Face in Financial Services, Unification of Excise, Service Tax & VAT- Challenges & Opportunities will be covered.
The valedictory session will be on 29th Nov'08 at 4.15 pm. CA. Suresh Prabhu, Member of Parliament and Former Union Minister for Power will be the Chief Guest and CA. Uttam Prakash Agarwal, Vice President, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India will be the Guest of Honour.
A special entertainment is planned on the evening of 28th Nov'08. Artists from different parts of Tamilnadu will be performing the folk dances and other art forms. As the delegates attending conference are over 4500, a Blood Donation Camp is also organized in association with "Voluntary Health Services" at the conference venue.
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