I am feeling honored to take over as Silver Jubilee Chairperson of BCICAI and with a profound sense of gratitude, the New Executive Committee of BCICAI is ready to begin our exciting journey of leading BCICAI. I, with my team will continue in our mission as demarcated by my predecessors to enhance the CA profession and take our Bahrain Chapter to new greater heights.
The theme selected for this year is ‘Sankalp Samarpan Abhyuday’ which means Determination and dedication leads to rise. The transformation seen in BCICAI and its activities is phenomenal. This was achieved only because of the determination and dedication of the past chairpersons, executive committees, and the support of all the members. With the same level of dedication, we would leave no stone unturned to achieve what we have determined to do with the mission that every member at the end of the term should feel that they have risen individually with technical skills, social skills and personal skills and eventually elevating BCICAI to new scales.
Let me now give a glimpse of what we will pursue during the term. The Executive Committee has met several times to prepare an executable plan for 2022- 2023 and is looking for full support from the members and all other stake holders. Being the 25th Chairperson, these are 25 objectives we are determined to achieve with complete dedication and to make the term successful and rise BCICAI flag even higher.
This is the primary focus of the team for this year. The most important among them being amending the legal status of the Chapter and recognition of CA Course by Government of Bahrain.
The fundamental objective of the existence of the Chapter is to ensure the continuous education to its members to not only enable them to maintain the high standards of professional services but also help them develop and advance their careers. Education Sub-Committee will work on bringing knowledge events (CPE) for the members in a way to ensure their knowledge enhancement and skill development.
This has always been one of focus areas of BCICAI and your Corporate Social Responsibility Committee will strive to launch meaningful and impactful initiatives to increase not only responsibility towards society but also towards the environment. We will also dedicate efforts on collaborating with associations and bodies outside BCICAI.
Fitness program and social activities keeps us sharp and mentally engaged and helps to maintain good emotional and physical health. Social Activities and Sports Committee will remain committed to finding innovative ways to engage its members and their families.
This is one of the new initiatives of the Chapter whereby we intend to make Students a part of our BCICAI learning process.
I know achieving all this is very ambitious. But I am sure the path defined by our predecessors and mentors will guide us in our journey. Also, to make this possible we appeal to all the members to come forward and actively participate in the activities of the Chapter.
CA. Sharmila Shet
Bahrain chapter of ICAI
Sankalp Samarpan Abhyuday