My Dear Professional Colleagues,

In the words of Swami Vivekananda, “Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and success you want is within yourselves. Therefore, make your own future.” Reflecting on the above saying by Swami Vivekananda, I am proud to state that we at Udupi Branch of SIRC of ICAI have taken complete professional responsibility and have walked the extra mile to understand and implement new technologies to take the branch forward.


The month of November is also the month of Examination. In wake of ongoing pandemic Novel Corona Virus (Covid-19), ICAI has taken all possible measures for safe and secure conduct of CA Examinations scheduled from 21st November 2020. ICAI has increased the examinations centers to cover additional 192 districts of the country to facilitate candidates to not to travel beyond their district to the extent possible. ICAI also implemented adequate Social Distancing measures in current scenario of Covid-19 to ensure health and safety of our candidates. Adequate measures are being taken for the safety of all without compromising the high standards, sanctity and fairness in the conduct of the examination. In Udupi Branch jurisdiction, ICAI is conducting Exams at 3 Centers. Best wishes to all the Students for their exams.


                                        "You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it."                  

                                                                                                                                                                                             - Maya Angelou

The 52nd Regional Conference of SIRC of ICAI is fast approaching – Biggest event of the year. 1st time in the history of SIRC of ICAI Complete Virtual (at your desk) is being held from 10th December 2020 to 13th December 2020. I urge all my professional friends to visit to know more details of the program. Considering hardship caused to the Members due to various reasons, last Date for Payment of Membership / COP Fee is further extended from 30th November 2020 to 15th December 2020. Members are requested to pay their membership / COP fee online immediately. I would like to conclude with a Message, finally amidst all the darkness that light always win. If this difficult time has taught us anything, it is the fact that when a large group of professionals such as ourselves come together and support each other, we can tide over any difficulty.


As we move into 2021, let us carry with us the positives from 2020. We have learnt not only to cope with crises but in fact thrive ‘when the going gets tough’ as mentioned above. The one word which sums this up is ‘Responsibility’ I would like to conclude with the words of Michael Korda, “Success on any major scale requires you to accept responsibility.  In the final analysis, the one quality that all successful people have is the ability to take on responsibility.” Looking forward for your valuable contribution in the forthcoming events and whole hearted support of all of you in all activities of our branch.

Yours’ in Professional Service 
CA. Pradeep Jogi
Chairman (2020-2021)

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