As everybody knows we are passing through Diamond Jubilee Celebrations and this is the year where we can stand up and say we are proud to be Chartered Accountant.
The members of Meerut branch were silent as the question hung in the air about the fate of the Building at Meerut. It was repeated and repeated.
"What are the dreams Of Meerut branch Building that lie deep within your heart?"
For all of us it was to build a dream to have a dream building. With the taking over charge of the present managing committee it has started taking a shape.
There is a popular inspirational saying" Share your dream with one person who will walk beside you and encourage you. The Branch Managing Committee has done it perfectly. Shared their thoughts with the members and members of Meerut Branch has encouraged them to go ahead.
A Building committee was constituted comprising of all the members of managing committee and me, CA Sudhir Mittal as Coordinator, CA Ravindra Agrawal, CA Ajay Premi & CA Amresh Vashisht as its member representative. Every member of the building Committee has given a green signal and expressed its commitment to go ahead and the things started materialising
A plot at Mangal Pandey Nagar, a Commercial Hub of Meerut was identified which was fulfilling all the parameters of our dreams to have our own Building. The matter was produced before the Infrastructure Committee of ICAI and after their approval; an agreement was made between CA Umakant, Chairman and the sellers. The said agreement was signed and registered on 25th June 2008. A token amount of Rs. 10, 51,000/- were advanced to seller against a total consideration of
Rs. 35, 51,000/-
The initiative of land agreement of Plot No. 375 Sector 1, having an area of 184.73 Sq. Meters was shared with the members of the branch and members have started giving their contributions for acquiring the said plot. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India have extended their share of contribution of Rs. 21.50 Lacs . The cost of Land after registration stood at Rs. 41, 12,676=18 as at 31st March 2009.Thereafter a sum of Rs. 225000/- was deposited with Awas & Vikas Parishad to get it mutated in favour of The Institute of Chartered accountants of India.
The building plans have been strengthen with the visit of then President ICAI,CA Ved Jain,Vice President CA Uttam Agarwal, Council Member of our region CA Anuj Goyal, CA Manoj Fidnis, CA Akshay Gupta and CA Jaideep Shah, Chairman, Board of Studies, Council member from WIRC ,CA Khadelwal Council member from EIRC, CA. Shantilal Daga,Council member from SIRC. as at 13th January 2009 It was a unique programme where council members from all the regions have visited meerut and communicated their wishes for the Building.
Now the immediate real task before all of us is to convert this vacant plot into a destination of its kind where our members and students can reap benefits in a big way. The plans has already been submitted and we are expecting the passing of said maps by the mid of July 2009.Thereafter tenders shall be floated and hopefully with the grace of God, construction shall be started in August 2009 with a target to celebrate the new year in our building..
The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual. Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.