Dear esteemed fellow members, it is my pleasure indeed to meet all my seniors, colleagues and friends physically. We have commenced physical seminars and meetings all over the country. After completion of Katra Jammu Vaishnov Devi NTC programme, we all assembled in Pune (Maharashtra) to celebrate the 45th Foundation Day of AIFTP alongwith National Executive Committee Meeting. This was a great moment for me to meet you all physically at Pune for the 2 Days programme, which was organized jointly by AIFTP (Western Zone) alongwith with our sister associations.
On 11th November, 2021, we started the programme with Hare Ram Hare Krishna Bajan to get the blessings of Lord Krishna, followed by flag hoisting at the venue. We presented a table flag alongwith a Tie to our Founder Secretary General, Shri P. C. Joshi, Advocate, Past President, AIFTP. The Technical Sessions started at 9.00 am sharp, followed by Lunch and a Maharashtrian Dance Programme. The Inaugural session was chaired by our Hon’ble Dr. Bhagwat Karad, Minister of State Finance of India as the Chief Guest. Shri Satish Magar, National President, CREDAI and who is a renowned realty business man from Pune was our Guest of Honour. The dignitaries lighted the lamp with all Heads of Associations. Hon’ble Dr. Bhagwat Karad, Minister of State Finance of India very clearly said in his speech that the Taxes collected through Income Tax and GST are for the Nation Building and also addressed gathering about the Technical glitches which are to be solved at the earliest possible by the Central Government. He has also expressed that whatever suggestions from the professional bodies are received are welcome. He shall validate and incorporate the same in the upcoming union budget. In the inaugural session the Hon’ble Minister felicitated our Past President Shri P. C. Joshi, Advocate, Mumbai and Retired Hon’ble Mr. Justice J. K. Ranka, Jaipur, Rajasthan who is our member.
The National Tax Conference had around 370 registered delegates from all parts of the country.
Hon’ble Dr. Bhagwat Karad, Minister of State Finance of India inaugurated our 45th year History book titled “Marching Towards Golden Jubilee”. He also unveiled the GST publication. The 45th Foundation Day Celebrations Committee Chairman Shri Kishor Vanjara, Senior Member AIFTP conducted the proceedings of the Foundation Day Celebrations in the presence of galaxy of Past Presidents S/Shri P. C. Joshi, Dr. K. Shivaram, M. L. Patodi, Smt. Prem Lata Bansal, Smt. Nikita R. Badheka.
The 45th Foundation Day Programme started with Video Presentation on Power Point along with Motivational Song of AIFTP. All Past Presidents were hounored at the hands of National President with Pattu Vasthram, Mala, Citation, Memento, AIFTP Silver Dollar, Gift Boxes and Shawl. During the Felicitation Function the power point presentation also added colour to each and every Office Bearer as well as NEC member. Around 70 members attended this felicitation function and all members re-dedicated themselves to AIFTP. Some felicitated members shared their views. The AIFTP Foundation Day Function was well organized by the Committee under the MOC of CA. Rajesh Mehta National Vice President, AIFTP (CZ) & Smt. CA. Jamuna Shukla, NEC Member, AIFTP (NZ). Later, we all attended the Gala Dinner with Musical Programme.
The 2nd day Technical Sessions started at appropriate time, the 9th National Executive Committee Meeting was simultaneously conducted in other hall. The speakers along with the Chairmen were well chosen. All the delegates were enriched with knowledge in various fields of Taxation.
The Valedictory Function was chaired by Shri Dhananjay Akhade, Addl. Commissioner, SGST, Pune Zone. He spoke about some GST burning issues and felicitated all the Pune Team under the Chairmanship of Shri Narendra Sonawane.
The Panel Discussions was the last session and was well attended. The Food arrangements of the two days are also delicious in a grand manner. In this entire year of 2021 of my presidential tenure there is no financial burden on AIFTP. More over in this calendar year Rs. 24 Lakhs is collected particularly for the various awards of upcoming conventions.
The AIFTP members from entire country are requested to join AGM on 20th November, 2021 at 4 p.m. virtually on Zoom Platform. The Padmavibhushan Dr. N. A. Palkhivala Memorial (Virtual) Moot Court Competition and Research Paper is also being conducted on 26th, 27th & 28th November, 2021. Further we are having 4th and 5th of December One Day Tax Conferences at Solapur & Ratnagiri respectively in AIFTP (Western Zone) Maharashtra, a Vindhya Tax Conference at Rewa AIFTP (Central Zone) on 18th & 19th December 2021 and Finally the National Convention at Lucknow, the Capital City of Uttar Pradesh by AIFTP (Northern Zone) is being held on 24th, 25th & 26th December, 2021. Please involve and attend all the programmes and grace all the occasions for the benefit of fellowship and friendship forever.
Long Live AIFTP
M. Srinivasa Rao
National President, AIFTP