On behalf of AIFTP, I wish you all a very Happy and Prosperous Diwali and a very Happy New Year. This month is special for us as it is also the Foundation Month of the AIFTP. As you all are aware that AIFTP was founded on 11th November, 1976, and this year will be the 48th Foundation Day and we had planned to celebrate it on All India basis at the offices / residence or other places by the various Associations and the Members.

It is really a proud moment for all of us that this year the Foundation Day on 11th November was celebrated at more than 60 places throughout the Country and we have received the photographs and we are releasing an album of the Foundation Day Celebration for the benefit of all the members. Apart from the celebration on the 11th November, the Foundation Day Month is being celebrated throughout the country in November, 2023 and various programmes including Conferences, Seminars, Webinars and CSR programme are being organised throughout the country in this month. We expect that almost more than hundred programmes will be celebrated.

The start of the Foundation Day Celebration was made with Seminar in the Southern Zone and thereafter, a Grand National Tax Conference and NEC was organised at Varanasi by the Northern Zone. It was a really memorable time at Varanasi as the NEC and NTC was organised in the corridors of the Kashi Temple. On the first day, the Rudra Abhishek was organised at the Bajraa where in more than 300 participants was involved and took the ride of Bajraa. The Rudra Abhishek was performed by the Pandits and the Hon’ble Mr. Justice Rajesh Bindal, Judge, Supreme Court of India and Hon’ble Mr. Justice Piyush Agarwal, Judge, Allahabad High Court were the Guests. The Rudra Abhishek continued for almost 3 hours and during the time the boat was floating on the river Ganga. We also did Ganga Aarti and the Bholenath Aarti on the Bajraa along with the Guest and other members of AIFTP. It was a lifetime remembrance moment for all of us. Next day, the inauguration was done at the Conference Hall in the Corridor of the Temple, and it was again a magnificent affairs and everybody appreciated it. It is remarkable that there was a participation of over 350 persons and the registration was closed before three days of the NTC and NEC. The NEC for the first time was also organised on the Bajraa and it was again a moment which would be remembered by one and all and we had a great time in discussing the matters of AIFTP sitting on the Bajraa and floating on the river Ganga. The credit goes to Mr. O. P. Shukla and Mr. Anand Kumar Pandey, the Conference Chairman for the excellent working. In addition, the team of Varanasi deserves special appreciation. The working of the Northern Zone Secretary, Mr. Puneet Kumar Singh is also to be appreciated as he was co-ordinating each and every moment of program and was always there looking to the requirements.

It is also appreciated that the Central Zone had organised a RRC at Alwar and the elections of the Central Zone was also held. At this RRC discussions on the topics of Income Tax and GST was made and the speakers were Mr. Rajendra Arora from Delhi and Mr. Rajesh Mehta from Indore. The credit for this successful RRC goes to Mr. M. L. Gupta from Alwar and Mr. K. K. Khandelwal from Alwar and of course the Zone Chairman Mr. Sandeep Agarwal and Zone Secretary, Mr. Laxman Kashyap deserves a special appreciation for all the arrangements and co-ordination and holding of this RRC.

This month, lot of programmes are being organised, and on the personal request of the undersigned special RRC is being organised at Srisailam that is at Mallikarjuna, The Jyotirlinga and the Shakthi Peeth. As already discussed in many meetings, this year we had a special Theme of visiting religious places and the organising of this RCC at Mallikarjun will be a special moment in the Foundation Month.

We are also having functions at Kolkata on 26th and Pune on 27th in addition to the election and seminar and other CSR activity at Mumbai at the head office on 25th of November, 2023.

This is the special year as we are taking the Second International Study Tour to Sri Lanka in this year and the Sri Lanka tour will start on 3rd December and it will be for Five Nights and Six Days. This is the special as because of the efforts of the International Study Tour Committee, we had been able to organise the Second International Study Tour and that too at a very low cost of Rs. 51,000 per delegate. We appreciate the efforts of Mr. Santosh Gupta the Chairman of the International Study Tour Committee.

Friends, AIFTP is marching ahead throughout the Country and we are making new members and new friends. Request all the members to continue in their efforts to make new members of AIFTP and ask professionals, particularly young professionals to join the AIFTP.

It is also pleasure that during the Foundation month we will be completing the Zone Election throughout the country and all Five Zones managing committee would be elected in this month.

We look forward to active participation of the Members and also request the members for their co-operation. In case Members are having suggestions then the same may kindly be informed by sending mail at [email protected] or WhatsApp to the undersigned.


Pankaj Ghiya

National President