CA aspirants Ms. Janani Kadirvelu Palanivelu from Chennai, Mr. Satyam Shrey Gupta from Meerut and Mr. Sumnesh Khatri from Mumbai aces ICAI "National Talent Hunt". First & Second winner qualifies for prestigious SAARC affiliated Elocution Contest to be held on 29th January, 2018 in Kathmandu, Nepal.
On 16th December, 2017, the Board of Studies under the aegis of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) organized the Grand Finale of 'National Talent Hunt (Elocution)' - a battle amongst 20 contestants who were the winners of Branch and Regional level contests and was witnessed by more than 300 aspiring CA Students. Grand Finale held at NDMC Convention Centre, New Delhi.
Speaking on the occasion, CA Atul Kumar Gupta, Chairman, The Board of Studies - ICAI, said, "The objective behind organizing National Talent Hunt is to prepare future leaders who can not only lead the accountancy practice in India but who can also represent our country on international forums. After GST implementation, Indian tax structure has become similar to the tax structure of other developed global economies. At ICAI, we have revised our curriculum to make it compatible with GST and accounting standards worldwide. This competitive platform leads better prospects for Indian CAs across the globe".
Ms. Janani Kadirvelu Palanivelu from Chennai, Mr. Satyam Shrey Gupta from Meerut and Mr. Sumnesh Khatri from Mumbai were the first, second and third winners respectively of Grand Finale of National Talent Hunt (Elocution) 2017. The winners were awarded cash prizes of Rs. 31,000 Rs. 21,000 and Rs. 11,000.
Before the grand finale, Board of Studies and expert faculties organized the grooming sessions from 13th to 15th December 2017. During the grooming sessions, the students were trained to improve their oratory, presentation skills and were fine-tuned for the grand finale. These sessions were highly appreciated by the contestants.
The grand finale of NTH- Elocution was conducted in three stages:
1. Preliminary Round - Presentation by the contestants where the medium of language was English. Each Contestant was given 8 minutes for their presentation. Contestants took one question each from the set of topics given to them. Based on their presentation, 10 contestants were selected for the second Round.
2. Second Round- Few questions were posed to each contestant and five students were selected for final round.
3. Final Round- One question was posed to each contestant and based on their answers the winners of the National Talent Hunt were selected.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is a statutory body established by an Act of Parliament viz., The Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 for regulating the Chartered Accountancy Profession in the country.
Founded about 68 years ago with just 1700 members, the ICAI has grown to cross the mark of more than 2,80,000 Members. The Board of Studies of ICAI is the educational wing of the Institute catering to more than 8,00,000 students throughout the country and abroad.
The Institute functions under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India. It has its headquarters in New Delhi and 5 Regional offices in Chennai, Kanpur, Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi. It presently has 163 branches spread all over the country. In addition, it has also set up 30 chapters outside India and an overseas office in Dubai.