Jaipur, 09th September 2023: The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) set the Guinness World Record for conducting the Largest Accounting Lesson ever held in a single location. Held in Jaipur, Rajasthan, the Mega Event titled ‘Career in Accounting & Finance for Youth (CAFY) and Super Mega Career Counseling Programme- Bhavishya ki Raah’ left an indelible mark on the enthusiastic young minds of India. With an overwhelming turnout of school students, the event served as a platform for ICAI to reaffirm its commitment to nurturing the future of accounting and finance professionals. A total of 3933 students gathered under one roof to attend the largest accounting lesson.
The event was organized at over 300 different places, and nearly 200,000 students from all around the country got to experience it. This program aims to enlighten students about the prospects in commerce and Chartered Accountancy, demonstrating that becoming a Chartered Accountant is the beginning of a journey filled with endless possibilities.
This historic endeavor underscores ICAI’s dedication to promoting the fields of accounting and finance among the youth, as well as its relentless pursuit of excellence in education and professional development.
On this occasion CA. Aniket Sunil Talati, President, ICAI said, “Today, we embark on a historic journey as we aim for a Guinness World Record during this Career Counseling Programme. With thousands of students participating from across India, we witness the future of our nation. Our mission emphasizes the significance of commerce and accounting, showcasing the diverse opportunities Chartered Accountancy offers. Becoming a CA is not just a milestone; it’s the beginning of a career journey filled with endless possibilities. Chartered Accountants are the pillars of nation-building, more than record-keepers; they’re conscience keepers. This program unveils the countless opportunities in commerce and Chartered Accountancy.”
Further, during the inaugural session today, CA. Ranjeet Kumar Agarwal, Vice-President, ICAI said, “We’re here to stress the importance of commerce education and its vast career opportunities. Among India’s 3,500 career choices, commerce shines with its unique advantages. Focused on finance and accounting, it prepares you to contribute significantly to our nation’s financial stability. Chartered Accountants play a crucial role in nurturing companies, managing finances, and facilitating tax collection, not just performing financial audits. As India’s economy grows, the significance of financial and accounting services in shaping our GDP, growth rate, and demographic dividend cannot be underestimated.”
The CAFY & Super Mega Career Counseling Programme provided a comprehensive insight into the rewarding world of accounting and finance. It offered a platform for students to interact with seasoned professionals, gain valuable career guidance, and explore the vast array of opportunities available in these dynamic sectors.
ICAI, as the leading authority in the field of chartered accountancy, recognizes the importance of fostering young talent and guiding them toward successful careers. By organizing this mega event, ICAI reiterates its commitment to empowering the youth with knowledge and skills that are vital for a prosperous future.
- Rohit Ruwatia is the chairman and CA. Rajkumar Adukia is the vice-chairman of the Career Counseling Committee under their able guidance the event was conducted.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is a statutory body set up by an Act of Parliament under the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 for the regulation of the profession of Chartered Accountancy in India. The Institute, functions under the administrative supervision of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, with around 8.50 lakh students and close to 4 lakh members, ICAI is the largest professional Accountancy Body in the world, with a strong tradition of service to the nation. Today ICAI has a wide network of 5 Regional Councils and 168 Branches in India. It has 46 Overseas Chapters and 34 Representative Offices and presence in 80 cities and 47 Countries of the world.