NEW DELHI: The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) awarded Shipli Mehta Jain with an ICAI award. Jain was awarded the 16th ICAI Awards under the category, ‘CA Special Recognition (for specially-abled members)’. On the occasion, Jain pledged to support 100 people with disabilities to help them pursue their chartered accountant career. In the next 10 years, Jain will be working toward the goal through her foundation, dJED Foundation and has earmarked Rs 10 lakh for the cause. With this pledge Jain aims to mentor and fund support to specially-abled members of society so that they can create an independent identity of being a CA, and support their own families, said a statement. Shilpa also runs a club for children, Me2 Club providing experiential learning, and delivers sessions talks to encourage, and instill courage in young kids.
“The awards recognise individuals who have attained exceptional levels of professional achievements in industry and business and are committed towards their goals,” said the statement. Shilpa Mehta was awarded for her exceptional level of professional achievement, it further added.
Expressing her thoughts, CA Shilpa Mehta says, “I am humbled to be honoured by the prestigious ICAI, an organisation which is very close to my heart. It has been my dream to establish a successful career, and be independent. Today, I feel overwhelmed to see this dream fructify, and wish to share the fruits of my hard work with individuals who are like me. I have been rather fortunate to have an ever-loving family and friends who have been a strong pillar of strength. I, therefore, wish to extend that support system to convert individuals who are called a liability into strong assets of the society.”
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