The Ernakulam Branch of Southern India Reginal Council
The Ernakulam Branch of Southern India Reginal Councilhttp://www.icaikochi.orgThe Ernakulam Branch of Southern India Reginal Council is the first branch of the Institute in Kerala. It was granted recognition on 1st December, 1967. Mr. T. Velupillai was the first chairman of the branch and Mr. Venugopal C. Govind, the first Secretary. Ernakulam was the first branch in the country to have its own building which was inaugurated by the president of ICAI Mr. P A Nair on 22nd August, 1986.The second floor of the building was commissioned in October, 1994 by Mr. B P Rao, the then president of ICAI. The branch is housed in a 4000 sq. ft. three storied building with a well appointed conference hall and three spacious class rooms and a well furnished office & chairman’s cabin.Today, Ernakulam is the third biggest branch in south India with 1205 members next only to Bangalore & Hyderabad. The branch got accreditation as a Sunday Test Centre in 1997.Accredited coaching classes for Foundation & Intermediate ( now PE I & PE II) courses were started in 1999.A high tech computer centre was established in 2000 with a grant from ICAI.Our branch is also accredited by ICAI to conduct- The 250 Hour Compulsory Computer Training Programme under the new scheme of education.- Course on General Management & Communication SkillsWe have a full fledged library of more than 2000 books managed by a full time librarianThe operations of the branch are fully computerised.CommunityFeb 13, 2007
Evangelical Social Action Forum (ESAF) was established in 1992 as a christian response to the social and economic needs of people.ESAF stands for sustainable wholistic transformation of the poor, and marginalised for a just and societyEvangelical Social Action Forum is a registered charitable society, born out of deep conviction that teaching and preaching should go hand in hand with social action. Launched in 1992 under the patronage of Kerala Evangelical Graduates Fellowship.Programs in General Micro Credit for Macro hope,Towards Self RelianceESAF Micro Enterprise Development (MED), which started in 1995, provides a broad package of financial services [savings, credit and insurance] as well as other business development services. Grass root women training Programs:These programs are focusing on developing skills of women and forming community groups for sustainable development. Relief workThe relief work is extended to the vulnerable communities during the time of natural calamities such as flood, earthquake, drought etc. Literacy ProgramWe started literacy classes in Kizhakenchery of Palakkad district. Housing ProjectsHousing loans were extended to the people for providing good housing facilities. Community Health & RehabilitationThe major thrust of this department is to taking care of HIV/ AIDS affected persons, fight against the extension of drugs and creating health awareness. Wholistic MissionWe are conducting Exhibitions, Seminars, Public meetings, Publications, Workshops etc for the promotion of Wholistic concern.
This Website is dedicated to the memory of P.C. Abraham [Ittrachen] whose 100th birthday(14 December 2005) we commemorate today. Our Ichachen was nothing if not different and this difference touched the lives of almost everyone who knew him. So we his children, grand-children and great grand-children invite all of you who knew him to join us in celebrating this difference. We propose to keep his memory ever alive through this website and for this we require your help.Please send us pictures,articles, anecdotes – anything at all – that will remind us of not just Ichachen but of his brothers and sisters, Viliappachen and Veliamachi, his friends and relations, anything at all of those wonderful days that now exist only in our collective memory.