we did around 6 training workshops on XBRL. We gave totally a new look to the theme and contents of Regional Conference and in 2011 Annual Regional Conference held at Pune, we did a Show Case presentation of our own members who have excelled in the fields other than traditional core areas for CS. Organization of study circles was streamlined and attention was paid towards improvement of quality of discussions at study circles. I am thankful to all of you for your wholehearted participation in the programmes and activities of WIRC. We appreciate your response and many a times we landed into a situation of non availability of seats for the programme. Students are one of the important stakeholders of ICSI and with a view to reach to students and interact with them, we introduced a unique Concept of holding Chain Regional Student Conferences all across Western Region under the theme Change for the better, yes we can I am happy to inform you that we got extremely good response from the Chapters and Students and we did 13 Students Sonferences in entire WR during the year 2011. Around 3,000 students participated and benefited through these Conferences. We could establish a required connect between ICSI and Students and provided a platform to them to express. Spontaneously students expressed a satisfaction about these Conferences and expressed a desire to have many more such occasions in future. These Conferences were offered at the lowest possible fees. We prepared a unique background material on soft skills and distributed it to each participant. We succeeded in providing best SIP, EDP, MSOP and other training facilities to students. Before Diwali we arranged simultaneously two batches of MSOP in Mumbai and facilitated about 100 odd students to get their membership. We encouraged and supported chapters to arrange more and more training programmes for students at their respective places. We made specific efforts to improve upon the Quality and Speed of Student Services. The registration process is decentralized with the help of Yes Bank. Few facilitation centres were opened in Mumbai. Distribution of study material from separate location was commenced. We identified the Red Alert Days Editorial Board CS C. S. Kelkar Editor, CS Amit Kumar Jain Joint Editor.
to give top priority to Student Services. We could open more coaching centres in Mumbai for the benefit of students. We made few attempts to do placement activities for students for training and employment. However we will continue to do more efforts in this area. We encouraged our Research Team to develop useful publication for our profession. During the year we published Referencer on Limited Liability Partnerships, which was well appreciated by everyone including Registrar of LLP. We maintained cordial relationships with the officials of MCA, CLB, SEBI and other government organizations. We did a grand function of Launching of CLB Mumbai website. Regional Director Mumbai, MCA Directors and officials, LLP Registrar, Member CLB, Bench Officer CLB, officials of SEBI, Registrar of Companies were invited as faculties or guests for our programmes and functions. University Chancellor, Dean, Commissioner of Police, Top corporate personalities, media persons and other local dignitaries and guests participated in the programmes organized at chapter levels at different locations. We tried for suitable publicity of our profession through media and press. Our members contributed through various articles and columns in the newspapers and journals. We participated in Career Fairs and Educational Events. We did several Career Awareness Programmes in colleges and other places in the entire Western Region. Under the aegis of Ministry of Corporate Affairs, several Investor Awareness Programmes were arranged in Mumbai and elsewhere. I got an opportunity to participate in half an hour programme on DD National about CS career. We also did various press conferences at various locations in the region.