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Dr. Mathew Zachariah – some updates

Dear All,
Dr Mathew Zachariah passed away a little over a year ago as a result of kidney failure. He left BCS at the end of 1959.

He was a courageous man to write his biography and like all lives this account is an interesting one. I am taking the liberty of forwarding a few pages extracted from the book that would make relevant – and interesting – reading.

Dr Zachariah after leaving BCS, built a successful career in the academic world. The calibre and worth of some of these teachers was huge and we were fortunate to be taught by intelligent minds whose age difference seemed so much more than it really was.

Dr Zachariah had commissioned the translation of this biography into Malayalam, his mother tongue. Pictures of him with some of us at BCS accompany this mail for your information. The one from 1957 with some of us from the Remove Dormitory features some fine specimens.

PDF FILE: Dr MATHEW ZACHARIAH – BCS – P 36 – 42

[click for larger view]

Warmly
Vijay Khurana

Batch of 1969 get-together

An informal get-together of the Batch of 1969 at Chandigarh on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th October 2018, gearing up for their Golden Jubilee celebrations in 2019!

26 OCT: Left to right: Jasbir Sadana, Rajat Mukarji, DM Sud, Praveen Sachdeva, Harry Saron, Anil Advani [guest], Rakesh Sood.

27 Oct lunch. Left to right: Rajat Mukarji, Anil Advani [guest], DM Sud, Robin Nakai, Praveen Sachdeva, Jasbir Sadana.

27 OCT: Left to right. Praveen Sachdeva, Himmet Kahlon, PS Gill [invitee], DM Sud, Ravibir Grewal [guest, ex CGC President], Birender Gill [President of CGC], Neenu Chahal [from YPS, guest], Jasbir Sadana, Rajat Mukarji, Harry Saron, Anil Advani [invitee], Brig. HS Nagra [invitee].

 

Robin Gupta – book launch at Chandigarh

Dear Friends in the Tri city of Chandigarh Panchkula and Mohali; now Zirakpur too, I look forward to meeting you at the launch of my book titled ‘ The 70th Milestone ‘ on October the 1st , tomorrow, at the Chandigarh Press Club at 5.30 p m. Will be very happy to meet old Cottonians and Stephens alumni as well.

Robin Gupta

OCA Northern Chapter – Shivalik Hill Drive

OCA (Old Cottonians Association)India (Northern Chapter) in collaboration with TCAS (Team Chandigarh Adventure Sports) is organizing the 4th edition of the Shivalik Hill Drive from Chandigarh to Shimla on the 26th of September 2018 (Wednesday). The event is open to all motor sport enthusiasts.
For further queries please contact:
* 8427377099
* 9888890788
* 9872077755

OCA Delhi annual dinner at Delhi Gymknaha Club

Dear Fellow Old Cottonians, The Delhi Chapter’s Annual Dinner event is scheduled for 21th September 2018 at the Gymkhana Club New-Delhi.All OC’s are requested to attend this gala function. The program is as follows:Time 7.30 pm onward. Dress: FORMAL. Charges:- Rs. 1500 per head. We would be grateful if those attending to inform us in advance by mail or Whatsapp message on 9811056361. You can also mail your payment cheque, payable to Old Cottonians Association India to OCA India, 2nd Floor Plaza Cinema Connaught Place New Delhi.For online transfer Punjab & Sind Bank A/C :- 0013100016103, IFSC:- PSIB0000013.