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OCs WEEK 2018 & Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the Batch of 1968
Tuesday, 25th September 2018
Dinner organized by the Batch of 1968 at Hotel Eastbourne [Special invitees: The Headmaster, Head of Junior School, Senior Master, Bursar, Admin Office, Second Master, Housemasters and the Spouses of all above].
Wednesday, 26th September 2018
Special Chapel Service in the Holy Trinity Chapel for the Batch of 1968, Main School Boys, Old Cottonians, Main School Staff, Junior School & Admin Staff.
High Tea in the main school Dining Hall for the Batch of 1968, Old Cottonians, Main School Staff, Junior School Staff, Upper Sixth Form.
11:30 AM ~ 1:30 PM
Past vs Present : Soccer, Basketball and Racquet games [lawn tennis, badminton, table-tennis and squash].
11:00 AM ~ 12:15 PM
Campus tour for Batch of 1968, escorted by the Prefectorial body.
Lunch [Main School Dining Hall] Batch of 1968, Old Cottonians, Main School Staff, Junior School Staff, Upper Sixth Form.
Arrival of the Car Rally : organized by OCA Northern Chapter.
High Tea in the School Dining Hall.
Thursday, 27th September 2018
9:30 AM ~ 1:30 PM
Annual Cricket Match [T20] between OC Cricket XI vs School Cricket XI Team [Compulsory for Academic and Administrative. Staff to witness the match and attend lunch].
Buffet Lunch at the Main School Dining Hall – for OCs Cricket Team, School Team, Upper Sixth Form, Staff: Academic & Administrative.
3:30 PM ~ 4:00 PM
Ceremony to Commemorate the Old Cottonians during the Indo war; especially after the Partition, 1947. Venue: Near the War Memorial.
Headmasters Dinner for the Batch of 1968, Old Cottonians, Staff [Academic and Administrative] & Upper Sixth Form. Dress code: [Gentlemen] Formals-Blazer & Tie, [Ladies] Saree.
Friday, 28th September 2018
OCA Dinner at Hotel Marina.
Saturday, 29th September 2018
9:00 AM ~ 11:00 AM
Art & Craft/SUPW Exhibition
12:00 Noon ~ PM
The Annual School Fete
28 July Saturday. Kathmandu Nepal:
OCA Nepal vs OSS Nepal on 28 July 2018, Saturday, 3pm at Grassroots Recreation Center, Mandikatar, Kathmandu.
Good game guys! And great support! We made a comeback after starting 4-0 down. And then kept up the lead despite their re-comeback attempt. This is a result of everyone’s cooperation, hard work, endurance… all qualities of being a Cottonian. Shoutout to Bibhatsu and Dikshyant for defending our goal. See you all at the next gathering. Congrats on 13 – 11 victory over Sanawar on our 159th Founder’s day.
One more thing…
About 3-4 junior OCs asked me recently “can I play the match -or- can I join practice?”
It doesn’t matter if you studied at BCS for 1 year or left after 10th or haven’t been in Nepal or in touch with OCA Nepal for a long time… you don’t need to ask anyone to participate in these events. You have the right if you are an OC. In fact, you are the essence of these events. The older OCs are limited, about a handful, that number will never change. But the younger OCs will keep on coming.
Therefore, I’d like to urge the younger OCs to participate, to initiate and be active. Add all of your OC contacts onto OCA Nepal Facebook group and Viber group: (post or inbox me your mobile number)
(We also play futsal regularly twice a week in the mornings. It’s a mix group along with non-OCs. If you want to join this group [you don’t have to start coming right away if you cant] let me know. Would be amazing to start the day playing football with OCs)
The following message is from Jerry Godinho, President of OCA Canada-
“17 OC’s along with their spouses and friends from Greater Toronto Area and Michigan met on Sunday, June 3rd at Bombay Palace.
John McLauglin who is 85 drove 6 hrs from Flint Michigan, dressed in full regalia and drove back after lunch. It was good to see John’s picture in Ruskin Bond’s book.
Pratap Grewal shared about his life and how paralysis impacted him. He shared how he has overcome so many physical challenges in life. John and Pratap represent the true BCS spirit.
It was good to see Tom, Satinder and Ravdeep after a decade.
Akshay Bansal is the newest member as he is completing his MBA at York.
Later on in the summer we will be heading to Stratford to watch a play and another event at a Mexican restaurant is planned in September.
This is the list of the OC’s that attended the event-
- Angad Singh- 2007
- Satinder Singh- 1956
- Akshay Bansal- 2008
- Saranjit Singh- 1967
- Tom Mehra- 1979
- Shanker Basu- 1970
- Gurpreet Bhogal-
- Gautam Salwan- 1989
- Sanjay Chadha- 1988
- Tanvir Sodhi- 2004
- Sameer Sodhi- 2007
- John McLaughlin- 1948
- Jerry Godinho- 1983
- Jasraj Singh- 2009
- Jiwan Goyal
- Ravdeep Ahuja- 1989
- Partap Grewal – Curzon 1963″
Thanks and kind regards,
Felicitation given by my school Bishop Cotton School, Shimla during the concert day at the Irwin Hall by the Headmaster Mr Roy Robinson. Special award of appreciation by enrolling my name in the prestigious Spartan Club (Highest award given in the school).
Extremely emotional moment to cherish.