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OCA India annual lunch 2017 / a few pictures

OCA INDIA ANNUAL LUNCH held on the 12th of February 2017 at New Delhi was attended by a large number of OCs. A few pictures are attached!

Message from Peter Stringer / Obituary Ron Plunkett

I would like to take this opportunity to send cordial fraternal good wishes for a happy & successful Reunion OCA Delhi next Saturday.
Would you be kind enough to add my sadness on behalf of OCAUK:
Last evening I received a call from Les Homer (L 43-49) in Bristol to say Ron Plunkett (C 43-50) passed away at 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon in Somerset after a prolonged illness.     
Pauline with love & devotion nursed him through those years.
After leaving school the first time I met Ron again was at attending my first OC Reunion on Oxford Street about 1971. From that meet Ron, Les, Arthur Jones (L 42-48) & I remained in close contact.   Ron joined the Metropolitan Police force and retired as Superintendent & settled into a charming homestead on Porlock Hill Somerset.  Maggie & I and sometimes accompanied by Shirley & Arthur Jones spent many long weekends and on occasion Sylvia & Les Homer would join all of us. Happy Days & us guys recalling school years & tales of India while our wives rehearsed their exchanges. Pauline & Ron attended all the OCA lunches till Ron could no longer travel after moving to resettle in nearby Allicombe. Phone calls, letters & cards replaced contact & our presence.
I can recall the significant return to Patina OCAUK Chairman Dick Bayliss, Ron Plunkett, Arthur Jones & myself made June 1992. DC Anand kindly sponsored & made arrangement with late SM Jain to make our experience an outstanding visit. For all of us an historic moment struck that gave the arrowhead to the Spirit of BCS across the globe.  
We shall miss Ron and send our united condolence to Pauline, son Shaun and daughter Melanie – bless him another Curzonite to be remembered.
Thank you
Peter Stringer (Lefroy 43-47)

Bombay OCs Reunion, Tote on the Turf, Noon onwards on 4th Feb 17

Dear All,

The Mumbai, Pune & Nashik Region OCs Reunion is being held on February 4, 2017, Saturday at 12 noon at : 

Tote on the Turf, External Section
Gate No. 5 & 6, Mahalaxmi Race Course, Mumbai 400 034
Tel.: +91 – 22 – 6157 7777
(There is a “Tote on the Turf” pin on Google maps too)

Contribution  (payable upfront into account below or at the venue):
OCs – Rs. 4,000
Students  Rs. 1,000
Spouses and girl friends are guest invitees – encouraged to attend and there are no charges for the same.

Dress :
Smart Casuals

Look forward to everyone’s presence.

As its a newly constituted Chapter, request each OC  in the Region to also contribute in addition (at least Rs. 5,000) to the Chapter Fund at :

Bank Account number is HDFC 50100055857431
Name of account OLD COTTONIANS ASSO INDIA MUMBAI CHAPT (Please note the exact name including the truncation to Asso & Chapt)
IFSC Code of the branch where account is held HDFC0000666
Branch Area : ANDHERI WEST – SEVEN BUNGALOWS, MUMBAI

Its best that the remittance is sent electronically to the above account via NEFT/RTGS/IMPS through online banking. Handling cheques would be tedious. People can of course deposit cheques at a HDFC Bank nearest to them. Do ask to be looped back into the remittance/cheque – so the contribution can be tracked to respective people.

Regards

Suneel Bandhu (Ibbetson 1980)
92-233-49090 / suneel_bandhu@hotmail.com

Milo Dhanoa / no more

Shocked and saddened on hearing about the sudden demise of Milo Dhanoa.

No further details yet.

Excerpt from a message by his daughter Vaneeta Dhanoa Manhas :

Dad no words can express how much we love you. I can’t let you go yet because I still feel that you are here. I don’t know how we will recover from your passing but we know that you will be watching down on us always. The boys will miss their Nana. RIP my beloved father. I miss you so much.

 Funeral Services will be held at Riverside Funeral Hall, Delta, BC on Dec. 29th at 1:00 pm.