TO ALL MY FELLOW OLD COTTONIANS:
‘It is with great honour and privilege, I wish to inform you that I, Justice Rupinder Singh Sodhi (Retd.) of BCS Batch – 1962, House – Curzon, have taken over as President of the ‘Old Cottonians Association – India’ w.e.f. 1st April 2017 alongwith my new team members as below :-
1. Mr. Ashwani Singh Virk – Secretary, Mob. 9810194724
2. Neel Kamal Mehra – Treasurer, Mob. 9810784441
3. Mr. Vivek Bhasin – Jt. Secretary, Mob. 9899561236
4. Mr. Himmat Singh, Mob. 9828383183
5. Col. Uppi Gill, Mob. 9417801853
6. Dr. Ravi Toor, Mob. 9888890788
7. Mr. K.Vijay Singh, Mob. 9811056361
8. Mr. Suneel Bandhu, Mob. 9223349090
9. Mr. Mohnish Sharma, Mob. 9930992094
I also hereby appeal to all of you to enthusiastically take part in activities organised by any chapter of OCA(India) and show your true Cottonian spirit to support our fraternity worldwide.
Sincerely looking forward to a healthy co-operation and association from all old cottonians.
13 OC’s along with their spouses and guests met at Bombay Palace Brampton Ontario. The food was sumptuous, the energy exhilarating, the atmosphere kinetic as every one was eager to catch up and rekindle old relationships.
The local channel blessed the event by showing Tamasha, starring Ranbir Kapoor the same day which shows BCS for more than 20 minutes.
John McLaughlin drove more than 6 hrs to share his stories and reminisce about his time and exploits at BCS. Jal Boga, healthy and hearty full decked in OC regalia talked about his time at school.
In the 17 years that I have been organizing our events, it is interesting to see boys just graduating from university and now becoming movers and shakers in the corporate world, getting married and becoming parents.
After dinner, the young at heart, headed to clubs to dance, some headed home. As usual Gurpreet invited us to a classic Punjabi chai and Provender, Gurpreet’s dad who was born in Simla, shared some amazing stories.
Two female guests remarked to me that how come all the guys are so cheerful. I told them it is the water we drink, the common ethos we live by of overcome evil with good.
All OC’s and their significant other are invited for dinner at
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!
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.
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.
Suneel Bandhu (Ibbetson 1980)
92-233-49090 / email@example.com