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Old Cottonians (UK) Reunion 24 June 2017
Smaller than usual – still I think OCs & guests 45 assembled at our favourite venue the Bombay Brasserie that brings on the cordial BCS Spirit & sees us through another year. A very happy enjoyable summer afternoon in good company & fun, delicious Indian khanna with drinks.
I had read OCs in Kathmandu sponsored a football match verses Sanawar (same morning) – by coincidence we had one Sanawarian attending our luncheon.
Also encouraging to see Wendi Dewan with charming wife Neelem & Gurpratap Sahi, on holiday from India joined us, Elisabeth & Peter Johans from Switzerland. To his memory – always in support Sheila (wife of late Bobby Reed) & reliable as ever our roving BCS ambassador from his Mallorca hide-away. And to surprise us all, Evelyn wife of late Malcolm Petters came from Australia – & Jenny (in the UK) daughter of late Leslie Knight – & another roving emissary Mike King whose father was School Captain 1928.
As we mellow with age and accept members are in decline – we miss the presence of our school years groups & yet I was really delighted to meet with more younger Old Cottonians who we hope will influence others.
As growing older my mind begins to fade, please forgive my indulgence that may appear neglectful of my old School chums – my fraternal fondness will never leave for you & dear Patina. So before I end let me express in English/Hindi my feeling today…………………………… Mehra dhill both khush hai !!
Finally to say please keep the Spirit of BCS Old Cottonians across the globe Overcome evil with Good
Peter Stringer (Lefroy 1943-47)

OCA India Executive Committee 2017-2019 complete listing

In regards to the subject above, we have now nominations from Himachal Chapter as well thereby completing the entire list of members for the said Committee.

best regards,
A.S.Virk
(Secretary – OCA India)

Executive committee Member List of Old Cottonian Association (India) – 2017.

Name / Designation / Cellphone number :

  1. D.C.ANAND – CHAIRMAN EMRITUS
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  2. RUPINDER SINGH SODHI – PRESIDENT
    98180-00280
  3. ASHWANI SINGH VIRK – SECRETARY
    98101-94724
  4. NEEL KAMAL MEHRA – TREASURER
    98107-84441
  5. VIVEK BHASIN – JT. SECRETARY
    98995-61236
  6. SUKHINDER SINGH
    98728-84406
  7. HIMMAT SINGH
    98283-83183
  8. K.VIJAY SINGH
    98110-56361
  9. COL. UPPI GILL
    94178-01853
  10. RAVI TOOR
    98888-90788
  11. AJAY THIARA
    98769-00001
  12. SUNEEL BANDHU
    92233-49090
  13. MOHNISH SHARMA
    99309-92094
  14. ARUN SAWHNEY
    98160-64890
  15. ANUPAM PARSHEERA
    99100-92907
  16. PRAVEEN DHARMA – CO-ORDINATOR (BCS)
    98166-34544

Welcome message from OCA India President

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 :-
S.NO.
NAME
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.
R.S.Sodhi

Canada OCs get-together 2017

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.

Jerry

OC Dinner [ONTARIO] Saturday 8th April ’17

All OC’s and their significant other are invited for dinner at

Bombay Palace
200 Advance Blvd
Brampton Ontario 
L6T 4V4
8th April 2017 at 6:30 PM
Buffett Dinner   $21.99 plus tax and tips
Cash bar
Dress code  blazer and OC tie
I look forward to seeing you there.
Jerry Godinho
1-437-996-7268 whatsapp
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