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BCS batch 1991 celebrate and give back to School

A PROUD MOMENT!

The Batch of 1991 celebrated 25 years of graduating from Bishop Cotton School, and installed the tallest flag pole in all of Himachal Pradesh – 110 feet – with the Head Master Roy Robinson hoisting a massive 30’x15′ Tricolour. A band consisting of Jawans of the Assam Rifles played the Indian National Anthem and presented colors.

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1966 Batch 50th anniversary / 2016 at Simla

1966 batch 50th anniversary 2016
The class of 1966,had their reunion celebrating 50 yrs of passing out from this great institution called Bishop Cotton..
It was record gathering of 18 of us, from all corners of the globe. We had Seereeram come from Trinidad, JMS Aulakh from New Zealand, Mahi form England and Arun Bumitra from USA.
The four days we spend together were the best in a life time.. It was as if none of ever left school. It was the same bonhomie and gossip.

Photos.
1.Seated.L2R
A Katakam. OmPrakash. Ved Seereeram. AK Malhotra. SK Bhalaik. K Vijay Singh.
Standing. R2L
Andy Mahi. Rajpal Singh. K Uday Singh. JMS Aulakh. Ranbir Brar. Arun Bhumitra.
2.At the NGO Udaan, whereby our class started a project to help speciall abled children
3. Ved Seereeram with wife Carrie, who came from Trinidad.
4.Uday’s house for dinner.
L2R
Japvir. Rajpal. Bhalaik. Kuttu. AK. Uday. DM. Brar. Katzi. Arun. Ompi. Terry. Mahi.
Sitting. Trini. Sherry.
5.Standing in school.
Rajpal. Katzi. Kuttu. Emma. Mahi. Uday.

Vijay Singh

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OCA Nepal Merchandise

Dear OCs
As you may know, OCA Nepal was officially established few months ago. We are now trying to grow by collecting funds for our association as well as doing something for the school.

imageTherefore, we created a souvenir, which will be for sale during the school fete    [UPDATE: Venue for showcasing, sales and ordering of Khukuri, an OCA Nepal merchandise, has been moved to: Marina Hotel, OCA Dinner, 8:00 p.m., 30 September 2016. If the Khukuris run out, please place your orders through Mr. Ajay Thiara, Secretary, OCA.] this OC Week 2016, that signifies Cottonian-ness as well as Nepali-ness. Please do have a look and spread the word.

It’s a 10” blade, standard British Army size, usable and displayable KHUKURI with BCS and OCA emblems. It comes with a leather sheath and a wooden stand.

Sent only 15 pcs for now as a trial run. It will be available, but may take time, AFTER OC Week 2016 as well.

Priced at INR. 10,000/- only, out of which, INR. 3,000/- will be go to school and the remaining will go to the merchandise’s cost and OCA Nepal fund.

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And thanks to Saurabh Ranamagar, Abhinav Adhikari and Himmat Lal Shrestha, of UVI Batch of 2005, for carrying the merchandise to school.

All the best for OC Week!

Thank you.

Sincerely,
Ayush Rajbhandari

Information on past staff and teachers

Gentlemen:

I am writing an article to explore the qualities of outstanding teachers. After much thought and introspection, I decided to use my BCS student experience as a guide for analyzing the qualities of good teachers. Any thoughts you might have on what makes a good teacher would be most welcome—especially if you can draw on your personal experience from your school years.

The purpose of this note is to solicit your help in getting relevant information on the teachers and staff with whom I interacted during my years at BCS from October 1948 till August 1954. Any inputs on my request, including resources that might be able to help, would be much appreciated.

More specifically, the following information will help:

1. The full name of Mr. “Taffy” Jones. The years he worked at BCS—he may have been at BCS at two different times. The classes he taught—I know he was the class master for Upper II. Any biographical information—where he came from, his formal education, … —would be of great help.

2. The full name of Mrs. Nanavati, Matron (Linlithgow)

3. The full name of Miss. Hannah, Matron (Box Room)

4. The classes taught by Mr. and Mrs. Murray and their full names.

5. The classes taught by Mrs. Barker, her full name and that of Mr. Barker (Bursar?)

6. The classes taught by Mrs. Fisher, her full name and that of Mr. Fisher, Headmaster.

7. The classes taught by Mr. & Mrs. Knight (Senior Master) and their full names.

8. The classes taught by Mr. Cuzen (House Master, Lefroy) and his full name.

9. The classes taught by Mr. F.M. Brown (House Master, Ibbetson?) and his full name.

10. The full name of, and classes taught by, Mr. T.P. Paul.

11. The full name of, and classes taught by, Mr. Das Gupta (Art).

Looking forward to your inputs,

And with regards and best wishes,

Sincerely,

Vijay Stokes

Vijay K. Stokes
Rivaz House: 1948-1954

vijay.stokes@gmail.com

OCs Week 2016

PROGRAMME

OC Week 2016 & Golden Jubilee ( 1966), Silver Jubilee (1991) Celebrations

Events

Wednesday, 28th September 2016

4:30 p.m.

• Arrival of the Car Rally: organised by OCA ( Northern Chapter)

5:00 p.m

• Prize distribution ( Guest of Honour Mr. Vijay Singh Mankotia)

5:15 p.m.

• High Tea in the Headmaster’s Lodge Side lawn / school dining hall; Subject to weather conditions and the number of OC’s present.

Thursday, 29th September 2016

9:30 a.m.

• Special Chapel Service in the Holy Trinity Chapel for the batch of 1966 & 1991, Main School boys and Old Cottonian’s Staff Main Scholl & Junior School.

Dress Code:Formals-Blazer & Tie

10:15 a.m.

• High Tea in the main School Dining Hall

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

• Soccer, Basket Ball & Racquet Games

• ( Lawn Tennis, Badminton, Table Tennis & Squash)

1:30 p.m.

• Lunch ( Main School Dining Hall); Batch of 1966 & 1991, Staff, OC-Team, School Teams & Upper Sixth Form.

4:30 p.m

• The Annual Inter-House English One Act Play Competition. Guest of Honour: Batch of 1996 & 1991)

7:30 p.m.

• Headmaster’s Dinner for the batch of 1996, 1991, Old Cottonian’s, Staff-Academic & Administrative.

Dress Code: Formals-Blazer & Tie

Friday, 30th September 2016

11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

• Annual School Fete

8:00 p.m.

• OCA Dinner :Special Invitees-Headmaster, Head Junior School, Senior Master, Second Master, Bursar, Admin Officer, House Masters-Curzon, Ibbetson, Lefroy, Rivaz.

Dress Code: Formals-Blazer & Tie

Venue would be intimated closer to the date.

OCA DINNER venue is MARINA HOTEL

Saturday, 01st October 2016

9:30 a.m.

• Annual Cricket Match

1:30 p.m.

• Lunch at the Headmaster’s Lodge Side Lawn for the OC’s of the Batch of 1996, 1991 & Special Invitees); Others in the School Dining Hall.

Kindly contact the following :

1. To participate in the Rally: Col.NKS Brar (Retd.) at mikkibrar@yahoo.co.in or on 9780402999.

2. Hotel Accommodation in Shimla: Arun Sirkeck at arunsirkeck1965@gmail.com or on 9418044545.

3. To take part in the sporting events:Ashwini Wirk at ashvirk@hotmail.com or on 9810194724.

Regards,

Ajay Thiara

Secretary

Old Cottonian’s Association

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