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OCA Mobile App launched

Launch of Mobile App of OCA.

Dear OCs,

It gives me an immense pleasure to state hereby that in pursuit of our constant endeavour to establish more elaborately a bond of union among the Old boys of BCS, I hereby officially announce the Launch of a Mobile App ‘OCA’ for our fraternity all across the world. It is available on both IOS & Android Platforms on Apple & Google stores.

I would also take this opportunity to thank the entire ‘Batch of 1983’ to provide the necessary sponsorship for the said initiative of OCA India. OCs Rajesh Bhalla & Mohnish Sharma of 1983 batch deserve a special mention here.

OCA India would also be grateful to its own Secretary Ashwani Singh Virk, for taking up the challenge of developing the said Project and without whose selfless service this Application would not have been made possible.

Justice (Retd.) R.S. Sodhi (President, OCA India)

Links to the App:


OCA Northern Chapter / Meet up at Jalandhar

Jalandhar Meet – OCA India Northern Chapter Dinner

  • Date & Time: 3rd November 2017, Friday – 8:00pm
  • Venue: Hotel Regent Park Gujral Nagar, Near TV Station, Jalandhar City, Punjab. Tel: 0181-5040505
  • Contribution: Single – Rs.2000/-, Wives – Rs.1000/-
  • Dress Code: Formal/Semi-Formal

All those who wish to attend please send confirmations early to the below listed:

  • Dhiraj Berry L73-82 – 9814060426, dhirajberry@gmail.com
  • Pankaj Berry L73-82 – 9876255330, pankajberry@gmail.com
  • Vishal Dada C78-89 – 9878569111, vishal@dadaearthmovers.com
  • Anuj Dada C79-90 – 9814060213, dadaanuj@gmail.com
  • Dilbir S Sodhi L86-91 – 9814007378, dilbir@gmail.com

BCS Batch of 1969 – looking good!

1969 –

48 years ago.

2017 –

BCS Batch of 1969 reunion 2017

Arun Bhalaik, Satish Singha, Dinesh M. Sud, Paramjit S. Nat, Himmat S.Khalon, Ravi Thomas, Rajat Mukerji, Jasbir S. Sadhana, Gurinder S. Khanna, Bikram S. Sirsa, Harsimran S. Sarron, Ajay Sawhney, Parveen Sachdeva, Anil Mahajan, Manjit Singh Sehmbey, Ravinder S. Mehta, Robin S. Nakai
DM Sister (Neena Sood), DM Wife (Meenakshi Sud), Ishita Kahlon, Mrs. Mukerji, Kitty Khanna, Mr. Nat, Sangeeta Sawhney, Sareena Sachdeva, Mrs. Sehmbey, Kamini Mehta.

1969 Batch get together at Simla for a wonderful reunion 48 years after leaving the school gates. Three Cheers!


Annual ‘at-home’ event / Barford Warwickshire

Saturday 29 April 9 OCs with some wives gathered at Barford Warwickshire – this is an annual ‘at-home’ event hosted by Sheila, wife of late Bobby Reed (R 41-46) – continues to his memory.
We believe this simple way to refresh our fraternal acquaintance and rekindle fond memories – this practice helps restore the Spirit of BCS.

The photo taken at the entrance of Watchbury Cottage of 9 OCs.
R to L School Captain 1954 Daljit Singh Jaijee (R 47-54) John Phillips (C 39-45) Gay Niblett (R 40-47) Joginder Chahal (c 44-50) our oldest member 93 Lance Jones (L 35-39)
Stringer ii (Lefroy 43-47) Peter Johans (I 44-48) Raj Lamba (L 49-59) Bambi SK Majumdar (53 – 59).

We enjoyed a dining-room full lunch after drinks & starters (samosas) in the vine covered conservatory where the girls dined – and thank you Sheila & daughter Jancis for your kind warm hospitality.

The afternoon is consigned to another nostalgic memory of innocent schoolboy camaraderie as count down the days for the 24 June OCA (UK) Reunion.

Fond regards
Peter Stringer ii (Lefroy)

Global List of all Old Cottonians

Dear Old Cottonians near and far…
Having being assigned the task by OCA President Justice R.S.Sodhi of making a global list of all of us::

In about 20 lines, writing in:

  • where your life took you..
  • what successes you achieved be they materialistic, spiritual, political, academic, your profession, or simply put, good clean honest existence.
  • what BCS meant for you
    ….lots of good humour, lots of great writing…!!
  • ending with your name, years in School (passing out year and in which Class/Batch), House and Roll Number and latest contact ( website etc)


The intention to create a further bonding of strong brotherhood among Old Cottonians and let the world know how really special and unique we all are….The intention is to compile a wonderful reference book for all of us to indulge in. In this changing and challenging world we should network to achieve even greater success measured on our own terms.

I would request kindly a first deadline of 30 September 2017 and look forward to all of us coming forward in this Grand Project.

I Thank You for being the pulse of the Greatest English Public School that others wish to imbibe but can never achieve…


  • please do spread this request through your WhatsApp OC groups, Face Book and Instagram accounts.
  • communicate with Vivek at: oldcottoniansbcs@gmail.com and/or +919899561236 (WhatsApp and FaceTime)

Ever Sincerely
Vivek C Bhasin
Lefroy 1961-1970 ( Class of 1970)
Roll No: 123