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OCs WEEK 2018 & Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the Batch of 1968

OCs WEEK 2018 & Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the Batch  of 1968

Tuesday, 25th September 2018

8:00 PM
Dinner organized by the Batch of 1968 at Hotel Eastbourne [Special invitees: The Headmaster, Head of Junior School, Senior Master, Bursar, Admin Office, Second Master, Housemasters and the Spouses of all above].

Wednesday, 26th September 2018

9:30 AM
Special Chapel Service in the Holy Trinity Chapel for the Batch of 1968, Main School Boys, Old Cottonians, Main School Staff, Junior School & Admin Staff.

10:15 AM
High Tea in the main school Dining Hall for the Batch of 1968, Old Cottonians, Main School Staff, Junior School Staff, Upper Sixth Form.

11:30 AM ~ 1:30 PM
Past vs Present : Soccer, Basketball and Racquet games [lawn tennis, badminton, table-tennis and squash].

11:00 AM ~ 12:15 PM
Campus tour for Batch of 1968, escorted by the Prefectorial body.

1:45 PM
Lunch [Main School Dining Hall] Batch of 1968, Old Cottonians, Main School Staff, Junior School Staff, Upper Sixth Form.

4:30 PM
Arrival of the Car Rally : organized by OCA Northern Chapter.

5:00 PM
Prize Distribution.

5:15 PM
High Tea in the School Dining Hall.

Thursday, 27th September 2018

9:30 AM ~ 1:30 PM
Annual Cricket Match [T20] between OC Cricket XI vs School Cricket XI Team [Compulsory for Academic and Administrative. Staff to witness the match and attend lunch].

2:00 PM
Buffet Lunch at the Main School Dining Hall – for OCs Cricket Team, School Team, Upper Sixth Form, Staff: Academic & Administrative.

3:30 PM ~ 4:00 PM
Ceremony to Commemorate the Old Cottonians during the Indo war; especially after the Partition, 1947.  Venue: Near the War Memorial.

7:30 PM
Headmasters Dinner for the Batch of 1968, Old Cottonians, Staff [Academic and Administrative] & Upper Sixth Form. Dress code: [Gentlemen] Formals-Blazer & Tie, [Ladies] Saree.

Friday, 28th September 2018

8:00 PM
OCA Dinner at Hotel Marina.

Saturday, 29th September 2018

9:00 AM ~ 11:00 AM
Art & Craft/SUPW Exhibition

12:00 Noon ~ PM
The Annual School Fete


 

OCA Nepal – Futsal on Founders Day

 28 July Saturday. Kathmandu Nepal:

OCA Nepal vs OSS Nepal on 28 July 2018, Saturday, 3pm at Grassroots Recreation Center, Mandikatar, Kathmandu.

Good game guys! And great support! We made a comeback after starting 4-0 down. And then kept up the lead despite their re-comeback attempt. This is a result of everyone’s cooperation, hard work, endurance… all qualities of being a Cottonian. Shoutout to Bibhatsu and Dikshyant for defending our goal. See you all at the next gathering. Congrats on 13 – 11 victory over Sanawar on our 159th Founder’s day.

One more thing…

About 3-4 junior OCs asked me recently “can I play the match -or- can I join practice?”

It doesn’t matter if you studied at BCS for 1 year or left after 10th or haven’t been in Nepal or in touch with OCA Nepal for a long time… you don’t need to ask anyone to participate in these events. You have the right if you are an OC. In fact, you are the essence of these events. The older OCs are limited, about a handful, that number will never change. But the younger OCs will keep on coming.

Therefore, I’d like to urge the younger OCs to participate, to initiate and be active. Add all of your OC contacts onto OCA Nepal Facebook group and Viber group: (post or inbox me your mobile number)

(We also play futsal regularly twice a week in the mornings. It’s a mix group along with non-OCs. If you want to join this group [you don’t have to start coming right away if you cant] let me know. Would be amazing to start the day playing football with OCs)

Ayush Rajbhandari

Canada OCs get together

The following message is from Jerry Godinho, President of OCA Canada-

“17 OC’s along with their spouses and friends from Greater Toronto Area and Michigan met on Sunday, June 3rd at Bombay Palace.

John McLauglin who is 85 drove 6 hrs from Flint Michigan, dressed in full regalia and drove back after lunch. It was good to see John’s picture in Ruskin Bond’s book.

Pratap Grewal shared about his life and how paralysis impacted him. He shared how he has overcome so many physical challenges in life. John and Pratap represent the true BCS spirit.

It was good to see Tom, Satinder and Ravdeep after a decade.

Akshay Bansal is the newest member as he is completing his MBA at York.

Later on in the summer we will be heading to Stratford to watch a play and another event at a Mexican restaurant is planned in September.

This is the list of the OC’s that attended the event-

  1. Angad Singh- 2007
  2. Satinder Singh- 1956
  3. Akshay Bansal- 2008
  4. Saranjit Singh- 1967
  5. Tom Mehra- 1979
  6. Shanker Basu- 1970
  7. Gurpreet Bhogal-
  8. Gautam Salwan- 1989
  9. Sanjay Chadha- 1988
  10. Tanvir Sodhi- 2004
  11. Sameer Sodhi- 2007
  12. John McLaughlin- 1948
  13. Jerry Godinho- 1983
  14. Jasraj Singh- 2009
  15. Jiwan Goyal
  16. Ravdeep Ahuja- 1989
  17. Partap Grewal – Curzon 1963″

Thanks and kind regards,

Jasraj Singh

Ibbetson 2009

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:

https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/oca/id1281952427?mt=8
https://itunes.apple.com/US/app/id1281952427?mt=8
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.instappy.oca

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