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OCA “Tricky Taka” Football get-together

Old Cottonians from the batch 2008 & 2009  got together to start “Tricky Taka“, which is a state-of-the-art, artificially grassed football infrastructure designed to promote recreational football for fitness and health.

As part of our initiative, we conducted an informal football gathering on 10th Oct 2015.
After an overwhelming response to the first edition we would, with the help of the Old Cottonians Association, we’d like to invite all Cottonians interested to attend the event.

The purpose of the event is not only to revive the spirit of sports that each Old Cottonian felt back in the School days, but also to promote fitness on a routine basis.

A 6 a side CAGE FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT for football enthusiasts who love the game and enjoy some serious competition. The tournament is open for all age groups and is the first of many to come. Cottonians from various batches will be participating in the tournament with the best coming to the fore and proving their might in the Arena.

Registration:
— Not more than 6 people can register in a team.
— It is a 6 vs 6 Tournament
— Team must give the name of the players by 9th of January, Sunday.
— Registration Charges: 500 Rs/ Per Player inclusive of 3 chilled beers.
— Rewards: The winning team will be awarded with a Running Cup along with a FREE ENTRY TO THE NEXT EVENT.

Event Highlights:
* High Quality Playing Field
* Music on the Field
* Qualified Referees
* Parking Facilities
* Convenient Location
* Accessible by Metro

FOR REGISTRATIONS CALL US AT: 9769350052/ 9915009986/ 9968037655.
Would kindly request you to get back to us, so that we may send you the necessary details for the same. Or visit our Facebook Page

Thanks and regards
Arnav Chauhan
Curzon / 2009
Cellphone 09968037655

Please find attached a small creative that we had used to circulate the details of the event within our personal network :
OCA Tricky Taka

 

 

OCA India AGM 2015

Agenda for the AGM of OCA, India
At No.1, Aurobindo Marg,New Delhi at 11 AM on 23rd October 2015.

1. Presenting of Accounts
2. Update of OCA events/activities from April 2015 till date.
3. ​To initiate collection of pictures and information to be used during digitising of school records.
4. ​List of OC’s with their backgrounds.
5. ​OCA Website
6. ​New projects and events to be initiated
7. ​Any other point with the permission of the Chair.

 

 

Sandeep Mansukhani begins Mt. Everest journey

Time has finally arrived …..
Leaving today afternoon [5th March 2015] for Kathmandu ( Nepal) for the Mt. Everest (8850m/ 29,035) expedition north route.

Sandeep mansukhani

Keep me in your prayers for my health n safe climb. Subject to the comm link, I will keep updating my position on the mighty Everest through a dispatch, which will be posted by dear Simran (my wife). I have no words to express for the unconditional support of my father and family for letting me go on this amazing climb.  I pray the almighty to give them strength and courage. Also request you all to pray for my family. I thank my seniors, colleagues, friends and my extended family for the support.
SANDEEP MANSUKHANI.

14th April 2015 UPDATE:
A special news page has been setup HERE

MESSAGE TO OCs

On March 31st I shall cease to function as the President of OCA (India) and, at this juncture, it is only appropriate that I bid adieu to all the fellow members of the executive team and pen a few words for fellow OCs.

It was a steep learning curve to manage an organization without any authority to command compliance – to which I had earlier been familiar with. Nevertheless, some fellow members came forward to contribute time and effort and carried out work which many would find tiresome and mundane. Special mention in this behalf must be made of Neel Kamal Mehra and Ashwani Virk for their guidance and selfless work. Jaspal Sawhney was only a phone call away and credit is due to him too for helping us whenever we needed him. There were others who were critical and I thank them also as they kept us on our toes.

Such an Association’s primary object is to facilitate bonding and provide a platform for members to participate in furtherance of our objects but all this has to be on a voluntary basis. To this effect, an attempt has been made to update our data base of members with their latest coordinates and I sincerely hope that this exercise would be ongoing in the future. At the outset there was a feeling of exclusion among many younger members as they thought the OCA was a closed club. After much deliberation, the MOA was suitably amended for them to come on board as executive members of various chapters and the central body. Progress has been achieved in this behalf but I would appreciate it if even a larger number of later batches participate in these bodies. Even though an attempt has been made to put the Association on an even keel, much requires to be done at the Chapter level to involve members. We have a vast talent pool among our members and I urge them to step forward to attain our objects.

During our tenure we did take some initiatives such as extending monetary help to OCs in need to meet hospital bills or to undertake a climb of Mt. Everest (during the coming season). The celebrations of the Golden and Silver anniversaries of leaving school were formalized and I am glad that each of these classes made valuable additions to the school’s infrastructure. As a result we have a refurbished staff room, a visitor’s waiting room and the school swimming pool has a filter. A major project undertaken by the OCA last year was the installation of a Solar heating system for the main school and after its success a similar one has been ordered for the junior school. Besides providing a greener environment, it reduces drastically the school’s fuel bill. The ‘To do’ list is endless and I wish Sukhinder Singh and his team the very best in their task ahead.

Last but not the least I wish to thank D.C.Anand for his invaluable guidance and help to our Association and to the infrastructure placed at our disposal with the great assistance provided by Ms Gopa Seal of his company.

We shall prevail and
‘overcome’

BM Singh

Selection of Vice President of OCA (India)

A meeting of the Selection Committee as per procedure laid down in the MOA took place on 23rd March 2015. The quorum comprised of the following:
Jaspal Singh, President Delhi Chapter, Sukhinder Singh Vice President OCA,  B. M. Singh President.

After due deliberations it was decided to select Justice (retd) R S Sodhi to the post of Vice President. He shall assume his functions witheffect from 1st April 2015.

This selection was endorsed at the Executive Committee meeting held on 24th March 2015.

B M Singh

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