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Capt. Sandeep Mansukhani scales Mt Everest!

A proud moment for BCS and OCA. The first Old Cottonian to successfully summit Mt Everest! Congratulations!
CAPT SANDEEP MANSUKHANI SUMMITED MT EVEREST (8848m/29029ft)
And YES he did it!!!!!!!
21/6 day 5 @ 0757 hrs
With His grace and countless prayers of all you lovely people, the holy Mt Everest allowed Capt Sandeep Mansukhani to reach its summit.  He is blessed by Guru to be surrounded by such amazing  and caring people.
He is a first Sindhi, first commercial pilot and first Old Cottonian to reach the top of the world making us all proud.
Nothing more for now…
Just keep praying as the descent of Everest becomes very very critical with body losing all focus after doing non stop climb of 24 hrs in thinnest of air and barely eating anything. Will update u later in the day when he reaches lower camps.
Regards and loves…..Harsimran mansukhani

Mount Everest Expedition 2018

To Webmaster ~ Old Cottonians Association:

Thank you for letting me know of Capt. Mansukhani’s Mt. Everest 2018 Expedition.

I think all OCs worldwide ought to be made aware of the courage of Sandeep Mansukhani to return to Mr. Everest to climb it, after his escape from his first trip, when Nepal suffered an earthquake, which coincided with his first venture.

Would you please post a worldwide plea for Old Cottonians to make a donation to the very heavy expenses incurred in preparing for this supreme venture of skill and courage.

I give below details of the account to which I have already subscribed with a receipt from the Bank of the transfer I made.

Many thanks.

Yours every sincerely

Gay Niblett

Hon. Life President OCA(UK)

 

Bank Account :
Sandeep Mansukhani
State Bank of India
Account Number 34777 505 766
IFSC Code SBIN 000 1282
East Patel Nagar Branch

Message from President OCA India – Justice (Retd) R.S. Sodhi

Dear Friends and Fellow Cottonians !….Greetings of a great Year ahead ..!!
It is worthwhile to mention hereby that Bishop Cotton School has been producing meritorious students par excellence in almost every field particularly our Armed Services. Highly decorated War Officers namely : Air Chief Marshal P.C.Lal – PadmaVibhushan, DFCCAS, Lt. Gen. Dewan Prem Chand – PVSM , Lt. Gen. N.C.Rawlley – PVSM, AVSM, MC, VCOAS, Lt. Gen. R.N.Batra – PVSM, OBE, Lt. Gen. I.S.Gill – PVSM, AVSM, GOC in C, Lt. Gen. M.S.Batra – PVSM, Lt. Gen. K.S.Randhawa – PVSM, AVSM, Lt. Gen. Baljit Singh – AVSM, VSM, Lt. Gen, H.R.S. Kalkat – PVSM, AVSM GOC in C, Vice Adm. R.N.Batra – PVSM, Vice Adm. Harinder Singh – PVSM, AVSM, FOC in C, AVM H.P.S.Sidhu, Maj. Gen. P.C.Gupta – MC, Maj. Gen. K.C.Khanna, Maj. Gen. J. Mayadas – VSM, Maj. Gen. S.Varma – VSM, Mention in Dispatch, Maj. Gen. Lalji D.Singh, Maj. Lalit Malhotra, Maj. Gen. S.K.Batra, Maj. S.P.Bhatia – VSM, Maj. Gen. C.S.Panag – YSM, VSM, Maj. Gen. R.Pandit – AVSM, SM, Maj. Gen. H.M.Singh, Rear Adm. R.Chopra – VSM, Mention in Dispatch, Brig. P.O.Myers –MC, BAR, Brig. Nadirshaw – VRC, Brig. H.Chukerbuti – 5 Blues in IMA, Brig. R.S.S.Kohli, Brig. P.K.H.Chand, Brig. H.K.Dhawan, Brig. J.N.Rudra, Brig. J.S.Bhullar, Brig. S.Dutt – VSM, Brig. Madhusudan, Brig. Arun Kochar, Brig. R.S.Brar, Adm. Bahl, Brig. H.S.Nagra, Brig. G.S.Padda, Brig. M.M.Badshah and many others have served our country with great valour.

Its been my longstanding wish to honour those gallant Officers Posthumously, who have lost their lives in line of their duty though a meagre effort, by putting up a Memorial Plaque of their name/s on a Wall of the War Memorial at BCS, Shimla. Since we do have a herculean task of finding out the names of such brave Officers, therefore, it is my humble appeal and request to all Old Cottonians worldwide that if they have any information regarding any of their batch-mates, whether Juniors or Seniors in School, who went on to join Army and sacrificed their lives in any Indo/China/Pak wars, please send information to the Webmaster/ editor@oldcottonians.org or to the OCA India Secretary – ocaindia@yahoo.com

Forwarded on behalf of Hony. President Justice R.S. Sodhi

Ashwani Singh Virk – 9810194724
(Secretary OCA INDIA)

OC Vijay Stokes – “The Swadeshi Apple” article

It’s an enviable view that Vijay Stokes has from his family home, Harmony Hall. It crests his very own hill in Kotgarh, 3 hours north-east of Shimla, and on a clear day he can see snow-capped Himalayan peaks ring the horizon while the Sutlej river snakes through the valley below. Pickaxe in hand, and dressed in his customary Pahari kurta and waistcoat, the 78-year-old is reworking an experiment his grandfather, Samuel Stokes, had begun nearly a century before him. And it has to do with an apple which was as much [continue reading…]