Monthly Archives: July 2013

1958 soccer team

BM Singh sent in this group photo of the 1958 BCS soccer team which set a record of sorts by defeating Sanawar 9-0.
bcs-58-soccer-teamStanding left to right:
Surendra Bhargava, Balwinder Singh, Dhanoa (Milo), Gurpal Singh, S.S.Sidhu, Thapa.
Sitting Left to right:
Ramesh Chandra, Karanbir Sandhu (Guddu), Uminder Singh, Kanwar Sunder Singh (Gullu), S.S.Lamba.

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OCA Northern Chapter / Thailand visit

Dear OCs

Please find below links to the Itinerary along with cost for the Old Cottonian’s group visiting Thailand from Thursday, 14th November till Sunday, 17th November, 2013. Spouses and partners can accompany OC’s.  You are requested to kindly confirm your participation by forwarding a payment of Rs. 20,000/-  per person on or before the 15th of August, 2013 . All payments should be made in favour of OCA ( India) Northern Chapter payable at Chandigarh  and should be sent to the undersigned  along with the participation form at :

OCA (India) Northern Chapter
c/o Jamboree
SCO-99-100, Top Floor
Above Sindhi Pastry Shop
Phone: 0172-4009932, 5071931

Looking forward to an early response.

for OCA ( India) Northern Chapter
Ajay Thiara
Member Executive

TWO Old Cottonians Sandeep Mansukhani and A P S Buwal in the 4th Mughal Road car rally

Amanpreet Ahluwalia  and Sandeep Mansukhani

Amanpreet Ahluwalia and Sandeep Mansukhani

Old Cottonian Sandeep Mansukhani says:

The 4th Mughal Rally 2013, was organised by Himalayan Motorsports on the tough terrain of Pir Panjal range and Sinthan pass in Jammu and Kashmir.
We came in  2nd
Overall and 1st in our Class Category. We did it in maritime Zen modified. I was navigating Amanpreet [Ahluwalia].


A P S Buwal  and  Nakul Mendiratta.

A P S Buwal and Nakul Mendiratta

And: Old Cottonian A P S Buwal came 4th Overall and 3rd in Class, he was Navigated by Nakul Mendiratta.





Here are some excerpts from various news articles / papers as well:

1045239_10151524418147106_1287014317_nThe 4th Mughal Rally, which concluded June 30th 2013  had 120 rallyists from all over the country who participated in the two-day event.

Amanpreet Ahluwalia of Team Terrain Tigers, Delhi, with navigator Sandeep Mansukhani drove a Maruti Zen for the event.  

The 4th Mughal Rally traversed the difficult, less-traveled stretches of Jammu & Kashmir including the Gool Gulabgarh-Reasi-Ramban stretch and the difficult hill climb from Daksum to Sinthan Pass. India’s first competitive hill climb event was made even more challenging by adverse weather conditions both days. Day One was marked by landslide and rockfall on the competitive stretch near Pir Ki Gali, the highest point on The Mughal Road. On Day Two, rallyists had to put up with terrible rain and storm for almost four hours in the competitive stretches.

The two hill climbs in The Mughal Rally this year were the competitive stretches up to Pir Ki Gali and Sinthan Pass. Pir Ki Gali is the highest point on The Mughal Road, at an altitude of 11,500 feet (4,100 meters) approximately. Sinthan Pass, at an altitude of 12,450 feet (3,748 meters) approximately, is on national highway 1B, connecting Kishtwar and Anantnag. Even during the height of summer, the hill climb to Sinthan Pass is lined with walls of snow. The pass only opens for traffic from April to September.