Vote of Thanks

Never in recent times has the OCA mounted such a large effort for a cause. What was most heartening was the spontaneity, the huge response with over a 120 OCs coming forward, and over a 150 of them eagerly waiting to jump in to help when needed, the earnest sense of belonging and for a cause that was close to our hearts. The OCs responding to our call were from a vast number of batches the from 1991 to 2006 and beyond, demonstrating the depth of commitment in the Association. Truly outstanding!

It was a last ditch effort to save one of our dearly loved teachers. A teacher means everything in our Guru/Shishya system. We view them with reverence and respect. They represent God’s image on earth as the dictum that drives so many of us in our affection for them. They taught us our first lessons and they instilled in us a value system that we carry with us till the end of our days. Thank you, Mrs Kamini Mustafi

The endeavour was not lacking in either commitment nor effort, financial or otherwise. The odds were stacked heavily against us. Nevertheless, we will never fail and if Mrs Mustafi is no longer with us her spiritual energy and her loving memory drives us to never forget that we will always overcome adversities when they stare us in the face.” To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield”

At a personal level, Kanav Monga and I express our gratitude to acknowledge all those from this fraternity of Old Cottonians and Teachers who responded to our call for help. We came together for the Mustafi Family to lend a helping hand and in our prayers. I am truly inspired and heartened by the solidarity of our fraternity.Given below is the list of names of boys who responded to our call.

We progressed through the month, praying and clinging to even the most fragile string of hope. Our hands were folded in prayer. We held our hands together with more hands joining in everyday, until the end. Those beautiful words just kept ringing in my ears……”As true as is a brother’s love, as close as ivy grows, we’ll stand foursquare throughout our lives to every wind that blows….”

There is always more to learn from a loss than there is in victory. Victory is but a fleeting moment, it is the losses that last and build us for whats to come next.

This effort reminded us what we knew, that we are there for each other. We must always continue to keep this torch alight for others to find us wherever they may need help.

Strength lies in numbers they say, and so,

I graciously acknowledge the support of the students from St Paul’s, Darjeeling. They have our thanks. and we found another family in the Paulites all united by the Mustafi Family. I say let it amount to something.

Ever onwards.

Thank you, again, individually and collectively.

Warmly

Chezard Bin Abid
Ibbetson

Formerly, Shahzad Hussain

(1987 – 1993 )

AND

Kanav Monga
Ibbetson

(1986 – 1998)

Sl.No Name Batch Amount Bank Status
1 Kanav Monga 1998 50000 SCB Paid
2 Anuj Sood – 1998 50000 SCB Paid
3 Arun Martin Chauhan 1998 20000 Paid
4 Vijay khurana 1963 20000 Paid
5 Narinder Yadav 25000 SCB Paid
6 Ashwani Singh Virk 15000 Axis Bank Paid
7 Navid Tariq 20000 SCB Paid
8
9 Ab Gaur 1993 100000 Paid
10 Amaninder Singh Walia 10000 SCB Paid
11 Vikrant Suri 1997 100000 Paid
12
13 Mehtab Wadala 1998 25000 Axis Bank Paid
14 Bharat Dua 1993 20000 Paid
15 Harman Bedi 1998 10000 SCB Paid
16 Gaurav Jindal 1998 20000 SCB Paid
17 Bikram Shapuri 1998 50000 SCB Paid
18 Bikram Grewal 10000 SCB Paid
19 Saurabh Khanna 1998 10000 SCB Paid
20
21 Ajaipal 1998 15000 SCBL Paid
22 Lakshman Anand 15000 Axis Bank Paid
23

Batch of 2001

74000 Paid
1. Abhay  Thakur
2. Abhishek sood
3. Aditya Rana
4. Akshay khanna
5. S Amandeep Singh Sidhu
6. Amit Mehta (c)
7. Ankit Singh
8. Ashish Jajodia
9. Bharat Bhushan
10. Bunkim Chadda
11. Christopher Sunny Kumar
12. Dhruv Nangia
13. Gursimran Brar
14. Himaka Serna
15. lnderpal Chatha
16. Jasdeep Goraya
17. Karan Ahuja
18. Karan Karol
19. Karanbir Singh Gulati
20. Ketan Mahajan
21. Kshitij Sharma
22. Laxman Anand
23. Mohnish Kapoor
24. Mohsin Sachdeva
25. Nishant Bansal
26. Nitin Chauhan
27. Piyush Mehta
28. Pulkit Dogar
29. Rohit Saharan
30. Sahil Bhasin
31. Saurabh Malohtra
32. Shahab Ahmed
33. Tirath Singh Garewal
34 . Varun Chauhan
35. Vibhor Gandotra
36.  Vinayak Singh
37.  Karanvir Singh Gill]
24 Amit Singhal 20000 Paid
25 Shubham Anand 1995 30000 SCB Paid
26 Dushyant Talwar 1998 10000 Axis Bank Paid
27 Akash seth 20000 SCB Paid
28 Royce Kukreja 25000 SCB Paid
29
30 Irfan Ansari 1995 100000 Axis Paid
31 Abhishek Kakar (Behl) 1998 20000 SCB Paid
32 Sindhwani’s 25000 SCB Paid
33
34
35
36
37 Jasbir singh rai 1998 20000 SCB Paid
38

Batch of 2002

390000 SCB Paid
1. A bhinav Aggarwal
2. Ajay Bodh
3. Amaninder Singh Walia
4. Anupam Verma
5. Arjun Sodhi
6. Ashish Mahajan
7. Atul Goyal
8. Chemit Yurgal
9. Gurusagar Nagai
10. Harpreet Singh
11. Ishaan Bhatia
12. Jaideep Sandhu
13. Karan Singh  Pandher
14. Karan Thakur
15. Krystan De’cuna
16. Kunal Modgil
17. Murtuza Hyder Ali Khan
18. Narayan Krishan
19. Nitin Singh Thakur
20. Piyush Narani
21. Puneet Banga
22. Puneet Pal Sachdeva
23. Rahul Kalia
24. Rajat Gupta
25. Rajeshwar Singh Mangat
26. Rishi Mahajan
27. Rohit Chauhan
28. Sahil Chopra
29. Saurabh Shukla
30. Shobit Sareen
31. Siddharth Chauhan
32. Siddharth Kumar
33. Sidharth Jaitwani
34. Sunil Tiwari
35. Vikram Singh  Negi
36. Vivek Sharma
39 Samar Arora ( daffodil) 10000 Paid
40 Suneet Goyal 15000 Paid
41
42
43
44
45 Sachin Mahajan 1995 50000 Paid
46
47 25000
48 25000
49
50 Manpreet Manhas 1998 25000 SCB Paid
51 Dhiraj Berry 10000 SCB Paid
52 Manish Aggarwal 1992 50000 SCB Paid
53 Ramandeep Anand 1992 50000 SCB Paid
54 Zailinder Singh Shoor 2004 10000 SCB Paid
55 Rachit Aggarwal 2004 25000 SCB Paid
56 Gaurav Gombar 1993 20000 SCB Paid
57
58
59 Rohit Berry 1995 10000 SCB Paid
60
61 John Khiangte 1998 10000 SCB Paid
62

Batch of 2006

75,234 SCB Paid
      1.Tsewang Topgyal
      2. Suraj Tayal
      3. Vishal Menon
      4. Siddhant Singh Bedi
      5. Anuraj Singh Mangat
      6. Rajat Prabhakar
      7. Prashant Dogra
      8. Manvir Singh Nahal
      9. Prithviraj Thakur
    10. Hitesh Chauhan
    11. Toito Sema
    12. Karan Malhotra
    13. Sagat Singh Sandhu
    14. Navraj Singh Dhillon
    15. Shaninder Singh Sandhu
63 Prannoy Dey 2005 10000 SCB Paid

EDITOR:
That is a total of INR 17,39,234 [Seventeen Lakhs Thirty Nine Thousand Two Hundred Thirty Four [or US$24,000].

4 thoughts on “Vote of Thanks

  1. Ashwani Singh Virk

    It was so amazing to see the young guns from all over simply come forward on grounds of brotherhood and empathy. That is our greatest bond of strength towards the fraternity – whether boys, staff or our teachers. Kudos to not only the 120 old students who contributed financially but all Cottonian brothers whose prayers and wishes were with the Mustafi family all along.
    I do hope that this flame of Cottonian spirit continues to kindle in all times to come.
    ‘Servamus’
    Ash. Virk
    Rivaz-1980

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  2. Abhishek Behl (Kakar)

    Just amazing to see such support from OCs from all over the world & thank you Chezard & Kanav. Heartfelt condolences to sir, Adhiraj, Isheeta & all in the Mustafi family. May Maam RIP & she will be is in our prayers always 🙏
    Abhishek Behl (Kakar)
    L 89-97

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