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Canada OCs and James Bond 📽

James Bond Event Saturday October 23th Movie and Dinner

Dear OC’s

From Canada With Love, since You Only Live Once, you are invited to Live and Let Die and For Your Eyes Only see James Bond kick The Living Daylights of the bad guys in This World Which is Not Enough.

Wear your suave look and chic clothes and you are invited to the 25th James Bond film No Time to Die.

Venue
Cineplex
Fairview Mall, 1800 Sheppard Ave E, Toronto Ont M2J 5A7
Evening Show

Dinner and cocktails at Sanjay Chadha’s hacienda (Address in Toronto Whatsapp group).

Any questions contact Director of Communications Jasraj Singh  at ocacanada@gmail.com or Sumit Arora Director of OC engagement.

Jerry Godinho

Canada OCs get-together Sept 2021

Greetings to the OC community in New Delhi, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, New York and Australia. I hope this email finds you in the best of health and wealth.

14 OC’s along with our spouses got together for drinks, food and lots of laughter.

Jeevan and Bogie came decked full with their Spartan ties. The Greed is Good 80’s graduates with success showing in their fast cars and shaven heads were there. And then there were the young guns.

Sumant got married in 2003 and Cottonians are known for taking a long honeymoon. He decided to return to the fold after 14 yrs.

Next month we head to the movie and dinner by seeing the latest James Bond movie. Next year BBQ and a trip to the Shaw Festival on Niagara on the Lake.

In 1998 there were just four of us in the Greater Toronto Area. We are more than 50 strong here and if we are to include Montreal and Vancouver at least 75.

Stay strong, stay safe, fight the good fight and overcome evil with good.

Jerry Godinho
Lefroy

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Please find below names of all the OCs who attended :

OCs who attended the dinner on Sept-11-2021

Left to Right
1. Ishan Soni
2. Jasraj Singh
3. Aman Sood
4. Jerry Godinho
5. Sumit Arora
6. Vishal Rana
7. Rishi Sood
8. Jeevan Goyal
9. Saranjit Ghakal
10. Sumant
11. Gautam Salwan
12. Gurpreet Bhogal
13. Prashant Sehgal
14. Sanjay Chadha

Thanks and have a great day ahead,
Jasraj SIngh
Ibbetson 2009

BCS Class of 1963 – a profile

Dear All,

The updated class which includes Ramesh Sinha and Randhir Sahgal.

We could not find the correct coat and tie but did the best that was possible. Yes, I notice the positioning of the necks but that is what was best for the moment but will change their clothes at the earliest when I can locate something more suitable !! However this now has pictures of the whole class for 1963. We miss those who are no longer with us:

Ashok Dina Nath
Harpreet Singh Grewal
Satjinder Singh Grewal
Usum Nimmanheminda
Arun Singh &
Rajive Sawhney

Can each of you write a few descriptive paragraphs about yourselves. Would make for interesting reading while there is an effort to assemble your latest pictures as well !!

Warmly

Vijay Khurana


You have missed me out. I am still alive. No big deal.
Regards
Rishi


Rishi

The omission was pure oversight. Apologies, and thankfully you are alive !! No class of 1963 is complete without its academic prima donna !!

Here is the complete list, see attachment, and the numbers allotted against each name is on the basis of the order in which we were standing when the group photograph was taken. The addition of Ramesh Sinha and Bittu Sahgal gives a total of 31 guys in VIth Form that year. Messrs Goldstein and Tuli are the addition 2 that takes the total in this group folder to 33

Warmly

Vijay


BCS Class of 1962 – a profile

I am forwarding the individual photographs for the Class of 1962 extracted from a group photograph taken in 1961. There is no official or formal picture for this group that should have been taken in 1962 as part of the usual year end photographic session. Some individual photographs have been extracted from other group pictures taken in 1962 e.g. Spartan Club members or the Prefects for 1962, for reasons of quality and clarity.

From among them the only person who is no longer with us is Shivraj Singh who died of an anaphylactic shock at a doctor’s clinic in 1963. No details are available. I recall him to be an intelligent person, good at hockey, had a decided stammer and a very even temper. He was in Lefroy House.

I do not have photographs for Vinod Chhabra, Himmat Singh and Simranjit Singh Mann who also joined this class in their final year. Those additions will be made as soon as we can lay our hands on appropriate photographs. Any assistance in that respect will be greatly appreciated from any one endorsed on this mailing list.

Usum who figures in this collection subsequently joined the Class of 1963. Dhishnu’s full and complete name is required / requested

Logically we should have such a profile for each year with a description about each one of them written after 25 and 50 years respectively. Would offer a great collection and this will ensure that each one is remembered. Great for posterity.

Warmly

Vijay Khurana


Dear All,

I have just received a prompt input from Sukanya, Usum’s wife. It is reproduced below:

“If I am not mistaken, Dhishnu supposed to be a guy from Thailand, right?
His name should be Tisanu Thien-ngern.  His father used to be Bangkok Governor for a long time.  Usum always met
him, a lanky and very funny guy.  I knew where he used to live but lost touch of him somewhat.
Sukanya”

That is our Dhishnu alright. I am attaching his photograph again so that Anil can make suitable changes.

This is actually a very useful input and have requested Sukanya to indicate further details about him, if available. It would be wonderful to meet with him again and Deepak Lamba as was the Curzon gang great friends with him.

Thanks, again, Sukanya

Warmly

Vijay


Sukanya is right, Tisanu Thien-ngern’s Dad was a long-time Gov of Bangkok. I remember that name from my time at the Bangkok Post newspaper.
What about the whereabouts of Prayudh, and the Assawamatiyanont brothers — Surachai and Surawat? Kirit Shah is still in Bangkok, last I heard of him.

Adisakdi Thaviyonchai also is doing well with his tractor business in Bangkok

Joe Joshi 1 (R 54 to 63)


Joe’s excellent inputs are appreciated with thanks

Adisak was few years junior to us and in Rivaz. I think SM and Vinod may know more about him

Cheers

Vijay


Many thanks for your prompt reply Vijay. I know Adisak’s home address in Rong Muang Soi 4 Bangkok, and his Thavorn Tractor business address. Kirit Shah used to live in Suriwongse Road, BKK. 
Joe