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Friends, Romans, Countryman. Lend me your ears. . . Batch 1978!

Friends, Romans, Countryman. Lend me your ears…

Forty years ago, these lines, from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar dominated the minds of 20+ Cottonians as they prepared for their ICSE English Literature exams.
It was November 1978.

Now in November 2018, this same group gathered together as Friends, Brothers and Cottonians

The 40th reunion of the BCS batch of 78 was celebrated in Delhi over a period of 3 days. On the 27th, dinner hosted by Shiv Mehra. On the 28th, dinner hosted by Rajesh Mohan. On the 29th, dinner hosted by Kanad Sayal.

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Marshal Brar (R) from London, Shivi Pawa (R) from Texas, Vichai Srimanothip (R) from Bangkok, Narinder Pal Singh (C) from Canada – are some who travelled from overseas to grace the occasion. Raj Mahant (R) joined us from Manali, Nitin Malhotra (R) from Jammu, Kanwaljit Singh (R) from Shimla, Manvender Singh (L) from Mumbai.
Rajnish Bhatia (R) from Chandigarh, along with Ranjeet Mehta (L) and Harnam Chauhan (I) joined us from Himachal, on the 29th.
Also present were Ashim Kapoor (L), Hardayal Chauhan (C), Rajesh Dogra (I), Sanjeev Sood (L), Shiv Mehra (R), Robby Mohan (L), and Kanad Sayal (I) from Delhi.

It was a memorable three days.

Fondly remembering and retelling stories of the the good old days spent in BCS 40 years ago. Importantly, now reconnecting with each other. Some paths had never crossed – so some of us were literally meeting each other after 40 years!

We parted ways after dinner on the 29th. But just before we bid each other good bye, we all stood together and sang the school song – and that truly completed our reunion

Batch of 1969 get-together

An informal get-together of the Batch of 1969 at Chandigarh on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th October 2018, gearing up for their Golden Jubilee celebrations in 2019!

26 OCT: Left to right: Jasbir Sadana, Rajat Mukarji, DM Sud, Praveen Sachdeva, Harry Saron, Anil Advani [guest], Rakesh Sood.

27 Oct lunch. Left to right: Rajat Mukarji, Anil Advani [guest], DM Sud, Robin Nakai, Praveen Sachdeva, Jasbir Sadana.

27 OCT: Left to right. Praveen Sachdeva, Himmet Kahlon, PS Gill [invitee], DM Sud, Ravibir Grewal [guest, ex CGC President], Birender Gill [President of CGC], Neenu Chahal [from YPS, guest], Jasbir Sadana, Rajat Mukarji, Harry Saron, Anil Advani [invitee], Brig. HS Nagra [invitee].

 

Robin Gupta – book launch at Chandigarh

Dear Friends in the Tri city of Chandigarh Panchkula and Mohali; now Zirakpur too, I look forward to meeting you at the launch of my book titled ‘ The 70th Milestone ‘ on October the 1st , tomorrow, at the Chandigarh Press Club at 5.30 p m. Will be very happy to meet old Cottonians and Stephens alumni as well.

Robin Gupta

OCA Northern Chapter – Shivalik Hill Drive

OCA (Old Cottonians Association)India (Northern Chapter) in collaboration with TCAS (Team Chandigarh Adventure Sports) is organizing the 4th edition of the Shivalik Hill Drive from Chandigarh to Shimla on the 26th of September 2018 (Wednesday). The event is open to all motor sport enthusiasts.
For further queries please contact:
* 8427377099
* 9888890788
* 9872077755

OCA Delhi annual dinner at Delhi Gymknaha Club

Dear Fellow Old Cottonians, The Delhi Chapter’s Annual Dinner event is scheduled for 21th September 2018 at the Gymkhana Club New-Delhi.All OC’s are requested to attend this gala function. The program is as follows:Time 7.30 pm onward. Dress: FORMAL. Charges:- Rs. 1500 per head. We would be grateful if those attending to inform us in advance by mail or Whatsapp message on 9811056361. You can also mail your payment cheque, payable to Old Cottonians Association India to OCA India, 2nd Floor Plaza Cinema Connaught Place New Delhi.For online transfer Punjab & Sind Bank A/C :- 0013100016103, IFSC:- PSIB0000013.