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BCS 2022 Cricket : UK tour

Message from Mr. Simon Weale / BCS Director:
Dear Old Cottonians, Plans are now well advanced for a BCS U15 cricket tour to the UK this summer from 8th-21st June 2022. We are just waiting for our visas. We are hoping to bring 33 boys on tour and to play a series of matches against a number of the top independent schools in the South of England. Our current itinerary includes the following fixtures
  • 9th June v Westminster School
  • 10th June v Culford School
  • 13th June v Merchant Taylors’ School
  • 14th June v Eton College
  • 16th June v Aldenham School
  • 17th June v Forest School
  • 20th June v Marlborough College
OCs will be welcome to come and watch matches (a full programme will be published closer to the time). On the evening of the 16th June we are hoping that an OC XI will play the Aldenham School Headmaster’s XI at Aldenham. If you are interested in playing in the match or in contributing towards tour funds please contact the school by email on director@bishopcotton.com

BTW, BCS just won the Cricket match against Lawrence School Sanawar. Congrats! Watch a video clip: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1053308961951434

Cottonian “Young Guns“ organised a splendid and memorable day at ITC Classic Golf Resort, Manesar.

Cottonian “Young Guns“ organised a splendid and memorable day at ITC Classic Golf Resort, Manesar.

18th Feb 2022:

A gang of youngsters from the Class of 1998 led by Kanav Monga Ibbetson organised a lovely day of golf at ITC Classic.

This Young Group arrived by fire and ignited the course! Kanav & Co painstakingly worked the logistics at The Classic not to mention, the personal touch of Brand BCS to the Cottonian Teams with bespoke Golf Shirts each well fitted to our masculine chests and professional Golf Caps embossed with the name of our great Alma mater.

Besides the lovely snacks prior tee off, followed by transit lunch, ending with a great “after event”- sumptuous khaana and gentlemen’s drinks, it was the absolutely wonderful bonding of Cottonians, many of us meeting for the first time since school.

We Cottonians ranged from Class of 1968 to Class of 1998 arriving from various cities and countries, yet we jammed on the same wavelength reminiscing of our times.. up in the greens of Simla.

Heartiest Congratulations to you Kanav and your batch; you took the “Bull by the horns “ and presented a Great Show.

May the spirit of Cottonian Brotherhood be alive and strive in our midst.
Well Done Chaps! We look forward to many exciting events down the road..

Cottonians who made this great effort to come together; some amazing golfers in our midst!

Four ball 1
1.     Justice Surinder Saron Lefroy ‘71
2.    Anil Duggal Ibbetson 68’
3.    Capt.Sharat Bhasin Lefroy ‘75
4.    Capt.Vivek Bhasin Lefroy 70’

Four ball 2
1. Kanav Monga Ibbetson 98’
2. Manpreet Manhas Lefroy98’
3. Simran Grewal Curzon 98’
4. Sammy Khangura Curzon 98’.

Four Ball 3
1. Chetan Singh  Ibbetson 71’
2. Gurnir Singh Gill Lefroy 71
3.     Prithvi Singh Nat Ibbetson 71’
4.     Prithviraj Prem Rivaz 71’

Four ball 4
1.      Sanjiv Chadha Lefroy’74
2.     Gursimran Sethi  Lefroy 96’ (Pro!)
3.     Sangram Vijay Singh Rivaz 98’

Justice SS Saron presented the Winners with BCS Umbrellas


Straightest drive :Simran Singh Grewal Curzon 98’

Closest to the pin: Gursimran Singh Sethi Lefroy 96’

Longest Drive Prithvi  Nat 71’ & Manpreet S Manhas Lefory 98’

Kindest Regards and Best Wishes,

Bonnie/Vivek Bhasin

AGM OCA India: 2022

This is to inform all OCs that the Annual General Meeting of OCA India has been scheduled for Monday, 14th February 2022 at 4:00 p.m. The meeting would be conducted through Zoom.

Whilst the agenda for the meeting is appended below, please find given link for the Zoom Meeting.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9219904628?pwd=cURZODY1VFBtNVhUQ3NtWjF6eFdRdz09 

We are also circulating this notice via the Mailing-list to all registered OC’s so that we have a well attended AGM.

Kind Regards,

Ajay Thiara
Secretary OCA (India)

The Agenda

for 

The Annual General Meeting of 

OCA INDIA 

on Monday, 14th February 2022 through Zoom.

  1. Welcome Address by The President OCA (India). 
  2. Confirmation of the Minutes of the Last AGM.
  3. The Secretary, OCA India’s, Report. 
  4. To approve and adopt the annual accounts. 
  5. To discuss the forthcoming OC Week.
  6. To conduct any other business with the permission of the Chair.

Annual OCA India Reunion Lunch, postponement

Dear OCs,
As per the meeting of the executive of OCA India convened on 14.01.2022, it was unanimously decided to postpone the Annual Reunion Lunch that would have been held on 06.02.2022 at Delhi, until further notice due to current COVID guidelines issued by the Government. A  fresh date and venue of the said event shall be communicated to all later. 
Best Wishes and enjoy a wonderful season ahead!
Best regards
Jaspal Singh Sawhney

CONGRATULATIONS Old Cottonian Raghvendra Tanwar! On appointment as Chairman ICHR

Raghuvendra Tanwar

From Times of India Jan 10, 2022, 20:29 IST

KURUKSHETRA: Raghuvendra Tanwar, professor emeritus, Kurukshetra University (KU) has been appointed as Chairman of the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR), New Delhi, for a period of three years by the Government of India (GOI).

Prof Tanwar who joined KU as a lecturer in August 1977 has an outstanding academic record, with two gold medals in MA History. He was appointed an open selection professor in 1997 and has also worked as the KU’s dean of academic affairs and dean of social sciences. He superannuated in February 2015 and in July 2016 was appointed director of the Haryana Academy of History and Culture.

Prof Tanwar was awarded the prestigious UGC National Fellowship (Research Award) 2002-2005. He conducted a major research project on Jammu & Kashmir for the period 1947-53 in 2013-15.

Prof Tanwar is reputed for his study of India’s partition particularly Punjab. This work based on sources across India and the UK is a day-to-day reporting of what happened in 1947 and is widely acclaimed. His research and publication on Jammu & Kashmir while questioning major narratives particularly by western scholars has argued and established how the masses of Kashmir were clearly in support of the accession of the state with the Union of India in 1947.

Prof Tanwar’s most recent study is an illustrated Story of India’s Partition, published by the Publication Division of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, GOI in English and Hindu. He has several other major publications including an illustrated biography of Bansi Lal and on Sir Chhotu Ram.

Update : Raghuvendra Tanwar to be awarded the Padma Shri!