Completed. Here’s me at the summit of #Aconcagua (6,962 meters or 22,840 feet above sea level) after an intense 13 hours of climbing where we started our climb directly from Camp 2 with no acclimatisation. Due to weather conditions we had to change and complete our entire climb from Base Camp to Summit and back to Base Camp in a shortened 5 days (in Everest it was 21 days and in Manaslu I did it in 10 days – Usually it takes double or even three times for most climbers).
With this summit of Aconcagua, I’m now closer to my goals of being a true Explorer. If summiting an 8,000 meter peak is equivalent to a Masters degree and summiting Everest is a PhD, then the below are the lifetime Emeritus titles offered. So far, below are my membership journey into the various clubs I’ve always wanted to be a part of:
- Completed 1/3rd of the Three Poles Challenge
- Completed 2/7th of the Seven Summits Challenge
- Completed 2/9th of the Explorers Grand Slam
- Completed 2/14th of the 14 8,000+ Meters Challenge
Yet again a Cottonian from our beloved BCS steals global headlines!
Nakul Anand (Lefroy House) – ITC Luxury Hotels – has been named World Hotelier 2019!
What an amazing award for a superb Cottonian! Nakul is a leading icon in the global world of hospitality. He has under his belt, over four decades of exemplary dedication showcasing ITC Hotels, which are world renowned offering the very best properties and resorts in India to local and international guests. The ITC Grand Bharat has been nominated as Asia’s finest. We Cottonians honour Nakul Anand and feel proud that he is etched in history, Cottonian history, accepting this accolade with the greatest of humbleness and humility.
God Bless You abundantly.
[Vivek Bhasin – Lefroy 1961-1970]
Mr. Anand is the third Old Cottonian Hotelier [that we know of as of now] to have made a mark of achievement in the field. Congratulations!
We have been informed that Old Cottonian Anil K Sood [1989 batch] is undergoing treatment for colon cancer at Delhi.
OCA Delhi Chapter has taken the initiative to mobilize assistance toward the cost of medical treatment and the following funds have been given so far:
- OCA Delhi Chapter Rs 50,000
- Anuraag Batra and Samit Khullar 25,000
- Japvir Singh 9,500
Anyone who would like to contribute toward this cause, please contact Vijay [Kuttu] Singh at mobile number +91-981-105-6361 or email email@example.com or remit directly to the OCA Delhi Chapter account and inform Vijay about the contribution
Punjab And Sind Bank
H-Block branch, Connaught Place, New Delhi, India.
Account # 00131100016103
IFS Code: PSIB0000013
Swift Code: PSIBINBB130
Old Cottonians Association India.
Mr. Jaspal Sawhney,
Plaza Cinema Bldg.
New Delhi 110001 India.