Postponement of the Annual lunch of OCA (India)

Dear OC,

I am writing to inform you that due to the unprecedented times which we find ourselves passing through and on account of the restrictions laid down by the Government of India in regard to Covid 19, the President and the Executive Committee of OCA India after extensive deliberations have decided to postpone the Annual OCA India lunch which is traditionally conducted in Delhi on the second Sunday of February, to a more favorable date.

As and when the decision is taken on a fresh date, the same would be informed to all.


Ajay Thiara
Secretary, OCA (India)

Extension of date to receive the Application & Vision Statement for Vice President of OCA (India) 2021-2023

Dear OCs,

At the very outset,on behalf of the President and the Executive Committee of OCA(India),I would like to wish you and your family a very Happy New Year 2021.

I’am writing to inform you that on account of the unprecedented times which we find ourselves passing through,the date to receive the application and vision statement to select the Vice President of OCA(India) for the term 2021-2023 has been extended till 15th February 2021.All those OC’s desirous of being considered for the position of Vice President OCA(India) may kindly send their application accompanied with a vision statement by the 15th of February 2021. The application and vision statement should be sent in a sealed envelope clearly mentioning expression of interest- VP of OCA India, to  the following address.

The Secretary,OCA (India)
House No.565
Sector, 10-D
Chandigarh -160011

The envelopes would be opened only in the presence of the Selection Committee.

As per Clause 5-C of the MOA of OCA(India) minimum criteria to be fulfilled to become Vice President of the Executive committee of OCA(India) is as follows:

a)    A person shall fulfill conditions laid down below to qualify for the post of the Vice President of the executive committee. Selection committee shall also ensure the compliance of this clause before deciding upon the name of vice president:

Compulsory Conditions:

i)  Person applying for the post of Vice President shall be a member of the Society and shall do so in writing

ii) The application  must be accompanied by a vision statement.

iii) He should have served at any one of the regional chapters for at least one year as President/Secretary or served as member of executive committee of the society or its regional chapters, or should be an OC of eminence.

iv) Must have studied in the School (Bishop Cotton) for at least 2 years as a boarder.

Looking forward to receiving your application.


Ajay Thiara

Secretary, OCA(India)

All best wishesq

A happy and healthy 2021!

As the year comes to a close, I’d like to take the opportunity to thank you, OCA’s loyal supporter, for your continued commitment and readership.

Hope that you continue to enjoy the content, news and snippets that we publish from time to time. True though, lately, we’ve shared more sad news than anything else. This year has been an especially bad one for almost everyone. 

I sincerely hope that more OCs will get involved in the new year, and we look forward to news and stories from all. New content depends on what you decide to send in!

Thanks and all best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year!


Anil Advani

BCS in Snow / 29thDec 2020

An Old Cottonian just forwarded to me pictures of BCS covered in snow. Have
not seen such pictures in a long while

Wishing you guys a Happy New Year and the very best in 2021


Vijay [Khurana]

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