Notice for the AGM and the Agenda of OCA INDIA – 2019

The AGM of OCA India is scheduled to be conducted on Saturday , the 28th of September 2019, at 5PM.
The location of the meeting will be :
The Ethiopian Cultural Centre
7/50 G , Niti Marg , Chanakya Puri,
Opposite the Nehru park,
New Delhi – 110021
The meeting will be followed by cocktails.

The Agenda for Annual General Meeting of OCA INDIA – 2019

  1. Address by THE PRESIDENT OCA (INDIA)
  2. Confirmation of the Minutes of the Last AGM (2018)
  3. To approve and adopt the Annual Report of the Secretary
  4. To approve and adopt the annual accounts of 2018 -19
  5. To examine any Proposal duly approved by the Executive Committee.
  6. To elect any new members in the executive committee, if required.
  7. To conduct any other business with the permission of the Chair.
Regards,
Ajay Thiara
Secretary – OCA India

Shivalik Hill Drive : OCA Northern Chapter. 21st Sept 2019.

OCA Northern Chapter is organizing a Shivalik Hill Drive from Chandigarh to Simla on 21st September 2019 coinciding with the OCs Week Celebrations at BCS.

To participate : Contact any of the numbers above or write an email to Shivalik Hill Drive

Important documents :

Flood relief / contributions sought

Dear OC’s.

I’am writing to inform you that the incessant rains during this years Monsoon season have played havoc in the state of Punjab resulting in a terrible tragedy in the making.

A senior OC Mr.Daljit Singh Gill (Class of 67) along with some of his companions are working selflessly for providing relief in the badly flooded villages in Punjab by providing drinking water, medicines and other relief material.

He has requested for OC’s to make a contribution to help battle this tragedy.

I would like to request all other OC’s to try and lend a shoulder to this cause. Following are the bank details of the OCA where you may send your contributions.

OCA India
Bank details:
UCO bank BCS Shimla.
IFS code UCBA 0001971
Ac no : 19710100001970.

Your help in overcoming this tragedy would be much appreciated.

D. Singh Jaaj
President – OCA INDIA.

“REUNIONS”

Came across this poem…. Thought I’d share it..

The heartthrob of the school,

is a man grim and sombre.

That lanky little girl,

is now a weightlifter.

The topper of the class,

is a happy homemaker.

Back bencher of the lot,

is an entrepreneur.

The flamboyant fashionista,

became a dreaded lawyer.

Oft ignored average Joe,

turned a well-known writer.

The one who failed math paper,

is a fashion designer,

And one who often got to stand outside the class, is a respected army officer.

The reunion taught me how,

people came with many layers,

and tell me why should we never,

judge a book by its cover.

Comment: We have seen our fair share of such situations.

Bittu Sahgal become an authority on animal conservation, especially the tiger, though he first started by selling Milton buckets and then entered the printing business!

R S Sodhi became a judge after he could no longer fly planes for the IAF !!

Brandy Gill a corporate honcho who brought Gillette to India (an interesting story there). Tennis, his BCS back ground and his qualifications as a chartered accountant got him there with the aid of a few good women!!

B M Singh, Chairman of the Central Board of Taxes, and his ability to handle people and situations – brilliantly !!

Rajive Sawhney, an ace lawyer he was determined to be. He wanted nothing else and he tore his heart out debating whenever he could. It began early.

CM Kohli, a real estate magnate and smoked every one else out of business !

SM Singh, a brilliant entrepreneur who otherwise was the quietest guy around

N K Akers, a hospitality expert and that affable temperament that fit perfectly. He resides in Cairo and has been there for over 30 years now.

Vinod Pawa, a university professor. Actually that capability would have fit anywhere and done exceptionally well.

Param Inder Singh, vastly successful inventor and entrepreneur in the field medical devices business while he first set out to become an aeronautical engineer

Guljit Kochhar, an expert in the plastic moulding business expanded into plastic products. He currently employs 700 people !! He got into the game only because a programme coordinator suggest he take a trip to see some other parts of the US during a college break !!

Mohit Goyal, became an IT entrepreneur when he flipped a job advertisement page that his father sent him and was attracted to what IBM had to offer on the other side of the sheet !!

Also remember those with warmth and feeling who never really entered life or reached their full potential. Shiv Raj Singh, who died of an anaphylactic shock from an injection straight after school or Ashok Dina Nath in a tragic road accident. May they rest in peace. In a lot of other cases Fate just did not carry them to the destiny that may have awaited them !!

There are so many more. The names listed above are suggestive based on a spontaneous listing and certainly not exhaustive.

Warmly
Vijay [Khurana], BCS class of 1962.