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Request for a contribution from OC’s to help COVID 19 Virus victims.

Dear OC,

Greetings from OCA-India.Trust you and your family are doing well during this most trying time on account of the Covid 19 virus.

I would like to use this opportunity to share with you that at the recently held meeting of the Board of Governors of Bishop Cotton School on 11/05/2020,it was decided that the school along with OCA-India would endeavor to provide support and succor to the lesser fortunate who had been adversely impacted by the Covid 19 virus.Representing the OCA-India in my capacity as its President along with other eminent Old Cottonian’s on the Board of Governors,namely Mr.D C Anand the President Emeritus of OCA-India and Mr. Anil Mehra, Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Board were in agreement to this proposal.

This as a background the school has committed an amount of INR 500000/-(Five lacs) as support for this project with the hope that Old Cottonian’s would match it with an equal amount.The contribution from Old Cottonian’s would be collected in the account of Bishop Cotton School,the details of which are as follows:

Bishop Cotton School

HDFC Bank Ltd.-Sec/5,New Shimla-171009

Current A/c No:50200039445899

IFSC-HDFC0002447

You are also requested to kindly share your Contact details,Batch and House along with the amount deposited with the Bursar of BCS Mr.Rajiv Mehrotra at bursar@bishopcotton.com.

Whilst the deployment of funds would be monitored directly by the Chairman of the Board of Governors,the President of OCA-India would be kept informed of the same. The contribution would be entitled to tax benefit for which an appropriate certificate will be provided under 80 G by Bishop Cotton School. We already have commitments of over one lakh. Upon exhausting the funds a complete statement of account would be circulated to all Old Cottonian’s as well as posted on the OCA-India website.

May I request you to kindly come forward and lend a shoulder to this noble project by contributing generously so that we may be able to provide assistance to the affected in their time of hardship and distress.

Wishing you all safe and healthy days ahead.

Warm Regards,

Davinder Singh Jaaj

President

OCA-India

Assistance for Old Cottonian [undergoing cancer treatment]

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 vijay.s.y@gmail.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.
Office Address:
Mr. Jaspal Sawhney,
OCA India,
2nd Floor
Plaza Cinema Bldg.
Connaught Place
New Delhi 110001 India.

Punjab flood relief update

Fellow Old Cottonian’s

It gives me great pleasure to inform that in response to our appeal for contributions for the Punjab Flood Relief Fund a number of OC’s from India as well as abroad have sent in their most generous  and in-valuable contributions, details of which I will be mentioning below. Firstly I express my utmost gratitude to all those who have contributed financially as well as otherwise for their compassion  towards this extremely important cause as the victims of the recent floods in Punjab do not only need relief but rehabilitation as well. With the help of some of your invaluable contributions OCA INDIA has been able to provide much needed relief material like drinking water, medicines etc. through Mr. Daljit Singh Gill – Batch 1967 and his companions.

As you all are aware for projects like these any amount of contribution in any form is never enough also the entire relief work is being financed completely from funds contributed by OC’s voluntarily and not through the OCA corpus, so I appeal to all fellow Old Cottonians to please contribute to make this selfless cause a success. Also please be informed that we have decided that the total amount of funds collected by October 30th 2019 will be used for the final execution of this Relief Work.

Detail of funds collected in the OCA India Bank Account

NAME

AMOUNT

Mr.Vijay Khurana

Rs.10569/-

Mr.Sandeep Puri

Rs.10000/-

Mr.Pritinder Singh

Rs.5000/-

Mr.K.C.Anand

Rs.10000/-

Brig.H.S.Nagra

Rs.10000/-

Mr.G.S.Anand

Rs.15000/-

Mr.Dhiraj Berry

Rs.5000/-

Mr.Dhiraj Berry

Rs.5000/-

Mr.Ajay Thiara

Rs.10000/-

Mr.Davinder Singh Jaaj

Rs.10000/-

Mr.Rajmohinder Singh

Rs.10000/-

DGP Brar

Rs.10000/-

Mr.Surinder Singh Saron

Rs.10000/-

Mr.Anil Kumar- Victor

Rs.10000/-

Mr.Saranjit Singh (Bogie)

Rs.20000/-

Total-

1,50,569/-

For the optimum use of this fund we have appointed Brig. H.S. Nagra,9915322277  and Dheeraj Berry, 9814060426 as the Project in Charge to have consultations with the OC volunteers of Punjab to finalise the ideal relief work to be executed. One suggestion that is being considered as of now is to install Commercial RO Water Purifier Plants to provide a permanent solution for the drinking water problem that is going to exist for a long time.

Besides the above detailed contributions there were a few others that were sent directly to provide immediate needed relief material.

1)   Mr. Vijay Bhambri – Batch 1967 transferred an amount of Rs,49500/- directly in the bank account of a Manufacturer of Bottled Drinking Water in Jalandhar. Already this amount has been used to buy much needed drinking water and distributed in various flood affected villages in Punjab.

2)   Mr. Jemini Sharma- Batch 1967 transferred directly in the account of a Medicine supplier in Jalandhar an amount of Rs.5000/- which was used to distribute medicines.

3)   Mr. Daljit Singh Gill – Batch 1967 with his family has contributed an amount of Rs.28000/- which he has spent in purchasing and distributing relief material during his multiple visits to these affected areas. He has been able to get the NGO GOONJ to also send a truck load of relief material like clothes, sanitary napkins, utensils, blankets, school bags, stationery etc. which he has been distributing with other GOONJ volunteers.

Contributions can be deposited in OCA INDIA Bank account – details below:

Account Name:   OCA INDIA

Bank: UCO Bank, BCS Shimla

IFS Code: UCBA 0001971

Ac.Number: 1971 0100 001970


Cheques should be made out payable to “Old Cottonians Association (India)” & mailed to my  house address:

House no 1053 , Sector 27 B, Chandigarh 160019 India.

Note: All contributions to OCA INDIA for this purpose will be eligible for Income Tax Deduction U/s.80G.

 

Davinder Singh Jaaj

President OCA India & Executive Members

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.

Old Cottonian Sandeep Mansukhani – next climb planned for Mt. ELBRUS

Sandeep Mansukhani summited Mt Everest on May 21, 2018 and made us all very proud.

Three Cheers!

Sandeep will be leaving on 17 July, 2019 to attempt Mt Elbrus, the highest peak of Europe.  

Mr. Mansukhani is seeking support from the OCA Chapters and from Old Cottonians who are able to assist in his venture to successfully plant the BCS flag atop the highest peak on the European Continent. 

His account details are as follows:

Sandeep Mansukhani
ICICI Bank
Account no: 000701246606
IFSC Code: ICIC0000007
Connaught Place branch – New Delhi 

You can also contact Sandeep Mansukhani directly at sonu0422@yahoo.com and cellphone +91-9810220422‬