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Friends, Romans, Countryman. Lend me your ears. . . Batch 1978!

Friends, Romans, Countryman. Lend me your ears…

Forty years ago, these lines, from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar dominated the minds of 20+ Cottonians as they prepared for their ICSE English Literature exams.
It was November 1978.

Now in November 2018, this same group gathered together as Friends, Brothers and Cottonians

The 40th reunion of the BCS batch of 78 was celebrated in Delhi over a period of 3 days. On the 27th, dinner hosted by Shiv Mehra. On the 28th, dinner hosted by Rajesh Mohan. On the 29th, dinner hosted by Kanad Sayal.

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Marshal Brar (R) from London, Shivi Pawa (R) from Texas, Vichai Srimanothip (R) from Bangkok, Narinder Pal Singh (C) from Canada – are some who travelled from overseas to grace the occasion. Raj Mahant (R) joined us from Manali, Nitin Malhotra (R) from Jammu, Kanwaljit Singh (R) from Shimla, Manvender Singh (L) from Mumbai.
Rajnish Bhatia (R) from Chandigarh, along with Ranjeet Mehta (L) and Harnam Chauhan (I) joined us from Himachal, on the 29th.
Also present were Ashim Kapoor (L), Hardayal Chauhan (C), Rajesh Dogra (I), Sanjeev Sood (L), Shiv Mehra (R), Robby Mohan (L), and Kanad Sayal (I) from Delhi.

It was a memorable three days.

Fondly remembering and retelling stories of the the good old days spent in BCS 40 years ago. Importantly, now reconnecting with each other. Some paths had never crossed – so some of us were literally meeting each other after 40 years!

We parted ways after dinner on the 29th. But just before we bid each other good bye, we all stood together and sang the school song – and that truly completed our reunion

Batch of 1969 get-together

An informal get-together of the Batch of 1969 at Chandigarh on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th October 2018, gearing up for their Golden Jubilee celebrations in 2019!

26 OCT: Left to right: Jasbir Sadana, Rajat Mukarji, DM Sud, Praveen Sachdeva, Harry Saron, Anil Advani [guest], Rakesh Sood.

27 Oct lunch. Left to right: Rajat Mukarji, Anil Advani [guest], DM Sud, Robin Nakai, Praveen Sachdeva, Jasbir Sadana.

27 OCT: Left to right. Praveen Sachdeva, Himmet Kahlon, PS Gill [invitee], DM Sud, Ravibir Grewal [guest, ex CGC President], Birender Gill [President of CGC], Neenu Chahal [from YPS, guest], Jasbir Sadana, Rajat Mukarji, Harry Saron, Anil Advani [invitee], Brig. HS Nagra [invitee].

 

OCA Delhi annual dinner at Delhi Gymknaha Club

Dear Fellow Old Cottonians, The Delhi Chapter’s Annual Dinner event is scheduled for 21th September 2018 at the Gymkhana Club New-Delhi.All OC’s are requested to attend this gala function. The program is as follows:Time 7.30 pm onward. Dress: FORMAL. Charges:- Rs. 1500 per head. We would be grateful if those attending to inform us in advance by mail or Whatsapp message on 9811056361. You can also mail your payment cheque, payable to Old Cottonians Association India to OCA India, 2nd Floor Plaza Cinema Connaught Place New Delhi.For online transfer Punjab & Sind Bank A/C :- 0013100016103, IFSC:- PSIB0000013.

Canada OCs get together

The following message is from Jerry Godinho, President of OCA Canada-

“17 OC’s along with their spouses and friends from Greater Toronto Area and Michigan met on Sunday, June 3rd at Bombay Palace.

John McLauglin who is 85 drove 6 hrs from Flint Michigan, dressed in full regalia and drove back after lunch. It was good to see John’s picture in Ruskin Bond’s book.

Pratap Grewal shared about his life and how paralysis impacted him. He shared how he has overcome so many physical challenges in life. John and Pratap represent the true BCS spirit.

It was good to see Tom, Satinder and Ravdeep after a decade.

Akshay Bansal is the newest member as he is completing his MBA at York.

Later on in the summer we will be heading to Stratford to watch a play and another event at a Mexican restaurant is planned in September.

This is the list of the OC’s that attended the event-

  1. Angad Singh- 2007
  2. Satinder Singh- 1956
  3. Akshay Bansal- 2008
  4. Saranjit Singh- 1967
  5. Tom Mehra- 1979
  6. Shanker Basu- 1970
  7. Gurpreet Bhogal-
  8. Gautam Salwan- 1989
  9. Sanjay Chadha- 1988
  10. Tanvir Sodhi- 2004
  11. Sameer Sodhi- 2007
  12. John McLaughlin- 1948
  13. Jerry Godinho- 1983
  14. Jasraj Singh- 2009
  15. Jiwan Goyal
  16. Ravdeep Ahuja- 1989
  17. Partap Grewal – Curzon 1963″

Thanks and kind regards,

Jasraj Singh

Ibbetson 2009

OCA UK Newsletter 2018