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OCA reunion Lunch 2023

OCA Reunion lunch 2023, at Delhi Golf club, Zakir Hussain Marg, New Delhi was organised on Sunday 12th February. A function well attended by more then 125 OCs on a nice sunny afternoon, good wine, good food and great friends. A happy and a joyous event altogether.

  • Ashwani Singh Virk 

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OCA HP Chapter contributory dinner Oct 29th

Old Cottonians Association  HP Chapter
Cordially invites you to 
OCs Dinner at Marina Hotel Shimla
29th October 2022 7:30 PM onward
Contribution: ₹2000 Singles, ₹3500 Couples.
Dress: Formal

RSVP [whatsapp] +91-9816013000

Don’t forget there’s also the OCs Week at BCS 28th ~ 30th Oct 2022

Annual Reunion dinner 2022 – OCA Delhi Chapter

Old Cottonians Association
Delhi Chapter
Invites you to its contributory Annual Reunion 2022:

October 26th 2022
7 PM onward at
“Party COttage”
Delhi Gymkhana Club
2, Saftarjung Road
New Delhi

Contributory:  ₹2500 Single ₹4000 Couple.
Dress code: Blazer & Tie / Smart Casual.
RSVP Email ashvirk@hotmail.com Whatsapp +91-9810194724

Great interaction with BCS Directors

Sent in by Vivek Bhasin [1970 batch]:

Thank You OCA Delhi: Kuttu Singh, Ash, Sunny (Chetan) for making this small group invite, a lovely evening at Tonino’s yesterday ( Saturday 10th Sep 2022). Great interaction with Director Simon , Communication Director Rebecca on “ what’s happened, happening and will happen at BCS! ).

A Shout Out to Mr GS Kochhar

A week or so ago, I was in New Delhi for a few short days – and had invited a few people to a party. It so happened that another classmate (Pompei) couldn’t attend, and so as a result, the OC contingent/guests of my party were shifted to another day. This is about that party that GS Kochhar [Lefroy 1963 Batch] then arranged on short notice!

(Currently, am in Nairobi… and on our way to Masai Mara game reserves for a safari trip). As a side note … I must say that even though Kenya and India are similar in poverty/ dirtiness, some Nairobi hotels are very nice indeed — some nicer than US hotels in the same category! (I could elaborate on hotels, their standards and stars at a later time).

Attached are some nice memories of that OC party that Mr GS Kochhar hosted last Sunday. According to Anupam Sachdev, the party was in my honor — but Pompei is in the marketing business, so I take that with a grain of salt!

Instead, I would like to give a shout out to Guljit who arranged guests, drinks and food on less than 24 hour notice! According to me – if anyone can pull this off in the outstanding manner he did — he (or she) is entitled to be anointed an Event Guru!!
Guljit himself was adorned in a very regal outfit — a royal ensemble with an emblem on his Indian coat that would have made the Maharaja of Patiala blush!
His house is decorated in very good taste, matched only with the taste and rare class of whiskies he served to all his guests!
I knew GS quite well in school years — especially since my family knew his — and remember visiting his house in Simla during summer break with my mother.
Then, no contact, never saw him — maybe once in 6 decades!!
Thank you, Guljit, for being such a gracious and generous host!
It was a Fun party!! Proof is attached!
You d’ Event Guru!

[Karanjit Singh – BCS Lefroy 1958-1963]

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In Photos below…
There were just 4 of us from BCS. Others were friends of Guljit’s daughter and a couple of Guljit’s friends (couples).

  1. Guljit Kochhar, middle is outsider Mrs Tara Singh, right is my wife Eera Singh (in red and white blouse).
  2. Outsider, Me, Rakesh Chopra, Anupam Sachdev (Pompei).
  3. Pompei, my wife Eera, Guljit Kochhar, and Rocky Chopra.

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