This is to announce the unanimous selection of Mr. Jaspal Sawhney as the incoming Vice President of OCA India for two years 2021-2023 effective from 1st April 2021.
This decision was taken this afternoon [30th March 2021] by the Selection Committee of OCA India .
Our heartiest congratulations to Mr. Sawhney & wishing him all the very best.
D. SIngh Jaaj & All Office Bearers of OCA India.
PS: My term as President OCA INdia concluses on 31st March 2021 and it has been a pleasure to serve our great Association & our School while on its Board of Governors.
– D. SIngh.
Dear OC, Trust my communication finds you in the best of health and spirits. I’am writing to inform you that we are commencing with the process to select the Vice President of OCA(India) for the term 2021-2023.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 10th of October 2020 to the Secretary OCA(India) at firstname.lastname@example.org or at House No.565,Sector 10-D, Chandigarh-160011. 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. Regards, Ajay Thiara Secretary, OCA(India) +91-9876900001
This is to inform you that as the tenure of the Vice President of The Delhi Chapter ends on January 2020, the process to select the new Vice President of our Chapter, as laid down in our Memorandum of Articles of Association has been initiated. The eligible applicant shall fulfill the following conditions as laid down below:-
Mandatory eligibility conditions (Clause 7 (f):
1. Person applying for the post of Vice President shall be a member of the Society and shall apply in writing to the Secretary of the concerned Regional Chapter.
2. A Vision statement must accompany the application.
3. He should have served as a member of the executive committee of the concerned regional chapter or alternatively he should be an OC of eminence.
4. He must have studied in Bishop Cotton School for a minimum period of two academic years.
All those OC’s who fulfil the above criteria and are interested to apply for the post of the Vice-President may kindly do so in the manner laid down above on my email address mentioned below latest by 12.02.2020.
Thanking youHarpreet KhatkarSecretaryOCA (India) Delhi Chapter
On March 31st I shall cease to function as the President of OCA (India) and, at this juncture, it is only appropriate that I bid adieu to all the fellow members of the executive team and pen a few words for fellow OCs.
It was a steep learning curve to manage an organization without any authority to command compliance – to which I had earlier been familiar with. Nevertheless, some fellow members came forward to contribute time and effort and carried out work which many would find tiresome and mundane. Special mention in this behalf must be made of Neel Kamal Mehra and Ashwani Virk for their guidance and selfless work. Jaspal Sawhney was only a phone call away and credit is due to him too for helping us whenever we needed him. There were others who were critical and I thank them also as they kept us on our toes.
Such an Association’s primary object is to facilitate bonding and provide a platform for members to participate in furtherance of our objects but all this has to be on a voluntary basis. To this effect, an attempt has been made to update our data base of members with their latest coordinates and I sincerely hope that this exercise would be ongoing in the future. At the outset there was a feeling of exclusion among many younger members as they thought the OCA was a closed club. After much deliberation, the MOA was suitably amended for them to come on board as executive members of various chapters and the central body. Progress has been achieved in this behalf but I would appreciate it if even a larger number of later batches participate in these bodies. Even though an attempt has been made to put the Association on an even keel, much requires to be done at the Chapter level to involve members. We have a vast talent pool among our members and I urge them to step forward to attain our objects.
During our tenure we did take some initiatives such as extending monetary help to OCs in need to meet hospital bills or to undertake a climb of Mt. Everest (during the coming season). The celebrations of the Golden and Silver anniversaries of leaving school were formalized and I am glad that each of these classes made valuable additions to the school’s infrastructure. As a result we have a refurbished staff room, a visitor’s waiting room and the school swimming pool has a filter. A major project undertaken by the OCA last year was the installation of a Solar heating system for the main school and after its success a similar one has been ordered for the junior school. Besides providing a greener environment, it reduces drastically the school’s fuel bill. The ‘To do’ list is endless and I wish Sukhinder Singh and his team the very best in their task ahead.
Last but not the least I wish to thank D.C.Anand for his invaluable guidance and help to our Association and to the infrastructure placed at our disposal with the great assistance provided by Ms Gopa Seal of his company.
We shall prevail and
A meeting of the Selection Committee as per procedure laid down in the MOA took place on 23rd March 2015. The quorum comprised of the following:
Jaspal Singh, President Delhi Chapter, Sukhinder Singh Vice President OCA, B. M. Singh President.
After due deliberations it was decided to select Justice (retd) R S Sodhi to the post of Vice President. He shall assume his functions witheffect from 1st April 2015.
This selection was endorsed at the Executive Committee meeting held on 24th March 2015.
B M Singh
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