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Group photo of the Mumbai Chapter reunion 2019 Jan 20th
Dr. Mohan Sabharwal, Sanjesh Bhatia, Anil Chopra, Ashok Advani, Shivam Jaswal, D.S.Jaaj, Ash Virk, Suneel Advani, Shiv Kapoor, Tony Juneja, K.S.Duggal, Sandip Puri, Suneel Bandhu, Mohnish Sharma, Tushar Sud, Nitin Mahajan, Yadvendra Sharma, Upkaran Gupta
Monica Bhatia, Anu Chopra, Suksham Jaaj, Rashmi Virk, Meenu Juneja, Mrs. Kapoor, Mrs. Mohnish Sharma, Renu Puri, Malinder Sabharwal, Ruchika Gupta
Sorry, if any names missed out….
“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
OCA (Old Cottonians Association)India (Northern Chapter) in collaboration with TCAS (Team Chandigarh Adventure Sports) is organizing the 4th edition of the Shivalik Hill Drive from Chandigarh to Shimla on the 26th of September 2018 (Wednesday). The event is open to all motor sport enthusiasts.
For further queries please contact:
Tuesday, 25th September 2018
Dinner organized by the Batch of 1968 at Hotel Eastbourne [Special invitees: The Headmaster, Head of Junior School, Senior Master, Bursar, Admin Office, Second Master, Housemasters and the Spouses of all above].
Wednesday, 26th September 2018
Special Chapel Service in the Holy Trinity Chapel for the Batch of 1968, Main School Boys, Old Cottonians, Main School Staff, Junior School & Admin Staff.
High Tea in the main school Dining Hall for the Batch of 1968, Old Cottonians, Main School Staff, Junior School Staff, Upper Sixth Form.
11:30 AM ~ 1:30 PM
Past vs Present : Soccer, Basketball and Racquet games [lawn tennis, badminton, table-tennis and squash].
11:00 AM ~ 12:15 PM
Campus tour for Batch of 1968, escorted by the Prefectorial body.
Lunch [Main School Dining Hall] Batch of 1968, Old Cottonians, Main School Staff, Junior School Staff, Upper Sixth Form.
Arrival of the Car Rally : organized by OCA Northern Chapter.
High Tea in the School Dining Hall.
Thursday, 27th September 2018
9:30 AM ~ 1:30 PM
Annual Cricket Match [T20] between OC Cricket XI vs School Cricket XI Team [Compulsory for Academic and Administrative. Staff to witness the match and attend lunch].
Buffet Lunch at the Main School Dining Hall – for OCs Cricket Team, School Team, Upper Sixth Form, Staff: Academic & Administrative.
3:30 PM ~ 4:00 PM
Ceremony to Commemorate the Old Cottonians during the Indo war; especially after the Partition, 1947. Venue: Near the War Memorial.
Headmasters Dinner for the Batch of 1968, Old Cottonians, Staff [Academic and Administrative] & Upper Sixth Form. Dress code: [Gentlemen] Formals-Blazer & Tie, [Ladies] Saree.
Friday, 28th September 2018
OCA Dinner at Hotel Marina.
Saturday, 29th September 2018
9:00 AM ~ 11:00 AM
Art & Craft/SUPW Exhibition
12:00 Noon ~ PM
The Annual School Fete