28 July Saturday. Kathmandu Nepal:
OCA Nepal vs OSS Nepal on 28 July 2018, Saturday, 3pm at Grassroots Recreation Center, Mandikatar, Kathmandu.
Good game guys! And great support! We made a comeback after starting 4-0 down. And then kept up the lead despite their re-comeback attempt. This is a result of everyone’s cooperation, hard work, endurance… all qualities of being a Cottonian. Shoutout to Bibhatsu and Dikshyant for defending our goal. See you all at the next gathering. Congrats on 13 – 11 victory over Sanawar on our 159th Founder’s day.
One more thing…
About 3-4 junior OCs asked me recently “can I play the match -or- can I join practice?”
It doesn’t matter if you studied at BCS for 1 year or left after 10th or haven’t been in Nepal or in touch with OCA Nepal for a long time… you don’t need to ask anyone to participate in these events. You have the right if you are an OC. In fact, you are the essence of these events. The older OCs are limited, about a handful, that number will never change. But the younger OCs will keep on coming.
Therefore, I’d like to urge the younger OCs to participate, to initiate and be active. Add all of your OC contacts onto OCA Nepal Facebook group and Viber group: (post or inbox me your mobile number)
(We also play futsal regularly twice a week in the mornings. It’s a mix group along with non-OCs. If you want to join this group [you don’t have to start coming right away if you cant] let me know. Would be amazing to start the day playing football with OCs)
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-
- Angad Singh- 2007
- Satinder Singh- 1956
- Akshay Bansal- 2008
- Saranjit Singh- 1967
- Tom Mehra- 1979
- Shanker Basu- 1970
- Gurpreet Bhogal-
- Gautam Salwan- 1989
- Sanjay Chadha- 1988
- Tanvir Sodhi- 2004
- Sameer Sodhi- 2007
- John McLaughlin- 1948
- Jerry Godinho- 1983
- Jasraj Singh- 2009
- Jiwan Goyal
- Ravdeep Ahuja- 1989
- Partap Grewal – Curzon 1963″
Thanks and kind regards,
Launch of Mobile App of OCA.
It gives me an immense pleasure to state hereby that in pursuit of our constant endeavour to establish more elaborately a bond of union among the Old boys of BCS, I hereby officially announce the Launch of a Mobile App ‘OCA’ for our fraternity all across the world. It is available on both IOS & Android Platforms on Apple & Google stores.
I would also take this opportunity to thank the entire ‘Batch of 1983’ to provide the necessary sponsorship for the said initiative of OCA India. OCs Rajesh Bhalla & Mohnish Sharma of 1983 batch deserve a special mention here.
OCA India would also be grateful to its own Secretary Ashwani Singh Virk, for taking up the challenge of developing the said Project and without whose selfless service this Application would not have been made possible.
Justice (Retd.) R.S. Sodhi (President, OCA India)
Links to the App:
Jalandhar Meet – OCA India Northern Chapter Dinner
- Date & Time: 3rd November 2017, Friday – 8:00pm
- Venue: Hotel Regent Park Gujral Nagar, Near TV Station, Jalandhar City, Punjab. Tel: 0181-5040505
- Contribution: Single – Rs.2000/-, Wives – Rs.1000/-
- Dress Code: Formal/Semi-Formal
All those who wish to attend please send confirmations early to the below listed:
- Dhiraj Berry L73-82 – 9814060426, email@example.com
- Pankaj Berry L73-82 – 9876255330, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Vishal Dada C78-89 – 9878569111, email@example.com
- Anuj Dada C79-90 – 9814060213, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dilbir S Sodhi L86-91 – 9814007378, email@example.com
48 years ago.
Arun Bhalaik, Satish Singha, Dinesh M. Sud, Paramjit S. Nat, Himmat S.Khalon, Ravi Thomas, Rajat Mukerji, Jasbir S. Sadhana, Gurinder S. Khanna, Bikram S. Sirsa, Harsimran S. Sarron, Ajay Sawhney, Parveen Sachdeva, Anil Mahajan, Manjit Singh Sehmbey, Ravinder S. Mehta, Robin S. Nakai
DM Sister (Neena Sood), DM Wife (Meenakshi Sud), Ishita Kahlon, Mrs. Mukerji, Kitty Khanna, Mr. Nat, Sangeeta Sawhney, Sareena Sachdeva, Mrs. Sehmbey, Kamini Mehta.
1969 Batch get together at Simla for a wonderful reunion 48 years after leaving the school gates. Three Cheers!