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OC Week 2022 – Info & Invite

Dear Old Cottonians

The Director, Head Master, Faculty, staff and young Cottonians take the greatest pleasure in inviting all of you back to your fabulous Alma mater to partake and enjoy the Old Cottonian Week from 28th October to the 30th October, 2022.

It has been a very difficult two years with Covid and we understand the extreme disappointment of many batches especially starting from the Class of 1970 through Class 1971 who were cruelly denied their golden jubilee celebrations in the appropriate year.

At this OC week you all should come together and celebrate the memories and experiences at your BCS; relive the moments and sing the school song loud and clear for all the world to hear!

Our programme is as follows; we must of course acknowledge Class of 1970,1971,1972,1973 for their golden jubilee and Class of 1997 for their silver jubilee:

Date & Timing
Events:

Friday, 28 th October 2022
9:30 a.m.  Campus Tour for the Batch of 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973 & 1997 (Escorted by the Prefectorial body)

11:00 a.m.  High Tea in the main School Dining Hall for The Batch of 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973 and 1997, Staff – Main School & Junior School, Upper Sixth Form.

11:30 a.m  Soccer Match between the Batch of 1997 and School Team
1:30 p.m  Buffet Lunch in the Main School Dining Hall for the Batch of 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973 &  1997; Staff (Main School, Junior School, Administrative) & Upper Sixth Form.

2:30 p.m  Interaction with the Batch of 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973 and 1997 with the Upper and Lower Sixth Form in the Irwin Hall.
4:30 p.m.  Arrival of the Car Rally: organised by OCA (Northern Chapter)

5:15 p.m onwards  High Tea and Prize Distribution in the Irwin Hall.
8:00 p.m.  Director’s Dinner for the Old Cottonian, Batch of 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, and 1997, Staff- (Academic, Administrative) and Live Music; Courtesy Mr. Jaspal Sawhney (Vice President – OCA India)
Venue: The Lodge
Dress Code:
Gents: Formals-Blazer & Tie
Ladies: Formal-Western/Indian

Saturday, 29 th October 2022
9:15 a.m.  Special Chapel Service in the Holy Trinity Chapel for the Old Cottonian, Batch of 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, and 1997 Main School Boys, Staff Main School & Junior School.
Dress Code:
Gents: Formals-Blazer & Tie
Ladies: Formal-Western/Indian

10:00 a.m.  High Tea in the Main School Dining Hall for Old Cottonian, Staff- Main School &  Junior School, Upper Sixth Form.
10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Annual Cricket Match (T20) between OC Cricket XI v/s Staff

Team Cricket XI.

2:00 p.m  Lunch in the Director’s Lodge Side Lawn for the OC Cricket

Team, Guest, Staff Cricket XI, Staff- (Academic, Administrative) & Upper Sixth Form

8:00 p.m.  Annual OCA Dinner at Marina Hotel organised by OCA-Himachal Chapter.
Special Invitees-Director, Headmaster, Bursar, Admin
Officer, Second Master, House Masters-Curzon, Ibbetson, Lefroy, Rivaz.
Dress Code: Formals-Blazer & Tie

Sunday, 30 th October 2022
09:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m  Cricket Match (T20) between Batch of 1997 XI v/s School Cricket XI.

2:00 p.m.  Lunch (Main School Dining Hall); Batch of 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973 and 1997, Old Cottonian, Staff (Main School, Junior School, Administrative) & Upper Sixth Form.

Guest of Honour: Batch of 1973
We would also appreciate very much an acknowledgment of attendance by those who will make it; we understand the dates are “open house” and many may just shoot up to Simla! The young Cottonians at School very much look forward to meeting all Old Cottonians and look up to you as Global Ambassadors mentors; we encourage you to interact with all the young “guys”. On another note, the Slater’s Debate is celebrating 25 Years. This again will be a fabulous event with 32 school across India from 16th October to 20 th October 2022.
All Old Cottonians are most welcome to attend!

Warmest Wishes
Praveen Dharma
Administrative Officer & Coordinator: OCA

Fresh dates for the OC Week 2020

Dear Old Cottonians:
Trust you and your family are doing well during this very trying time on account of the Covid 19 virus.
I’am taking this opportunity to inform you that the school and OCA-India were finding it difficult to conduct the OC Week 2020 this year due to the challenges created by the Covid19 virus. This as a background, the school has now very graciously offered us with a fresh set of dates for this years OC Week. The dates are 9th till 11th October, both days inclusive. Whilst the dates have been finalised, the programme for the OC Week would follow soon.
Stay safe and stay healthy.
Regards,
Ajay Thiara
Secretary
OCA-India
+91-9876900001

Upcoming events

IMPORTANT EVENTS

This community website links and brings together, globally, all Old Cottonians of Bishop Cotton School Simla. It is not specific to any one country or chapter of the OCA.

Shivalik Hill Drive : OCA Northern Chapter. 21st Sept 2019.

OCA Northern Chapter is organizing a Shivalik Hill Drive from Chandigarh to Simla on 21st September 2019 coinciding with the OCs Week Celebrations at BCS.

To participate : Contact any of the numbers above or write an email to Shivalik Hill Drive

Important documents :

Radio clip 1

Radio clip 2

OCA Northern Chapter – Shivalik Hill Drive

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:
* 8427377099
* 9888890788
* 9872077755

OCs WEEK 2018 & Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the Batch of 1968

OCs WEEK 2018 & Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the Batch  of 1968

Tuesday, 25th September 2018

8:00 PM
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

9:30 AM
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.

10:15 AM
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.

1:45 PM
Lunch [Main School Dining Hall] Batch of 1968, Old Cottonians, Main School Staff, Junior School Staff, Upper Sixth Form.

4:30 PM
Arrival of the Car Rally : organized by OCA Northern Chapter.

5:00 PM
Prize Distribution.

5:15 PM
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].

2:00 PM
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.

7:30 PM
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

8:00 PM
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


 

OCA Nepal Merchandise

Dear OCs
As you may know, OCA Nepal was officially established few months ago. We are now trying to grow by collecting funds for our association as well as doing something for the school.

imageTherefore, we created a souvenir, which will be for sale during the school fete    [UPDATE: Venue for showcasing, sales and ordering of Khukuri, an OCA Nepal merchandise, has been moved to: Marina Hotel, OCA Dinner, 8:00 p.m., 30 September 2016. If the Khukuris run out, please place your orders through Mr. Ajay Thiara, Secretary, OCA.] this OC Week 2016, that signifies Cottonian-ness as well as Nepali-ness. Please do have a look and spread the word.

It’s a 10” blade, standard British Army size, usable and displayable KHUKURI with BCS and OCA emblems. It comes with a leather sheath and a wooden stand.

Sent only 15 pcs for now as a trial run. It will be available, but may take time, AFTER OC Week 2016 as well.

Priced at INR. 10,000/- only, out of which, INR. 3,000/- will be go to school and the remaining will go to the merchandise’s cost and OCA Nepal fund.

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And thanks to Saurabh Ranamagar, Abhinav Adhikari and Himmat Lal Shrestha, of UVI Batch of 2005, for carrying the merchandise to school.

All the best for OC Week!

Thank you.

Sincerely,
Ayush Rajbhandari

OCs Week 2016

PROGRAMME

OC Week 2016 & Golden Jubilee ( 1966), Silver Jubilee (1991) Celebrations

Events

Wednesday, 28th September 2016

4:30 p.m.

• Arrival of the Car Rally: organised by OCA ( Northern Chapter)

5:00 p.m

• Prize distribution ( Guest of Honour Mr. Vijay Singh Mankotia)

5:15 p.m.

• High Tea in the Headmaster’s Lodge Side lawn / school dining hall; Subject to weather conditions and the number of OC’s present.

Thursday, 29th September 2016

9:30 a.m.

• Special Chapel Service in the Holy Trinity Chapel for the batch of 1966 & 1991, Main School boys and Old Cottonian’s Staff Main Scholl & Junior School.

Dress Code:Formals-Blazer & Tie

10:15 a.m.

• High Tea in the main School Dining Hall

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

• Soccer, Basket Ball & Racquet Games

• ( Lawn Tennis, Badminton, Table Tennis & Squash)

1:30 p.m.

• Lunch ( Main School Dining Hall); Batch of 1966 & 1991, Staff, OC-Team, School Teams & Upper Sixth Form.

4:30 p.m

• The Annual Inter-House English One Act Play Competition. Guest of Honour: Batch of 1996 & 1991)

7:30 p.m.

• Headmaster’s Dinner for the batch of 1996, 1991, Old Cottonian’s, Staff-Academic & Administrative.

Dress Code: Formals-Blazer & Tie

Friday, 30th September 2016

11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

• Annual School Fete

8:00 p.m.

• OCA Dinner :Special Invitees-Headmaster, Head Junior School, Senior Master, Second Master, Bursar, Admin Officer, House Masters-Curzon, Ibbetson, Lefroy, Rivaz.

Dress Code: Formals-Blazer & Tie

Venue would be intimated closer to the date.

OCA DINNER venue is MARINA HOTEL

Saturday, 01st October 2016

9:30 a.m.

• Annual Cricket Match

1:30 p.m.

• Lunch at the Headmaster’s Lodge Side Lawn for the OC’s of the Batch of 1996, 1991 & Special Invitees); Others in the School Dining Hall.

Kindly contact the following :

1. To participate in the Rally: Col.NKS Brar (Retd.) at mikkibrar@yahoo.co.in or on 9780402999.

2. Hotel Accommodation in Shimla: Arun Sirkeck at arunsirkeck1965@gmail.com or on 9418044545.

3. To take part in the sporting events:Ashwini Wirk at ashvirk@hotmail.com or on 9810194724.

Regards,

Ajay Thiara

Secretary

Old Cottonian’s Association

9876900001

OCA Shivalik Car Drive

—– Forwarded Message —–
From: “Arun Sawhney, Hilltech” <hilltechindia@gmail.com>
To: Ajay Thiara Secy OCA <oldcottoniansassociation@yahoo.com>
Sent: Wednesday, 16 September 2015 6:32 PM
Subject: OCA Shivalik drive
I want to draw your attention for the upcoming OCA Shivalik Car Drive being held on the 23rd of September, 2015with flag off from  Lake Club, Chandigarh at 11.30 and culminating at BCS, Shimla.
This event is the brainchild of a select group of (active & passive) Car Rally racers OCs. For this event, the OCA has teamed up with two established Clubs – Xtreme Offroaders Club (Regd.) and 4×4 Offroaders Club Chandigarh.
All OCs desirous of participating in the Car drive are requested to contact on the numbers mentioned in the accompanying picture.
Thanks and regards,
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OC Week 2015

Dear All,
Please find enclosed as an attachment the much awaited program for the forthcoming OC Week 2015 scheduled to be conducted from 23rd till 26th September 2015 both days inclusive.
All OC’s desirous of wanting to take part in the Time-Speed-Distance Rally may kindly register with OC Gurtej Buwal on 8427377099. All OC’s wanting to play in the Golf Tournament at Naldhera Golf Course,or seeking any assistance with accommodation in Shimla may kindly contact OC Pritinder Singh on 9816013000.
The contributory amount for the OCA Dinner has been fixed at Rs.1500/- for OC’s accompanied by their partners & spouses.Single OC’s would pay Rs.1100/-.Children are allowed to attend,and the charges would be as follows. 12 years and below at Rs.750/- per child and above 12 years would be at Rs.1100/- per head.Marina Hotel also has a recreation center for children. Oc’s may wish to use this option as well for their children and pay directly to the hotel for any food ordered.
Whilst the dress code for the Chapel Service and the Headmasters Dinner would be Formal-preferably Blazer and OC tie,for the OCA Dinner it would be smart evening casuals.All OC’s interested in sponsoring the OC Week may kindly contact the undersigned.
Since a lot of OC’s may not be on our mailing list,you are requested to kindly inform all OC’s known to you about the OC Week.Please note that children would not be allowed at the Chapel Service and at the Headmasters Dinner. We would appreciate it if you could confirm your participation at the earliest as it would help us plan and make the arrangements better.
Looking forward to meeting you all in Shimla.
Regards,
Ajay Thiara,
Secretary
Old Cottonian’s Association

OCA Himachal Chapter / Dinner during OCs week

OCA HIMACHAL CHAPTER will host a dinner during the OCs Week. The HP Dinner will be at HOTEL MARINA Shimla, on Friday 30th May 2014 [7:30 PM onward].

Rs. 1000 for a single OC and Rs. 2000 for a couple

Confirmations can be sent to :
Dr. Arun Sirckek +919418044545 mcsvet@yahoo.com
Arun Sawhney +919816064890 hilltechindia@gmail.com
Anil Walia +919816017100 anilwalia30@hotmail.com

 

OCs Week / 2014

Thursday, 29th May 2014
9:30 a.m. Special Chapel for OC’s
10:30 a.m. Past Vs Present Cricket Match
7:30 p.m. Headmaster’s Dinner
Friday, 30th May 2014
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon Past Vs Present Basket Ball Match / Campus Tour
12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Annual School Fete
Saturday, 31st May 2014
9:00 a.m. Annual Junior School Sports

With best regards,

From the Office of the Headmaster