Message from OCA [INDIA] President Mr. D.Singh Jaaj with following attachment about the COVID19 Relief Operations by the Diocese of Amritsar:
Greetings from OCA-India.Trust you and your family are doing well during this most trying time on account of the Covid 19 virus.
I would like to use this opportunity to share with you that at the recently held meeting of the Board of Governors of Bishop Cotton School on 11/05/2020,it was decided that the school along with OCA-India would endeavor to provide support and succor to the lesser fortunate who had been adversely impacted by the Covid 19 virus.Representing the OCA-India in my capacity as its President along with other eminent Old Cottonian’s on the Board of Governors,namely Mr.D C Anand the President Emeritus of OCA-India and Mr. Anil Mehra, Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Board were in agreement to this proposal.
This as a background the school has committed an amount of INR 500000/-(Five lacs) as support for this project with the hope that Old Cottonian’s would match it with an equal amount.The contribution from Old Cottonian’s would be collected in the account of Bishop Cotton School,the details of which are as follows:
Bishop Cotton School
HDFC Bank Ltd.-Sec/5,New Shimla-171009
Current A/c No:50200039445899
You are also requested to kindly share your Contact details,Batch and House along with the amount deposited with the Bursar of BCS Mr.Rajiv Mehrotra at email@example.com.
Whilst the deployment of funds would be monitored directly by the Chairman of the Board of Governors,the President of OCA-India would be kept informed of the same. The contribution would be entitled to tax benefit for which an appropriate certificate will be provided under 80 G by Bishop Cotton School. We already have commitments of over one lakh. Upon exhausting the funds a complete statement of account would be circulated to all Old Cottonian’s as well as posted on the OCA-India website.
May I request you to kindly come forward and lend a shoulder to this noble project by contributing generously so that we may be able to provide assistance to the affected in their time of hardship and distress.
Wishing you all safe and healthy days ahead.
Davinder Singh Jaaj
for the EGM of OCA (India), 9th February, 2020
1, Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi
- Amendments to be made in the Constitution of the ‘Old Cottonians Association (India)’ to more clearly and specifically provide for the carrying out welfare measures and charitable activities.
- To ratify the OCA India Southern Chapter.
- Any other point with the permission of the chair.