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)
OCA Nepal is proud to announce a friendly Futsal match, the first one ever, between Old Cottonians and Old Sanawarians of Nepal. We would also like to take this opportunity to encourage participation by OCs and OSs to play and to cheer.
- Match Day: 24 June 2017, Saturday
- Time: 10:00am
- Venue: Grassroots Recreation Center, Mandikatar, Kathmandu, Nepal
For more information, contact: OCAnepal@gmail.com
I am happy to report another successful gathering of our small, new and growing chapter of OCA Nepal. 22 Old Cottonians, few with their spouses, and our chief guest Mr. Mike King dined together at Le Trio Restaurant in Kathmandu on 14 November 2016.
We had discussions on how to advance our association and our Khukuri merchandise, one of which was presented to Mr. King.
Mike King, son Charles King who was Captain of Bishop Cotton School from 1927-1928, was in Nepal for social work, particularly, for consignment of British donations to the less fortunate living in shelters in the mountains.
We look forward to have more Nepalese Old Cottonians join our association and would also like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Sukhinder Singh, President, OCA India, and Mr. Ajay Thiara, Secretary, OCA India for their support to OCA Nepal, especially with the sale of Khukuris during OC Week.
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.
Therefore, we created a souvenir, which will be for sale
during the school fete
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.
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!
OCA Nepal Executive Committee
The OCA Nepal Chapter EC held a dinner-meeting on 12th July 2016 at Om Niwas – the residence of Nanda SBJ Rana. Before this, the Committee has met and dined twice – once each at the residences of Robin Rana and Prabal SJB Rana. Besides other topics in our agenda, one was that we decided that OCA Nepal should meet quarterly, at least, and OCA Nepal Executive Committee should meet monthly, at least. I will be updating you with meeting/event pictures and important minutes.
I have attached some pictures of our meeting. The following were the attendees; named in the order from left to right as in the group photograph:
Ayush Rajbhandari / Amish Man Pradhan / Prem Gurung / Robina Rana / Prabal SJB Rana / Nanda SBJ Rana / Ashish Rajbhandari / Amod Rajbhandari / Subodh Das Shrestha.