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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

Correction of names on the Honour Boards at BCS Dining, Irwin Hall etc.

Dear OCs,

Greetings..!

We are already aware that the ‘Honour Boards’ at BCS are a source of inspiration and very dear to all of us.

Every time we visit School and see our name/s displayed on those boards, we feel ecstatic and proudly show it to our children, wife, friends etc. Because to be up there sums-up our hardwork, our achievements and entire time spent in school, be it sports or academics.

But if a name is not rightly displayed or mis-spelt, we feel dejected and embarrassed.

Therefore, with due apology, I humbly request you to inform us via email Ashwani Singh Virk <ashvirk@hotmail.com>or WhatsApp (98101-94724), if you have noticed such an un-intended error in your name displayed or any other related mistake on the ‘Honour Boards’ at School so that we are able to request them to rectify the same at the earliest.

Best wishes,

Ash Virk
President- OCA Delhi (NCR) Chapter
(Mob. 9810194724)

Winter Lunch 27th Feb / photo and list of attendees

Group photo OCs who attended the OCs lunch hosted by Mr and Mrs Sunil [Sunny] Chadha:

List of attendees:

  • Mr and Mrs Sunil “ Sunny “ Chadha (host) at his Beautiful Farm House in Satbari New Delhi
  • Capt Sharat & Rupa Bhasin
  • Capt Vivek Bhasin
  • Mr and Mrs Niri & Jyoti Gill
  • Mr and Mrs Prithvi and Jennifer Prem
  • Mr & Mrs Kanav & Kanika Monga
  • Mr & Mrs Kochhar
  • Mr Kochar
  • Mr & Mrs Sangram Singh
  • Mr. Jaspal Sawhney.
  • Mr. & Mrs Inderjit Singh
  • Mr PS Chauhan
  • Mr Sherry Chauhan
  • Mr Rajat Mukerji
  • Col & Mrs Gaby Guron
  • Mr Rohit Kumar
  • Mr Dewan
  • Mr Arvind Mankotia
  • Mr Sanjiv Sood
  • Mr Rajiv sood
  • Mr. Chetan Singh
  • Mr & Mrs Mehtab Wadala
  • Mr Rao

[Need to confirm the remainder]

OCs winter lunch at Chattarpur New Delhi / 27th Feb 2022

Sunday 27th Feb 2022
Cottonians led by Mr. Sanjiv (Sunny) Chadha is organising a winter lunch at Chattarpur New Delhi

After a very successful golf event last Friday 18th Feb ‘22 at ITC led by the generous offer of his residence by veteran Sanjiv Chadha ( Class of 1974), we extend an invitation to Cottonians with their wives and partners for a lovely afternoon :

“FAB LUNCHEON AND GROOVY MUSIC …WITH THE WORKS”

Date: Sunday 27th Feb 2022

Venue: at Sanjiv Chadha’s

Address: follows!( with parking – valet service )

Time : 1200-1600 ( 12.00 pm to 4.00 pm)

Dress : Smart Casual

Charges Per Head: 2800 including lunch booze – the usual

This being a limited event to a


max of 80 it’s first hands up


please!
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CONFIRMATION LATEST BY: 22/02

This get together will be intimated through various social media platforms..

We encourage all Cottonians to come forward, spread the word and make this a fantastic afternoon..

“ food brings Cottonians together from all corners ..
from Hunger Games of dog biscuits at chota hazari, Chipu’s, hot bread from the bakery, Omelettes at Chota Simla, Malooks or Baljees….it’s the memorable reunion that matters most..”

Contact :
Kanav Monga by Whatsapp on 9810048078. Kindly whatsapp and not call plz

Mr. Sanjiv Chadha by whatsapp on 9810124296

B10, Ansal Villas
Satbari:

https://maps.app.goo.gl/gYiYZEJ5U5p1jRwD8

Cottonian “Young Guns“ organised a splendid and memorable day at ITC Classic Golf Resort, Manesar.

Cottonian “Young Guns“ organised a splendid and memorable day at ITC Classic Golf Resort, Manesar.

18th Feb 2022:

A gang of youngsters from the Class of 1998 led by Kanav Monga Ibbetson organised a lovely day of golf at ITC Classic.

This Young Group arrived by fire and ignited the course! Kanav & Co painstakingly worked the logistics at The Classic not to mention, the personal touch of Brand BCS to the Cottonian Teams with bespoke Golf Shirts each well fitted to our masculine chests and professional Golf Caps embossed with the name of our great Alma mater.

Besides the lovely snacks prior tee off, followed by transit lunch, ending with a great “after event”- sumptuous khaana and gentlemen’s drinks, it was the absolutely wonderful bonding of Cottonians, many of us meeting for the first time since school.

We Cottonians ranged from Class of 1968 to Class of 1998 arriving from various cities and countries, yet we jammed on the same wavelength reminiscing of our times.. up in the greens of Simla.

Heartiest Congratulations to you Kanav and your batch; you took the “Bull by the horns “ and presented a Great Show.

May the spirit of Cottonian Brotherhood be alive and strive in our midst.
Well Done Chaps! We look forward to many exciting events down the road..

Cottonians who made this great effort to come together; some amazing golfers in our midst!

Four ball 1
1.     Justice Surinder Saron Lefroy ‘71
2.    Anil Duggal Ibbetson 68’
3.    Capt.Sharat Bhasin Lefroy ‘75
4.    Capt.Vivek Bhasin Lefroy 70’

Four ball 2
1. Kanav Monga Ibbetson 98’
2. Manpreet Manhas Lefroy98’
3. Simran Grewal Curzon 98’
4. Sammy Khangura Curzon 98’.

Four Ball 3
1. Chetan Singh  Ibbetson 71’
2. Gurnir Singh Gill Lefroy 71
3.     Prithvi Singh Nat Ibbetson 71’
4.     Prithviraj Prem Rivaz 71’

Four ball 4
1.      Sanjiv Chadha Lefroy’74
2.     Gursimran Sethi  Lefroy 96’ (Pro!)
3.     Sangram Vijay Singh Rivaz 98’

Justice SS Saron presented the Winners with BCS Umbrellas


Straightest drive :Simran Singh Grewal Curzon 98’

Closest to the pin: Gursimran Singh Sethi Lefroy 96’

Longest Drive Prithvi  Nat 71’ & Manpreet S Manhas Lefory 98’

Kindest Regards and Best Wishes,

Bonnie/Vivek Bhasin