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)
Those present [alphabetically]:
Dinesh Sud / Ishwar Dev Bhandari / Narinder Chauhan / Prithvi Raj Singh / Pritinder Singh / Tej Partap Phoolka / Yatish Sud.
Old Cottonian Sandeep Mansukhani says:
“The 4th Mughal Rally 2013, was organised by Himalayan Motorsports on the tough terrain of Pir Panjal range and Sinthan pass in Jammu and Kashmir.
We came in 2nd Overall and 1st in our Class Category. We did it in maritime Zen modified. I was navigating Amanpreet [Ahluwalia].”
And: Old Cottonian A P S Buwal came 4th Overall and 3rd in Class, he was Navigated by Nakul Mendiratta.
CONGRATULATIONS to ALL!
Here are some excerpts from various news articles / papers as well:
The 4th Mughal Rally, which concluded June 30th 2013 had 120 rallyists from all over the country who participated in the two-day event.
Amanpreet Ahluwalia of Team Terrain Tigers, Delhi, with navigator Sandeep Mansukhani drove a Maruti Zen for the event.
The 4th Mughal Rally traversed the difficult, less-traveled stretches of Jammu & Kashmir including the Gool Gulabgarh-Reasi-Ramban stretch and the difficult hill climb from Daksum to Sinthan Pass. India’s first competitive hill climb event was made even more challenging by adverse weather conditions both days. Day One was marked by landslide and rockfall on the competitive stretch near Pir Ki Gali, the highest point on The Mughal Road. On Day Two, rallyists had to put up with terrible rain and storm for almost four hours in the competitive stretches.
The two hill climbs in The Mughal Rally this year were the competitive stretches up to Pir Ki Gali and Sinthan Pass. Pir Ki Gali is the highest point on The Mughal Road, at an altitude of 11,500 feet (4,100 meters) approximately. Sinthan Pass, at an altitude of 12,450 feet (3,748 meters) approximately, is on national highway 1B, connecting Kishtwar and Anantnag. Even during the height of summer, the hill climb to Sinthan Pass is lined with walls of snow. The pass only opens for traffic from April to September.
Photos courtesy of H.S. Gill from his Google Picasa albums are now available online: Golf 2011 Tournament and Prize Distribution photos