Presidents Message ( 2nd June 2013)
Felicitations of the Golden Jubilee Year
I like to place on record my compliments to ALL GHORAKHALIANS whose whole hearted contribution towards Golden Jubilee Celebrations of our Alma Mater has made such a great success. Our celebrations commenced on 21 March 2015 with the curtain Raiser ,which was celebrated with great fervor all over the country and overseas. The meticulously planned functions on 6 & 7 June 2015 at the school will be remembered by all for ever. Our celebrations will continue the whole year with no of events and culminate with a grand finale from 28 to 30 May 2016 at our school. Please mark these dates in your calendar now itself. Blood donation camp and Felicitation to teachers on teachers day on 4 sep and 5 sep 2015 respectively are two other major events being undertaken by the OBA.
I like to thank and place on record the Golden Jubilee ( GJ ) committee esp Dr Kuldip Dhar and Col Vinay Sharma who with their extra ordinary devotion and hard work were instrumental in making these events a big success along with other coordinators and are still working very hard . But for huge participation by these Ghorakhalians and their families who came from far off distances this would have not been such a success. We did have some short comings too , which is quite normal in organizing such mega events . We have learnt from them and will certainly have the remedial actions in place in future.
Some of the Challenges that we now need to now get cracking are as under :-
INCREASE OBA LIFE MEMBERS - I feel happy that in last 2 years our OBA life members have gone up from 16 to 661 but its not good enough. when we our current roll no has crossed 4250 mark. By now we should have at least 3000 members. My humble request to all coordinators is to please pursue non members of your batch vigorously and make them life members of the OBA. The role of coordinators and local chapters is very important . The new revised format to fill in the details of all the Ghorakhalians has been circulated to all the coordinators. Please complete the same and forward it ASAP so that the new interactive website has all the details. FUNDING FOR THE GJ FUNCTIONS - We still need to have the contribution of Rs 6000/5000 from those who have not yet made the contribution towards OBA Life membership/ GJ fund. We have many events lined up the year long with Grand Finale in May ’16. GJ committee has been keeping you all updated from time to time. Please come forward and support OBA , the momentum and josh must not just be maintained but accelerated.
INTERACTIVE WEBSITE - We further need to improve our web site , update all the information and make it inter active. We are in the process and hope to do it very soon.
RENOVATION OF VATIKA GUEST ROOMS – We are thankful to Mr Jemti Ao, Mr Bandang Ao& mr Tushli Aiar for their kind contribution of Rs 31600 for their contribution to renovate the vatika guest rooms. I did make a promise to do so within 3 months in June 15 during AGM . I would like to here clarify that I did not realize that next three months renovation was not advisable due to rains. We will soon commence the work and try and finish it at the earliest. OBA members will have the preference for stay in this guest room.
SCHOOL MUSEUM – Please contribute towards the school museum in what ever way you can, may be old pictures , souvenirs, service medals , swords etc their would be no better place than our alma mater museum to maintain its sanctity.
DISTRESS RELIEF MEASURES - We also need to have in place a system to support any Ghorakhalian in distress. Its very heartening to see that Ghorakhalians have always lived up to the occasion when ever their was a need and did their best .
ISSUE OF SMART CARD – Once our list is complete we will soon start the process of issuing smart card to each life member.
RENEWAL OF SOCIETY REGN – The renewal of our society is due in Sep 2015. Now that we also have a Pan Card OBA Office bearers have to make a note that we have to be very careful to ensure that all statutory compliances are strictly followed .
WORD OF THANKS – Lastly let me place on record our sincere gratitude to the following star performers towards Golden Jubilee Celebrations:-
- Mr Vikas Dubey – He has gifted LED lights which has lighted the complete Adm Block
- 1994 Batch – Which has gifted the GJ Caps we all wear.
- 1995 Batch - For the lovely T- Shirts
- 1997 Batch - For School Tie
- I must also acknowledge extra ordinary contributions of the present school principal Capt Rohit Dwivedi and HM Sqn Ldr Sri Prakash ,Lt Gen Vinod Bhatia , Vice Admiral HCS Bisht, Maj Gen Sengar , Vaibhav Srivastava for media coverage, Sanjay Rastogi for All Ad & Designing works, Dr Bharat , Umesh Singh,Prof Anil Bisht for Tree plantation & Sanjeev Suri for Ist Aid Trg, Sharad in repairs to auditorium , All coordinators , OBA office bearers , I have already mentioned GJ Committee above but thank you once again and all life members of the OBA.
- Please forgive me if I have missed out any one.
With best wishes and warm regards to all Ghorakhalians & Families.
Yours Sincrely ,
Col Shyam Singh , Retd