Platinum Jubilee Lunch


18th November, 2017

Dear fellow Columbans,

In my previous message of 19th October 2017, I had mentioned that the Old Columbans Association (OCA) was planning to celebrate, in December of this year, the Platinum Jubilee of our Alma Mater.. I am delighted to inform you, that the OCA Executive Committee alongwith the Trustees of Old Columbans Trust (OCT), have together agreed to organize a lunch to commemorate this landmark in the history of an iconic institution – St. Columba’s High School. Further, this event would also celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the 1957 Batch, Golden Jubilee of the 1967 Batch, & Silver Jubilee of the 1992 Batch at the Lunch to be held on Sunday 17th December 2017, from 12.30pm until 3.30pm.

Participation shall be by special invitation and limited since the venue can accommodate only 500 guests.The lunch shall be held in the front lawn of Vivanta by Taj – Ambassador, Subramania Bharti Marg, a centrally located 5-Star hotel in New Delhi’s tony Sujan Singh Park (adjacent to Khan Market),. An extensive bar and Sunday Brunch menu awaits all invitees, one they shall cherish and enjoy. It promises to be a fun-filled nostalgic affair, an occasion to mingle and relive the past with batch-mates and renew old friendships. The gathering shall also present a great platform to meet other ex-Columbans, young and old, especially those who have done both the country and school proud with their achievements.

You will also be pleased to know that the OCA has received Income Tax Section 80-G approval, providing tax exemption to donations. This is a great step forward towards achieving our objectives. I hope many of you will donate generously.

The Executive Committee have decided to accept donations in denominations of :
Rs. 2500- Single Regular (entitles donor to a single invitation for The Platinum Jubilee Lunch)
Rs. 4500   – Couple Regular (entitles donor to a couple invitation for The Platinum Jubilee Lunch)
Rs. 10,000- Bronze (entitles donor to a couple invitation for The Platinum Jubilee Lunch)
Rs. 25,000- Silver   (entitles donor to a couple invitation for The Platinum Jubilee Lunch)
Rs. 50,000 – Gold     (entitles donor to a couple invitation for The Platinum Jubilee Lunch)

In addition, Bronze, Silver and Gold donors willalso be acknowledged on the OCA website, receive special mementoes and be invited to subsequent events such as seminars and “Achiever” sessions that the OCA and OCT intend to organize during 2018.

Donor Cards (Single Regular & Couple Regular) are available with the following :

Ms. Naina OCA Office, St. Columba’s School                     : +91.8860145152
Mr Sanjay Hans                                                                        : +91.9811034340
Mr Sanjay Bhatia                                                                     : +91.9810046132
Mr Aditya Chugh                                                                     : +91.9873624844
Pebble Street N-61, Outer Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Pebble Street 8, Community Centre, New Friends Colony, New Delhi
Moets 50, Main Market, Defence Colony, New Delhi
Bonton E-17, South Extension – II, New Delhi
Junkyard Café Behind Select City Walk, Saket, New Delhi
Junkyard Café J-2/12, 2nd Floor, BK Dutt Market, Rajouri Garden, New Delhi
Friction – The Drinkery SCO388, Sector 29, Gurgaon, Haryana
Bonton The Great India Place, Noida, UP

You may also contact your respective Batch Coordinator for Donor Cards. The complete list of Batch Coordinators may be accessed at – http://www.oldcolumban.net/batch-coordinator/

Donor Cards (Bronze, Silver & Gold) are available with Mr Karan Khanna (+91.9810154778)

In addition to the above, corporate donors (minimum Rs. 100,000/-) shall be entitled to stalls at the Platinum Jubilee lunch venue. For more details on this, please contact Mr Karan Khanna (+91.9810154778).

All donations to Old Columbans Association (OCA) now qualify for tax exemption under Section 80(G) of The Income Tax Act, 1961.

To make an electronic transfer , please use the following details :
Payee                                                                             : Old Columbans Association
Bank                                                                              : Punjab & Sind Bank
Branch                                                                         : BVSS Sadan, Gole Market, New Delhi 110001
Account No.                                                              : SB 07621000005404
IFSC Code                                                                   : PSIB0000762
SWIFT Code for International Transfer: PSIBINBBOO6

The online payment gateway shall also be available shortly at http://www.oldcolumban.net . Efforts are also on to enable payments vide PAYTM, details of which would be shortly available on the above-mentioned website.

Once again, on behalf of the OCA Executive Committee and Trustees of OCT, I appeal to all Columbans to donate generously and be present in large numbers and make special this celebration of the Platinum Jubilee of SCS coupled with the 1957 Batch Diamond Jubilee, 1967 Batch Golden Jubilee & 1992 Batch Silver Jubilee celebrations. Do join us in promoting our great school and the welfare of students, teachers and staff. I look forward to meeting many of you on Sunday 17th December 2017.

Warm regards,

Arun Khanna
Old Columbans Association
Batch of 1969


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