Dear Fellow ONs,
It is indeed a proud privilege and great honor to have been given the task of being the President of the ONA for the first time. With God Almighty’s grace and support from the entire ON community we were able to perform our duties transparently and to the best of our abilities.
B-315, 1976 Batch (ICSE)
(The force behind ONA)
Mr. JK Kate realised early, the importance of an Old Boys Association of The Punjab Public School, Nabha. To give a practical shape to this idea, a meeting was held on 14th March 1965, where the ONA was launched. Mr OP Bhatnagar (Hindi) was unanimously elected General Secretary (staff). According to Anil Luthra (S-37, 1964) who attended it, “All I remember is we were five or six of us sitting around a table. I just asked one question as how will it fund itself when it grows big?”
With this meeting the ONA run by the School but not Old Nabhaites got off to a humble start. Some activities managed by School with school funds took place as long as Mr JK Kate (1972) and Mr Bhatnagar (till 1970) were there, after which this informal ONA fizzled out. But it was the starting point.