Team ONA called on the New Governor of Punjab, Hnble Shri Banwari Lal Purohit and welcomed him in his capacity as the Chairman of the Board of Governors.
The team apprised him of the ONA and it’s activities.
The Hnble Governor during the interaction emphasised the importance of regular interaction between the Alumni and the Present School Management. He said that a strong Alumni must come forward to give back to their Alma Mater. He assured the Team that he will be in constant touch and give his blessings for various functions and events that we plan and conduct.
He was very happy to receive The Book JAPJI written by one of the ONs.
The second Induction Ceremony was organized on 01 March 2021 for the students passing out in March- April 2021. A total of 29 girls and 51 boys were inducted into the ONA in a befitting ceremony in the School Auditorium. The ceremony was preceded by interaction during the high tea with all the graduating students and some teachers and followed by a lunch hosted by the headmaster. The details of the passing out students are attached. Some of the pictures taken during the event are also attached.
Chandigarh, November 22, 2020 : The Old Nabhaites Association (ONA) organized a function in continuation of the celebrations of the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations The Old Nabhaites Association ( ONA),The Alumni association of the Punjab Public School, organized the ONA SAMMAN SAMROH (First Edition) for the Founder and Early Years Teachers and selected Non -teaching staff (Covering the period 1960-1970) at The Yadvindra Gardens, Pinjore, Shimla Highway, Distt Panchkula, Haryana
The event was conducted in keeping with Established GURU SHISHYA PARAM PARA wherein 39 Ex- Teachers including two ex – headmasters and seven non- teaching staff of the period 1960-70 were awarded the ONA SAMMAN PATRA and a Shawl. The function was broadcast alive all over the world on Zoom. Many ex- teachers and students participated online.
Brig. Harinder S. Bedi (R-58, 1968), President ,The Old Nabhaites Association.
We had a very successful second meeting of the ONA Executive today.The agenda as circulated to all of you was deliberated upon and a very fruitful interaction took place. The details will be shared with you soon. The highlight of the meeting was the inauguration of the ONA website Phase 1. We have catered for many details but please feel free to give your suggestions to improve it further. You all are requested to give content so that the site is full of historical facts. Please give your suggestions, feed back and content on the mail ids of the committee. We will not be taking any action on feedback on Groups.
We are grateful to Dr Jashanjot Bhangu our Founder President for giving a large data which helped us in building the first phase of the Site.Special Thanks to LT Gen OP Nandrajog, B1, the first boy of the School, first to go to NDA, First ACA, First General Officer , First Roll of Honour and First Army Cdr, for launching the Website.
Let’s all get together and work towards achieving the goals of the ONA.
Team ONA called on Mr. Krishan Kumar, IAS,Secretary School Education, Punjab in his office today.
We apprised him of the vision and mission of the ONA.
The issue of lifting the 8 % Cap in increase of fees was discussed wherein we emphasised the need for review especially in Schools like PPS Nabha where the facilities provided are much more than in many good schools in India. Lower fees and no additional grants from the Government also adversely effects in engaging good teaching staff and hence lowering the overall standards of the School.
He agreed to the suggestion and asked us to make a representation which he said will be examined positively.
Must make a special mention of the Presence of Mr. Arunjit Singh Miglani.
1975 ISC B-248, presently serving as Secretary Personnel, Govt of Punjab. He attended the meeting on our request as an ON.
The meeting ended with the ONA presenting a small Momento to the Secretary.
The ONA Executive Committee made a courtesy call on HE Mr. VP Singh Badnore, Governor Of Punjab and Chairman of the Board of Governors of PPS Nabha.
During the interaction, the Governor gave the following points
Importance of a strong Alumni Association.
The need to work closely with the Headmaster.
Maintain comradeship and Bonhomie amongst the ONs
Raising of Corpus to fund projects to improve the living conditions of the students and institution of various scholarships.
Since the rules don’t permit an increase in fees the gap must be filled by the alumni.
Mentoring is one of the Key factors in guiding the youth of today. The alumni must take this as a mission.
The younger lot must be motivated to be part of the ONA its activities.
In the modern era of digitisation, a common platform in terms of a website is a must and an essential tool to bring everyone together.
Need of a spokesperson who could connect with all ONs worldwide. (Immediate action has been taken wherein Ms. Neelinderjeet Kaur Sandhu (Neelu Sandu) (B-807) Batch 86 has been nominated as the official spokesperson for Chapters Pan India. We will now request for names for one for International Chapters)
The President thanked the Governor for all his advice and the keen interest taken by him in steering the School as the Chairman of the Board. He specifically thanked him for allocating Rs 70 Lacs very recently, for new Cambridge block coming up in the School.
He informed the Governor that the majority of the points mentioned by him were under consideration of the committee and assured him that we will continue to seek his advice and guidance.
The Governor was welcomed by the ON Girls and later presented a Momento by the Committee.
ONA Commitee called on Mr. Jai Singh Gill, IAS ( Retd), Chairman Executive Commitee and Member Board of Governors PPS Nabha at his office in Chandigarh.
The committee apprised him of the mission and Vision of the ONA team 2019.
Mr. Gill also echoed the similar advice given by the Governor and shared his experiences as the President of the Alumni of Lawrence School Sanawar. He mentioned that you guys have worn a crown full of thorns. Nothing new as it is a similar story everywhere.
He was happy to see the commitment and enthusiasm of all members of the Committee and wished us great success in our endeavors.