Rahul and Rohit Roy (OS85) are twin brothers who recently presented the flood lights for Barne Field.
It was a vision that took five years to come true. To inaugurate the flood lights a celebrity cricket match is being hosted in Sanawar. Both brothers will be playing for the OS team against the Mumbai Heroes.
Rahul – Pursued acting after 2 years in college. He made his debut with Mahesh Bhatt’s Ashiqui in 1990 which was a big hit. He made several movies thereafter. In 2006, by public vote won the first season of game show “ Big Boss”. His new movie “To be or not to be” will be released this year.
Rohit - After completing his MBA in the US, he worked in America for a few years before coming back to India to help in his father’s business. Now Rohit has turned entrepreneur and exports organic feed grade products for poultry and cattle to USA/Canada.
Here he speaks about how the vision for the flood flights became a reality.
To inaugurate the new Flood Lights presented by Roy brothers Rahul and Rohit (OS85) at Barne Field, a cricket tournament is being organised at Sanawar from 4-6th April 2014.
All OS are cordially invited to witness the matches between Roy Bois and Boxy Boyz (Bollywood team).
The team members from Bollywood are -
Suneil Shetty, Bobby Deol, Sohail Khan, Aftab Shivdesani, Armaan Kohli, Vatsal Shethe, Jeetu Verma, Shabir Alhuwalia, Varun Badola, Shahwar Ali, Salil Ankola, Rohan Gavaskar, Manoj Bidwai, Tanisha Mukherji, Pooja Bedi, Amrita Rychand, Nim Dausang,Barkha Bisht, Bunty Walia, Apoorva Lakhia.
Some important points to keep in mind.
1. All OS must register at Hot Millions Chandigarh/ Dharampur (for dates 4th 5th and 6th April).
OS getting himself/herself registered will be issued a car parking sticker and name tag.
2. The car sticker will have to be pasted on the left side of the front screen.
The name tag should be displayed prominently during the stay on the campus on the days of matches.
In the absence of any, the security Staff will not allow entry into the campus.
Therefore, in order to avoid any awkward situation, it is requested that the OS coming to see the matches must get themselves registered at any of the Registration Counters shown below. There will be no charges for the Registration.
3. The number of people travelling (with names including driver) in the car will be mentioned on the registration pass/Sticker.
Any extra people in the car will not be allowed to enter school.
4. Any enquiry pertaining to Registration could be addressed to Ramesh Ahluwalia 09218500105 and Mr Basant Sharma 0172- 261230 between 10am –4pm.
Registration counters will be open to OS as under.
Entry Time at School
1. OS entry to School on 4th and 5th April will be from 3 pm onwards. All OS must leave campus immediately after the game is over.
2. On 6th April entry to School will be from 10 am. OS must leave campus after prize giving which would by 9.30 pm.
4th April 2014
ROY BOIS XI Vs. SCHOOL First XI : 11.30 am to 3 pm
ROY BOIS XI Vs. STAFF MEMBERS : 5 pm to 8.30 pm
BOXY BOYZ XI Vs. SCHOOL First XI : 10.30 am
BOXY BOYZ XI Vs. ROY BOIS : 5.30 pm
There would be a Brass Band Display between the two innings.
Introduction of the teams BOXY BOYZ and Roy Bois at 5pm.
Speeches by the Headmaster, Rohit Roy, Suneil Shetty and Mr.S R Das(Chief Guest).
BOXY BOYZ Vs STAFF members XI : 10.30 am
BOXY BOYZ Vs ROY BOIS : 5.30 pm GRAND FINALE followed by PRIZE DISTRIBUTION.
On 5th and 6th April there would be drinks and dinner at Baikunt Resorts.
Only those OS who register for Drinks and Dinner upto 4 pm on each day at Hot Millions Dharampur will be allowed to attend.
The cost of Dinner including Drinks would be Rs. 1500/-per head per day.
On 5th and 6th there would be a Tuck Shop stall along with a Food stall provided at Upper Barnes (Nets area).
OS are requested not to visit the CDH for any meals. Lunch at the Pavilion is restricted for the teams ONLY.
A special thanks to Roy Brothers, Apoorva Lakhia and Sanawar for putting the event together.
The President OSS Capt. Mohan Bir Singh has requested all OS attending the fixtures to kindly maintain proper decorum at all times.
Get Ready to Cheer.
Sanawar won the inaugural Old Boys Triangular Cricket Tournament between Doon, Mayo and Sanawar. In the finals played last night at Delhi's Jamia Hamdard cricket stadium, Sanawar outplayed Doon to coast to an easy win by 8 wickets. Set to chase 159 in 20 overs by Doon, Sanawar chased it in only 14 overs. Sangram Singh top scored for Sanawar and was unbeaten on 70. He was adjudged Man of the Match as well as Man of the Series. Apoorva Lakhia was awarded with the Best Batsman of the Tournament.
Sanawar was represented by Sangram Singh, Kim Sinha, Subroto Mallik, Apoorva Lakhia, Rohit Roy, Rahul Roy, Dhruv Soota, Manjit Singh Bala, Dhruv Sodhi, Pratap Bajwa, Raghav Karol, Ankit Rajgarhia, Gurjyot Thind and Ishwar Dhillon.
The Tournament turned out to be huge success and was appreciated by all the old boys of Sanawar, Doon and Mayo.
Himalaya - 94
OS Polo Match Delhi Times
Golf-Sanawar Wins The Bombay Triangular
By Veer Chatrath(OS2008)
Take some golf, add a good portion nostalgia, mixed with rivalry and you have a perfect recipe for an entertaining day. Such was the atmosphere at the Willingdon Sports Club when India’s three premier boarding schools battled it out on the field at the Bombay Triangular Golf Tournament. Brainchild of the late Anil Bhavanani (Doon), the Bombay Triangular features the old boys of Sanawar, Mayo and Doon.
Played on 16th March in Stableford format the tournament featured the best three scores from each school. Outnumbered by eight boys each from Doon and Mayo, the five Sanawarians had to certainly outperform all others in order to succeed.
The final scores were kept secret until cocktails and lunch at the Gulmohar room where the winners were announced.
When the individual Best Gross score of the tournament at 9 over par (Mayo) and Best Net of 38 points (Doon) was announced, the Sanawarians were unaware as to where we stood in this competition. Consistent performances across 3 generations of Old Sanawarians viz. Sangramsinh Gaekwad (OS 1959), Varun Batra (OS 1984) and Veer Chatrath (OS 2008) each scoring 37 points ensured that Sanawar remains the Best School of all with a Winning Team total of 111 points. Mayo came in second and Doon third.
Left to right:Chetan Desai, Sangramsinh Gaekwad with Pradeep Bhatia
(Presented the Trophy) Veer Chatrath, Varun Batra & Dhaval Desai.
Obituary from Times of India
NEW DELHI: Olympian distance runner Ranjit Bhatia, who represented India in 1960 Games in Rome, passed away on Sunday (9thFeb 2014) here after a prolonged illness.
He was 77 and is survived by wife Rani and daughters Ritu and Tavishi.
Popularly known as Bhatia Sahib, the Delhi-based Bhatia ran in 5,000m and marathon events in Rome Olympics in 1960.
He was a contemporary of 'Flying Sikh' Milkha Singh. Athletics Federation of India mourned the demise of Bhatia.
"Bhatia was a well known and respected figure in athletics circle not only in Delhi but throughout the country. His contribution to Indian athletics will always be remembered," the AFI said.
A multi-faceted personality, Bhatia was a perfect mix of a sportsman and a scholar. He retired as a Reader in Mathematics from St Stephen's College, Delhi. He was a Rhodes Scholar and studied at Jesus College at Oxford University.
"I would call it passing of a legend," Milkha said. "He was a perfect gentleman and a good athlete." Recalling his days with Bhatia at Rome Olympics, Milkha said, "Even though Ranjit had come to Rome from Oxford where he was studying he met all of us warmly and we spent a lot of time together. We now have stopped producing scholar athletes.
Paying rich tributes to Bhatia, another Indian Olympian track and field athlete Sriram Singh said he was always there to help any Indian athlete.
Recalling his 800m race in Munich Olympic, Sriram said: "I had run a good race in Munich but the electronic board showed a very slow time against my name. Then Bhatia sahib protested on my behalf and it was found that a pigeon was stuck in the electronic wires of the board causing the machine to malfunction. Later the organisers corrected my timings."
After schooling at Lawrance School, Sanawar, Bhatia shifted to St Stephen's where he excelled in track and field.
Bhatia was a well-known name on international circuit and wrote extensively on Indian athletics for domestic and foreign publications. He was a keen track and field statistician and contributed regularly to Britain's Athletics Weekly magazine. He covered seven Olympics for different Indian newspapers.
Bhatia was awarded with Order of British Empire for his services to athletics and a being firm bridge between Indian and British sport.
Heartfelt condolences to his family and friends from the OS fraternity.
Sanawar XI vs Doon XI Cricket match at Sanawar on 23rd March
A home cricket match was played between Sanawar XI and Doon XI on 23rd March (Sunday) on Barne Field, Sanawar. The amazing factor was that both teams played with their respective Head Boys.
Sanawar captain Viren Saggi won the toss & elected to bat first. Sanawar scored 122 runs in 20 overs. Doon started chasing but lost his 02 wkts very early. But 03 lives given by Sanawrians to Doon’s Head Boy Sandhu by drooping his catches was a fear factor for Sanawar as he smashed hard hits all around the field but finally Sandhu got caught out at deep guli by Shorab Gill. Doon all out on 106 runs in 15 overs.
Finally, Sanawar won the match by 16 runs. Man of the match award won by Shorab Gill of Sanawar for his contribution of 28 runs & 4 wkts.
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