It is a privilege to address my seniors, batchmates and juniors through the first newsletter of GMS Alumni, New Delhi. Well, to make any organisation vibrant and growing, two very basic elements are must: (a) Committed human resources and, (b) Adequate financial resources. We have abundance of both these basic elements in this newly found organisation. I take this opportunity to thank Sandeep Sharma (1988), Rajesh Mahto (1988), Asit Aggarwal (1994), Sushil Aggarwal (1994), Amit Saraf (1994) and others without whose committed involvement we would not have seen this day. As for the significant push, I thank Br. T.P. Fitzpatrick (ex-Principal of GMS) through whom we got the St. Columba's School as our meeting place. I also thank Mr. Riwo Norbhu (1972)) who collected the sponsorship for our first advertisement in the newspaper.
Friends, this is to remind you that though our school is 90 years old, we still do not have any effective alumni except for a newly founded one here in Delhi. We have formed this alumni to develop friendship and brotherhood amongst all the ex-Goethalites and the school. Further in keeping with the motto of our school 'Omnia Bene Facere", this association will try to promote excellence in all walks of lite that affect us.
For this dream to- come true, we are in the process of getting this association registered on all All-India basis so that at a later stage, it becomes easy for us to set up different chapters all over India. To achieve this overall goal, the Principal of GMS Br. A Pinto has assured me of all the help possible. From now on all outgoing 1.C.S.E. batches will get registered with the Delhi chapter. Another significant development which has taken place is the grant of official permission to members of GMS Alumni, Delhi for lodging in the school premises while in Kurseong on payment of nominal charges for food.
As such, | would like to call on each and every ex-student of
Goethals to join hand with us for this noble cause.
Omnia Bene Facere,
My warmest welcome to each of the Goethals Alumni to this refreshed website. This is our own and we must treat it such. It is the place to reach for news of our school, alumni, interaction between the school and alumni etc.
All this can happen very successfully if all of us feed in and keep the news current.
You should feed in details on the members page, subscribe to memberships, and share your experiences with the school and/or alumni .
We hope this will foster the creation of a society which we hope to act as a Centre for promoting fellowship, fraternity, friendship and understanding amongst the alumni . Also to undertake activities for the growth, welfare and prosperity of the school, its staff, employees and students. Finally, to also promote excellence in all walks of life, specifically in fields of education, sports, performing and nonperforming arts amongst students and alumni of our school.
Functional since 2016 our alumni website is now being transformed from static to dynamic with additional features. Going forward this will have the potential to be the largest and current data base of GMS Alumni and Staff. Life members will be able to have independent connections with individual alumni and staff. All members and staff can update in real time their personal details as well as news about the school or the alumni.
We owe Sumit Jhunjhunwala (2001 batch) who contributed to make the website happen together with support and guidance from Deepak Kumar Saraf (1990 batch).
Omnia Bene Facere,
Alumni members at a gathering in Mr. Riwo Norbhu's residence
|Interim Governing Body 1997|
|Designation||Name||Member's Code||Address & Phone|
|President||B.K. Dev Verma (IAS), Director||71/01||Ministry of Food, Krishi Bhawan, N.D.-1 (O) 3385792 (R) 602355 (Fax) 3782213.|
|Vice President||Riwo Norbhu Manager-Passenger Sales||72/01||Air India, Himalaya House, 23, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi-110001. (O) 3311502 (R) 6134944 (Fax) 3316494|
|Vice President||Norbu Tshering ACP Delhi Police||77/01||Operations, North District, Maurice Nagar New Delhi. (O) 2511526 (R) 7133740, 2512201 Ext. 572|
|Treasurer||Deepak Kr. Saraf||90/01||Room 211, Sangam Lodge, A-357, Sangam Vihar, Road No. 2 Mangal Bazar Road, N.D.-62 (R) 6995737|
|Secretary||Kumar Ashish Asst. Manager||86/01||Ceat Financial Services Ltd. 601, Adishwar Aptts, 34 Ferozshah Road, New Delhi-1. (O) 3725981-5 (R) 225941.|
|Jt. Secretary||T.S. Sethi Proprietor||73/01||B-5/6 4257, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi -17. (O) & (R) 6896003, 6134311/7810|
|Jt. Secretary||Vinod Agarwal Sr. Commercial Manager||81/01||Bausch & Laumb (I) Ltd., 22-A, Ring Road, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi-110049|
|Jt. Secretary||Kumar Manish Director||82/01||Schultze Health Care Pvt. Ltd., 182-D, Pratap Nagar, Mayur Vihar, New Delhi-91 (O) 2258225 (R) 2484081/4947|
|Jt. Secretary||Sandeep Sharma||88/01||J-8/81, Rajouri Garden, New Delhi-27. Hindustan Lever Ltd., Ocean Complex, Sector-18, Noida, U.P. (O) 8557757 (R) 6522426|
|Jt. Secretary||Rajesh Mahto Sales Incharge||88/02||J-8/81, Rajouri Garden, New Delhi-27. Hindustan Lever Ltd., Ocean Complex, Sector-18, Noida, U.P. (O) 8557757 (R) 6522426|
|Member||S.R. Ahmed Protocol Officer||72/02||Ministry of Defence, New Delhi (O) 3012537/9658 (R) 5500421|
|Member||Arun Kumar||79/01||(O) 3388911-Extn. 4404 (R) 7452889|
|Member||Sandeep Agarwal||85/01||(O) 3299339 (R) 5582059|
|Member||Dr. T.D. Amdo||89/02||(R) 6134944|
|Member||S.K. Parmanik||89/03||IIFT - New Delhi (R) 6965124/5051|
|Member||K.K. Parmanik||91/01||IIT - New Delhi (R) 6522025|
|Member||Amit Kr. Saraf||94/01||Student Pager No. 9622 166 999|
|Member||Ritesh Agarwal||94/06||Student (R) 7257963|
|Member||Deep Sharma||96/05||Student (R) 6164630|
1st General Meeting (02/02/97) : This was held at Priya Complex where the name was finalised as GMS Alumni It was also decided that a general meeting was to be held at the first Sunday of every month at a venue to be decided later. Oldest member present was Sandeep Aggarwal (85).
2nd General Meeting (02/03/97) : Senior School Library (St. Columbus) The executive committee was formed and the members present were officially registered. Oldest member present was Mr. Salil Mishra (66) from Jodhpur.
1st Executive Meeting (16/03/97) : Held at the residence of Mr. Riwo Norbhu. Mr. T.S. Sethi's address was to be the official alumni address (B 5/6, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi 110070. Ph.: 6896003, 6134311). Also the proposed memorandum for registration, etc. were discussed.
3rd General Meeting (06/04/97) : Senior School Library (St. Columbas) thelife membership fees was decided at Rs. 15,000. Mr. Manish Kumar Singh (81) offered organisational support (database) from his office The oldest member present, Mr. Vinod Kumar Anand (52) offered to sponsor the newsletter for a year.
4th General Meeting (04/05/97) : Senior School Library (St. Columbas) Deepak Saraf (90) related his recent visit to the school which received a warm response. It was also decided that the outgoing batches from GMS given three years membership in the Alumni for their related payment the school. Tbe collection of these funds was also decided upon.
5th General Meeting (01/06/97) : Senior School Library (St. Columbas) Election schedule and process finalised. Mr. T.S. Sethi of 1973 batch donated three cups to the school for which the Alumni express their gratitude. Annual dinner date was finalised for 13th September 1997 (tentative) Mr. TS. Sethi was vested with this responsibility.