Old Bedeans Association
The OBA is unit of the Past Pupils of Don Bosco. It is affiliated to the Chennai Provincial Federation which is part of the Indian National Federation and World Con-Federation of the Past Pupils of Don Bosco.
The first formal gathering of Past Pupils occurred on 24 June 1870, when Carlo Gastini gathered some of his former classmates from the first Oratory to meet with Don Bosco for his name feast day.
The OBA was started on 30th October 1925 and registered under the Chennai Provincial Federation on the 5th January 1969.
We are deeply indebted to its former leaders who held the reins of the OBA and help us sustain as a united family of Old Bedeans. A special thanks to Mr. Titus Jesudoss, Mr. A. Augustine and Mr. Davis Thomas for their tireless efforts and able leadership.
Past Pupil’s Prayer
A Past Pupil’s Prayer
O God / in the name of Don Bosco / who sole desire / was our welfare and happiness / we have come together / to thank you / for what we are and what we have / bind us ever closer together / help us to support one another / with genuine and lasting love / may we remain united in joy / irrespective of caste / creed / culture / or language / living as honest citizens / as we prepare with hope / for the life to come.
Common Feast Days
- 16th August – Birth of St. John Bosco
- 24th June – Past Pupils Foundation Day
- 31st January – Feast of St. John Bosco
- 5th October – Feast of St. Alberto Marvelli (Patron Saint of Past Pupils)
- Participation in National and International Congress
- Medical, Dental and Eye check-up for school students, night school students, teaching and non teaching staff
- Blood donation camps
- Fund raising for charity and Educational Scholarships
- Participation in Provincial level – Council Meetings, Past Pupils Day, Animation Day, Inter-Unit Sports Day
- Participation in Provincial level Training Programmes
- Annual General Body Meeting and Reunion (26th Jan)
- Monthly Executive Meetings
- Scholarships, Uniforms for Deserving Students
- School Annual Sports Day
- Rector’s Birthday
- Mother’s Day – Feast of our Lady
- Birthday of St. John Bosco
- Teachers Day
- Community Day
- Christmas Cheer (Christmas Treat for Boarders)
- Provisions for Deserving Students
Executive Committee [ECM]
Mr. Stafford Mantel
Life Membership # INM 4062
Mr. P.R. Amudhan Amirtharaj
Vice President GEX
Life Membership # INM 5007
Mr. C. Deepak Raj
Life Membership # INM 5006
Mr. Denzil D’netto
Life Membership # INM 3478
Mr. Kumaresan V.
Life Membership # INM 3550
Mr. Felix John Vincent
Life Membership # INM 3493
Mr. Brian Nicholas
Life Membership # INM 5005
Mr. Philip Rajan
Life Membership # INM 3593
Mr. B. Joe Peter Harry
Life Membership # INM 6379
Mr. L. Shajeeth
Life Membership # INM 6383
Mr. Ricardo Sam Gaybisse
Life Membership # INM 7011
- Please feel free to contact us at anytime regarding OBA matters.
- You can become a Life Member by WhatsApp 9840028773 by sending us your Full Name with initials, Year of passing 12th, Date of birth, Address, email ID, Phone Number, Blood Group, Passport Size (Bust only) photo and Rs. 1000/-
- Those who do not provide your Photo – Kindly note that your LM card will be placed on HOLD.
- You can contribute to DAVIS THOMAS SHOLARSHIP and /or JOSEPH FORTE SHOLARSHIP for the most deserving students (Day scholars / Boarders).
- You can also support our work individually or as a batch or as a corporate body by sponsoring a meal or Sport Activity or Christmas Sharing or Provisions to the Needy.
- Batches celebrating their Silver Jubilee Year or Golden Jubilee Year are encouraged to share their joy with us as one family during our AGM / Reunion.
President: Mr. Stafford Mantel – 98400 28773
Secretary: Mr. C. Deepak Raj – 97898 97498