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WHAT IS IN A NAME ??

 

Dear SSGians,
 
           One of the things that all people ,places and things have in common is (NAMES). Most people have some idea of their name meaning or where their name came from. The etymology and onomastics resource to look up the history and meaning of names are common habit. For a long time, I have been thinking about our association’s name.
 
OLD BOYS ASSOCIATION”.
 
 Don’t you think it is wrong ? Many girls students were/are there. Isn’t injustice to them ? Moreover,  It makes me to think old. Some of you may say
“What is in a name ” ? Yaah ! but then , don’t you feel to be associated by a good name ? Real meaningful one .
 
No boys or Girls-  we were students.
 
So, I have a proposal .  May  we think of changing  the name of our association to :
 
SAINIK SCHOOL GOALPARA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION”(SSGAA).
 
 I invite you to comments, participate in our forums, and information to our growing community.
 
 
Sarat Oza
435
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I Do agree on the

I Do agree on the proposal.....

Birojit Nath

2777

 
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CHANGE OF NAME

 

THIS IS VERY GOOD POINT.
 
IT MUST BE TAKEN UP ON  EXECUTIVES MEETING ON 4TH SEPT.
 
AND PASS A RESOLUTION AS SUGGESTED BY SARAT.
 
 
A SENIOR SSGIAN
 
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Dear all,

Dear all,

 

I Completely agree with Sarat Da...

OBASSG seems a little bit out of place in context to today's world. Its sounds more like a network of "Just Passed Out School Students". Though it actually is, but it loses its importantance and sheen in the real world. People tend to view the association as another group, which they will eventually forget about...

 

The name suggested by sarat da - SSGAA - seems just perfect. It gives the association a Professional Touch too..

 

When you speak of any network group of past pupils of any school/college, you will find that such groups would genarally name them as Alumni Association of so & so on.... This lends professionalism and seriousness to the group.

 

This will also enable us to overcome the shortcomings that you pointed out earlier. I would also like to make another suggestion. I am not sure if our teachers - Previous as well as current ones- are part of the association. If they are not, then we could start by including them as Lifetime Honorary Members of the association. Without them, we would not have been what we are today.

 

As suggested by Sarat Da, we can have a constructive discussion in this forum and take this forward.

 

Regards

 

Kuldeep Roy

2467

 
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OBASSG

Hi guys,

I really feel that changing names is not a major priority. Let us not become like the states which spend energy on this. After all, when we talk of "Old Boys", even the girls are included. There is no reason why Romana (daughter of our then registrar - Maj NN Chatterjee) or other girls who joined later, cannot be old boys.

What I like is Kuldeep's proposal to have all our teachers (including the principals, headmasters and registrars) in the fold. They were all institutions by themselves. In fact, everyone associated with the school should be welcome. It will be really great to have Mamoni baideu (Mamoni Raisom Goswami), who was a teacher during our time, amongst us.

Ranjit/156/Chilarai

 
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Regarding change of name of OBASSG

 

SSGAA is  good,so  web site name should be changd first,with a ad in news paper,

with regards to all

Diganta Rajkonwar

R.No-1671

 
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What's in a name!

 

Sorry for chipping in late in the discussion. The spirit behind the suggestion for changing the name of the association is quite praiseworthy and I thank Sarat da for bringing up such a lively and thought provoking topic. However, with due respect to all, I am afraid, I do not  vote in support of the motion. The reasons for me to be saying so are:

  • All over India, all the associations of past pupil of sainik schools are named as "Old Boys' Associations". Bieng the part of larger fraternity of Sainik  School family, I think any deviation from the said tradition will not be wise.
  • There are technical difficulties, such as, we are a registered society under societies act so to incorporate the change of name many formalities have to be followed. Bank accounts name will have to changed, all stationeries and many other related additional work will have to be done.
  • Our Association's has already undergone changes at-least twice earlier, however the change of name hardly affected us in any positive way!
  • In the last three four years, OBASSG have successfully conducted many social activities thereby effecting the brand"OBASSG" a huge boost. Any change will make all these toils undone!
  • Last but not the least, as Sarat da has rightly said, What's in a name! Our association shall be as good as we make it and not by the name we give it.

     

So, freinds and brothers, I rest my case here and would welcome more views on it.

Jagadish Nath/2030/Chilarai

 
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whats in a name

Jagadish da,
I really appreciate the way you have put forwarded the issue highlighting the difficulties.

All ends well here i beleive : Whats in a name?