About Us

Old Dalians' Association (ODA) is the alumni association of The Daly College (DC), Indore. DC is one of the most coveted public schools of India, having a great history of its own.

 

The story commences from 1870 when the institution was named as the Residency School. It was then renamed as the Rajkumar College in 1876, and in 1882, it came to be known as The Daly College. It was established by the Resident Governor of the erstwhile Presidency, for the children of Royal families in India. Since then, the school has been a premier educational institute with all modern facilities, having more than 2,000 students from different walks of the society. The DC campus spreads over a huge area of 118 acres in one of the most exclusive areas in Indore, and now, also has a Business School under its umbrella - Daly College Business School (DCBS). You could get more details from the school’s website www.dalycollege.org.

 

The ODA is a devotedly active organization with an objective of helping each of its members through networking and to make a contribution to their alma mater's betterment. It has strength of over 3,400 members across the globe, which includes professionals, business-persons, industrialists, sports-persons, artists, politicians, social-workers, etc. from the most elite strata of the society. Each year, at least, a hundred members are added to the ODA fraternity as they pass out from DC after their Class XII examinations.

ODA is governed by an executive body, which is elected from its members for a period of three years. The current committee for 2014–2016 is as follows:

 

President Chairman Development Committee Vice-President
Sumit Chandhok Pawan Singhal Shivraj Singh Limdi
Hon. Secretary Joint Secretary Hon. Treasurer
Jai Singh Jhabua Harsh Somaiya Rahul Kasliwal
Sports Secretary Ex. Officio Board Representative
Ruchir Jodhani Dheeraj Lulla Kamlesh Kasliwal
  Devraj Badgara
Executive Members Lady Members Advisors
Aman Bhatia Pullak Muchhal Dr. Divya Gupta
Chiragvir Singh Chhabra Surbhi Manocha Kripal Singh Saini
Karn Sigita
Prateek Modi
Kunal Jhaveri
Sandeep Parekh
Rajat Bhargava
Sumit Gupta
Ruchi Nagori
Sanchit Baweja
Sandeep Gujrati


Project Directors    
 Ankit D. Mittal
 Arpit Ajmera
 Ayush Dixit
 Dolly Tongiya   Harshit Modi
 Munish Chandhok

 

The ODA, being a very active organisation, celebrates the annual 'ODA WEEK', coinciding with the Annual Prize Giving (APG) Celebrations of DC. The ODA Week has programmes including:

1) The RAJGARH CUP CRICKET MATCH between Old Dalians and staff of DC
2) The NARSINGARH CUP CRICKET MATCH between Old Dalians and present Dalians 
3) The BANERA CUP HOCKEY MATCH between Old Dalians and present Dalians
4) SQUASH, TENNIS, and SHOOTING COMPETITIONS
5) The LUNAWADA Quiz is conducted for present Dalians and Old Dalians
6) The ODA Concert where Old Dalians act and display their talents in performing arts

There are various other events throughout the year, at different locations, with a majority of them being at the DC campus in Indore. However, ODA is actively moving out to hold various meets & events in other cities and countries, the latest examples being the ODA Get-togethers in Dubai, Jaipur, & Mumbai !
 

New Membership

The ODA motivates its fresh members to join the mainstream activities, and encourage new membership (their batch-mates & other Dalians who may not have joined ODA). New membership form is available on this website, and we request those Old Dalians who have still not enrolled as members, to be a part of the ODA family at the earliest. Click Here to go to registration page.

 

ODA Identity Card and Update Form

It is also our commitment to assure communication to the members of ODA and make it more regular and convenient so that you are well informed of the activities at your school and at the ODA. We are also issuing IDENTITY CARDS to the ODA members. For this, we need your correct/updated details. We therefore request you to kindly fill the UPDATE FORM available on the website, updating your address and other contact details, and return it to The Principal, The Daly College, Indore, along with TWO PHOTOGRAPHS.

 

ODA News Letter

It will come in its new format and will be printed once every two months. We would request you to kindly send us more information on personal, professional, academic, and/or sports achievements, or marriage, or any other details which you would like to share with fellow Old Dalians. The information may be sent to us via email at info@olddalians.org or post, so that the same can be printed in the next ODA newsletter. We request your kind participation in person and contribute by giving us your valued suggestions to pursue and accomplish our common goal of enhancing the ODA. Kindly send in your suggestions by post to The Daly College or through email at info@olddalians.org. Our goal will be best achieved when we activate regional chapters of the ODA and bring everyone together with maximum enthusiasm. 

 

Acknowledgement

We would like to express our gratitude to Dr. Sumer Singh, Principal, The Daly College, for his guidance and support in creating this website. We are thankful to all our committee members for their kind co-operation.