Masonic Events

The distinguishing characteristics of a good freemason

BY W.BRO.SREEDHARAN SREEKANTH

Introduction

Freemasonry is unique and confers invaluable privileges upon its members. We, the Freemasons, therefore, rightly take pride in the fact that we are “distinguished” or different from the rest of the world. But, what are these peculiar characteristics or features that distinguish and identify us as extraordinary members of the society within which we subsist and transact our daily lives? Are they no more than the Sns.,Tkns., and Wds., of the various degrees that we communicate with utmost caution to our Fellow Masons, or are there other characteristics or qualities by which a Freemason may truly be identified by those who are not privy to our secret arts and hidden mysteries as well?

The title of the essay is found verbatim at the end of the Tracing Board of the First Degree. Therein we are told that the distinguishing characteristics of a good freemason are Virtue, Honour, and Mercy with a benediction that they may ever be found in a Freemason’s breast or heart.

It is the endeavour of this essay to identify and dwell upon these distinguishing characteristics that may be found in a freemason’s breast and which elevate us above the common herd.

How are Freemasons “Distinguished”?

Etymologically the word ‘distinguish’ has various sources. In the title of this essay the word ‘distinguishing’ may be understood from more than one perspective. The commonly accepted meaning of the verb ‘to distinguish’ is ‘to recognize as distinct or different. This meaning is apparent and is reinforced by the statement in the Entrustment portion of first degree ritual where the secrets of the degree are referred to as “those marks by which we are known to each other and distinguished from the rest of the world.” This usage, which can be traced back to circa 1350-1400 AD derives its origin from the Latin distinguere i.e. literally ‘to pick out by pricking.’ Thus, this word at first flush appears merely to indicate a separation from the rest of mankind.

As students of the liberal art of rhetoric and thereby philology or the study of language we should not stop at the apparent but delve into the nuances of a word. The verb ‘to distinguish’ acquired another shade of meaning around 1555 AD which is ‘to make prominent or single out for honour with special attention.’The word is not merely an indication of separation but also of elevation from the rest of mankind.

It is submitted that this is the more appropriate meaning of the word “distinguished” as used in the title and arguably the sense in which the draftsman of the ritual uses it here.

It is also interesting to note that the word distinguish or its variations are used fifteen times in the Craft Ritual. Out of these the word is used with the meaning of “to separate” in five places. In the rest of the references, the word distinguished is used in the sense of “being identified as superior or separated by elevation.”

The Distinguishing Characteristics

We saw that the distinguishing characteristics identified are Virtue, Honour and Mercy. In the Charge in the North East we are informed that Charity is a virtue ‘which may justly be denominated the distinguishing characteristic of a Freemason’s heart.’ Thus there are apparently four virtues that are considered to be distinguishing characteristics. All these virtues are or ought to be present in the breast or heart of a good Freemason.

Let us now explore these timeless principles identified in the Craft ritual and understand how by constantly practicing them we may be perceived as superior members of regularly organized society.

Virtue

Virtue is that straight and undeviating line of conduct laid down for our pursuit in the Vs., of S.L. The great Roman philosopher and orator, Cicero has dwelt on Virtue in one of his Tusculan Disputations. He states that Virtue is a disposition [habitus] of spirit [animus] in harmony with the measure of nature and of reason. He goes on to identify the four parts of virtue which we now refer to as the four cardinal virtues. These are Temperance, Fortitude, Prudence and Justice and are depicted in our symbolism as the four tassels pendant to the corners of the lodge.

Temperance is moderation through control exercised over the sense organs as they madly rush towards the sense objects. In the Bhagawad Gita we are told that the man who is moderate in eating, working, relaxation, sleeping and being awake conquers pain and sorrow. Moderation is different from total abstinence. Total abstinence and flagellation of the flesh will not lead to the Goal. Freemasonry therefore offers the valid middle path to its acolytes. Thus Freemasons strive to be in the world but not of it.

Prudence is the knowledge of what is good, what is bad, and what is neutral. This is the characteristic that distinguishes homosapiens from the rest of the primates. Freemasons take this discerning watchfulness to the highest dimension.

Justiceis that aspect of virtue that takes into account the common good as against personal gain. The truly virtuous Freemason applies the same rules to himself that he applies to his neighbor whether in masonic or private dealings.

Fortitude is considered the undertaking of dangers and the enduring of labors in pursuit of just and laudable goals.

Socrates believed that the whole life of a philosopher is preparation for death. Cicero argues that this can be done only by leading a virtuous life i.e. a life that is morally good. Freemasonry teaches a similar lesson through the Raising ceremony, where the candidate is experientially enabled to come to the conclusion that “to the just and virtuous man, death has no terrors equal to the stain of falsehood and dishonour.”

Freemasons are virtuous not because they will gain material or spiritual benefits from its practice, but because being virtuous is the only correct and honourable course of action. In this they are in tune with the words of Thiruvalluvar the ancient Tamil poet who says, “The virtuous man is truly distinguished and eminent, therefore virtue is to be prized even above life!”

Oftentimes we judge people by their failings and look down upon them as less virtuous than us. This is not a virtuous thing to do. In fact, the most difficult precept of all for nearly everybody to live up to is the ability to refrain from all forms of wrong speech (which often includes uncharitable comments on other people's real or alleged failings!)

Virtue is not just about being honest and not indulging. Virtue is meeting our commitments and paying our dues. Virtue is not taking or even expecting to receive something which is not ours or due to us. Virtue is regulating our lives and actions by the dictates of the square which teaches us to act fairly and the compasses which teach us to keep within due bounds.

Honour

Honour is an abstract concept. It is a measure of the worth and respect of a person within his social stratum. Whether someone is hounourable is always measured against a pre-defined code of conduct applicable to a group or institution. That is why during the first degree investiture the candidate is told that he should live in such a way as to bring honour to the Lodge in which he has been initiated. Freemasons being intellectuals have a high sensitivity towards honour. In fact we believe that Honour and Virtue should be prized above the external advantages of rank and fortune.

Rank and fortune are either inherited or conferred. Honour on the other hand is earned by the course of conduct a man adopts and the way he conducts himself under stress. The greatest example of honourable behavior the annals of Freemasonry provide is that of our Master H…m Ab..f, who preferred death to the dishonour of betraying the sacred trust reposed in him.

“Unto thine own self be true, and it shall follow as the night the day” says Polonius to his son Laertes and thus provides the best prescription for leading an honourable life.

Mercy

Another name for Mercy is Compassion. In Sanskrit this is calledDaya orKaruna. Mercy is a universally lauded virtue. The divine poet Thiruvalluvar extolls this virtue across the whole of the eighth chapter of the Thirukkural. He “says just as the flourishing of a barren tree in a desert is useless, so is a life which is barren of compassion.” Thus, when a wealthy mason gives towards charity he should do so with a compassionate heart and soothing words. We may compare this sentiment with the averment in the Thirukkuralthat “wealth in the hands of a compassionate man is like the ripening of a fruitful tree at the centre of a town.”

In Islam the name Ar-Raheem meaning “the most Merciful” is the second of the 99 names of God and is part of the Bismillah which is recited before each sura (chapter) of the Qur'an except for the ninth. In Islam it is believed that God or Allah created the earth in two days and placed the mountains, which tower above it. Out of compassion he blessed the entire creation and distributed food in four days for all the creatures alike.

The Bible gives an unparalleled example of Mercy and compassion when Jesus Christ invokes the Grace of His Heavenly father on those who were tormenting him on the Cross. The immortal words, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do,” are an object lesson on the practice of Mercy. So is the Christian virtue enshrined in Matthew, which exhorts us to “love our enemies” and pray for those who persecute us,thus developing strength of character which alone can truly distinguish us.

Yes, the ability to be merciful is not a weakness but the sure sign of inner strength and character. The ability to empathise with our fellow creatures and to show compassion towards them proves that we are strong. In fact, Mercy is a quality generally shown by a superior to an inferior and as Shakespeare says “it droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven.”

The Bard of Avon states that Mercy is “the throned monarch better than his crown…” in other words a truly royal person is known by his compassionate behavior rather than by the external labels of rank and fortune such as the scepter and the crown. Thus, since time immemorial monarchs themselves have not thought it derogatory of their dignity to exchange their scepter for a trowel and join the distinguished company of Freemasons!

Vedanta Desikar, the great Vaishnavite saint and poet has composed Dayaashtakam consisting of 108 verses praising the Goddess of Mercy. It appears to be a pleasant coincidence that what the 16th Century English dramatist said had already been conceived in the 14th byThoopulDesikar who concludes that Mercy or Daya, if practiced by all the human beings across religious and racial groups can convert this strife-ridden world into a veritable heaven of peace and prosperity.

Our rituals are not merely a collection of aphorisms that we spout during the ceremony and ignore when convenient. They are as much a manual of practice as a code of conduct wherein the “how?” is as clearly indicated as the “what?” In this sense the practice of the virtue of mercy is explained in the Charge after Initiation with regard to our conduct towards our neighbor; we are charged to do to him as, in similar cases, we would wish he should do to us. If this course of conduct were uniformly pursued universal brotherhood would be the result.

Charity

The Lakotas, a Red Indian tribe, accumulate wealth, not for personal use, but to give away to the needy! They call it “Wacantognaka”. During important occasions they honor one another with a "giveaway". During this giveaway, the giver gives as much of what he has to other people. Sometimes everything is given away! Thus, we see that Charity is a Virtue acclaimed by savage and socialite alike.

While it cannot be denied thatCharity is the best among Virtues, it must beunderstood that Masonic charity is different. Masonic Charity is distinguished by being invariably anonymous. Freemasons shy away from public acclamation of their charity. At best Freemasonsprefer their Charity to be provided under the common banner of the Grand Lodge.

No doubt, the Tracing Board of the First Degree does not speak of Charity as a distinguishing characteristic. Nevertheless we saw that the Charge in the North East refers to Charity as “that virtue which may justly be denominated the distinguishing characteristic of a Freemason’s heart. Further in the explanation of the First Degree Tracing Board we refer to Charity as one of the three principal moral virtues, the other two being Faith and Hope.

Whenever the concept of Charity is discussed it is mainly in the context of giving money. But, giving money need not be the only way to practice Charity. Charity could also be giving time, energy, or a simple word of sincere praise. Showing forbearance and forgiving someone could well be a form of charity!

In this sense, Charity and Mercy, like Honour and Virtue discussed earlier, go hand in hand. No wonder the draftsman of the craft ritual was moved to equate Charity with her sister Mercy! Incidentally,in the novel Martin Chuzzlewitby Charles Dickens, the great Victorian novelist, the elder Miss Pecksniffis named Charity and her younger sister is Mercy! Our ritual states that like her younger sister Mercy, Charity too is twice-blest; she blesses him that gives as well as him that receives.

Conclusion

These distinguishing characteristics are intertwined and interdependent.  The tree of Freemasonry is firmly based in the roots of the three grand principles: Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth. Virtue and Honour together comprise the strong trunk on which Mercy and Charity are branches. The fruits, of course, are peace, prosperity and happiness.

Bro. George M. Free in his poem ‘What makes a man a Mason?’ states that it is not the due guard, nor is it the sign, the jewel which hangs on our breast, the apron in which we are dressed or the step, or the token, or the grip... He says, ‘these are essential, desirable, fine, but, they don’t make a Mason…’ He concludes that ‘The stone which the Architect placed in your care must pass the strict test of His unerring square. And then you will meet with approval divine, and you’ll be a Mason, O brother of mine.’ Thus it is by our square dealing and strict adherence to the undeviating line of conduct, laid down for us by the Divine Architect, that we as Freemasons are truly distinguished. Masons practice timeless principles; they do this with beauty and elegance. We are distinguished because we practice virtue with beauty and elegance.

The Craft ritual in Freemasonry is not only a large body of knowledge that one may know and share. It is also a set of precepts and practices that one should follow in order to regulate our lives and actions according to the unerring standards and undeviating line of conduct laid down for us. Freemasonry is not about merely knowing, it is about doing and finally becoming! Only then can each one of us take pride in the fact that the distinguishing characteristics of a good Freemason are truly found in our breast.

DIARY OF MASONIC EVENTS

2017

ANNUAL COMMUNICATION OF GRAND LODGE AM & FM OF INDIA will be held on 24th, 25th and 26th Nov 2017 at Hotel Rangsharda, Near Lilavati Hospital, KC Marg, Bandra Reclamation Flyover, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050


2016

30th Dec Officially visited to Lodge Ganges No.48 and graced their 125 years Celebrations at Kanpur

29th Dec Consecrated Lodge Raja No.438 at Kanpur

28th Dec M.W.Bro.Capt.Dr.B.Biswakumar, OSM consecrated Lodge Viluppuram No.447 at Chennai

28th Dec M.W.Bro.Capt.Dr.B.Biswakumar, OSM consecrated Lodge Deepam No.448 at Chennai

28th Dec Officially visited to Lodge Ajodhya on Sarju No.13 at their Installation Meeting at Faizabad

27th Dec Consecrated Lodge Sir M.Visveswaraya No.450 at Bangalore

27th Dec Consecrated Lodge Silkcity No.446 at Bangalore

26th Dec. Officially visited to Lodge Star of the South No.101 and presented LTS Jewels to the Brethren at Bangalore

25th Dec. Consecrated Lodge Siddaganga No.445 at Bangalore

23rd Dec. R.W.Bro.C.J.Mathew, Dy.G.M. consecrated Lodge Riders No.439 at Bangalore

23rd Dec. R.W.Bro.C.J.Mathew, Dy.G.M. consecrated Lodge Aalayam No.441 at Bangalore

24th Nov. Officially visited to Lodge Fraternity and Preservance No.31 at their 125th Anniversary Celebrations at Varanasi

20th Nov. Especial Communication of Grand Lodge of India at New Delhi

18th Nov. M.W.Bro.H.P.Mathur, OSM consecrated Lodge Punjab No.443 at New Delhi

17th Nov. M.W.Bro.Vasudev Jamunabihar Masurekar, OSM consecrated Grand Master’s Lodge No.444 at New Delhi

16th Nov. M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM consecrated Lodge Summum Bonum No.440 at New Delhi

16th Nov. M.W.Bro.H.P.Mathur, OSM consecrated Lodge Bonhomie No.435 at New Delhi

12th Nov. Officially visited to Lodge Phulkian No.94 at their Installation Meeting at Patiala

12th Nov. R.W.Bro.K.Sharath Choudhary, PAGM dedicated the Banner of Lodge Vasistha No.428

12th Nov. Officially visited to Lodge S.A.S.Nagar No.291 at their Installation Meeting at Chandigarh

11th Nov. Officially visited to Lodge Excelsior No.60 at their Installation Meeting at Kalka

6th Nov. Dedicated the Banner of Lodge Chanakya Past Masters No.405 at Gurgaon

6th Nov. Officially visited to Lodge Dronacharya No.285 at their Silver Jubilee Celebrations at Gurgaon

4th Nov. Graced the Centenary Celebrations of Lodge Takhat-e-Suleman No.65 at New Delhi

26th Oct. Dedicated the Masonic Temple of Lodge Utkal No.193 at Behrampur

25th Oct. Officially visited to Lodge University No.142 and presented Order of Service to Masonry Jewel to R.W.Bro.Arvind Prasad Chitra at Visakhapatnam.

16th Oct. Officially visited to Lodge Hindustan No.114 and graced their 75 years Celebrations at Kanpur.

15th Oct. Joint Meeting of Kanpur, Allahabad, Lucknow and Jhansi and presented LTS Jewels to the Brethren at Kanpur.

9th Oct. Laid the Foundation Stone of Masonic Temple at Karnal

8th Oct. R.W.Bro.Bharat V.Epur, Past Deputy Grand Master dedicated the Banner of Lodge Aranyamitra No.433 at Maharashtra

1st Oct. Half Yearly Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Northern India at Dehradun

26th Sep. Officially visited to Lodge Star of Delhi No.328 and presented 40 years LTS Jewels to W.Bro.A.D.Chawla.

24th Sep. Special Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Western India at Raipur.

18th Sep. Officially visited to Lodge Southern Cross No.46 and presented LTS Jewels to Brethren at Palayamcottai.

17th Sep. Officially visited to Lodge Raisina No.97 and presented Order of Service to Masonry to R.W.Bro.Krishna Kumar Gautam at New Delhi

21st Aug. Joint Meeting of 8 Lodges and presented LTS Jewels to Brethren at Karnal.

14th Aug. Half Yearly Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Southern India at Yercaud and Especial Meeting of Grand Lodge of India at Yercaud

13th Aug. Consecrated Lodge Uzhavan No.434 at Yercaud.

11th Aug. Officially visited to Lodge Imperial No.96 and presented LTS Jewels to Brethren at New Delhi.

6th Aug. Half Yearly Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Eastern India at New Delhi

5th Aug. Consecrated Lodge Aranyamitra No.433 at New Delhi

30th Jul. Consecrated Lodge Baba Banda Singh Bahadur No.432 at Bhattinda, Punjab

16th Jul. Officially visited to Lodge Excelsior No.60 and presented LTS Jewels to Brethren at Kalka.

9th Jul. M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM consecrated Lodge Cognates No.431 at New Delhi.

9th Jul. M.W.Bro.Vasudev Jamunabihar Masurekar, OSM consecrated Lodge Delhi North No.426 at New Delhi

9th Jul. Consecrated Lodge Bimal Kishore Raizada No.427 at New Delhi

9th Jul. M.W.Bro.H.P.Mathur, OSM consecrated Lodge Harcharan Singh Ranauta No.430 at New Delhi

4th Jul. Consecrated Lodge Adventure No.429 at Hyderabad

2nd Jul. Consecrated Lodge Vasishta No.428 at Rajahmundry

22nd Jun. M.W.Bro.H.P.Mathur, OSM attended Memorial Service of R.W.Bro.Saleh H.Doctor at Mumbai.

11th Jun. Officially visited to Lodge St.Andrew’s No.6 and presented 60 years LTS Jewel to R.W.Bro.Jamshed P.Cassed at Nagpur.

3rd Jun. Consecrated Lodge Gen.K.S.Thimayya No.424 at Mysore.

1st Jun. Consecrated Lodge King Soloman No.423 at Pudukottai.

30th May. Consecrated Lodge Golfers No.425 at Bengaluru.

14th May. M.W.Bro.H.P.Mathur, OSM officially visited to Lodge Industry No.23 on the occasion of Demonstration of Ritual Working and presented LTS Jewels to Brethren.

12th May. R.W.Bro.G.K.Selvarajan, OSM, Dy.G.M. officially visited to Lodge Ananthapadmanabha No.280 at their Silver Jubilee Celebrations at Thiruvananthpuram.

1st May. Officially visited to Lodge Dharwad No.54 and presented LTS Jewels to Brethren.

15th Apr. Graced the Centenary Celebrations of Lodge Phulkian No.94 at Patiala.

13th Apr. Dedicated the Banner of Lodge Friendship on Tamsa No.303 at Varanasi Cantt.

13th Apr. Consecrated Lodge Ganga Yamuna Saraswati No.422 at Varanasi Cantt.

12th Apr. Dedicated the Banner of Lodge Gomti Awadh Sultanpur No.393 and Lodge Sai Avadh Pratapgarh No.73 at Pratapgarh.

11th Apr. Dedicated the Banner of Lodge Ajodhya on Sarju No.13 and presented LTS Jewels to Brethren at Faizabad.

10th Apr. Dedicated the Banner of Lodge Capital No.399 at Gorakhpur.

10th Apr. Officially visited to Lodge Gorakhpur No.157 and presented 50 years, 40 years and 25 years LTS Jewels to Brethren at Gorakhpur.

26th Mar. M.W.The Grand Master authorized R.W.Bro.Harpal Singh Ranauta to represent him in the Annual Meeting of District Grand Lodge of Northern India at Shimla

24th Mar. Consecrated Lodge Veer Savarkar No.419 at Port Blair, Andaman Nicobar Islands.

12th Mar.Annual Investiture Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Northern India. At this meeting he installed R.W.Bro.Dr.N.S.Sodhi as Regional Grand Master of Northern India at New Delhi.

5th Mar. M.W.Bro.Vasudev Jamunabihar Masurekar, OSM officially visited Lodge Yadavindra No.141 at their Installation Meeting at Chandigarh.

5th Mar. M.W.Bro.Vasudev Jamunabihar Masurekar, OSM laid the Foundation Stone of the new Block of Triple Story multi utility Masonic Centre at Kalka.

3rd Mar. Joint Meeting of 18 Lodges and presented 50 years LTS Jewel to W.Bro.Rampal Singh and 25 years LTS Jewel to W.Bro.Dinesh Vaish and W.Bro.Jagjeet Singh Parmar at Jaipur.

27th Feb. Annual Investiture Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Southern India at Kodaikanal.

26th Feb. Consecrated Lodge Karur No.421 at Kodaikanal.

20th Feb. Annual Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Eastern India at Darjeeling.

18th Feb. Officially visited to Lodge Elysium No.69 and presented 50 years LTS Jewel to R.W.Bro.S.S.Bhalla at New Delhi

 

6th Feb. Officially visited to Lodge Abhayarudra No.278 at their Silver Jubilee Celebrations at Warrangal.

5th Feb. Consecrated Lodge Juris No.417 at Hyderabad.

4th Feb. Consecrated Lodge Lewis No.418 at Hyderabad

3rd Feb. Dedicated the Banner of Lodge Albert Pike Masonic Research No.414 at New Delhi

1st Feb. Officially visited to Lodge Reginald Spence No.109 and presented 50 years LTS Jewels to W.Bro.Firoz N.Siamwala and Firoz S.Neemuchwala at Mumbai

30th Jan. Joint Meeting of 10 Lodges at Madurai.

24th Jan. Joint Meeting of Lodge Raksha Dal No.166 and Poona Past Masters No.167 and graced their Golden Jubilee Celebrations at Pune.

24th Jan. Joint Meeting of 3 Lodges and presented LTS Jewels to Brethren.

23rd Jan. Officially visited to Lodge Sri Brahadeeswara No.150 and presented 50 years LTS Jewel to R.W.Bro.R.Ratnaswami.

23rd Jan. Joint Meeting of 4 Lodges at Chennai and presented 60 years LTS Jewel to R.W.Bro.R.Krishnamoorthy.

2nd Jan. Honoured and felicitate the Recipients of Gallantry Awards from Indian Armed Forces at Chennai.

2nd Jan. Graced the Centenary Celebrations of Lodge Asoka No.93, at Chennai.

 

 


2015

M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Vasudev Jamnabihar Masurekar, OSM attended the following:

January 2. Officially visited to Lodge Ananthapadmanabha No.280 and presented 40 years Long Term Service Jewel to W.Bro.N. Jayakrishnan Nair at Thiruvananthapuram.

January 3. Laid the Foundation Stone of Masonic Temple of Lodge Aruvi No.293 at Courtallam.

January 7. Officially visited to Lodge Asansol No.251 and presented 25 years Long Term Service Jewel to V.W.Bro.Ranjit Kumar Chatterjee.

Dedicated banner of Lodge Dhanbad No.95 at Dhanbad.

January 10. Annual Investiture Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Western India at Mumbai.  At this meeting he installed R.W.Bro.Ardeshir Sarsoh Vakil as RGM of W.I.

January 22. Officially visited to Lodge General Williams No.165 at their Golden Jubilee Celebrations at Pune.

January 24 Laid the Foundation Stone of new block of Senior Citizen Centre at Freemasons’ Hall Compound at Ambala.

January 31 Annual Investiture Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Eastern India at Faizabad.

February 1 Consecrated Lodge Gomti Awadh Sultanpur No..393 at Sultanpur.

February 7 Officially visited to Lodge Ekram No.45 and presented 50 years Long Term Service Jewel to W.Bro.Mirza Khusru Ali Baig at Secunderabad.

February 11 Officially visited to Lodge Palghat No.159 and  presented 50 years Long Term Service Jewel to R.W.Bro.K.Sudhakaran , 40 years Jewel to V.W.Bro.T.R.Rajagopalan and 25 years Jewel to W.Bro.K.P.Bhavadas.

February 12 Consecrated Lodge Siruvani No.394 at Coimbatore.

Consecrated Lodge Cheran No.395 at Coimbatore.

February 13 Officially visited to Lodge Tiruchirapalli No.203 at their raising ceremony at Tiruchirapalli.

February 19 Dedicated the Banner of Lodge Victory No.213 at Muzaffarnagar.

Dedicated the Masonic Temple of Lodge General Williams No.151 at Roorkee.

February 21 Officially visited to Lodge Star of Delhi No.328 at New Delhi.

February 27 Officially visited to Lodge Yadavindra No.141 and presented 50/40/25 years Long Term Service Jewels to Brethren at Chandigarh.

February 28 Annual Investiture Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Northern India at Kanpur.

March 1 Annual Investiture Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Southern India at Chennai.

March 8 Dedicated the Banner of Lodge Rayala Sundaram No.181 at Chennai.

March 20 Officially visited to Lodge St.Andrew’s No.6 and presented 50 years Long Term Service Jewel to R.W.Bro.G.L.Shahu, OSM.

April 4 Laid the Foundation Stone of Masonic Building at Vijayawada.

April 6 Officially visited to Lodge Vidya No.164 at their Golden Jubilee Celebrations at Chennai.

April 18 Officially visited to Lodge Elysium No.69 and presented to 40 years Long Term Service Jewel to R.W.Bro.V.Nagarajan.

Attended Joint Meeting of Lodges in NCR and presented Long Term Service Jewels to Brethren at New Delhi.

April 19 Attended Joint Meeting of Lodges of Lucknow and presented Long Term Service Jewels to Brethren at Lucknow.

April 24 Officially visited to Lodge Hyderbad No.50 and presented Long Term Service Jewels to Brethren at Hyderbad.

April 30 Consecrated Lodge Satsang No.396 at Chennai.

Officially visited to Lodge Justitia No.82 and presented 60 years Long Term Service Jewel to R.W.Bro.Justice V.Ramaswami.

May 1 Attended Joint Meeting of Lodges of Madurai and presented Long Term Service Jewels to Brethren.

May 16 Dedicated Masonic Temple at Karaikkal.

Consecrated Lodge Atithi No.397 and dedicated banner at Karaikkal.

June 2 Consecrated Lodge Telengana No.398 and dedicated the banner at Hyderabad.

June 3 Officially visited to Lodge Friendship and Harmony No.27 and presented  60 years Long Term Service Jewel to R.W.Bro.M.H.Contractor, OSM.

June 19 Consecrated Lodge Capital No.399.

July 13 Consecrated Sukumar De Past Masters Lodge No.402  and dedicated the banner at Kolkata.

July 15 Dedicated the Banners of Lodges Fraternity and Perseverance No.31,  Fragrance of Brotherly Love No.250 and Buddha No.270  at Varanasi.

July 16 Officially visited to Lodge Nipal No.38 and presented Long Term Service Jewels to Brethren at Gorakhpur.

July 18 Dedicated Masonic Temple of Lodge Nityanand No.330 at Hissar.

July 20 Officially visited to Lodge Capital No.399 at their Installation Meeting at New Delhi.

July 22 Laid the Foundation Stone of Masonic Building at Kalka.

July 23 Consecrated Lodge Sher ‘E’ Punjab Maharaja Ranjit Singh No.401 and dedicated the banner at New Delhi.

July 24 Dedicated the Banner of Lode Dr.Gaurhari Singhania No.391 at Kanpur.

July 25 Attended Joint Meeting of  Lodges  and presented Long Term Service Jewels to Brethren.

August 1 Consecrated Lodge Seven Hills No.400 and dedicated the banner at Tirupathi.

August 30 Laid the Foundaton Stone of branch of General Williams Masonic Polyclinic at Aligarh.

August 31 Officially visited to Lodge Dronacharya No.285 and Presented 50 years Long Term Service Jewel to R.W.Bro.Vijay Kumar at Gurgaon.

September 5 Half Yearly Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Southern India at Kottayam.

September 12 Half Yearly Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Eastern India at Guwahati.

September 13 Consecrated Lodge Nagaland No.403 at Guwahati.

September 18 Visited War Memorial and paid respect and homage to Martyr’s of Armed Forces at Chandigarh.

September 19 Half Yearly Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Northern India at Mohali.

September 26 Dedicated Masonic Temple of Lodge Tirupur No.324 at Tirupur.

September 30 Consecrated Chanakya Past Masters Lodge No.405 at Gurgaon.

October 1 Officially visited to Lodge Hope No.4 and presented Long Term Service Jewels to Brethren.

October 3 Special Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Western India at Jabalpur.

October 10 Officially visited to Lodge Kumaon No.148 and presented Long Term Servie Jewels to Brethren at Nainital.

October 12 Consecrated Lodge Goindwal No.409 at New Delhi

October 16 Attended Joint Meeting of Lodges at Tiruchirapalli and presented Long Term Service Jewels to Brethren at Tiruchirapalli.

October 18 Consecrated Lodge Sankara No.406 at Chennai.

October 24 Consecrated Lodge Cuddalore No.407 and dedicated banner at Cuddalore.

October 25 Consecrated Lodge Tranquility No.408 and dedicated banner at Mahabalipuram.

October 20 Officially visited to The Sir Lawrence Jenkins Lodge No.70 and presented Long Term Service Jewels to Brethren at Mumbai.

October 25 Officially visited to Lodge Sri Brahadeeswara No.150 and presented 50 years Long Term Service Jewel to W.Bro.V.Rajappa at Chennai.

October 28 Consecrated Lodge Dillee No.410 and dedicated banner at New Delhi.

November 11 Officially visited to Lodge Excelsior No.60 and presented Long Term Service Jewels to brethren at Kalka.

November 12 Consecrated Lodge Gandhiar No. 411 at Chennai.

November 13 Consecrated Lodge Heritage No.412 at Madurai.

November 14 Consecrated Lodge of Light No.413 and dedicated banner at Bangalore.

November 15 Officially visited to Lodge Raksha Sena No.162 and presented 50 years Long Term Service Jewel to W.Bro.Maj.P.T.Choudary at Secunderabad.

November 25 Officially visited to Lodge Fulchand Patel No.163 and presented Long Term Service Jewel to Brethren at Mumbai.

November 26 Officially visited to Lodge Jennings No.102 and presented 60 years Long Term Service Jewel to R.W.Bro.N.R.Godiawala.

November 27 Laid the Foundation Stone of Masonic Centre of India at Freemasons’ Hall, Janpath, New Delhi.

November 28 Grand Festival held at New Delhi.  R.W.Bro.Harcharan Singh Ranauta, OSM was installed as 16th Grand Master of GLI by M.W.Bro.Vasudev Jamnabihar Masurekar, OSM.

M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Harcharan Singh Ranauta, OSM attended the following:

December 26 Officially visited to Lodge Irish Friendship No.128 and presented 40 years Long Term Service Jewel to W.Bro.Dilip Bhargava at New Delhi.


2014

M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Vasudev Jamnabihar Masurekar,
OSM attended the following:

January 5 Dedicated Masonic Temple of Lodge Sabaridesam No.374 at Pathanamthitta

January 12 Consecrated Lodge The Daylight No.386 and dedicated the banner at Hyderabad

January 12 Officially visited to Lodge Italia Williams Manian No.158 and presented 50 years LTS Jewel to R.W.Bro.B.A.Krishnan at Secunderabad

January 19 Graced the Centenary Celebration of Lodge Murray Hammick No.90 at Chittoor.

February 8 Annual Investiture Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Eastern India at Kolkata. At this Meeting,  he installed R.W.Bro.Bharat Venkat Epur as RGM of E.I.

February 15 Annual Investiture Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Western India at Pune

February 22 Officially visited to Lodge Ajodhya-on-Sarju No.13 and presented LTS Jewels to brethren at Faizabad

February 23 Dedicated the banner of Lodge Nagendra No.348 at Gorakhpur

February 23 Officially visited to Lodge Gorakhpur No.157 at their Golden Jubilee Celebrations at Gorakhpur

February 24 Officially visited to Lodge St.Thomas in the East No.12 and presented LTS Jewels to brethren at Kolkata.

March 1 Annual Investiture Meeting of RGL of NI at New Delhi

March 5 R.W.Bro.Dr.P.K.Muthukumaraswamy, Deputy Grand Master officially visited Lodge Pandyan No.49 and presented 50 years LTS Jewels to R.W.Bro.N.M.R.V.Sivapresad and R.W.Bro. R.Kanagasabai.

March 9 Consecrated Lodge Shoolini No.387, dedicated banner at Solan, Himachal Pradesh

March 15 Annual Investiture Meeting of RGL of SI at Visakhapatnam.  At this meeting he installed R.W.Bro.Arvind Prasad Chitra as RGM of SI

March 19 Laid the Foundation Stone of rebuilding of Inter Colleges at Ladoli and Nagrasu, Uttarakhand.

March 19 Officially visited to Lodge Siwalik Dr.Durgaprasad No.62 and presented LTS Jewels to brethren at Dehradun.

March 22 Consecrated Lodge Janat-e-Kashmir No.388 at Srinagar.

March 26 Joint meeting of 4 Lodges at Madurai and presented 60 years LTS Jewel to R.W.Bro.V.Rajendran, OSM

March 27 Officially visited to Lodge Palghat No.159 and presented 50 years LTS Jewel to V.W.Bro.M.Haridas Menon at Palakkad.

March 29 Graced the Centenary Celebration of Lodge Deolali No.91, Mumbai

April 20 Laid the Foundation Stone of Masonic Temple of Lodge Nityanand No.330 at Hissar.

May 24 Officially visited Lodge St.John the Evangelist No.22 at their 140 years celebrations at New Delhi.

June 1 Joint Meeting of 6 Lodges at Mussoorie and presented 50/40/25 years LTS Jewels to brethren.

June 21 Officially visited to Lodge Southern Cross No.46 at their Quasi Centennial Celebrations at Palayamkottai.

June 23 Officially visited to Lodge Cannanore No.234 and presented 50 years LTS Jewel to W.Bro.Shantilal Purushottam at Kannur

June 25 Officially visited to Lodge Kottayam No.245 and presented 50 years LTS Jewel to R.W.Bro.T.A.Joseph at Kottayam

June 28 Officially visited Lodge Fulchand Patel No.163 at their Golden Jubilee Celebrations at Mumbai.

July 18 Officially visited to Lodge Anchor and Hope No.1 and invested R.W.Bro.Amalendu Sain at S.G.W.at Kolkata

July 25 Dedicated the banner of Lodge King Solomon No.389 at New Delhi

July 26 Joint Meeting of 18 Lodges and presented LTS Jewels to brethren.

July 27 Dedicated the Masonic Temple of Lodge Rohilla Star No.35 at Faridabad

August 7 Consecrated Lodge Varaha Narasimha No.390, dedicated banner at Viskhapatnam

August 7  Officially visited to Lodge Nicopolis No.81 and presented 50 years LTS Jewel to W.Bro.M.S.Kameswara Rao a Vizianagaram

August 8 Banner dedication of Lodge Lingaraj No.307 at Bhubaneswar

August 9 Half yearly meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of E.I. at Bhubaneswar

August 22 Laid the Foundation Stone of Masonic Temple of Lodge Tiruppur No.324 at Tiruppur.

August 23 Half Yearly Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Southern India at Coimbatore

September 6 Half Yearly Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Northern India at Shimla

September 13 Special Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Western India at Amravati

September 25 Officially visited to Lodge Mount No.14 and presented 50 years LTS Jewel to Bro.M.Sarvanan at Chennai

October 15 Laid the Foundation Stone of Deccan Masonic Societys Masonic Centre at Medak District, Telengana

October 26 Officially visited to Lodge East & West No.127 and presented 60 years LTS Jewel to R.W.Bro.S.Krishnan, OSM at New Delhi

November 1 Consecrated Lodge Dr.Gaurhari Singhania No.391 at Kanpur.

November 22 Grand Festival Communication at New Delhi

December 9 Laid the Foundation Stone of Polyclinic Building of Lodge Vishwakarma No.173 at Ludhiana.

December 15 R.W.Bro.R.Sushil Raj, OSM, Deputy Grand Master attended the Golden Jubilee Celebration of Lodge Bharathi No.161, Pondicherry.

December 20 Joint Meeting of 10 Lodges for felicitation ceremony at Jaipur

December 21 Officially visited to Lodge Bhogilal Shah No.147 at their Golden Jubilee Celebrations at Nagpur.

December 22 Consecrated Lodge Independence No.392 at Nagpur.


2013

M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Vasudev J.Masurekar, OSM attended the following:

January 6 : Joint Meeting of 4 Lodges at Trivandrum and presented 25 years ITS Jewel to R.W.Bro.R.Sushil Raj, RGM SI at Trivandrum.

January 13 : Officially visited to Lodge Sri Brahadeeswara No.150 at their Golden Jubilee Celebrations at Chennai.

January 28 : Laid the Foundation Stone of Masonic Temple of Lodge Sabaridesam No.374 at Pathanamthitta.

February 9 : Annual Investiture Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of W.I. at Bhopal.

February 16 : Annual Investiture Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of N.I. at New Delhi. At this meeting he installed R.W.Bro.Harcharan Singh Ranauta as RGM of N.I.

February 23: Annual Investiture Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of S.I. at Mysore.

March 2 : Annual Investiture Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of E.I. at Ranchi.

March 18 : Joint Meeting of Lodges Eastern Star No. 17 and Sohrab Davar No.113 and witnessed the Memorial Service in respect of late R.W.Bro.Rustom S.Davar at Mumbai.

March 23 : Officially visited to Lodge Waltair No.56 and presented LTS Jewels to brethren at Visakhapatnam.

March 24 : Graced the Centenary Celebration of Lodge Gibbs No.86 at Bangalore.

March 31 : Dedicated the banner of Nagpur Past Masters Lodge No.342 at Nagpur.

April 5 : Consecrated Lodge Pratap Chunder No.378 at Kolkata.

April 6 : Officially visit to Lodge Good Fellowship No.71 and presented 60 years LTS Jewel to Bro.Prabhat Kumar Sen.

April 13 : Laid the Foundation Stone of Centenary Block of Lodge Phulkian No.94, Patiala.

April 26 : Consecrated Lodge North Star No.379/dedicated the banner at Bangalore.

April 27 : Joint Meeting of nine Lodges at Madurai and presented 50 years LTS Jewel to R.W.Bro.S.Thiruvengadam.

April 28 : Laid the Foundation Stone of Masonic Temple of Lodge Tirupur No.324 at Tirupur.

May 2 : Consecrated Lodge Humility No.380/dedicated the banner at New Delhi.

May 3 : Officially visited to Lodge Formanite No.155 at their Golden Jubilee Celebrations at New Delhi.

May 26 :Consecrated Lodge Panipat Heroes No.381, Panipat at Karnal.

June 1  : Laid the Foundation Stone of Masonic Temple at Surat.

June 22 : Officially visited to Lodge Patna No. 105 and Presented LTS Jewels to brethren at Patna.

June 23 : Officially visited to Lodge Nipal No.38 and presented LTS Jewels to brethren at Gorakhpur.

June 29 : Consecrated Lodge Gopalakrishna No.382/Dedicated the banner at Mangalore.

June 29 : Officially visited to Lodge Mangalore No. 156 at their Golden Jubilee Celebrations at Mangalore.

July 21 : Joint Meeting of six Lodges and presented LTS Jewels to brethren at Shimla.

July 26 : Consecrated Lodge Lewis No.383 at New Delhi.

July 28 : Joint Meeting of seven Lodges and presented LTS Jewels at Saharanpur.

July 28 : Officially visited to Lodge Sindhuvan No.216 and presented LTS Jewels to brethren at Yamuna Nagar.

August 4 : Officially visited to Lodge Fidelity No.40 at their 125 years Celebrations at Moradabad.

August 17  :       Half Yearly Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of E.I. at Chalsa.

August 31 : Half Yearly Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of S.I. at Kanyakumari.

August 31  : Laid the Foundation Stone of construction of Masonic Hospital at Vivekananda Kendra at Kanyakumari.

September 7  : Special Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of W.I. at Vadodara. September 14:       Half Yearly Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of N.I. at Srinagar.

September 27: Officially visited to Lodge Star of Delhi No.328 and presented 50 years LTS Jewel to R.W.Bro.Dr.Dadi Balsara.

September 28: Laid the Foundation Stone of Masonic Temple of Lodge General Williams Roorkee No.151 at Roorkee.

September 28: Officially visited to Lodge General Williams Roorkee No.151 at Roorkee.

October 5 : Officially visited to Lodge Victoria No.9 at presented LTS Jewels to brethren at Belgaum.

October 26  : Officially visited to Lodge Bangalore No. 15 at their 150 years celebrations at Bangalore.

October 27  : Officially visited to Lodge Southern Cross No.24 at the Third Degree ceremony.

November 8   : Consecrated Lodge Akshayvat at Prayag No.384/dedicated the banner at Allahabad.

Novembers : Joint Meeting of 12 Lodges at Kanpur and presented LTS Jewels tobrethren.

November 16 : Inter Regional Joint Meeting of Lodges of Jhansi/Gwalior/Agra/ Mathura/Aligarh.

November 23 : Grand Festival Communication of Grand Lodge of India at Mumbai.


2012

M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Capt.Dr.Balaram Biswakumar, OSM attended the following:

15-Jan Consecrated and dedicated the Banner of Lodge GoldenJubilee No.373 at New Delhi

21-Jan Annual Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Eastern India at Patna.

4-Feb Annual Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Western India atSurat. At this meeting he Installed R.W.Bro.Zawareh H.Wadia as RGM of WI.

11-Feb Annual Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Northern Indiaat Chandigarh.

25-Feb Annual Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Southern India at Chennai.

7-Apr Official visit to Lodge Shanthi No.146 at their Golden JubileeCelebrations. Presented 50 years Long Term Service Jewel toR.W.Bro.L.Narendradas, 40 years LTS Jewel to R.W.Bro.N.Pandurangan,V.W.Bro.U.S.Sudhakar and V.W.Bro.K.S.Sampath and 25 years LTS Jewel to W.Bro.H.D.Vora at Chennai.

19-21Apr Quarterly Communication of Grand Lodge of Romania along with R.W.Bro.B.Kamakoti, Grand Secretary.

19-May Dedicated Masonic Temple of Lodge Light of Aligarh No.219 at Aligarh.

6-Jul Officially visited to Loge Industry No.23 and presented 50 years Long Term Service Jewel to R.W.Bro.K.L.Khanna.

7-Jul Area Meeting of Lodges in Varanasi.

14-Jul Consecrated and dedicated the Banner of Lodge SpeculativesNo.375 at Chandigarh.

21-Jul Half Yearly Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Eastern India at Puri.

7-Aug Officially visited to Lodge Utkal No.193 at their Installation Meeting at Berhampur.

8-Aug Foundation Stone Laid of Lodge Utkal No.193 at Berhampur.

18-Aug Half Yearly Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Northern India at Gurgaon.

25-Aug Graced the Centenary Celebration of Lodge Bhoreghaut No.83 at Indore.

1-Sept Special Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Western India at Aurangabad.

8-Sept Half Yearly Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Southern India at Rajahmundry.

9-Sept Graced the Centenary Celebration of Lodge Godavery at Rajahmundry.

12-Sept Quarterly Communication of United Grand Lodge of England along with R.W.Bro.B.Kamakoti, Grand Secretary.

21-Sept Official visit to Lodge Mount No.14 at their 150 year celebrations at Chennai.

28-30 Sept  Convention 2012 of United Grand Lodge of Germany along with R.W.Bro.B.Kamakoti, Grand Secretary, R.W.Bro.R.Sushil Raj, RGM SI and R.W.Bro.D. Dhamodharaswamy.

21-Oct Consecrated and dedicated Lodge Pollachi No.376 at Pollachi.

21-Oct Officially visited to Lodge Zenith No.258. Presented 40 years Long Term Service Jewel to R.W.Bro.D.Dhorrairaaj, OSM at Coimbatore.

28-Oct Consecrated and dedicated the banner of Lodge Arcot No.377at Vellore.

11-Nov Officially visited to Lodge Mount No.14 at their Installation Meeting at Chennai.

22-23Nov XII World Consecrated at Mamalapuram, Chennai

24-Nov Grand Festival held at Chennai. Order of Service to Masonry conferred to R.W.Bro.B.Kamakoti, Grand Secretary. R.W.Bro.Vasudev Jamnabihar Masurekar, OSM was installed as 15th Grand Master of GLI by M.W.Bro.Capt.Dr.Balaram Biswakumar, OSM.


M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Vasudev Jamnabihar Masurekar, OSM attended the following:

1-Dec Officially visited to Lodge Victoria No.9, Belgaum.Presented 50 years Long Term Service Jewels to W.Bro.Dr.A.K.Sathe and Bro.B.K.Joshi, 40 years Jewels to W.Bro.Dr.V.H.Tergundi and 25 years Jewels to W.bro.A.B.Bhalerao, Bro.P.S.Subbiah and Bro.Dr.U.S.Shashidhar.

9-Dec Officially visited to Lodge Fellowship No.140, Ahmedabad. Presented 50 years Long Term Service Jewel to R.W.Bro.Girishbhai Mahadevia and Bro.Dilip Darawala and 25 years Jewel to V.W.Bro.Rajiv Sethi.


2011

29-Jan Annual Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Eastern India at Kolkata. At this meeting he installed R.W.Bro.Raja Mookerjee as   RGM NI.

4-Feb Consecrated and dedicated the Banner of Gujarat Past Masters No.371 at Rajkot

5-Feb Annual Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Western India at Rajkot.

6-Feb Official visit to Lodge Ramaprasad No.228, Chennai

12-Feb Annual Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Southern India at Trivandrum. At this meeting he installed R.W.Bro.R. Sushil Raj as RGM SI

19-Feb Annual Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Northern India at Allahabad. At this meeting , he announced OSM to R.W. Bro.Baldev Nand

24-Feb Joint Meeting of Lodges of Chittor, Chennai and Pondicherry at Chennai.

26-Feb Official visit to Lodge Vivekananda No.254, Kanyakumari at their Silver Jubilee Celebrations.

5-Mar Consecrated and dedicated the Banner of Lodge Bhojpal No.372 at Bhopal.

7-Mar Official visit to Lodge Vidya No.164, Chennai to present LTS Jewels.

11-12 Mar GLM Symposium of Grand Lodges coinciding with Annual General Meeting and the Grand Installation Ceremony of Grand Lodge of Mauritius at Tamarin along with R.W.Bro.B.Kamakoti, Grand Secretary

2-Apr Official visit to Lodge Murray Hammick No.90, Chittoor. At this meeting, he presented 60 years LTS Jewel to R.W.Bro. C.P.Doraiswamy.

3-Apr Graced the Centenary Celebrations of Lodge Justitia No.82, Chennai.

10-Apr Joint Meeting of Lodges Mayo No.19 and Naoshir Chenoy No.187, Secunderabad. Presented LTS Jewels to few Brethren.

12-14May XI World Conference of Grand Lodges at Cartagena along with R.W.Bro.B.Kamakoti, Grand Secretary

27-May Dedicated the Masonic Temple of Lodge Jailene No.230, Ghaziabad.

6-Aug Half Yearly Meeting of the Regional Grand Lodge of S.I. at Thanjavur

25-Aug Official visit to Lodge Ranchi No.104, Ranchi. Presented 50 years Long Term Service Jewel to R.W.Bro.B.K.Singh.

27-Aug Half Yearly Meeting of the Regional Grand Lodge of E.I. at Shillong.

4-Sep Official visit to Lodge Victoria No.9, Belgaum. Presented 50 years LTS Jewel to W.Bro.A.J.Desai and 25 years LTS Jewels to W.Bro.S.Y.Kittur and W.Bro.Shivkumar Patil.

22-Sep Official visit to Lodge St.John the Evangelist No.22, New Delhi Presented 60 years LTS Jewel to W.Bro.Lt.Gen.S.N.Sharma and 50 years LTS Jewel to V.W.Bro.M.R.Gupta.

24-Sep Special Meeting of the Regional Grand Lodge of W.I. at Jabalpur

1-Oct Official visit to Lodge Montfort No.249, Yercaud . Presented 50 years LTS Jewel to R.W.Bro.P.V.Purushotaman and 25 years LTS Jewel to W.Bro.Dr.Prabhu Ramachandran.

8-Oct Half Yearly Meeting of the Regional Grand Lodge of NI at Dehradun.

24-Nov Golden Jubilee Celebration of GLI at New Delhi. His Excellency Dr.A P.J.Abdul Kalam was the Chief Guest.

25-Nov Grand Festival of Grand Lodge of India held at New Delhi.

9-Dec Joint Meeting of Chennai City Lodges at Chennai at the 50th year Inauguration of RGL of S.I.. At this meeting he presented OSM to R.W.Bro.Justice S.Natarajan and R.W.Bro.D.Satyanarayana.

30-Dec Consecrated and dedicated the Banner of LodgeSabaridesam No.374 at Trivandrum.


2010

14-Jan Special Visit to Lodge Sir Andrew Fraser No. 72 at their installation Meeting. Inaugurated Masonic Study Circle.

23-Jan Annual Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Southern India at Kannur.

6-Feb Annual Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Western India at Pune.

13-Feb Annual Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Northern India at New Delhi. At this meeting he Installed R,W, Bro, K, K, Gautam as RGM

20-Feb Dedicated the banner of Lodge Raptl No,355 at Gorakhpur, ;

20-Feb Annual Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Eastern India at Gorakhpur.

1-Mar Official visit to Lodge Vidya No. 164 at their Installation Meeting at Chennai.

8-Mar Official Visit to Lodge Srinivasa Gapals No. 190 at their 40 years celebrations at Chennal.

13-Mar Annual Communication of Grand Lodge of Mauritius at Phoneix.

19-20 Mar Annual Communication of Grand Lodge of Japan at Tokyo.

26-Mar Official visit to Lodge Hannony No. 217 at Chennai.

28-Mar Official visit to Lodge Salem No, 79. Salem , At this meeting he presented 60 years Long Term Service Jewel to R.W. BRO. Justice S.Natrajan.

3-Apr Official visit to Lodge Yadavindra No. 141 , Chandigarh at their Golden Jubilee Celebrations.

17-Apr Dedicated the banner of  Lodge Ooty  No, 292 at Ootacamund,

21-May Dedicated the Masonic Temple of Lodge Burroughs Strange No, 87 at Vljayawada . ..

4-6 Jun Annual Communication of Grand Lodge 01 Alpina of Switzerland at Geneva

3-Jul 15th Annual Communication 01 Grand Lodge of Russia at Moscow,

18-Jul Official visit to Lodge Goodwill No, 5 at its Centenary Celebration  of Lodge Building at Bellary,

23-Jul Dedicated the banner of Lodge Ralslna Hill No, 322 at New Delhi,

25-Jul Dedicated the banner of Lodge Nityanand No, 330 at Hlssar,

7-Aug Hall Yearly Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Southern India at Pondlcherry,

13-Aug Official visit to Lodge Ekram No. 45. “‘At this meeting he presented 60 years Long Term Service Jewel to R.W. Bro D. Satyanarayana

21-Aug Half Yearly Meeting of Regional Grand of  Eastern India at Bhubaneswar.

4-Sep Official visit to Lodge Fellowship No. 140 at their Golden Jubilee Celebration.

17-Sep Consecrated Lodge Indore Past Masters No. 368 at Indore,

18-Sep Special Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Western India at Indore.

19-Sep Graced the Centenary Celebrations of Lodge Central India No. 84 at Indore.

3-Oct Official visit to Lodge St. Thomas in the East No. 12 at their 150 year celebrations at Kolkata.

25-Oct Half Yearly Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Northern India at Patiala.

29-30 Oct Asia Pacific confederation of Grand Lodges at Tahiti.

12-Nov Consecrated Lodge Saatvik No. 370 and dedicated its banner at Bangalore.

14-Nov Consecrated Lodge Prundentia No. 369 and dedicated its banner at Chennai.

27-Nov Grand Festival of Grand Lodge of India held at Kolkata.

11-Dec First Annual Festival of Supreme Council thirty third degree of Ancient and Accepted Rite for India at Chennai.

15-Dec Official visit to Lodge Jumna No. 18 at New Delhi and presented 40 years Long Term Service Jewels to R.W. Bro. B. K. Raizada, W.Bro.Parvin  M. Dalal and W.Bro. B. B. Mathur and 25 years Long Term Service Jewels to W.Bro. K. M. Aggarwal and W.Bro. Rajesh Kumar Jain.

16-Dec Official visit to Lodge Dr. Durgaprasad No. 62. At this meeting he presented 60 years long Term Service Jewel to W.Bro. Lt. Mohinder Singh, 50 years Long Term Service Jewel to R.W. Bro.lqbal Singh and 25 years long Term Service Jewels to V.W. Bro.CoI. G. G. Agarwal , W.Bro. Veer Krishna Sharma, W.Bro. Harish    Virmani, W.Bro. Hari Mohan, W.Bro. Lawrence A. Hilton and Bro. Salish Kumar.

17-Dec Official visit to lodge Morning Star No. 7 at their 150 years celebration.

18-Dec Official visit to Lodge Suryoday No. 143 at their Golden Jubilee Celebration.

19-Dec Official visit to Lodge Hindustan NO. 114. At this meeting he presented 50 years Long Term Service Jewel to R.W. Bro. Dr. G. H. Singhania,OSM.


2009

24-Jan M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM attended the Annual Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Southern India at Bangalore.

7-Feb M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM attended the Annual Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Northern India at New Delhi.

21-Feb M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM attended the Annual Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Western India at Nagpur. At this meeting he installed R.W.Bro. Rajeev Khandelwal as R.G.M.

28-Feb M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM attended the Annual Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Eastern India at Varanasi.

4-Mar M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM consecrated Lodge Sincerity No. 362 at New Delhi. After the Consecration, he dedicated the banner of the Lodge.

21-Mar M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM paid an official visit to Lodge Morning Star No. 7, Lucknow. At this meeting he presented 50 years Long Term Service Jewel to R.W.Bro. Ram Prakash Khanna.

27-Mar M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM consecrated Lodge Western Star No. 363 at Cannanore. After the consecration, he dedicated the banner of the Lodge.

28-Mar M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM conduct a Divine Service at Kottayam. At the Divine Service, he presented 50 years Long Term Service Jewel to Bro. O.Thomas and 25 years Jewel to W.Bro. Dr. C.Radhakrishnan, W.Bro. A.V. George, W.Bro. Jacob Cherian and W.Bro. G.J.Ancheril.

15-Apr M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM consecrated Lodge Pinnacle No. 364 at New Delhi. After the consecration, he dedicated the banner of the Lodge

30-Mar M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM paid an official visit to Lodge Southern Cross No. 46, Palayamkottai. At this meeting he presented 50 years Long Term Service Jewel to R.W.Bro. E.Thangaswamy.

20-May M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM paid an official visit to Lodge St. John the Evangelist No. 22, New Delhi at their 135 years celebrations.

11-Jul M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM consecrated Lodge G.K.Selvarajan No. 365 at Chennai. After the consecration, he dedicated the banner of the Lodge.

24-Jul M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM consecrated Lodge Rising Star No. 366 at New Delhi. After the consecration, he dedicated the banner of the Lodge.

1-Aug M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM paid an official visit to Lodge Sohrab Davar No. 113 at Mumbai. At this meeting, he presented 25 years Long Term Service Jewel to R.W.Bro. Vasudev J. Masurekar, OSM and W.Bro. Hormuz Davar.

9-Aug M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM attended the joint meeting of Lodges at Kanyakumari.

21-Aug M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM graced the centenary celebration of Lodge Stanley No. 78 at Kolkata.

22-Aug M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM attended the Half Yearly Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Eastern India at Kolkata.

29-Aug M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM attended the Joint (Area) Meeting of Lodges at Ludhiana.

5-Sep M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM attended the Half Yearly Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Southern India at Goa.

19-Sep M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM attended the Special Meeting of the Regional Grand Lodge of Western India at Ahmedabad.

4-Oct M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM paid an official visit to Lodge Prospect No. 92, Shimla. At this meeting he presented 40 years Long Term Service Jewel to V.W.Bro. Rajinder Kumar Aggarwal.

24-Oct M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM attended the Half Yearly Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Northern India at Nainital.

 2-Nov R.W.Bro Capt. Dr. Balaram Biswakumar, Deputy Grand Master, G.M. Elect paid an official visit ot Lodge Asoka No. 93, Chennai. At this meeting, he presented 50 years of Long Term Service Jewel to W.Bro. P.L.Narasimhan.

4-7 Nov M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM and R.W.Bro. S. Krishnan, OSM, Grand Secretary attended the 10th World Conference at Libreville, Gabon.

11-Nov M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM paid an official visit to Lodge Reginald Spence No. 109 at their Platinum Jubilee Celebrations at Mumbai.

21-Nov Grand Festival was held at Chennai. At the Grand Festival R.W.Bro. Capt.Dr. Balaram Biswakumar, OSM was installed as 14th Grand Master of Grand Lodge of India by M.W.Bro. Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM, M.W. the Grand Master in the presence of non masons.

28-Nov M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro. Capt.Dr. Balaram Biswakumar, OSM graced the Centenary Celebrations of Lodge Nicopolis No. 81 at Vizianagaram.

29-Nov M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro. Capt.Dr. Balaram Biswakumar, OSM dedicated the Masonic Temple of Lodge Kalinga No. 337 at Srikakulam.

5-Dec M.W. the Grand Master, M.W.Bro. Capt. Dr. Balaram Biswakumar  OSM attended the Annual Communication of Grand Lodge of  Nationale Francaise at Paris.

19-Dec M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro. Capt.Dr. Balaram Biswakumar, OSM laid the Foundation Stone of Lodge Burroughs Strange No. 87 at Vijayawada.


2008

5-Jan M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM paid an official visit to Lodge Friendship No.47 at Ajmer. At this meeting he presented 60 years Long Term Service Jewel to R.W.Bro.P.C.Jain.

 12-Jan M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM attended the inauguration of District Grand Lodge of Northern India and also witnessed the installation of W.Bro.V.Nagarajan as District Grand Master.

27-Jan M.W.the Grand Master attended the Area Meeting of Lodges in Gujarat at Rajkot.

2-Feb M.W.the Grand Master graced the Centenary Celebrations of Sir Lawrence Jenkins No.70 at Mumbai.

8-Feb M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM attended the Area Meeting of City Lodges in Chennai and adjoining areas at Chennai.

9-Feb M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM attended the Annual Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Northern India at New Delhi.

16-Feb M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM attended the Annual Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Eastern India at Kolkata. At this meeting he installed R.W.Bro.Sisir Kumar Ghosh as Regional Grand Master.

23-Feb M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM attended the Annual Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Western India at Nagpur.

1-Mar M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM attended the Annual Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Southern India at Visakhaptnam. At this meeting he installed R.W.Bro.V.Narasimham at Regional Grand Master.

28-Mar M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM paid an official visit to Lodge Malwa No.37 at their 125th Annual Installation Meeting at Indore.

5-Apr M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta,OSM paid an official visit to Lodge Star of Agra at their 125th Celebrations at Agra.

13-Apr M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM attended the Joint Meeting of Lodges at Thiruvananthapuram.

14-Apr M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM inaugurated the Tsunami Relief Community Centre at Pallam Village, Kanyakumari District.

14-Apr M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM dedicated the Banner of Lodge Aruvi No.293 at Tenkasi.

15-Apr M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM paid  an official visit to Lodge Southern Cross No.46, Palayamkottai. At this meeting he presented 50 years Long Term Service Jewel to R.W.Bro.P.V.Jambukesan.

3-5-May M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM attended the 275th Anniversary of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, Boston.

6-May R.W. Bro.S.Krishnan, Grand Secretary represented the Grand Master and the Grand Lodge of India at the preliminary functions  organized by the Grand Lodge of New York to commemorate 50th  Anniversary of their Masonic Medical Research Laboratory. He was later joined by M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM on the occasion of the Installation of the Grand Master of Grand Lodge of New York.

7-10May M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM and R.W.Bro.S.Krishnan, Grand Secretary attended the 9th World Conference at Washington.

5-Jul M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM attended the Joint Meeting of two Lodges viz. Ashok No.122 and  Star of India No.118 and presented Long Term Service Jewels to few brethren.

20-Jul M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM dedicated the Masonic Temple at Bhopal.

9-Aug M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM attended the Half Yearly Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Eastern India at Shillong.

6-Sep M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM attended the Half Yearly Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Southern India at Tirupur.

20-Sep M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM attended the Half Yearly Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Northern India at Ajmer.

27-Sep M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM attended the Special Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Western India at Nashik.

10-Oct M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta,OSM paid an official visit to Lodge Victoria No.9, Belgaum.

11-Oct M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM dedicated the Banner of Karnataka Masters Lodge No.325, at Bangalore. He also presented 50 years Long Term Service Jewel  to R.W.Bro.S.K.Ramanujam of Lodge Bangalore No.15.

12-Oct M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM attended the Joint Meeting of Lodges Trinity No.171 and Tiruchirapalli No.203 at Tricy. He also presented 50 years Long Term Service Jewel to W.Bro.S.K.Sundararajan.

13-Oct M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM paid an official visit to Lodge Montfort No.249 at their Silver Jubilee  Celebrations at Yercaud.

20-Nov M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM paid an official visit to Lodge Deccan No.20, Hyderabad. At this meeting he presented 50 years Long Term Service Jewel to W.Bro.Ranvirlal Ravi.

21-Nov Electoral College met at Mumbai. R.W.Bro.Dr.B. Biswakumar, OSM was elected as next Grand Master.

22-Nov Grand Festival Communication held at Mumbai.

14-Dec M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM paid an official visit to Lodge Nipal No.38, Gorakhpur at their 125th year celebrations. At this meeting he presented 50 years Long Term Service Jewel to W.Bro.Narendra Mohan Seth.

26-Dec M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM graced the Centenary Celebration of Lodge True Brotherhood No.76 at Kolkata.

27-Dec M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM dedicated the Banners of Lodges Somesh Sengupta No.346 and Professionals No.350 jointly at Kolkata.

27-Dec M.W.the Grand Master, M.W.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta,OSM graced the Joint Centenary Celebrations of Lodges Good Fellowship No.71, Sir Andrew Fraser No.72 and St.Mary No.75 at Kolkata.


2007

17-Jan M.W.G.M. attended a joint meeting of Lodges at Mumbai. At this Meeting he presented a 50 years LTS jewel to R.W.Bro.D.D.Khetani

21-Jan M.W.G.M. attended a joint meeting of Lodges at Ambala.

27-Jan M.W.G.M. attended Annual Investiture Meeting of RGL of S.I. at Mangalore.

3-Feb M.W.G.M. attended Annual Investiture Meeting of RGL of W.I. at Pune.

10-Feb M.W.G.M. conducted a Divine Service at New Delhi when Mr. Shiv Khera was the chief Guest.

10-Feb M.W.G.M. attended Annual Investiture Meeting of RGL of N.I. at New Delhi.At this meeting he installed R.W.Bro.S.Krishnan as RGM of N.I.

22-Feb M.W.G.M. consecrated Lodge Professionals No. 350 at Kolkata. M.W.G.M.paid an official visit to Lodge Jagat Banerjee No.98, Kolkata. At this meeting he presented 50 years LTS jewel to R.W.Bro.A.C.Chowbey.

23-Feb M.W.G.M. attended Grand Board Meeting held at Kolkata.

24-Feb M.W.G.M. attended Annual Investiture Meeting of RGL of E.I. held at Kolkata.

31-Mar M.W.G.M. paid an official visit to Lodge Samyukta Sena No.126 New Delhi. Presented 50 years LTS Jewels to R.W.Bro.Col.Kr. Sivendra Sinh, W.Bro.Lt.Gen.Suridra Nath Sharma, and W.Bro.Cdr.Pran Nath Parashar.

15-Apr M.W.G.M. consecrated Lodge Sahyadri No.351 at Miraj.

16-Apr M.W.G.M. consecrated Lodge Excellent No.352 at Pune.

17-Apr M.W.G.M. paid an official visit to Lodge Reginald Spence No.109, Mumbai. Presented 60 years LTS jewel to W.Bro.Hajee A.H.Eisa  and 50 years LTS Jewel to W.Bro.A.K.Fozdar.

25-Apr M.W.G.M. presented a paper to Acacia Masonic Study Circle at Chennai.

28-Apr M.W.G.M. dedicated Masonic Temple of Lodge Pearl City No.290 at Tuticorin.

1-May M.W.G.M. laid the foundation Stone of The Grand Lodge of India Tsunami Relief Community Centre at Pallam Village, Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu.

23-Jun M.W.G.M. laid the Foundation Stone of Rohilla Star Masonic Charitable Soceity at Faridabad.

24-Jun M.W.G.M. attended the Workshop of Universal Brotherhood Day. Key note ad dress was delivered by R.W.Bro.Dr.B.Biswakumar. R.W.Bro.S.Krishnan wel comed the dignitaries.

6-Jul M.W.G.M. paid an official visit to Lodge Waltair No.56, Visakhapatnam. Presented 50 years LTS Jewel to R.W.Bro.K.K.Banerjee.

7-Jul M.W.G.M. laid the Foundation Stone of Masonic Temple of Lodge Kalinga No.337, Srikakulam.

8-Jul M.W.G.M. visited Vizianagaram unofficially.

21-Jul M.W.G.M. paid an official visit to Lodge Srinivasa Gopala No.190,Chennai.Presented 60 years LTS Jewel to W.Bro. V.V.Venkatasubramaniam.

22-Jul M.W.G.M. attended Masonic Saminar organizes by Lodge Brahadeeswara No. 150 at Chennai. M.W.G.M. conducted a Divine Service at which Chief Justice Madras High Court was the Chief Guest. M.W.G.M. paid an official visit to Lodge Brahadeeswara No. 150 at their 500 meeting. Released CD containing 250 Masonic Papers.

4-Aug M.W.G.M. consecrated Lodge Jorehaut No.353 (Jorhat) at Shillong.  M.W.G.M. consecrated Lodge Light on the Barak No.354 (Silchar) at Shillong.

10-Aug M.W.G.M. consecrated Lodge Rapti No.355 at Gorakhpur.

11-Aug M.W.G.M. attended Half Yearly Meeting of RGL of EI at Gorakhpur.

1-Sep M.W.G.M. consecrated Lodge Malnad No.356 at Chikmagalur. After consecration, the banner of Lodge was dedicated.

8-Sep M.W.G.M. attended the Half Yearly Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Northern India at Shimla.

9-Sep M.W.G.M. paid an official visit to Uttar Pradesh Masters Lodge No.134 at their installation Meeting at Shimla.

22-Sep M.W.G.M. attende the Special Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Western India at Bhopal.

26-Sep M.W.G.M. paid an official visit to Lodge East & West No.127, New Delhi. He presented 50 years LTS Jewel to R.W.Bro. Justice P.N.Khanna, OSM.

29-Sep M.W.G.M. attended the Half Yearly Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Southern India at Rajahmundry.

27-Oct M.W.G.M. attended Half Yearly Communication of Distict Grand Lodge of Bombay and Northern India at Jalandhar Cantt.

4-Nov M.W.G.M. consecrated Lodge Kritapura No.357 at Hubli. After consecration banner of Lodge was dedicated.

23-Nov M.W.G.M. attended the joint meeting of Lodges in Chennai. At the meeting he presented 25 years Long Term Service Jewel to R.W.Bro.G.K.Selvarajan, RGM SI.

24-Nov Grand Festival of the Grand Lodge of India held at Chennai.

15-Dec M.W.G.M. consecrated Lodge Nashik No.358 at Nashik. After the consecration the banner of Lodge was dedicated.

16-Dec M.W.G.M. consecrated Lodge Navi Mumbai No.358 at Vashi. After the conse cration, the banner of Lodge was dedicated.

20-Dec M.W.G.M. paid an official visit to Lodge Elysium No.69, New Delhi at their Centenary Celebrations.

29-Dec M.W.G.M. consecrated Lodge Karunya No.360 at Cochin. After the consecration the banner of Lodge was dedicated.


2006

8-Jan M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM attended Area Meeting of Craft Lodges in Bangalore Area at Oorgaum.

14-Jan M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM attended Area Meeting (Joint Meeting) of Craft Lodges in Rajasthan/Haryana Area at Ajmer.

21-Jan M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM dedicated the Masonic Temple of Lodge Mahamaham No. 341 at Kumbakonam.

28-Jan M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM attended the Annual Investiture Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Eastern India at Bhubaneswar.

4-Feb M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM attended Annual Investiture Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Western India at Mumbai. R.W. Bro. Vasudev J. Masurekar was installed as R.W. the Regional Grand Master, Western India.

11-Feb M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM attended the Annual Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Northern India at New Delhi.

4-Mar M.W. the Grand Master, M.W.Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM Consecrated Lodge Somesh Sengupta No. 346 at Kolkata.

5-Mar M.W. the Grand Mater, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM Paid an official visit to Lodge Bangalore No. 15 at their Installation Meeting at Bangalore.

19-Mar M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM Consecrated The Sant Kabir Lodge No. 347 at Gorakhpur. M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM dedicated the Banner of Lodge Wallace No. 99 at Gorakhpur M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM dedicated the Banner of Lodge Lions of Eastern India No. 182 at Gorakhpur.

20-Mar M. W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM paid an Official visit to Lodge Nipal No. 38 at Gorakhpur. At this meeting 50 years LTS Jewel has been presented to W.Bro. Dr. Hari Nandan Srivastava.

21-Mar M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM dedicated Banner of Lodge Gorakhpur No. 157 at Gorakhpur.

14-Apr M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM attended Joint Meeting of Lodges at Shimla. Presented 25 years Long Term Service jewel to R.W. Bro. Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM, Deputy Grand Master.

28-Apr M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM, M.W. the Grand Master paid an official visit to Lodge Jennings No. 102, Mumbai. Presented 50 years Long Term Service Jewel to W.Bro. Naresh Godiawala.

17-Jun M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM consecrated Lodge Nagendra No. 348 at Gorakhpur.

15-Jul M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM paid an official visit to Lodge Thirunal No. 179, Bangalore.

4-Aug M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM paid an official Visit to Lodge Anchor and Hope No. 1, Kolkata, Present 60 year Long Term Service Jewel to R.W. Bro. Dr. P.C. Chunder, OSM and 50 years Long Term service Jewel to R.W. Bro. Aloke De.

5-Aug M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM graced the Centenary Celebration of Lodge Duke of Abercorn No. 67 at Kolkata.

19-Aug M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM attended the Half yearly Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Southern Indian at Tiruchirapalli.

26-Aug R.W. Bro. Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM, Deputy Grand Master represented M.W. the Grand Master at the Half Yearly Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Northern India at Allahabad.

2-Sep M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM Lodge Goddess Kanagadurga No. 331 at Vijayawada.

9-Sep M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM attended the Half Yearly Meeting ofRegional Grand Lodge of Eastern India at Guwahati.

13-Sep M.W. the Grand Master, M.W.Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM paid an official visit of Lodge Professionals No. 268 at Bangalore.

16-Sep M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM attended the Special Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Western India at Jabalpur.

23-Sep M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM dedicated The Masonic Temple and Banner of Lodge Wynad No. 314 at Kalpatta, Wynad.

14-Oct M.W. Bro. H.P. Mathur, OSM, P.G.M. paid on official visit to Lodge Kumaon No. 148, Nainital, Presented 50 years Long Term Service Jewel to R.W. Bro. Sushil Chander.

28-Oct Grand Festival of the Grand Lodge of India held at New Delhi when R.W. Bro. Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM was installed as M.W. the Grand Master. R.W. Bro. Alan Englefield, Grand Chancellor, United Grand Lodge of England, R.W. Bro. Surjit Singh, Grand Representative of United Grand Lodge of Germany, R.W. Bro. Thomas Wach, Grand Representative of Grand Lodge of Alpina  of Switzerland and M.W. Bro. Lindsay Descombes, Grand Master of Grand Lodge of Mauritius accompanied by two other Officers of Grand Lodge of Mauritius attended.

11-Nov M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM attended the Joint Meeting at Madurai.

22-Nov M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM paid an official visit to Lodge Sunder Raza No. 113, Nagpur at their Golden Jubilee Celebrations.

28-30-Nov  M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM along with R.W.Bro. Vasudev J. Masurekar, RGM WI attended the VIII world conference at Paris, France.

18-Dec M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM consecrated The Calcutta Lodge No. 349, Kolkata.


2005

8-Jan M.W. G.M. M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM attended the Annual Meeting of RGL of S.I. at Chennai, R.W. Bro. G.K. Selvarajan installed as RGM.

15-Jan M.W.G.M. M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth paid an official visit to R.A.M.Lodge Antiquity No. 4 at Bangalore. Presented 40 years LTS Jewel to V.W. Bro. S. Chintopanth.

27-Jan M.W.G.M. M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM dedicated Masonic Temple of Lodge Godavery No. 89 at Rajahmundry.

28-Jan M.W.G.M. M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM dedicated Banner of Lodge Kalinga No. 337 at Visakhapatnam.

4-Feb M.W.G.M. M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM dedicated Banners of Lodges Sanchi No. 247 and Harawatar No. 202 at Bhopal.

5-Feb M.W.G.M. M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM attended the Annual Meeting of RGL of W.I. of Bhopal.

12-Feb M.W.G.M. M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM attended Annual Meeting of RGL of N.I. at Chandigarh.

26-Feb M.W.G.M. M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM laid the Foundation Stone of Lodge Gomantak No. 248 at Margao.

5-Mar M.W.G.M. M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM attended at Annual Meeting of RGL of E.I. held at Kolkata. R.W. Bro. Girish Shastri installed as RGM.

19-Mar M.W.G.M. M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM attended Area Meeting of Craft Lodges held at Tiruchirapalli.

10-Jul M.W.G.M. M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM dedicated the newly constructed Masonic Temple of Lodge Independence with Philanthropy No. 2 at Allahabad.

6-Aug M.W.G.M. M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM attended Half Yearly Meeting of RGL of EI at Shillong.

27-Aug M.W.G.M. M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM attended Half Yearly Meeting of RGL of SI at Cochin.

10-Sep M.W.G.M. M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM attended the Half Yearly Meeting of RGL of NI at Jhansi.

24-Sep M.W.G.M. M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM attended the Special Meeting of RGL of WI at Nagpur.

25-Sep M.W.G.M. M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM padi an official visit to Lodge St. Andrews No. 6 at their 150 years celebration at Nagpur.

16-Oct M.W.G.M. M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM consecrated Lodge Ellora No. 343 at Pune.

24-Nov M.W.G.M. M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM consecrated Lodge Bhola No. 344 at Varanasi.

25-Nov R.W.Bro. Justice Devinder Gupta was unanimously elected as next Grand Master by the Electoral College.

26-Nov Annual Grand Festival Communication was held at Varanasi.


2004

10-Jan M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM, M.W. the Grand Master consecrated Lodge Mahamaham No. 341 at Kumbakonam.

11-Jan M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM, M.W. the Grand Master laid the Foundation Stone of Lodge Mahamaham No. 341 at Kumbakonam.

16-Jan M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM officially visited Lodge Raisina No. 97 at New Delhi and presented 60 years LTS Jewel to R.W. Bro. S.P. Khanna, A.G.M.

18-Jan M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM graced the centenary celebrations of Lodge Siwalik Dr. Durgaprasad No. 62 at Dehradun.

24-Jan M.W.G.M., M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM attended the Annual Meeting of R.G.L. of W.I. at Mumbai.

31-Jan M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM attended the Annual Meeting of R.G.L. of S.I. at Thiruvanathapuram.

13-Feb M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM graced the centenary celebation of Lodge Peace & Concord No. 63 at Kolkata.

14-Feb M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM attended Annual Meeting of R.G.L., of E.I. at Kolkata.

28-Feb M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM attended the Annual Meeting of R.G.L. of N.I. at New Delhi. He also installed R.W. Bro. V.K. Bhutani as R.W. the R.G.M.

6-Mar M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM paid an Official visit to Lodge Star of the South No. 101, Bangalore. Presented 50 years LTS Jewel to R.W. Bro. P. Vinayakasundaram.

20-Mar M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM paid an Official visit to Lodge Deccan No. 20, Hyderabad. Presented 50 years LTS Jewel to V.W. Bro. M.I. Seshan

27-Mar M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM attented joint meeting of Lodges at Madurai. Presented 50 years LTS Jewel to R.W. Bro. V. Rajendran, OSM.

1-Apr M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM laid foundation stone of Masonic Temple at Mangalore.

6-Apr M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM laid foundation stone of Masonic Temple of Lodge Light of Aligarh No. 219 at Aligarh.

8-Apr M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM dedicated Masonic Temple of Lodge Universal Brotherhood No. 100 at Amritsar.

9-Apr M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM attended area meeting of RGL of N.I. at Chandigarh.

5-9-May M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM attended VII World Conference at Santiago, Chile.

23-May M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM laid foundation stone of Masoic Temple at Erode.

6-Jun M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM dedicated Banner of Lodge Kinner Kailash No. 320 at Shimla.

8-Jun M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM dedicated the Banner of Lodge Indus No. 284 at New Delhi.

27-Jun M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM laid the Foundation Stone of Masonic Temple of Lodge Godavery No. 89 at Rajahmundry.

10-Jun M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM paid an official visit to Lodge Vivekananda No. 254, Kanyakumari to present 50 years LTS Jewel to W. Bro. K. Padmanabhan.

30-Jun M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM consecrated Nagpur Past Masters Lodge No. 342 at Nagpur.

Jun-31 M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM attended Area Meeting of Lodges of Nagpur, Amaraoti, Jabalpur and Raipur at Nagpur.

13-Aug M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM dedicated the Banner of Lodge Dronacharya No. 285 at New Delhi

4-Sep .W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM attended the Half Yearly Meeting of R.G.L. of S.I. at Salem.

10-Sep M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM attended Joint Meeting of Lodges of St. Thomas in the East No. 12 and Chartered Accountant No. 152 at Kolkata and presented LTS Jewels to Brethren.

11-Sep .M .W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM attented Hal Yearly Meeting of Regional Grand Lodge of Eastren India at Jameshedpur.

23-Sep M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM paid an offical visit to Lodge East and West No. 127, New Delhi and presented 50 years Long Term Service Jewel to R.W. Bro. S. Krishnan.

25-Sep M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM attended Half Yearly Meeting of R.G.L. of N.I. at Kanpur.

9-Oct M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM attended Special Meeting of R.G.L. of W.I. at Daman.

10-Oct M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM paid an official visit to Lodge Dr. Sarosh Bhacca No. 229 at its Silver Jubilee Celebrations at Daman.

29-Oct M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM laid the Foundation Stone of Masonic Temple of Lodge Pearl City No. 290 at Tuticorin.

31-Oct M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM dedicated the Masonic Temple of Lodge Kalingaraya No. 220 at Erode.

27-Nov Grand Festival of the Grand Lodge of India held at Mumbai. December 5 M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM graced the Centenary Celebration of Lodge Comrades No. 66, Sahranpur.

13-Dec M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSMv paid an official visit to Lodge Ajodhya-on-Sarju No. 13, Faizabad and presented 50 years Long Term Service Jewel to R.W. Bro. D.K. Kapoor.

16-Dec M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM paid an official visit to Lodge Lingaraj No. 307 at Bhubaneswar.


2003

12-Apr M.W. Bro. D.D. Udeshi, OSM, M.W. the Grand Master dedicated the Banner of Lodge Vindhyachal No. 305 at Bhopal.

31-May M.W. Bro. D.D. Udeshi, OSM, M.W. the Grand Master consecrated Lodge Bheemli No. 338 at Vishakhapatnam.

1-Jun M.W. Bro. D.D. Udeshi, OSM, M.W. the Grand Master consecrated Lodge Steel City No. 339 at Visakhapatnam.

2-Aug M.W. Bro. D.D. Udeshi, OSM, M.W. the Grand Master consecrated Lodge Engineers No. 340 at Chennai.

14-Sep M.W. Bro. D.D. Udeshi, OSM, M.W. the Grand Master dedicated the Banner of Lodge Accountants No. 277 at New Delhi.

28-Sep M.W. Bro. D.D. Udeshi, OSM, M.W. the Grand Master dedicated the Banner of Lodge Travancore No. 329 at Triuvanathapuram.

18-Oct M.W. Bro. D.D. Udeshi, OSM, M.W. the Grand Master graced the Centenary Celebration of Lodge Coronation No. 64 at Khandwa.

15-Nov Grand Festival of the Grand Lodge of India held at Bangalore when R.W. Bro. Arun Chintopanth, OSM was installed as M.W. the Grand Master, R.W. Bro. Paul Wille, Deputy Grand Master of the Grand  Lodge of Belgium, R.W. Bro. D.K. Williamson, the Assistant Grand Master and R.W. Bro. R.A.H. Morrow, Grand Secretary of United Grand Lodge of England, Bro. Olag Troyanosky and Bro. Vladimir Kulikov, Representatives of Grand Lodge of Russia and R.W. Bro. Surjit Singh, Grand Representative of Grand Lodge of Germany attended.


2002

25-Jan M.W. Bro. D.D. Udeshi, OSM M.W. The Grand Master consecrated Lodge Nityanand No. 330, Hissar at New Delhi.

31-Jan M.W. Bro. D.D. Udeshi, OSM M.W. The Grand Master consecrated Lodge Goddess Kanaka Durga No. 331 at Vijayawada.

1-Feb An Open Session was held at Chennai. The session was attended by non masons including ladies and the Media at Chennai.

10-Feb M.W. The Grand Master, M.W. Bro. D.D. Udeshi, OSM, dedicated Masonic Temple of Lodge Yadavindra No. 141 at Chandigarh.

17-19-Feb  M.W. The Grand Master, M.W. Bro. D.D. Udeshi, OSM, addressed the Conference of Grand Master of Masons in North America at Milwaukee.

30-Mar M.W. The Grand Master, M.W. Bro. D.D. Udeshi, OSM, consercrated Lodge Karni No. 332, Bikaner at Ajmer.

7-Apr R.W. Bro. Dr. Harish Gupta, Grand Secretary attended the  Annual Communication of Grande Oriente D’Italia at Rimni.

30-Sep M.W.Bro. D.D. Udeshi, OSM, M.W. The Grand Master consecrated Lodge Mayur No. 333 at New Delhi.

13-Oct M.W. The Grand Master, M.W. Bro. D.D. Udeshi, OSM dedicated the Masonic Temple and Banner of Lodge Sakthi No. 288 at Gobichettipalayam.

7-8-Nov The Mega Event, the VI World Conference of Masonic Grand Lodges was held at New Delhi. Thirty three Grand Lodges from the entire Globe attended.

9-Nov An Open Session was held at New Delhi, Grand Festival of Grand Lodges India alongwith 40 Years celebrations of its existence was held at New Delhi.

28-Nov M.W. The Grand Master, M.W. Bro. D.D. Udeshi, OSM consecrated Lodge Eagle No. 334 at Secunderabad.

29-Nov M.W. Bro. D.D. Udeshi, OSM, M.W. the Grand Master consecrated The Model Lodge No. 335 at Secunderabad and Lodge Engineers No. 336 at Hyderabad.

1-Dec M.W. Bro. D.D. Udeshi, OSM, M.W. The Grand Master consecrated Lodge Kalinga No. 337, Srikakulam at Visakhapatnam.

14-Dec M.W. The Grand Master laid the Foundation Stone of New Block of Masonic Temple at Chandigarh.

15-Dec M.W. The Grand Master laid the Foundation Stone of Masonic Temple at Amritsar.


2001

23-Apr M.W. Bro. D.D. Udeshi, OSM, M.W. the Grand Master laid the Foundation Stone of Masonic Hall of Lodge Trivandrum No. 168 Trivandrum.

24-27-May  M.W. Bro. D.D. Udeshi, OSM, M.W. the Grand Master and M.W. Bro. H.P. Mathur, OSM, Past Grand Master attended the Vth World Conference at Madrid, Spain.

23-Jun M.W. Bro. D.D. Udeshi, OSM, M.W. the Grand Master consecrated Lodge Millennium No. 327 at Chennai.

28-Jul M.W. Bro. D.D. Udeshi, OSM, M.W. the Grand Master consecrated Lodge Star of Delhi No. 328 at New Delhi.

16-Sep M.W. Bro. D.D. Udeshi, OSM, M.W. the Grand Master graced the Centenary Celebration of Lodge Exceisior No. 60 at Kalka.

29-Sep M.W. Bro. D.D. Udeshi, OSM, M.W. the Grand Master dedicated the Masonic Temple of Lodge Kashinath No. 23 at Bareilly.

23-Nov An Open Session was held at Bangalore.The session was attended by Non-Masons including ladies and the Media at Bangalore.

24-Nov Grand Festival of the Grand Lodge of India held at Bangalore.

15-Dec M.W. Bro. D.D. Udeshi, OSM, M.W. the Grand Master consecrated Lodge Travancore No. 329 at Thiruvananthapuram.


2000

1-Feb M.W. Bro. H.P. Mathur, O.S.M., M.W. the Grand Master Consecrated Lodge Tiruppur No. 324 at Tiruppur.

2-Feb M.W. Bro. H.P. Mathur, O.S.M., M.W. the Grand Master laid the Foundation Stone of Lodge Sakthi No. 288 at Gobichettipalayam.

23-Apr M.W. Bro. H.P. Mathur, O.S.M., M.W. the Grand Master consecrated Karnataka Masters Lodge No. 325 at Bangalore.

25-Apr M.W. Bro. H.P. Mathur, O.S.M., M.W. the Grand Master dedicated the Masonic Temple of Lodge Vijaynagar No. 279 at Hospet.

8-May M.W. Bro. H.P. Mathur, O.S.M., M.W. the Grand Master graced the Silver Jubilee of Lodge United Nations No. 227 at New Delhi.

22-Jul M.W. Bro. H.P. Mathur, O.S.M., M.W. the Grand Master dedicated the banner of Lodge Cilvil Lines No. 310 at Delhi.

11-Oct M.W. Bro. H.P. Mathur, O.S.M., M.W. the Grand Master dedicated the banner of Lodge Bhrigu Chetan No. 321 at New Delhi.

18-Oct M.W. Bro. H.P. Mathur, O.S.M., M.W. the Grand Master consecrated Bhayanagar Masters Lodge No. 326 at Hyderabad.

27-29Oct  M.W. Bro. H.P. Mathur, O.S.M., M.W. the Grand Master and R.W. Bro. D.D. Udeshi OSM, Deputy Grand Master and G.M. Elect   attended Triannual Convention of Grand Lodge of Germany.

6-Nov M.W. Bro. H.P. Mathur, O.S.M., M.W. the Grand Master dedicated the Masonic Temple of Lodge Sindhuvan No. 216 at Yamunanagar. November 10An Open Session was held at Mumbai. The Honble Chief Justice of High Court Mr. Justice B.P. Singh was the Chief Guest. The session was attended by Non-Masons including ladies and the Media at Mumbai.

11-Nov Grand Festival of the Grand Lodge of India held at Mumbai when R.W. Bro. Dilip Dwarakadas Udeshi, OSM was instailed as M.W. the Grand Master. R.W. Bro. Thomas W Jackson R.W. Past Grand Secretary, Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, attended as Chief Guest R.W. Bro. Adriano Moscatteli Grand Representative of Grand Lodge of Italy and R.W. Bro. Surjit Singh.Grand Representative of Grand Lodge of Germany attended.


1999

15-Apr M.W. Bro. H.P. Mathur, OSM, M.W. The Grand Master laid the Foundation Stone of Lodge Vijayanagar No. 279 at Hospet.

27-Apr Lodge Raisina Hill No. 322 at New Delhi consecrtated by M.W. Bro. H.P. Mathur, OSM, M.W. the Grand Master.

27-Jun Lodge Barabati No. 323 at Cuttack consecrated by M.W. Bro. H.P Mathur, OSM, M.W. the Grand Master.

7-Jul M.W. Bro. H.P. Mathur, OSM called on Lt. Gen. S.S. Grewal Adjutant General Army Headquarters and prsesented a sum of R.s 10,17,425 to the Army Central Welfare Fund for the benefit of families of Jawans & Officers killed in action at Kargil.

16-Sep M.W. Bro. H.P. Mathur, OSM, M.W. The Grand Maser dedicated the banner of Lodge Chennai No. 317 at Chennai.

22-Sep Centenary Celebration of Lodge United Services No. 58, Bangalore which was graced by M.W. Bro. H.P. Mathur, OSM, M.W. The Grand Master.

23-Oct Silver Jubilee Celebartion of Lodge Kailashpat No. 223, Kanpur which was graced by M.W. Bro. H.P. Mathur, OSM, M.W. the Grand Master.

Nov M.W. Bro. H.P. Mathur, OSM, M.W. the Grand Master attended the 13-15 World Conference at Sao Paulo, Brazil and presented a paper on  the “Principles & Standards of Recognition among Grand Lodges”.

28-Dec Centenary Celebration of Mark Lodge Sir John Edge No. 14, Kanpur was graced by M.W. Bro. H.P. Mathur, M.W. The Grand Master.

17-Dec An Open Session dedicated to the memory of Swami Vivekananda who as Bro. Narendra Nath Dutta was a Freemason was held and was presided by Shri Mukul Gopal Mukherji, former Chief Justice of Rajasthan and Chairman, Human Rights Commission, West Bengal with Swami Atrna Priyanandji Maharaj, Principal, Rama Krishna Mission Vidya Niketan as Special Guest. The session was attended by Non-Masons including Ladies and the Media at Calcutta.

18-Dec Electoral College unanimously elected R.W. Bro. D.D. Udeshi as M.W. the Grand Master for the next term.

18-Dec Grand Festival of Grand Lodge of India held at Calcutta when M.W. Bro. H.P. Mathur, OSM, M.W. the Grand Master presided. M.W. Bro. H.P. Mathur, OSM conferred Order of Service to Masonry to R.W. Bro. D.D. Udeshi, Dy GM and Grand Master elect.


1998

4-Jan Lodge Swarna Jayanti No. 312, Noida consecrated by M.W. Bro. H.P. Mathur, OSM, M.W. The Grand Master.

7-Apr Lodge Prerana No. 313, at Mangalore consecrated by M.W. Bro. H.P. Mathur, OSM, M.W. The Grand Master.

8-Apr Lodge Wynad No. 314, at Calicut consecrated by M.W. Bro. H.P. Mathur, OSM, M.W. The Grand Master.

9-Apr M.W. Bro. H.P. Mathur, OSM, M.W. The Grand Master dedicate Masonic Temple of Lodge Palghat No. 159 at Palghat.

10-Apr M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. H.P. Mathur, OSM attended Memorial Service of R.W. Bro. V.O. Abraham.

13-Apr M.W. The Grand Master, M.W. Bro. H.P. Mathur, OSM attended the Masonic Temple of Lodge Vivekananda No. 254 at Kanyakumari.

14-Apr M.W. Bro. H.P. Mathur, OSM, M.W. The Grand Master dedicated The Banner of Lodge Pearl City No. 290 and Lodge Tamiravari No. 289 Tirunelveli.

1-3 May M.W. Bro. H.P. Mathur, OSM, M.W. The Grand Master attended World meeting of Grand Lodges held at New York and presented a paper “Sovereignty and Territorial Jurisdiction of Grand Lodges”.

20-21 May  R.W. Bro. P.K. Rele, OSM and R.W. Bro. D.D. Udeshi Representatives of the Grand Lodge of India met the Representative of United Grand Lodge of England at London and drew up Possible Framework document for further discussion.

19-Jun M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. H.P. Mathur, OSM attended 50th Anniversary of Grand Lodge of Germany.

11-Jul M.W. Bro. H.P. Mathur, OSM, M.W. The Grand Master graced 150 years celebration of Lodge Charity No. 8, Ambala.

21-Aug Andhra Masters Lodge No. 316 at Visakhapatnam consecrated by M.W. Bro. H.P. Mathur, OSM, M.W. The Grand Master.

21-Sep Lodge Chennai No. 317, at Chennai consecrated by M.W. Bro. H.P. Mathur, OSM, M.W. The Grand Master.

24-Sep Lodge Palai No. 318 at Thiruvananthapuram consecrated by M.W. Bro. H.P. Mathur, OSM, M.W. The Grand Master.

25-Sep Lodge Vembanad No. 319, at Cochin consecrated by M.W. Bro. H.P. Mathur, OSM, M.W. The Grand Master.

26-Sep Lodge Ananth No. 315 at Cochin consecrated by M.W. Bro. H.P. Mathur, OSM, M.W. The Grand Master.

26-Sep Foundation Stone of Masonic Hall of Lodge Alleppey No. 275, Alleppey laid by M.W. Bro. H.P. Mathur, OSM, M.W. The Grand Master.

28-Sep Foundation Stone of Masonic Hall of Lodge Vijayanagar No. 279, Hospet laid by M.W. Bro. H.P. Mathur, OSM, M.W. The Grand Master.

20-Dec A Masonic Quiz was held at New Delhi. An Open House Session presided over by H.E. The Governor of Madhya Pradesh Shri Bhai Mahavir was held at New Delhi which was attended  by Non Masons including Ladies and the Media. Grand Festival of Grand Lodge of India held at New Delhi when M.W. Bro. H.P. Mathur, OSM, M.W. The Grand Master presided R.W. Bro. Surjit Singh Representative, Grand Lodge of Germany attended.

27-Dec Lodge Bhrigu Chetan No. 321, New Delhi consecrated by M.W. Bro. H.P. Mathur, OSM, M.W. The Grand Master.


1997

22-Mar Lodge Civil Lines No. 310, Delhi consecrated by M.W. Bro  K.L. Reddi, M.W. The Grand Master.

26-Mar Lodge Jayachamaraja No. 308, Mysore consecrated by M.W. Bro. K.L. Reddi, M.W. The Grand Master.

15-Jun Lodge Lingaraj No. 307, Bhubaneshwar consecrated M.W. Bro. K.L. Reddi, M.W. The Grand Master.

5-Oct Silver Jubilee celebrations of Lodge Victory No. 21 Muzaffarnagar was graced by M.W. Bro. K.L. Reddi, M.W. The Grand Master.

15-Oct Platinum Jubilee Celebration of Lodge Star of the South No. 101, Bangalore was graced M.W. Bro. K.L. Reddi, M.W. The Grand Master.

8-Nov Lodge Maharaja No. 311, Delhi consecrated M.W. Bro. K.L. Reddi, M.W. The Grand Master.

29-Nov Grand Festival of the Grand Lodge held at Rajiv Gandhi Convention Centre, Kovalam when R.W. Bro. H.P. Mathur, OSM was installed as M.W. The Grand Master. M.W. Bro. Virgilio Gaito, Grand Master of Grand Orient of Italy attended as Guest of Honour.

16-Dec Bro. (Swami) Vivekananda School cum shelter inaugurated at Gurujapu Lanka Village (Coastal Andhra) by Governor of Andhra Pradesh in presence of M.W. Bro. K.L. Reddi.

30-Nov Annual Convocation of Grand Lodge of Supreme Grand Chapter of India held at Thiruvanathapuram when M.E. Comp Hair Pershad Mathur was insalled as the M.E. the First Grand Principal by M.E. Comp. K.L. Reddi, immediate Past First Grand Principal.

30-Nov Annual Convocation of Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of India held at Thiruvananthapuram when M.W. Bro. Hari  Pershad Mathur was installed as M.W. The Grand Master by M.W. Bro. K.L. Reddi, Immediate Past Grand Master.


1996

6-Jan Centenary Celebration of Lodge Coorg No. 55, Mercara, was graced by M.W. Bro. K.L. Reddi, MW The Grand Master. January 21Lodge Golden Orange No. 304, Nagpur consecrated by R.W. Bro. P.K. Maheshwari Regional Grand Master Western India.

5-Feb Lodge Bundlekhand No. 306, Lalitpur consecrated by R.W. Bro. V.M. Bali, Regional Grand Master, Northern India.

16-Mar Lodge Vindhyachal No. 305, Bhopal consecrated M.W. Bro. K.L. Reddi, M.W. The Grand Master.

21-Mar M.W. Bro. K.L. Reddi, M.W. The Grand Master laid the Foundation Stone of Brijlal Jindal Memorial Masonic complex at Yamunanagar.

2-Jun Mark Lodge Godavery No. 89, Rajahmundry consecrated by M.W. Bro. K.L. Reddi, M.W. The Grand Master.

30-Nov Grand Festival of the Grand Lodge of India held at Mumbai when M.W. Bro. K.L. Reddi, M.W. The Grand Master presided. M.W. Bro. Theodre L. Way, P.G.M., Grand Lodge of China, R.W. Bro. Surjit Singh Representative of Grand Lodge of Germany and W.Bro. A.Moscatli Representative of Grande Oriente D’ Italia attended


1995

19-Jan Lodge Friendship on Tamsa No. 303, Azamgarh consecrated by M.W. Bro. K.L. Reddi, MW The Grand Master.

23-Jan M.W. Bro. K.L. Reddi, MW The Grand Master paid an official visit to Lodge Raisina No. 97, New Delhi and presented 60 years Long Term Service Jewel to R.W. Bro. B.R. Murgai, OSM.

8-Apr Lodge Kamrup No. 302, Guwahati consecrated by M.W. Bro. K.L. Reddi, MW The Grand Master.

16-Jul A Polyclinic run under the Freemasons of Lodge Sanchi No. 247, Bhopal inaugurated by R.W. Bro. P.K. Maheswari, Regional Grand Master, Western India.

4-Aug M.W. Bro. K.L. Reddi, MW The Grand Master graced the joint meeting of Lodges in Delhi, New Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad and Gurgaon at New Delhi.

6-Aug M.W. Bro. K.L. Reddi, MW The Grand Master graced the joint meeting of Lodges in Kanpur, Allahabad, Lucknow and Jhansi at Kanpur.

12-Aug M.W. Bro. K.L. Reddi, MW The Grand Master paid an official visit to Lodge Reginald Spence No. 109, Bombay on the occasion of its Diamond Jubliee.

21-Aug Centenary celebration of Lodge Southern Cross No. 24, Oorgaum was graced by M.W. Bro. K.L. Reddi, MW The Grand Master.

23-Aug Centenary Celebration of Lodge Dharwar No. 54, Dharwad was graced by M.W. Bro. K.L. Reddi, MW The Grand Master.

24-Aug M.W. Bro. K.L. Reddi, MW The Grand Master dedicated the New Lodge temple of Lodge Dharwar No. 54, Dharwad.

5-Sep M.W. Bro. K.L. Reddi, M.W. the Grand Master paid an official visit to Lodge Trivandrum No. 168, Trivandrum.

5-Oct M.W. Bro. K.L. Reddi, MW The Grand Master attended the Annual communication of The Grand Lodge of IIinois, USA.

16-Oct M.W. Bro. K.L. Reddi, MW The Grand Master attended the Annual Communication fo Grand Lodge of Kentucky, USA.

19-Nov Right Honble Sir lan Percival, QC an emissary sent by Grand Lodges of England, Ireland and Scrotland and met M.W. Bro. K.L.Reddi and held talks with a view to restore amity with their Grand Lodges.

22-Nov Centenary Celebration of Lodge Waltair No. Visakhapatnam was graced by M.W. Bro. K.L. Reddi, M.W. The Grand Master.

25-Nov Grand Festival of the Grand Lodge of India held at Calcutta when M.W. Bro. K.L. Reddi, M.W. the Grand Master presided. R.W. Bro. Graham Robinson, Representative of the Grand Lodge of Victoria, (Australin) and R.W. Bro. Surjit Singh, Representative of Grand Lodge of Germany attended.

15-Dec M.W. The Grand Master, M.W. Bro. K.L. Reddi dedicated Lodge Temple of Lodge Sarvothama No. 176, Cochin.


1994

17-Jan M.W. Bro. Gautam Ramanlal Divan, OSM, M.W. the Grand  Master presented 50 years Long Term Service Jewel to R.W. Bro. Dr. S. Davar, OSM, at Lodge Eastern Star No. 17, Bombay.

21-May Lodge G.P. Tandon No. 295, Allahabad consecrated by R.W. H.P. Mathur, R.W. Regional Grand Master, NI.

24-Jul Lodge Freedom No. 296, Bombay consecrated by M.W. Bro. Grand R. Divan, OSM, MW the Grand Master.

2-Aug Foundation Stone of the new Masonic Temple of Lodge Dharwar No. 54, Dharwad laid by MW Bro. Gautam R. Divan, OSM MW The Grand Master.

2-Sep Lodge Ishwar No. 299, Delhi consecrated by MW Bro. Gautam R. Divan, OSM MW The Grand Master.

10-Sep MW Bro. Gautam R. Divan, OSM MW The Grand Master attended as official witness at the reinstallation of M.W. Bro. Fernando Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Portugal.

24-Sep R.W. Bro. K.L. Reddi, attended Automnal Celebrations of Grand Orient of Italy.

30-Oct Lodge Susruta No. 298, Cochin consecrated by M.W. Gautam R. Divan, OSM, M.W. The Grand Master.

5-Nov Lodge Keys No. 297, Hyderabad Consecrated by MW Bro. Gautam R. Divan, OSM MW The Grand Master.

6-Nov Centenary Celebration of Lodge Hyderabad No. 50, Hyderabad was graced by MW Bro. Gautam R. Divan, OSM MW The Grand Master.

7-Nov Lodge Sanjeevini No. 300, Bangalore, consecrated by MW Bro. Gautam R. Divan, OSM MW The Grand Master.

13-Nov Lodge Marwar No. 301, Jadhpur consecrated by MW Bro. Gautam R. Divan, OSM MW The Grand Master.

25-Nov Demonstration of Urdu Ritual Working of First Degree, by Official Team of Lodge Hyderabad No. 50, held at New Delhi.

26-Nov Grand Festival of the Grand Lodge india held at Hotel Imperial, New Delhi when R.W. Bro. K.L. Reddi was installed as M.W. The Grand Master. R.W. Bro. Ed. E. Stolper, Deputy Grand Master Grand Orient of Italy attended as Guest of Honour.


1993

11-Jul M.W. Bro. Gautam Ramanlal Divan, OSM, M.W. The Grand Master Inagurated the Grand Lodge of India wing at Coimbatore Masonic Childrens Hospital.

12-Jul Lodge Ooty No. 292, Courtaliam consecrated by M.W. Bro. Gautam Ramanlal Divan, OSM, M.W. the Grand Master.

14-Jul Lodge Aruvi No. 293, Courtaliam consecrated by M.W. Bro. Gautam Ramanlal Divan, OSM, M.W. the Grand Master.

20-Nov Grand Festival of the Grand Lodge of India held at Panjim, Goa when M.W. Bro. Gautam R. Divan, OSM, M.W. The Grand Master presided, M.W. Bro. Fernando Teixiera, M.W. The Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Portugal attended as Guest of Honour, with several Portugease brethren. The Electoral College elected R.W. Bro. K.L. Reddi, to be the next Grand Master.

22-Dec Lodge Trimuty No. 294, Nagpur consecrated by R.W. P.K. Rele, OSM, R.W. Regional Grand Master W.I.


1992

7-Mar Centenary celebration of Lodge Fraternity and Perseverance No. 31 Varanasi which was graced by M.W. Bro. Gautam Ramanlal Divan, OSM MW The Grand Master.

8-Mar Lodge Gorakhnath Past Masters No. 286, Gorakhpur consecrated by M.W. Bro. Gautam Ramanlal Divan, OSM, MW the  Grand Master at Gorakhpur.

21-Mar Lodge Meridian No. 287 Coimbatore, consecrated by R.W. Bro. V. Rajendran OSM, R.W. The Deputy Grand Master.

21-Mar Lodge Sakhti No. 288, Gobichettipalayam consecrated by R.W. Bro. V. Rajendran, OSM, R.W. The Deputy Grand Master at Coimbatore.

6-Jun 275th Anniversary meeting of United Grand Lodge of England attended by M.W. the Grand Master and Grand Secretary.

21-Jun Especial Communication of the Grand Lodge of India held at New Delhi to approve amendments to Book of Constitutions presided over by M.W. Bro. G.R. Divan, OSM, M.W. The Grand Master.

12-Nov Lodge Tamiravarni No. 289, Tirunelveli consecrated by M.W. Bro. Gautam Ramanlal Divan OSM, M.W. The Grand Master.

13-Nov Lodge Peari City No. 290 Tuticorin consecrated by M.W.Bro.Gautam Ramanlal Divan,OSM,N.W.The Grand Master.

13-Nov Foundation Stone of the New Masonic Temple of Lodge Vivekananda No. 254, Kanyakumari laid by M.W. Bro. Gautam Ramanlal   Divan, OSM, N.W. The Grand Master.

21-Nov Grand Festival of the Grand Lodge of India held at Bhopal when M.W. The Grand Master M.W. Bro. Gautam Ramanlal Divan, OSM presided.

10-Dec Lodge S.A.S.Nagar No.291 Mohali consecrated by M.W.Bro.Gautam Ramanlal Divan,OSM M.W.The Grand Master.


1991

7-Jan Lodge Ganges No. 48 Kanpur celebrated its Centenary by MW. Bro. Prakash Narain, OSM M.W. the Grand Master.

18-Jan Lodge Justice Prakash Narain No. 281, New Delhi consecrated by M.W. Bro. Justice Prakash Narain, OSM, MW The Grand Master.

6-Feb Lodge Abhyarudra No. 278, Warangal consecrated by MW Bro. Justice Prakash Narain, OSM MW The Grand Master.

26-Apr Lodge Anantha Padmanabha No. 280, Trivandrum consecrated  by MW Bro. Justice Prakash Narain, OSM MW The Grand Master.

28-Apr Lodge Vijayanagar No. 279, Hospet consecrated by MW Bro. Justice Prakash Narain, OSM MW The Grand Master.

21-Jun Lodge Mount Shivalik No. 283, Chandigarh consecrated by MW Bro. Justice Prakash Narain, OSM MW The Grand Master at New Delhi.

24-Jun Lodge Round Table No. 282, Coimbatore Consecrated by R.W. Bro. K.L. Reddi, Regional Grand Master (SI).

10-Nov Lodge Indus No. 284, New Delhi Consecrated by MW Bro. Justice Prakash Narain, OSM MW The Grand Master.

13-Nov Lodge Dronacharya No. 285, Gurgaon Consecrated by M.W. Bro. Justice Prakash Narain, OSM, M.W. The Grand Master at New Delhi.

22-Nov Grand Festival of the Grand Lodge of india held at New Delhi when R.W. Bro. Gautam Ramanial Divan, OSM was installed as M.W. The Grand Master.

6-Dec 200th Death Anniversary of Bro. Wolfgang Mozart, held at Bombay Special issue of Square and Compasses issued to commemorate his memory.


1990

6-Jan Grand Festival of the Grand Lodge of India held at cochin M.W. The Grand Master, MW. Bro. Justice Prakash Narain, OSM, presided.

21-Mar Foundation Stone of Baba Masonic Ployclinic and Medical Centre laid at Rajouri Garden, New Delhi by M.W. Bro. Justice Prakash Narain, OSM, M.W. The Grand Master.

24-Nov Grand Festival of the Grand Lodge of India held at Calcutta


1989

28-Jan Lodge Alleppey No. 275, Alleppey consecrated by R.W. Bro. Rajendran, R.W. Regional Grand Master (SI).

24-Oct Lodge Panchgani No. 276, Panchgani consecrated by R.W. Bro. M.H. Contractor, R.W. The Regional Grand Master (WI).

17-Dec Lodge Accountant No. 277, Delhi consecrated by R.W. Justice P.N. Khanna, R.W. The Deputy Grand Master.


1988

7-Feb Lodge Sabaramati No. 271, Ahmedabad consecrated by RW. Bro. D.B. Engineer, OSM, Regional Grand Master (WI).

16-Aug Lodge Ekram no. 45 celebrated its centenary graced by the Grand Master M.W. Bro. Justice Prakash Narain, OSM.

18-Aug Foundation Stone of the new Masonic Temple of Lodge Bharathi No. 161, Pondichery laid by M.W. The Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Justice Prakash Narain, OSM.

25-Aug Lyons Centenary Lodge Hubli No. 274 consecrated by R. W. Bro. V. Rajendran, Regional Grand Master (S.I.)

6-Sep Lodge Vanchinad No. 273 Quilon consecrated by R.W. Bro. Rajendran, Regional Grand Master (SI)

13-Nov New Masonic Temple at Bangalore dedicated by R.W. Bro. Rajendran, R.W. Regional Grand Master (SI).

25-Nov Grand Festival held at Bombay. Due to illness of M.W. Bro. Grand Master, MW. Bro. Justice Prakash Narain, OSM. R.W. Bro. Yograj Guruwara, Assistant Grand Master took the chair, R.W. Bro.  Justice P.N. Khanna, Past Deputy Grand Master, presided after his installation as Deputy Grand Master.


1987

19-Feb Lodge Hubli No. 44 celebrated its centenary graced by MW The Grand Master, MW. Bro. Justice Prakash Narain, OSM.

4-Apr MW The Grand Master MW. Bro. Justice Prakash Narain, OSM consecrated Lodge Mewar No. 259 at Udaipur.

14-Nov M.W. Bro. Justice Prakash Narain, OSM re-elected Grand Master for a second term of three years and re-installed as M.W. The Grand Master at the Grand Festival held at Varanasi.

22-Nov MW Bro. Justice Prakash Narain, OSM MW The Grand Master consecrated Lodge Dhawantari No. 272 at New Delhi.


1986

12-Jan Lodge Satpura No. 261 and Lodge Vidisha No. 262 consecrated by R.W. Bro. G.R. Divan Assistant Grand Master, PDy. G.M. at Bhopal.

12-Apr Lodge Kamal at Sangam No. 266, consecrated by R.W. Bro. Justice P.N. Khanna, Regional Grand Master, (NI) at Allahadad.

2-Aug MW The Grand Master M.W. Bro. Justice Prakash Narain, OSM, consecrated Lodge Professionals No. 268 at Bangalore.

5-Aug M.W. The Grand Master M.W. Bro. Justice Prakash Narain OSM consecrated Lodge Meenakshi No. 269 at Madurai.

7-Sep Lodge Pragati No. 267 consecrated by R.W. Bro. Justice P.N. Khanna, Regional Grand Maser, (NI) at New Delhi.

22-Nov Silver Jubliee of the Founding of Grand Lodge was celebrated at Hotel Ashok, New Delhi presided over by M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Justice Prakash Narain, OSM .The following dignitaries besides officers from several other Sister Grand jurisdictions, attended the celebrations.

1. MW. Bro. Rt. Hon. Lord Cornwallis, Pro. Grand Master United Grand Lodge of England.

2. R.W. Bro. Major George Malone, Deputy Grand Master, Grand Lodge of lreland.

3. M.W. Bro. Major J.M. Humphrey of Dinnet, Grand Master Mason, Grand Lodge of Scotland.

4. M.W. Bro. Manuel Contreras Villalba, Grand Master, Grand Lodge of Bolivia.

14-Dec Lodge Tyrrel Leith No. 43 celebrated its kentenary graced  by M.W. The Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Justice Prakash Narain, OSM.

22-Dec Lodge Buddha of Past Masters No. 270 consecrated by R.W. Bro. Sukumar De, Regional Grand Master, Eastern India.


1985

5-Jan MW The Grand Master MW Bro. Sitaram Jaipuria, OSM, graced the centenary celebration of Lodge Level No. 41 at Bombay.

18-Jan MW the Grand Master MW Bro. Sitaram Jaipuria, OSM unanimously re-elected Grand Master for a second term.

19-Jan Grand Festival held at Bombay presided over by MW The Grand Master, MW Bro. Sitaram Jaipuria, OSM.

12-Feb MW the Grand Master MW Bro. Sitaram Jaipuria, OSM consecrated Lodge Vivekananda No. 254, Kanyakumari at Trivandrum.

13-Feb MW the Grand Master MW Bro. Sitaram Jaipuria, OSM dedicated the Masonic Temple of Lodge Kottayam No. 245.

14-Feb Masonic Temple of Lodge Cannanore No. 234 dedicated by MW the Grand Master MW Bro. Sitaram Jaipuria, OSM

15-Feb M.W. The Grand Master M.W. Bro. Sitaram Jaipuria, OSM consecrated Lodge Kasargode No. 257.

25-Feb Lodge True Brotherhood No. 76, Calcutta celebrated Platinum Jubilee graced by MW the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Sitaram Jaipuria, OSM.

17-Mar M.W. the Grand Master M.W. Bro. Sitaram Jaipuria, OSM consecrated Lodge Maneckji Mody No. 256 at Bombay.

24-Mar M.W. Bro. Sitaram Jaipuria, OSM M.W. the Grand Master inaugurated the Moti Lal Nehru Polyclinic and Pathology laboratory at Kanpur.

28-May M.W. Bro. Sitaram Jaipuria, OSM, M.W. The Grand Master was called to the Grand Lodge Above.

7-Jul R.W. Bro. Justice Prakash Narain, OSM, PDy. GM, unanimously elected as M.W. The Grand Master by the Electoral College and he assumed charge as M.W. The Grand Master.

14-Sep Lodge Zenith No. 258, consecrated by R.W. Bro. Justice S. Natarajan, P.A.G.M.

26-Oct Lodge Padmagiri No. 260 consecrated by R.W. Bro. Justice S. Natarajan PAGM at Triuchirapalli.

30-Nov M.W. Bro. Justice Prakash Narain, OSM, was installed as M.W. the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of India at Hotel Taj  Residency, M.G. Road, Bangalore.

22-Dec Lodge Ramalinga No. 265 consecrated by R.W. Bro. Justice S. Natarajan P.A.G.M. at Anakapalli.

28-Dec Lodge Perfect No. 264 consecrated by R.W. Bro. Justice G. Ramanujam, Deputy Grand Master at Hyderabad.


1984

6-Jan Especial Communication of the Grand Lodge of India held at  Calcutta presided over MW The Grand Master, MW Bro. Sitaram Jaipuria, OSM.

7-Jan Grand Festival of the Grand Lodge of India held at Calcutta presided over by MW The Grand Master, MW Bro. Sitaram Jaipuria, OSM.

19-Feb Lodge Anchor and Hope No. 1 Calcutta celebrated the Centenary of initiation of Bro. Narendra Nath Dutta (Universally known as Swami Vivekananda).

4-Mar Lodge Justitia No. 137, New Delhi celebrated its Silver Jubilee, MW The Master MW Bro. Sitaram Jaipuria, OSM graced the celebration.

25-Mar Lodge Asansol No. 251 Asansol consecrated by R.W. Bro. Sunil Singh Roy, OSM, Regional Grand Master, Eastern India.

28-Apr Consecration of Lodge Gopal No. 252 (Panki) by MW the Grand Master, MW Bro. Sitaram Jaipuria, OSM.

3-Aug Consecration of Lodge Jyoti No. 253, Salem by MW the Grand Master, MW Bro. Sitaram Jaipuria, OSM.

28-Oct M.W. The Grand Master MW Bro. Sitaram Jaipuria, OSM Master, consecrated Lodge Raghunathjee No. 255, Jammu.

25-Nov Lodge Nicopolis No. 81 Vizianagaram celebratated its Platinum Jubilee graced by MW the Grand Master, MW Bro. Sitaram Jaipuria, OSM.

29-Nov MW Bro. Sitaram Jaipuria, OSM attended Installation Meeting of the Grand Lodge of Scotland and proposed toast at St. Andrews Festival in Edinburgh.

1-Dec MW The Grand Master MW Bro. Sitaram Jaipuria, OSM attended Great Assembly of the Grand Lodge of France.


1983

8-Jan Installation of R.W. Bro. Sitaram Jaipuria, OSM as M.W. The Grand Master at the Grand Festival held at Hotel Imperial, Janpath, New Delhi.

9-Feb Lodge Sanchi No. 247 Bhopal consecrated by MW the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Sitaram jaipuria, OSM.

30-Jul Consecration of Lodge Montfort No. 249 Yercaud by R.W. Bro.A.S. Rajasabai, OSM. P.Dy. G.M. RGM (SI).

1-Oct Lodge Nipal No. 38, Gorakhpur celebrated its Centenary.graced the occasion by MW The Grand Master, MW Bro. Sitaram Jaipuria, OSM.

30-Oct Consecration of Lodge Fragrance of Brotherly Love No .250, Varanasi by MW. The Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Sitaram Jaipuria, OSM.

3-Dec Lodge Malwa No. 37, Indore, celebrated its Centenary, MW The Gand Master, MW Bro. Sitaram Jaipuria, OSM graced the occasion.

8-Dec Lodge Carnaic No. 39, Madras celebrated its Centenary. MW The Grand Master MW Bro. Sitaram Jaipuria, OSM, graced the occasion.


1982

28-Feb Lodge Karan No. 244 Karnal Consecrated by R.W. The Regional Grand Master R.W. Bro. Sitaram Jaipuria, OSM.

5-Mar Lodge Noshir Mehta No. 246, Bombay consecrated by MW The Grand Master, MW Bro. Justice D.P. Madon, OSM.

24-Apr Lodge Kottayam No. 245, Kottayam consecrated by the R.W. Bro. A.S. Rajasabai, OSM, Regional Grand Master, Southern India.

20-Nov Lodge Gomantak No. 248, Goa consecrated by R.W. Bro. A.S. Rajasabai, OSM, Regional Grand Master, Southern India.

6-Dec RW. Bro. Sitaram Jaipuria, OSM, P.Dy. GM RGM (NI) was unanimously elected as MW. The Grand Master.

1981

21-Feb Lodge Chambal No. 242, Kota, consecrated by MW The Grand Master, MW Bro. Hon’ble Justice D.P. Madon, OSM.

14-Mar Lodge Ernakulam No. 243, Ernakulam consecrated by MW The Grand Master, MW Bro. Hon’ble Justice D.P. Madon, OSM at Kodar Hall, Cochin.

15-Mar Foundation Stone of the New Masonic Temple of Lodge Ernakulam No. 243, Ernakulam, laid by MW The Grand Master, MW. Bro. Hon’ble Justice D.P. Madon, OSM.

11-Apr Lodge Kumaon No. 148 Nainital celebrated its Centenary. November 20MW Bro. Hon’ble Justice D.P. Madon, OSM, was reelected  Grand Master for a third term.

21-Nov The Grand Festival of the Grand Lodge of India and Bi- Decennial Anniversary celebrated at Taj Mahal Hotel, Bombay.

20-Dec Lodge Hamilton No. 26, Surat, Celebrated its Centenary. MW the Grand Master, MW Bro. Hon’ble Justice D.P. Madon, OSM,  graced the occasion.

26-Dec Lodge Star of Agra, No. 36, Agra, celebrated its Centenary. MW the Grand Master, MW. Bro. Hon’ble Justice D.P. Madon, OSM, graced the occasion.

28-Dec New Temple of Lodge Yadavindra No. 141, Chandigarh dedicated by M.W. the Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Hon’ble Justice D.P. Madon, OSM.


1980

6-Apr Lodge Harballabh No. 240, Jalandhar, Consecrated by R.W. Bro.Sitaram Jaipuria, OSM, RGM (NI).

28-Apr Title of Grand Lodge of India Magazine changed to The Square and Compasses.

4-May Lodge Chandigarh, No. 241 Chandigarh, consecrated by R.W. Bro. Sitaram Jaipuria, OSM, RGM (NI).

24-Aug Lodge Chandimandir No. 238, Chandigarh consecrated by M.W. The Grand Master, MW Bro. Hon’ble Justice DP Madon, OSM at Freemason Hall, New Delhi.

27-Dec The Grand Festival of Grand Lodge of India held at Madras presided over by MW. Bro. Hon’ble Justice D.P. Madon, OSM, MW The Grand Master.


1979

1-Jan Consecration of Lodge Calicut No. 237, Calicut by M.W. Bro.Honble Justice D.P. Madon, OSM MW the Grand Master.

4-Jan Consecration of Lodge Kodaikanal No. 235, Kodalikanal, by MW The Grand Master, MW Bro. Honble Justice D.P. Madon, OSM.

10-Feb Consecration of Lodge Dr. Sarosh Bhacca No. 229, Surat, by R.W. Bro. N.N. Mehta, OSM, RMG (WI).

11-Mar Consecration of Lodge Cannanore No. 234, Cannanore, by RW Bro. A.S. Rajasabai, P.Dy. GM, RGM(SI).

26-Oct Lodge Comrades No. 66 Saharanpur, Celebrated its Platinum Jubilee, MW The Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Hon’ble Justice D.P. Madon, OSM graced the occasion.

11-Nov Consecration of Lodge Baroda No. 239, Baroda by R.W. Bro. N.N. Mehta, OSM, P.Dy. GM, RGM (WI).

29-Dec The Grand Festival of the Grand Lodge of India held at  Calcutta. R.W. Bro. Dr. Anil, C. Banerjee, OSM, Deputy Grand Master took the Chair as M.W. Bro. Hon’ble Justice D.P. Madon, OSM, was unable to attend due to illness.


1978

6-Jan Lodge Mount Charity No. 232, Madras consecrated by MW Bro. Justice D.P. Madon, OSM. MW Bro. Charles Wagemans, PGM, Belgium officiated as I.P.M. and MW Bro. Prof. Frank Gamblen PGM Western Austrlia, gave the charge to the Wardens after the installation.

7-Jan The Grand Festival of Grand Lodge of India held at Madras was attended by

1. MW Bro. Prof. Franck Gamblen, Past Grand Master Grand Lodge of Western Australia.

2. MW Bro. Theodore L. Way. Past Grand Master, Grand Lodge of China (Taiwan), and

3. MW Bro. Charles Wagemans, Past Grand Master, Grand Lodge of Belgium.

11-Mar Lodge Cannanore No. 234 consecrated at Cannanore by MW Bro. Honble Justice D.P. Madon OSM, MW the Grand Master.

21-Oct Consecration of Lodge Fragrance No. 236 by MW Bro. Honble Justice D.P. Madon OSM, MW the Grand Master.

23-Oct Lodge Independence with Philanthropy no. 2 Allahabad, Celebrated its 150th Anniversary. M.W. The Grand Master, MW Bro. Justice D.P. Madon, OSM, graced the occasion.

25-Oct The New Temple of Lodge Vishwakarama No. 173 Ludhiana, dedicated by the MW The Grand Master, MW Bro. Honble Justice D.P. Madon, OSM.

27-Oct Consecration of Lodge Himparbat No. 233 Simla, by the MW The Grand Master, MW Bro. Honble Justice D.P. Madon, OSM.

13-Nov Lodge Cornwallis No. 107 Bombay, celebrated its Golden Jubilee, MW The Grand Master, MW Bro. Honble Justice D.P. Madon, OSM, presided over the Ceremony of Rededication, R.W. Bro. Honble  Fiennes Cornawallis OBE, D.L. Dy. G.M., United Grand Lodge of England, attended the celebration.

9-Dec Lodge Aryan No. 30, Bombay celebrated its Centenary.MW The Grand Master, MW Bro. Honble Justice D.P. Madon OSM, graced  the occasion.

22-Dec MW Bro. Hon’ble Justice D.P. Madon, OSM, MW The Grand Master, was re-elected Grand Master for a second term at the Grand Festival held at New Delhi.

22-Dec The Grand Festival of the Grand Lodge of India held at New Delhi. It was attended by M.W. Bro. Theodre L. Way, Past Grand  Master of the Grand Lodge of Taiwan (China).

30-Dec Lodge Mysore No 34, Mysore celebrated its Centenary. MW the Grand Master, MW Bro. Honble Justice D.P. Madon OSM, graced the occasion.

31-Dec Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony of the New Masonic Temple of Lodge Cannanore No. 234 Cannanore laid by M.W. Bro. Honble Justice D.P. Madon, OSM MW the Grand Master.


 

1977

14-Feb M.W. Bro. Hon’ble Justice D.P. Madon, OSM, M.W. the Grand Master inaguarted the clinical Laboratory at Madras Masonic Relief Centre.

27-Feb Lodge Jailene No. 230 was consecrated at New Delhi by MW Bro. Honble Justice D.P. Madon, OSM, MW The Grand Master.

1-Mar Lodge Unity No. 29, Allahabad, celebrated its Centenary. MW The Grand Master, MW Bro. Honble Justice D.P. Madon, OSM, MW The Grand Master graced the occasion.

12-Mar Lodge Victoria No. 9, Belgaum celebrated its Centenary MW The Grand Master, MW Bro. Honble Justice D.P. Madon, OSM, MW The Grand Master graced the occasion.

7-May Twin Cities masonic Charitable Society inaugurated by MW the Grand Master, MW Bro. Justice D.P. Madon, OSM at a joint meeting by Lodge Deccan No. 20, Morland No. 25, Hyderabad No. 50 Lodge Mayo No. 19, Ekram No. 45 Italia Williams Manian No. 158, Raksha Sena No. 162, Noshir Chenoy No. 187 Secunderabad No. 211 held at FreemasonsHall, Secunderabad.

1-Oct Consecration of Lodge, Kashinath No. 231, Bareilly by R.W. Bro. Justice Prakash Narain, OSM, RGM (NI).

18-Dec Lodge Sivalik Dr. Durga Prasad, No. 62 Dehra Dun Celebrated its Platinum Jubilee. MW the Grand Master, MW Bro. Justice D.P. Madon, OSM, graced the occasion.

27-Dec The New Temple of Lodge Kohinoor No. 139 Jaipur dedicated by MW the Grand Master MW Bro. Justice D.P. Madon, OSM.

1976

7-Apr M.W. Bro. Honble Chief Justice K. Veeraswami, OSM, M.W. the Grand Master, Demitted office as M.W. The Grand Master.

15-May R.W. Bro. Honble Chief Justice D.P. Madon, OSM P. Dy.GM Regional Grand Master (WI) was unanimously elected as MW the Grand Master by Electoral College and assumed Charge as MW the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of India.

20-Nov Lodge Islam No. 27, Bombay, celebrated its Centenary. MW The Grand Master MW Bro Honble D.P. Madon, OSM, graced the occasion.

27-Nov Installation of M.W. Bro. Honble Justice D.P. Madon OSM, by MW The Grand Master at the Grand Festival held at Hotel President, Bombay inaugurated. Annual Masonic Essay Competition of the Grand Lodge of India was inaugurated.

1975

3-Mar Lodge Gondwana No. 226 consecrated at Nagpur by R.W. Bro. Hon’ble Justice D.P. Madon, RGM (WI).

9-Mar Lodge United Nations No. 227 consecrated at New Delhi by M.W. Bro. Honble Chief Justice K. Veeraswami OSM, MW The Grand Master.

4-Apr Inauguration of the Masonic Polyclinic, Calcutta by MW Bro. Hon’ble Chief Justice K. Veeraswami, OSM, MW The Grand Master.

1-Aug Inauguration of the Madras Medical Relief Centre by MW Bro. Hon’ble Chief Justice K. Veeraswami, OSM, MW The Grand Master.

19-Sep Lodge Ramaprasad No. 228 consecrated at Madras by MW Bro. Hon’ble Chief Justice K. Veeraswami, OSM, MW The Grand Master.

10-Oct Lodge Morland, No. 25, Hyderabad, celebrated Centenary graced by MW Bro. Hon’ble Chief Justice K. Veeraswami, OSM, MW The Grand Master.

11-Oct Grand Master’s Relief Fund was constituted. 185 186

27-Dec Grand Festival held at Calcutta presided over by MW Bro. Hon’ble Chief Justice K. Veeraswami, OSM, MW The Grand Master.

1974

5-Feb Lodge Om Vighnesware No. 218 consecrated at Madras by R.W. Bro. Honble Chief Justice K. Veeraswami P.Dy.GM, OSM, Regional Grand Master (SI).

13-Mar Lodge Light of Aligarh No. 219 consecrated at New Delhi by MW. Bro. Prof. M.S. Thacker, MW the Grand Master.

15-Mar Lodge Industry, No. 23 New Delhi celebrated its Centenary graced by MW. Bro. Prof. M.S. Thacker, MW the Grand Master.

16-Mar Lodge St. John The Evangelist No. 22, New Delhi celebrated its Centenary graced by MW. Bro. Prof. M.S. Thacker, MW the Grand Master.

6-May Lodge Kalinagaraya No. 220 Erode consecrated at Coimbatore by R. W. Bro. Honble Chief Justice K. Veeraswami P.Dy.GM, OSM,Regional Grand Master (SI).

6-May Lodge G.K. Devarajalu No. 221 consecrated at Coimbatore by . W. Bro. Honble Chief Justice K. Veeraswami P.Dy.GM, OSM, Regional Grand Master (SI).

6-Oct Lodge Kailashpat Unnao No. 223 consecrated at Kanpur by MW. Bro. Prof. M.S. Thacker, MW the Grand Master.

9-Oct Lodge Light of Zoroaster No. 222 consecrated at Calcutta by MW. Bro. Prof. M.S. Thacker, MW the Grand Master.

28-Oct Lodge Narmada No. 224 consecrated at Jabalpur by R.W. Bro. Hon’ble Justice D.P. Madon, RGM (WI).

8-Nov Lodge Seven Stares No. 225 consecrarted at Coimbatore by R.W. Bro. Hon’ble Justice D.P. Madon, RGM (WI).

28-Dec M.W. Bro. Hon’ble Chief Justice K. Veeraswami, OSM was installed as MW The Grand Master at Hotel Taj Coromandel, at the Grand Festival held at Madras presided over by M.W. Bro. Prof M.S. Thacker, MW the Grand Master.

1973

20-Jan Grand Festival held at Madras presided over by M.W. Bro. Prof. M.S. Thacker, MW. The Grand Master.

10-Aug Lodge Mayo No. 19, Secunderabad, celebrated its Centenary graced by M.W. Bro. Prof. M.S. Thacker, MW. The Grand Master.

13-Aug Lodge Northern Star, No. 21 Ferozepore Cantt. Celebrated its centenary graced by M.W. Bro. Prof. M.S. Thacker, MW. The Grand Master.

19-Oct Lodge Anchor & Hope No. 1 Calcutta celebrated its 200th  Anniversary graced MW. Bro. Prof. M.S. Thacker, MW the Grand Master.

29-Dec R.W. Bro. The Hon’ble chief Justice K. Veeraswami, OSM, Past Deputy Grand Master, Regional Grand Master, (SI) was elected as MW The Grand Master at the Regular Communication of GLIheld at New Delhi presided over by MW. Bro. Padma Bhushan Prof. M.S. Thacker, MW the Grand Master.

1972

11-Mar M.W. Bro. Prof. M.S. Thacker, OSM, was reinstalled as M.W. The Grand Master for a second term at the Grand Festival held in Bombay.

15-Mar Lodge Jumna No. 18, Delhi, celebrated its Centenary graced by M.W. Bro. Prof. M.S. Thacker, MW. The Grand Master.

11-Jun Lodge Victory No. 213 consecrated at Muzaffarnagar by M.W. Bro. Prof. M.S. Thacker, MW. The Grand Master.

25-Jun Lodge Secunderabad No. 211 consecrated at Secunderabad by M.W. Bro. Prof. M.S. Thacker, MW. The Grand Master.

8-Jul Regular Communication of GLI held at Calcutta presided over by The Assistant Grand Master, as MW The Grand Master could not attend.

21-Oct Lodge Rejasabai No. 212 consecrated in Madurai by M.W. Bro. Prof. M.S. Thacker, MW. The Grand Master.

26-Nov General Williams Masonic Polyclinic, the first-evey Community Service Project by Freemasons in India was Inaugurate by M.W. Bro. Prof. M.S. Thacker, MW. The Grand Master.

21-Dec Lodge Rai Bahadur Behari Lal No. 215 consecrated at Kanpur by M.W. Bro. Prof. M.S. Thacker, MW. The Grand Master.

24-Dec Lodge Sindhuvan No. 216 consecrated at Yamunanagar by M.W. Bro. Padma Bhushan Prof. M.S. Thacker, MW The Grand Master.

30-Dec Lodge Pachauri No. 214 consecrated at Allahabad by M.W. Bro. Padma Bhushan Prof. M.S. Thacker, MW the Grand Master.

30-Dec Lodge Harmony No. 217 consecrated at Madras by M.W. Bro. Prof. M.S. Thacker, MW. The Grand Master.

1971

3-Jan Lodge Harawtar No. 202 Consecrated at Bhopal by M.W. Bro. Prof. MS Thacker, MW the Grand Master.

9-Jan Grand Festival held at Calcutta presided over by M.W. Bro. Prof. MS Thacker, MW the Grand Master.

9-Mar Lodge Jehangir Mody No. 205 consecrated at Bombay by R.W. Bro. Justice D.P. Madon RGM (WI).

1-May Lodge Concord No. 204 consecrated at Coimbatore by R.W.Bro. Chief Justice Veeraswami RGM (SI).

8-May Lodge Tiruchirappali No. 203 consecrated at Madras by R.W. Bro. Chief Justice K. Veeraswami, PDyGM, Regional Grand Master (SI).

11-Jul Lodge Kharagpur No. 206 consecrated at Calcutta by R.W. Bro.Dr. S.K. Sen, Regional Grand Master (EI).

7-Sep Lodge Unity No. 207 consecrated at Bombay by M.W.Bro. Prof. M.S. Thaker, M.W. The Grand Master.

8-Sep Lodge Khurshedji Cama No. 209 consecrated at Bombay by M.W. Bro. Prof. M.S. Thaker, M.W. The Grand Master.

7-Oct Lodge Dharma No. 208 consecrated at New Delhi by M.W. Bro. Prof. M.S. Thaker, M.W. The Grand Master.

27-Nov M.W. Bro. Prof M.S. Thacker, OSM was re-elected as Grand Master for a second term.

29-Nov Regular Communication of GLI held at New Delhi presided over by M.W. Bro. Prof. M.S. Thaker, M.W. The Grand Master.

30-Nov The Decennial Celebration of Grand Lodge of India wascelebrated at a Especial Communication of The GLI held at Hotel Ashoka, New Delhi, presided over by M.W. Bro. Prof. M.S. Thacker, MW the Grand Master. The following officers from sister Grand Jurisdictions attended the Decennial Celebrations.

1. M.W. Bro. Herper, P. Baikie, Grand Master, Grand Lodge of British Columbia.

2. M.W. Bro. Charles Wagemans, P.G.M. Grand Lodge, Belgium.

3. M.W. Bro. Robert A Crigler P.G.M. Grand Lodge of California and Hawaii.

4. M.W. Bro. Clarence H. Cohen, P.G.M. Grand Lodge of Georgia, USA.

5. M.W. Bro. Col. Nohen O.A. Pick, P.G.M. Grand Lodge of Japan.

Masonic Lapel Buttons were released to commemorate the event.

6-Dec Lodge Justice, Dinshah Madon, No. 210 Bombay consecrated by M.W. Bro. Prof. M.S. Thacker, MW the Grand Master.

1970

12-Jan Consecration of Lodge Golden Pagoda No. 195 at Bombay by M.W. Bro. Prof. M.S. Thacker, M.W. the Grand Master.

14-Feb Grand Festival of Graond Lodge of India held at New Delhi presided over by M.W. Bro. Prof. M.S. Thacker, M.W. the Grand Master.

11-Mar Consecration of Lodge Rajdhani No. 197 at New Delhi by M.W. Bro. Prof. M.S. Thacker, M.W. the Grand Master.

16-May The Grand Lodge of Indid Relief Fund was registered. May 30Consecration of Lodge Sainik No. 196 held at Bangalore by M.W. Bro. Prof. M.S. Thacker, M.W. the Grand Master.

19-Jul Consecration of Lodge Chetan Shahani No. 198 held at Calcutta by M.W. Bro. Prof. M.S. Thacker, M.W. the Grand Master.

21-Jul Consecration of Lodge Kakinada No. 199 held at Kakinda by M.W. Bro. Prof. M.S. Thacker, M.W. the Grand Master.

22-Jul Consecration of Lodge Utkal No. 193 Berhampur by M.W. Bro. Prof. M.S. Thacker, M.W. the Grand Master at Vizianagaram.

22-Jul Diamond Jubliee of Lodge Nicopolis No. 81 celebrated at Vizianagaram, graced by MW Bro. Prof. M.S. Thacker, M.W. The Grand Master.

24-Jul Regular Communication of GLI held at Hyderabad presided over by M.W. Bro. Prof. MS Thacker, MW the Grand Master.

28-Sep Lodge Veeraswami, No. 200 consecrated at Madras by M.W. Bro. Prof. MS Thacker, MW the Grand Master. 52 Past Masters were present.

3-Oct Lodge Colonel Choudhary No. 201 consecrated at Guntur by M.W. Bro. Prof. MS Thacker, MW The Grand Master.

1-Nov Silver Jubilee of Lodge Tata No. 115 Celebrated, graced by MW. Bro. Prof. M.S. Thacker, MW The Grand Master.


1969

10-Jan R.W. Bro. Prof. M.S. thacker, D.Sc.D.Engg, D.Litt, F.A.I.E.E.EF.N.I. was installed as M.W. The Grand Master at the Grand Festival held at Rajaji Hall, Madras by M.W. Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah M.W. The Grand Master M.W. Bro. Robert A. Crigler. M.W. The Grand Master, Grand Lodge at California, attended the installation.The Award of Grand Master’s order of service to Masonry was instituted.

15-Feb Consecration of Lodge Prof. Thacker No. 188 at New  Delhi by M.W. Bro. Prof. M.S. Thacker, M.W. the Grand Master.

9-Mar Consecration of Lodge Goodwill & Peace No. 189 at Thanjavur by M.W. Bro. Prof. M.S. Thacker, M.W. the Grand Master.

26-Jul Regular Communication of GLI at held at Bombay preside over by M.W. Bro. Prof. M.S. Thacker, M.W. the Grand Master.

10-Aug Consecration of Lodge Sisir Ghosh No. 191 at Calcutta by M.W. Bro. Prof. M.S. Thacker, M.W. the Grand Master.

18-Aug R.W. Bro. P.M. Sundram Shashti Abdapoorthi Scholarship Fund was registered.

21-Aug Consecration of Lodge Srinivasa Gopala No. 190 at Madras by M.W. Bro. Prof. M.S. Thacker, M.W. the Grand Master.

22-Aug Consecration of Lodge C.A. Ramakrishnan No. 192 at Madras by M.W. Bro. Prof. M.S. Thacker, M.W. the Grand Master.

17-Dec Consecration of Lodge Accountants No. 194 at Madrasby M.W. Bro. Prof. M.S. Thacker, M.W. the Grand Master.

1968

15-Jan Lodge Eastern Star No. 17, Bombay celebrated its centenary graced by MW Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah MW The Grand Master.

20-Jan Grand Festival of GLI held at Bombay presided over by MW Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah MW The Grand Master.

7-Mar Consecration of Lodge Lions of Eastern India No. 182 at Calcutta by MW Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah MW The Grand Master.

17-Mar Consecration of Lodge Cherian No. 183 Bombay by MW Bro.Bhogilal C. Shah MW The Grand Master at Raj Bhawan, Bombay.

1-Apr Special meeting of Lodge Shyam Kinkor No. 7712 EC on 16.3.68 resolved to join the GLI. The action was confirmed by the United Grand Lodge of England on 29.3.68 A new warrant was issued on 1.4.68 and the new Lodge was re-numbered as No. 174 GLI.

3-Jun Consecration of Lodge Manockjee Cursetjee No. 185 at Bombay by MW Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah MW The Grand Master.

27-Jul R.W. Bro. Prof. M.S. Thacker, Deputy Grand Master was elected as M.W. the Grand Master at the Regular communication of the Grand Lodge of India held at Calcutta presided over by MW Bro. Bhogilal C.Shah MW The Grand Master.

17-Aug Consecration of Lodge Coromandel No. 186 at Visakhapatnam by MW Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah MW The Grand Master.

9-Nov Consecration of Lodge Noshir Chenoy No. 187 at Secunderabad by MW Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah MW The Grand Master.

24-Nov The Lodge system of Masonic Education compiled by R.W., Bro. Dr. Rustom S. Davar, P.Dy. G.M. was released by MW Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah MW The Grand Master.


1967

24-Jan Consecration of Lodge Rani Jhansi No. 177 at Jhansi by MW Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah MW The Grand Master.

28-Jan Grand Festival of GLI held at Calcutta presided over by MW Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah MW The Grand Master.

28-Jan Consecration of Lodge H.H. The Nawab of Rampur No.178 at Calcutta by M.W. Bro. Bhogilal C.Shah, M.W. the Grand Master.

30-Mar Consecration of Lodge Trichur No. 180 at Palghat Trichur by MW Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah MW The Grand Master.

1-Apr Consecration of Lodge Thirunal No. 179 at Bangalore by MW Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah MW The Grand Master.

21-Apr The Grand Lodge of India Newsietter was first published.

22-Jul Regular Communication of GLI held at Kanpur presided over by MW Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah MW The Grand Master.

12-Sep Consecration of Lodge Rayala Sundaram No. 181 Kurnool M.W.Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah MW The Grand Master at Hyderabad.


1966

22-Jan Consecration of Lodge Bhilal No. 169 at Raipur by MW Bro.Bhogilal C. Shah MW The Grand Master.

14-Feb Consecration of Lodge Ratan No. 175 at Kanpur by MW Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah MW The Grand Master.

16-Feb MW Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah was reinstalied as M.W. The Grand Master at the Grand Festival held in New Delhi.

11-Mar Consecration of Lodge Trinity No. 171 Tiruchirapalli By R.W. Bro. S.T. Srinivasagopalachari, RGM (SI) at Madras.

16-Apr Consecration of Lodge Sarvothama No. 176 at Cochin by MW Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah MW The Grand Master.

19-Apr Lodge Pandyan No. 49 at Madurai, celebrated its Platinum Jubliee, graced by MW Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah MW The Grand Master.

21-Apr Lodge Ashoka No. 93 at Madras, celebrated its Golden Jubliee, graced by MW Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah MW The Grand Master.

30-Jul Regular Communication of GLI held at Madras presided overby MW Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah MW The Grand Master.

24-Nov The Ritual for Installation of Worshipful Master was released for use in all daughter Lodges under the Grand Lodge of India by MW Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah MW The Grand Master.


1965

22-Jan Consecration of the Poona Past Masters Lodge No. 167 at  kirkee (Pune) by MW Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah MW The Grand Master.

23-Jan Consecration of Lodge General Williams No. 165 at Puneby MW Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah MW The Grand Master.

23-Jan Consecration of Lodge Raksha Dal No. 166 at Kirkee (Pune) by MW Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah MW The Grand Master.

3-Mar Consecration of Lodge Trivandrum No. 168 Trivandrum by MW Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah MW The Grand Master.

4-Mar M.W. Bro. Bhogilal C. Chah M.W. The Grand Master was reelected as M.W. the Grand Master for a second term at Madras.

5-Mar Grand Festival of GLI held at Madras presided over by MW Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah MW The Grand Master.

6-Mar Consecration of Lodge Vidya No. 164 at Madras by MW Bro Bhogilal C. Shah MW The Grand Master.

31-Jul Regular Communication of GLI held at Kirkee (Pune) presided over by MW Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah MW The Grand Master.

28-Sep Consecration of Lodge Coimbatore No. 172 Coimbatoreby R.W. Bro. Rao Bahadur S.T. Srinivasagopalachri, RGM (SI) at Palghat.

20-Nov Consecration of Lodge George N. Philip No. 174 at Deolai by MW Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah MW The Grand Master.

24-Nov The Ritual of three Degrees of Freemasonry was released for the use of all daughter Lodges under the Grand Lodge of India by MW Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah MW The Grand Master.

8-Dec Consecration of Lodge Harmandir No. 170 at Amritsar by MW Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah MW The Grand Master.

9-Dec Consecration of Lodge Vishwakarma No. 173 at Ludhiana by R.W. Bro. Dr. Dugaprasad.

11-Dec Lodge Rock of Gwalior No. 16 Jhansi celebrated its centenary graced by M.W. Bro. Bhoglal C. Shah, M.W. the Grand Master.


1964

25-Jan Grand Festival of Grand Lodge of India held at Bombay presided over by MW Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah MW The Grand Master.

7-Feb Consecration of Lodge Bharati No. 161 at Cuddalore (Pondicherry) by MW Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah MW The Grand Master.

20-Jun Consecration of Lodge Fulchand Patel No. 163 at Bombay by M.W. Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah, M.W. the Grand Master.

11-Jul Consecration of Lodge Raksha Sena No. 162 at Secunderabad by MW Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah MW The Grand Master.

25-Jul Regular Communication of GLI held at Calcutta presided by M.W. Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah. M.W. the Grand Master.

11-Oct Lodge Bangalore No. 15, Celebrated its Centenary graced by MW Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah MW The Grand Master.


1963

7-Feb Consecration of Lodge Chartered Accountants No. 152 GLI at Calcutta by M.W. Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah MW The Grand Master.

9-Feb Grand Festival of the Grand Lodge of India held at Calcutta presided over by M.W. Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah MW The Grand Master.

26-Mar Consecration of Lodge General Williams Roorkee No. 151 by M.W. Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah MW. The Grand Master.

26-Mar Consecration of Lodge forminite No. 155 at New Delhi by M.W. Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah, M.W. the Grand Master.

28-Mar Consecration of Lodge Bhopal No. 154 at Bhopal by MW Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah MW The Grand Master.

26-Apr Consecration of Lodge Port of Bombay No. 153 at Bombay by MW Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah MW The Grand Master.

27-Apr Quarterly Communication of GLI held at Bombay presided over by M.W Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah MW The Grand Master.

15-May Especial Communication of GLI held at Bombay presided over by MW Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah MW The Grand Master.

29-Jun Consecration of Lodge Mangalore No. 156 at Mangalore by MW Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah MW The Grand Master.

27-Jul Quarterly Communication of GLI held at Hyderabad presided over by MW Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah MW The Grand Master.

10-Oct Consecration of Lodge Italia Williams Manian No. 158 GLI at Secunderabad by MW Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah MW The Grand Master.

12-Oct Consecration of Lodge Palghat No. 159 at Bangalore by MW Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah MW The Grand Master.

23-Nov Quarterly Communication of GLI held at Kanpur presided over by MW Bro. Bhogilal C.Shah MW The Grand Master.

23-Nov Consecration of Lodge Shah Jairotary No. 160 at Kanpur by M.W. Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah M.W. The Grand Master.

25-Nov Consecration of Lodge Gorakhpur No. 157 at Varanasi by MW Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah MW The Grand Master


1962

27-Jan Election of R.W. Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah, Dy. G.M. as MW The Grand Master in succession to M.W. Bro. His Highness The Nawab of Rampur at the Grand Festival held in New Delhi.

28-Apr M.W. Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah was installed as MW The Grand Master by R.W. Bro. Sisir K. Ghosh at the Freemason’s Hall, 19, Park Street, Calcutta at the Quarterly Communication of the Grand Lodge held at Calcutta.

14-May Lodge Kumaon (Nainital No. 1870 EC consecrated on 12.8.1888) opted to join the Grand Lodge of India and renumbered as No. 148 GLI.

27-Jul Consecration of Lodge Bhogilal C. Shah No. 147 GLI at Bombay  by M.W. Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah M.W. The Grand Master.

28-Jul Quarterly Communication of the GLI held at Bombay. Presided over by M.W. Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah M.W. The Grand Master.

30-Jul Consecration of Lodge Pestonji Kapadia No. 149 by M.W. Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah M.W. The Grand Master.

25-Aug Lodge Mount No. 14, Madras, Celebrated as Centenary graced by M.W. Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah M.W. the Grand Master.

9-Nov Consecration of Lodge Sri Brahadeeswara No. 150 Thanjavur at Bangalore by M.W. Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah M.W The Grand Master.

10-Nov Quarterly Communication of GLI held at Bangalore. Presided over by M.W. Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah M.W. the Grand Master.


1961

24-Nov Inauguration of the Grand Lodge of India at Hotel Ashoka, Delhi. Consecration of the Grand Lodge by M.W. Bro. The Rt. Hon. The Eglinton and Winton, T.D.D.L. B.A. The M.W. Grand Master Mason of Scotland.Constitution of the Grand Lodge of India by R.W. Bro. George S. Gamble, R.W. Deputy Grand Master of Ireland. Installation of M.W. Bro. Maj. Gen., Dr. Sir Syed Raza Ali Khan G.C. I.E.K.C.S.I., D. Litt. L.L.D. His Highness the Nawab of Rampur, as Grand Master by R.W. Bro. Rt. Hon. Earl Cadogan M.C.D.L. Deputy Grand Master of England. The following Grand Officers from Sister Jurisdictions, attended the function

(i) M.W. Bro. Max Seligman, M.W. The Grand Master of Grand Lodge Israel.

(ii) M.W. Bro. Rev. Canon Crane Williams, Past Grand Master,  Grand Lodge of Alberta, Canada.

27-Nov Inauguration of Regional Grand Lodge of Northern India by M.W. The Grand Master, M.W. Bro. Maj. Gen. Dr. Sir Syed Raza Ali Khan H.H. The Nawab of Rampur.

2-Dec Inauguration of the Regional Grand Lodge of Eastern India R.W. Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah, Dy. G.M.

6-Dec Inauguration of the Regional Grand Lodge of Western India R.W. Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah, Dy. G.M.

9-Dec Inauguration of Regional Grand Lodge of Southern India by R.W. Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah, Dy.G.M.

9-Dec Consecration of Lodge Shanthi, No. 146, Madras, by R.W. Bro. Bhogilal C. Shah, Dy. G.M.

14-Dec M.W. Bro. Maj. Gen. Dr. Sir Syed Raza Ali Khan His Highness The Nawab of Rampur demitted office as M.W. The Grand Master.