Tuesday, February 3, 2015

5th Annual Grand Festival of the Supreme Council for India

On 7 February 2015, the Supreme Council for India will hold its Annual Grand Festival. The event will take place in the morning and in evening. Sovereign Grand Commander Stephen John Hindes 33° will confer the 30° Degree to some Brethren in the morning and during the evening will be receiving foreign delegations, after which there will be a banquet.

The 5th Annual Grand Festival of the AASR Supreme Council for India will be hosted this year in Hyderabad, the capital of the southern Indian state of Telangana and de jure capital of Andhra Pradesh. Established in 1591 by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, Hyderabad remained under the rule of the Qutb Shahi dynasty for nearly a century before the Mughals captured the region. In 1724, Mughal viceroy Asif Jah I declared his sovereignty and created his own dynasty, also known as the Nizams of Hyderabad. The Hyderabad State ultimately became a princely state during British rule, and remained so for 150 years, with the city serving as its capital. The city continued as capital of a new Hyderabad State after joining the Indian Union in 1948 and before attaining its current status as the focal point of Andhra Pradesh in 1956. In 2014, Andhra Pradesh state was bifurcated and the city became the capital and part of the newly formed Telangana state, sharing the status of joint capital along with the Andhra Pradesh for the period of ten years from then.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Harcharan Singh Ranauta to be installed as Most Worshipful Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of India

Harcharan Singh Ranauta will take over the leadership of the Grand Lodge of India as Most Worshipful Grand Master from Brother Vasudev J. Masurekar. From 22 to 24 November 2014 took place the Annual Communication (commonly known in India as the Grand Festival).

Most Worshipful Harcharan Singh Ranauta (Elected Grand Master to be installed in November 2015) was born on 28 November 1961, in the same year of the foundation of the Grand Lodge of India. He studied at DAV College, Chandigarh and lives in Chandigarh.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Freemasons’ Grand Charity donated £35,000 to Red Cross following India floods

After Heavy monsoon rains have caused flash floods in the state of Uttarakhand in Northern India, the President of The Freemasons’ Grand Charity has approved an immediate emergency grant of £35,000 to the Red Cross, to assist with the recovery.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Young Brethren of India are invited to attend Rotaract International Model United Nations

Young Brethren (18 to 30) of India are invited to attend Rotaract International Model United Nations. For more information about the trip, accommodations, fees and subscriptions please visit the official website.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Rohit Kennith Sinha's thoughts about Freemasonry

Well Brethren, please join us today in wishing to a young Master Mason of India congratulations for being raised to the Degree of Master Mason. We are talking about Brother Rohit Kennith Sinha, raised to the sublime Degree of Master Mason on 12th April 2013.

Let us read his thoughts about Freemasonry: "As the year has passed Freemasonry to me now means that, there are great Truths at the foundation of Freemasonry truths which it is its mission to teach and which as constituting the very essence of that sublime system which gives to the venerable institution its peculiar identity as a science of morality, and it behooves every disciple diligently to ponder and inwardly digest."

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