Charitable Projects of Montfort Lodge #249 of India

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Charitable Projects of Montfort Lodge #249 of India

Montfort Logde #249 holds its meeting
on the 2nd Saturday of alternative months.

Yercaud is a nice, cozy hill station with 4800 – 5000 ft height above M.S.L. about 27 Km from the Corporation town of Salem in TN. Coffee and spices and many types of floral and vegetables are the main product with abundant of silver oak trees.

Montfort Lodge N0 249 started this project for the benefit of estate workers and tribal's of the area which took off magnificently. The renowned medical practitioners render their services FREE of cost and give us all type of cooperation & guidance.

Our Partners Sri Ramakrishna Mission , Salem provides FREE surgery for the cataract at Salem in association with a renowned corporate Hospital. The Spectacles are prepared at one of our own member , a leading Eye Surgeon`s hospital  for patients AT COST born by Montfort Lodge No 249. Nazareth High School has very kindly allowed us to use their premises for the camp which is highly spacious & comfortable.

The expenses for the camp held once in 2 months is around Rs.25,000/- which is raised from the brethren of our lodge. The volunteers for registration of patients, guiding them to different rooms are our own lodge members who come even with their spouses. A week before the camp a good publicity is done in all villages around 15 to 20 kms radius.

The Montfort Lodge is known for its CHARITABLE work in the Southern Region. Last week a project of building an Orphanage building was completed about 20 Kms from Salem @ the cost of Rs 25 lakhs approx.

The 3 lodges of Salem contributed over Rs. 15 lakhs for this project ,now housing over 50 children and giving them good education. Our Lodge has contributed in the great Project of the Grand Lodge of India JYOTIRGAMAYA  and one of our brother alone contributed over 60 lakhs for this noble project.

Thank you, 

W. Bro. Swaran Singh Matharu


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