February 2013

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Monday, February 4, 2013

The Regional Grand Lodge of Northern India has a new designated Regional Grand Master: Brother Harcharan Singh Ranauta

The Installation Ceremony will take place on February 16/17, 2013 in the national capital of New Delhi, India. For more information regarding the official program and details regarding the accommodations please check the official convocation papers here.

Bhopal to host a Masonic event

Bhopal is a wonderful city in the state of Madhya Pradesh and its capital city. As one of the important cities of India, Bhopal has an immense archaeological, historical and political importance attached to it. One of the oldest cities in India, it has today emerged as one of its busiest commercial centers.

 Located at 28 km from Bhopal, the Bhojeshwar Temple at Bhojpur
was built by the king Bhoja about a millennium ago

The Masonic Lodges hosting the event are Bhopal 154, Cherian (Past Masters) 183, Harawtar 202, Sanchi 247, Bhojpur (Past Masters) 261, Lodge Vidisha 262, Sabarmati 271, Vindhyachal 305, Bhojpal 372. As well within the hosts we have Chapter Keystone of Western India 04, Chapter Jaihind 46, Mark Lodge Universal Brotherhood 23, RAM Lodge Universal Brotherhood 23, Mark Lodge Bhopal 54 and RAM Lodge Bhopal 54.

Please check the programme, registration form, registration status and accommodations and enjoy your stay in the company of all Brethren of the Regional Western Grand Lodge of India.

Regional Grand Master's Message for the Golden Jubilee Celebrations and Annual Investiture Meetings of Regional Grand Lodge of Western India at Bhopal

As mentioned before, the Golden Jubilee Celebrations and Annual Investiture Meetings of Regional Grand Lodge of Western India at Bhopal will take place on 8-9-10 February, 2013. The Regional Grand Master of Western India, Brother Zawareh H. Wadia stated in his aniversary message the following:

"My dear Brethren, I extend to you all a very warm and cordial invitation to attend the Golden Jubilee Celebrations and Annual Investiture Meetings of Regional Grand Lodge of Western India at Bhopal on 8-9-10 February, 2013. 

M. W. Bro. Vasudev J. Masurekar, O. S. M., M. W. the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of India, has very kindly consented to grace the Golden Jubilee Celebrations and Annual Investiture Meetings and on behalf of the Masonic Fraternity of Western India, I accord a very special welcome to him and the officers of the Grand Lodge of India at Bhopal. I also cordially invite distinguished Past Grand Masters, my esteemed and loving colleagues from North, East and South, illustrious Past Regional Grand Masters and Heads of Sister Constitutions to Bhopal to participate at the Celebrations and Annual Meetings.

Brethren of Bhopal had conveyed to me very keen desire of Fraternity at Bhopal to host the Annual Meeting of the Regional Grand Lodge of W I months ahead of my Installation as RGM of W I and I am very confident that the freemasons of Bhopal will rise to the occasion and put in their best efforts for success of the events.

My brethren, our Regional Grand Lodge has logged in 50 years of Service to freemasonry which naturally calls for a celebration. This event will give us an opportunity to salute and appreciate the wisdom and sagacity of our leaders who have led from the front to promote growth and stability of freemasonry in the Western Region. We will also recognize and appreciate leaders from our Region who adorned the highest office and very successfully led the Grand Lodge of India. A Coffee Table Book is being very meticulously compiled by W Bro Arun Phadke that will also be released. I am sure the brethren of Bhopal will strive hard to make the Golden Jubilee Celebrations a memorable event.

The Annual Investiture Meetings of your Region will set forth the Masonic agenda for the coming year. Your active participation in large numbers will give a positive thrust and mandate for the successful culmination of the activities planned for the coming year. I hope and pray that each Masonic body of Western Region will be represented at these meetings. Please respond to this invitation by registering in large numbers for Golden Jubilee Celebrations and Annual Investiture Meetings.

Brethren still cherish their visit and have vivid memories of warmth and hospitality of Bhopal fraternity which organized Annual and Special Meeting of the Western Region during the years 2005 and 2007. Beautiful City of Bhopal once again beckons you during its best season to thoroughly enjoy the hospitality of Bhopal Fraternity during your entire stay. The venue for the meeting and celebrations is one of the best in the State of Madhya Pradesh. I assure you that the arrangements for your comforts will not be compromised at any stage.

I once again extend a hearty welcome to one and all and convey my best wishes to the Organising Committee and the Fraternity of Bhopal for the success of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations and Annual Investiture Meetings of Regional Grand Lodge of Western India."

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