Grand Lodge of Upper India Delegation Attends
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3rd Grand Festival of GL of SI on 27th May 2017
 

A delegation of six brethren from Grand Lodge of Upper India headed by MW Bro Balbir Singh Devgun Grand Master of Grand Lodge of Upper India, and including MW Bro. Rakesh Kumar Mittal Grand Master of Grand Mark Lodge of Upper India, MW Bro. Ajit Singh Ranauta, MW Bro. Dr. P. S. Egan, RW Bro. Brig. Malkiat Singh Dullat PG J. Warden and VW Bro. Sudarshan Singh P G D of C., attended the 23rd Grand Festival of the Grand Lodge of South India on 26th and 27th of May 2017 in Coimbatore.

At the Grand Festival, MW Bro. Dr. J G Shanmuganathan was installed Grand Master of Grand Lodge of South India for a period of two years.

 

MW Bro. Dr. J G Shanmuganathan
Grand Master –G. L. of South India

 

The delegation attended the Annual Meeting of Supreme Grand Chapter and Annual Meeting of Grand Mark Lodge of South India on Friday 26th May at the Masonic Temple, Coimbatore.

 

This Annual Grand Festival was also attended by delegates from Europe. Those present were:

 
1.   MW Bro. Philippe Charuel - Grand Master of Grand Lodge of France (along with his wife).
2.   MW Bro. Oscar de Wandel - Grand Master- Grand Lodge of Belgium.
3.   MW Bro. Massimo C. Tortora - Grand Master- of Serenissima Grand Lodge of Italy
4.   MW Bro. Michel Singer - our Grand Representative for Europe
     

Delegates from G L of Upper India with MW Bro. Massimo C. Tortora - Grand Master - Serenissima Grand Lodges of Italy, MW Bro. Oscar de Wandel - Grand Master- Grand Lodge of Belgium, MW Bro. Philippe Charuel - Grand Master- Grand Lodge of France and our Grand Representative for Europe MW Bro. Michel Singer.

 

On Friday the delegates were taken on a short visit to the recently unveiled 112-feet iconic statue of Adiyogi Lord Shiva and to the Isha Yoga Centre at the foothills of the Velliangiri Mountains in southern India. The delegates enjoyed the trip.

 

112- Feet Iconic Statue of
Adiyogi Shiva

 

Visiting Brethren in front of 112 feet Statue of
Adiyogi Shiva

 

At the Annual Grand Festival on Saturday 27th May 2017 the highlight was the signing of a Treaty of Amity, Mutual Recognition and Inter-visitation between the Serenissima Grand Lodge of Italy and the United Grand Lodges of India comprising of Grand Lodge of Upper India and Grand Lodge of South India. The Treaty was signed by MW Bro. Massimo C. Tortora Grand Master, on behalf of Serenissima Grand Lodge of Italy and by MW Bro. Dr. P. S. Egan, on behalf of United Grand Lodges of India.

 

MW Bro. Massimo C. Tortora Grand Master of Serenissima Grand Lodge of Italy and MW Bro Dr. P. S. Egan
President–United Grand Lodges of India signing the Treaty of Amity, Inter-Visitation and Mutual Recognition.

 

MW Bro. Balbir Singh Devgun honoured MW Bro. Massimo C. Tortora Grand Master, of Serenissima Grand Lodge of Italy by presenting him the Order of Service to Masonry. He was decorated with the Jewel of the Order and presented the Certificate of O.S.M.

 

MW Bro. Balbir Singh Devgun Grand Master - Grand Lodge of Upper India Presenting the Order of Service to Masonry Jewel to MW Bro. Massimo Tortora, Grand Master of Serenissima Grand Lodge of Italy

 

To mark the occasion, MW Bro. Massimo C. Tortora presented Fraternal Documents of Lodge Victoria 2007 and of Serenissima Grand Lodge of Italy to MW Bro. Balbir Singh Devgun.

 

MW Bro. Massimo Tortora presenting documents of Serenissima Grand Lodge of Italy to MW Bro B S Devgun

 

MW Bro. Massimo C. Tortora presented a Certificate appointing MW Bro. Ravichandran Doriswami past Grand Master of Grand Lodge of South India as an Honorary Member of Serenissima Grand Lodge of Italy. He also presented a “Plaque of Friendship” to the Grand Lodge.

 

Plaque of Friendship presented by MW Bro. Massimo C. Tortora

 

MW Bro. Massimo C. Tortora Grand Master of Serenissima Grand Lodge of Italy addressed the Grand Lodge and prayed for a long and fruitful friendly relationship with the United Grand Lodges of India. He also thanked MW Bro. B. S. Devgun for the O. S. M. conferred on him. He thanked G. L. of South India for their warm hospitality.

 

MW Bro. Massimo C. Tortora addressing the Grand Lodge

 

Recognising the services of MW Bro. Philippe Charuel Grand Master of Grand Lodge of France to Freemasonry in Europe and Internationally, Grand Lodge of South India presented an Order of Service to Masonry to the distinguished Brother.

 

MW Bro. Dr. J G. Shanmuganathan presenting the O S M to MW Bro. Philippe Charuel Grand Master of Grand Lodge of France.

 

MW Bro. Dr. J G. Shanmuganathan presenting the O S M patent to MW Bro. Philippe Charuel Grand Master of Grand Lodge of France

 

MW Bro. Philippe Charuel Grand Master of Grand Lodge of France addressed the Grand Lodge and thanked the G L of South India for the high Honour conferred on him. He stressed that our Grand Lodges have been Amity and Friendship since 2004. United Grand Lodge of India having become members of International Confederation of United Grand Lodges is now in Friendly relationship with Grand Lodges of a Europe and other International Member Grand Lodges. He thanked the G L of South India for their warm hospitality.

 

MW Bro. Philippe Charuel addressing the Grand Lodge

 

On behalf of Grand Lodge of France he presented a Medal of Honour to MW Bro. Ravichandran Doraiswami. For his services to Lodges of A A Scottish Rite, he also honoured V W Bro. D. Madhan Mohan.

 

MW Bro. Philippe Charuel presenting a Medal of Honour to MW Bro.Ravichandran Doraiswami.

 

MW Bro. Philippe Charuel presenting a Jewel to VW Bro. D. Madhan Mohan.

 

Grand Lodge of South India presented a Medal of Honour to MW Bro. Oscar de Wandel Grand Master of Grand Lodge of Belgium. We are in Amity with G L of Belgium since 2006.

 

MW Bro. Dr. J G. Shanmuganathan presenting the medal of Hounor to MW Bro. Oscar de Wandel Grand Master of Grand Lodge of Belgium.

 

MW Bro. Oscar de Wandel Grand Master of Grand Lodge of Belgium addressed the Grand Lodge and thanked the G L of South India for the Honour conferred on him.

 

MW Bro. Oscar de Wandel addressing the Grand Lodge

 

MW Bro. Dr. P. S. Egan –President United Grand Lodges of India- presented a Patent of Appointment to MW Bro. Michel Singer appointing him Grand Representative of United Grand Lodges of India for the masonic fraternity of Europe. MW Bro. Michel Singer is representing our Grand Lodges in Europe and helping us establish good relations with the regular Grand Lodges in Europe.

 

MW Bro. Dr. P. S. Egan –President UGLI- Presenting to MW Bro. Michel Singer the Patent of Appointment as “Grand Representative” of United Grand Lodges of India for the Masonic Fraternity of Europe.

 

MW Bro. Balbir Singh Devgun addressed the Grand Lodge, congratulated the newly installed Grand Master MW Bro. Dr. J G Shanmuganathan and his team o Officers. He presented a cash donation to the Grand Lodge Funds and tanked the Grand Lodge and the Brethren for their hospitality and making their stay comfortable and a memorable one.

 

MW Bro. Balbir Singh Devgun addressing the Grand Lodge of South India.

 
 
Grand Lodge of Upper India Delegation Attends
22ND Grand Festival of GL of SI on 22nd May 2016
 

A delegation of three brethren from Grand Lodge of Upper India headed by MW Bro Balbir Singh Devgun Grand Master of Grand Lodge of Upper India, MW Bro. Rakesh Kumar Mittal Grand Master of Grand Mark Lodge of Upper India, and VW Bro. Brig. Malkiat Singh Dullat PG Chaplain, attended the 22nd Grand Festival of the Grand Lodge of South India on 21st and 22nd of May 2016 in Coimbatore.

 

Grand Master MW Bro Ravichandran Doraiswami of Grand Lodge of South India along with his Grand Officers and Visiting delegates

 

Brethren at Banquet Table- 22nd Annual Grand Lodge Meeting of GL of South India (22nd May 2016)

 

Grand Lodge of Upper India Delegation Attends Installation of MW Bro. Ravichandran Doraiswami -24th May 2015


A delegation of six brethren from Grand Lodge of Upper India attended the Installation of MW Bro. Ravichandran Doraiswami as Grand Master of Grand Lodge of South India in Coimbatore on Sunday 24th May 2015 The delegation including MW Bro. Rakesh Mittal Grand Master of Grand Lodge of Upper India, and MW Bro. Dr. Satwinder Singh Bhamra, Grand Master of Grand Mark Lodge of Upper India and First Grand Principal of Supreme Grand Chapter of Upper India attended the 21st Grand Festival of Grand Lodge of South India in Coimbatore. MW Bro. Rakesh Mittal Grand Master was accompanied by his wife Mrs. Ritu Mittal.

The delegation also comprised of MW Bro. Ajit Singh Ranauta, MW Bro. Dr. P.S. Egan, RW Bro. Col Shamsher Singh Dhanoa Dy G.M., and RW Bro. Lt.Col Iqbal Singh Khara, G. Chaplain.


On Saturday 23rd May the the Delegates also attended Installation of M.E. Comp. Dr. Rajendran as First Grand Principal of Supreme Grand Chapter of South India. He was later also installed as Grand Master of Grand Mark Lodge of South India.

The Brethren of Grand Lodge of South India also arranged for the visiting Delegates, a trip to Koval Kutralam Forest, Waterfall and Treetop Rest Houses. It was an enjoyable trip.

 
 

Grand Lodge of Upper India Delegates with V.I. Bro. Philippe Douillet (2nd from Lt) and RW Bro Jean Pierre Velleyen, Grand Chancellor, G L of France (3rd from Rt.)

 

Delegation of Grand Mark Lodge of Upper India that attended the Grand Mark Lodge of South India

 

Visiting Delegates with Grand Master MW Bro. Ravi Doraiswami (2nd from Lt) and Mrs Doraiswami.

 

MW Bro. Rakesh Mittal GM of GLUI, addressing Grand Lodge of South India - 24th May 2015

 
 
Upper India Grand Delegation Attends 20th Grand Festival of Grand Lodge of South India in May 2014
 
A delegation from Grand Lodge of Upper India including MW Bro. Rakesh Mittal Grand Master of Grand Lodge of Upper India, and MW Bro. Dr. Satwinder Singh Bhamra, Grand Master of Grand Mark Lodge of Upper India and First Grand Principal of Supreme Grand Chapter of Upper India attended the 20th Grand Festival of Grand Lodge of South India in Coimbatore.
 

MW Bro Rakesh Mittal GM addresses the GL of South India

 
 
 


RELATIONS FRATERNELLES

Une Délégation de la Grande Loge de l’Inde du Nord assiste au 22ème
Convent de la Grande Loge de l’Inde du Sud


Une délégation de trois Frères de la Grande Loge de l’Inde du Nord conduite par le Très Respectable Grand Maître Balbir Singh Devgun assisté du Très Respectable Grand Maître Rakesh Kumar Mittal, de la Grande Loge de la Marque de l’Inde du Nord ainsi que le Très Respectable Frère Brigadier Malkiat Singh Dullat, passé Grand Chapelain, a participé au 22ème Convent de la Grande Loge de l’Inde du Sud les 21 et 22 mai 2016 à Coïmbatore (Tamil Nadu)

Une Délégation de la Grande Loge de l’Inde du Nord assiste à l’installation du Très Respectable Grand Maître Ravichandran Doraiswami le 24 mai 2015.

Une délégation de la Grande Loge de l’Inde du Nord a assisté à l’installation du Très Respectable Frère Ravichandran Doraiswami à la fonction de Grand Maître de la Grande Loge de l’Inde du Sud à Coïmbatore ( Tamil Nadu ) le dimanche 24 mai 2015. La délégation incluait le Très Respectable Frère Rakesh Mittal, Grand Maître de la Grande Loge de l’Inde du Nord ainsi que le Très Respectable Frère Satwinder Singh Bhamra, Grand Maître de la Marque de la Grande Loge de l’Inde du Nord et premier Grand Inspecteur du Suprème Grand Chapitre de l’Inde du Nord. Le Très Respectable Grand Maître Rakesh Mittal était accompagné de son épouse, Mme Ritu Mittal.

La délégation se composait aussi du Très respectable Frère Ajit Singh Ranauta, du Très respectable Frère Colonel Shamsher Singh Dhanoa Grand Maître adjoint et du Très Respectable Frère Lieutenant Colonel Iqbal Singh Khara, Grand Chapelain.

Le 23 mai, les délégués assistaient également à l’installation du Frère M.E. Comp. Dr Rajendran en tant que Grand Principal du Suprème Grand Chapitre de l’Inde du Sud, à la suite, installé comme Grand Maître de la Grande Loge de la Marque de l’Inde du Sud.

Les Frères de l’Inde du Sud ont aussi organisés une visite de la forêt de Koval Kutralam, des chutes d’eau ainsi que le centre de villégiature Treetop. Ce fut une visite très agréable.

Une délégation de la Grande Loge de l’Inde du Nord assiste au
Convent de la Grande Loge de l’Inde du Sud.

Une délégation de la Grande Loge de l’Inde du Nord incluant le Très Respectable Grand Maître de la Grande Loge de l’Inde du Nord, le Frère Rakesh Mittal ainsi que le Très Respectable Frère Dr Satwinder Singh Bhamra, Grand Maître de la Grande loge de la Marque de l’Inde du Nord a assisté au 20ème Convent de la Grande Loge de l’Inde du Sud à Coïmbatore (Tamil Nadu)

 
 

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