FRATERNAL RELATIONS
 
Delegates from Europe and South India attended
Silver Jubilee Celebrations of Upper India on
19th  -  21st  January  2020
 

Group Photo of the Brethren

 

Grand Lodge of Upper India is now 25 years old and it celebrated its Silver Jubilee on 19th, 20th and 21st January 2020 at the Masonic Complex Daun, Mohali  (Chandigarh).
On Sunday 19th January 2020 was held the 25th Annual Meeting of Grand Lodge of Upper India.
On Monday 20th January 2020 was held the 25th Annual  Meeting of Supreme  Grand Chapter of Upper India and 25th Annual  Meeting of Grand Mark Lodge of Upper India.
On Tuesday 21st January 2020 was Celebrated the Silver Jubilee of Grand Lodge of Upper India.

A large number of delegates from Europe and from South India participated in the celebrations. Brethren from five Grand Lodges of Europe attended.
Grand Lodge of South India was represented by MW Bro. Rajkumar Vaiyapuri Grand Master along with RW Bro E K Nagrajan Dy G M,  RW Bro. K.R.  Raman Asst GM, RW Bro. V.S. Chandrasekaran G.S.W. and VW Bro M. Nagarajan G. Secy. and ten more senior brethren along with their ladies.   

 

MW Bro. Rajkumar Vaiyapuri Grand Master, GL of South India
being received in the Grand Lodge

 

RW Bro E K Nagrajan  Dy GM GL South India being received in the Grand Lodge

 

Grand Lodge of Hungary AASR was represented by M.W. Bro. Michel Singer- Grand Chancellor. He is also Grand Representative of United Grand Lodges of India for Europe.

 

MW Bro. Michel Singer- Grand Chancellor of Hungary AASR
being received in the Grand Lodge

 
Grand Lodge of Serbia was represented by RW Bro Veka Radonjic -   Grand Chancellor   and R.W. Bro. Edvard Miljanic- Grand Orator. They were also on a very important mission of signing a Treaty of Amity, Mutual Recognition and Inter-visitation with us.
 

RW Bro Veka Radonjic Grand Chancellor GL of Serbia being received in the Grand Lodge

 
Sovereign Grand Lodge of Austria with whom we signed a Treaty last year, was represented by M.W. Bro. Michael Muarer- Grand Master and R.W. Bro. Heiner Wiegele- Grand Chancellor.
 

MW Bro Michael Muarer GM Sovereign GL of Austria being received in the Grand Lodge

 

Grand Lodge of Belgium with whom we are in Amity since 2006 was represented by M.W. Bro. Oscar de Wandel- Grand Master.

 

MW Bro Oscar de Wandel GM GL of Belgium being received in the Grand Lodge

 

Supreme Council of India was represented by M.W. Bro. Philip Fowler- Past Grand Master Grand Lodge of South India- Grand Secretary of United Grand Lodges of India and Most Puissant Sovereign Grand Commander
T.ILL.Fr: Philippe Douillet 33ème D of Supreme Council de France was also present.

 

MW Bro Philip Fowler Most Puissant  Sovereign Grand Commander and T.ILL.Fr: Philippe Douillet 33ème D being received in the Grand Lodge

 

RW Bro. E K Nagrajan Dy GM, RW Bro. K.R.  Raman. Asst GM, RW Bro. V.S.Chandrasekaran G.S.W. and VW Bro M. Nagarajan G. Secy. of GL of SI and MW Bro. Ajit Singh Ranauta

 

Brethren  from G L South India

 

Brethren  from G L South India

 

Grand Master and brethren display the Silver Jubilee Brochure released on the occasion

 
 

MW Bro Dr S S Bhamra and RW Bro Heiner Wiegel

 

RW Bro. Kamaldeep Singh Egan Dy GM –GLUI with RW Bro. EK Nagrajan Dy.GM, and RW Bro. KR. Raman. Asst GM of G L of South India

 
Upper India Brethren Host the Visiting Delegates


MW Bro Ajit Singh Ranauta hosts the Visiting Grand Masters:

MW Bro Ajit Singh Ranauta was host to the Visiting Grand Masters from Europe. The Ranauta family accommodate the delegates at their residence. While MW Bro. Oscar de Wandel, MW Bro. Michel Singer, MW Bro. Michael Muarer, RW Bro  Heiner Wiegel and T.ILL.Fr: Philippe Douillet  stayed at  the Ranauta’s residence in Chandigarh, other brethren from Coimbatore were accommodate at their other building at Mohali.
 

RW Bro. Heiner Wiegele G. Chancellor and  MW Bro Michel Maurer G. Master of Sovereign Grand Lodge of Austria 

 

T.ILL.Fr: Philippe Douillet ,  MW Bro. Michael Muarer and MW Bro. Oscar de Wandel  with their host MW Bro Ajit Singh Ranauta and his sons RW Bro Harbinder Singh (on left)and RW Bro Hardev Singh (on right) 

 

MW Bro Rakesh Mittal hosts the Brethren from Serbia:

MW Bro Rakesh Mittal was host to RW Bro Veka Radonjic  Grand Chancellor  GL of Serbia and RW Bro  Edvard Miljanic at his residence at Panchkula. He and his family members looked after all the needs  of the delegates during their stay.

 

TRW Bro Veka Radonjic  and RW Bro  Edvard Miljanic Grand Lodge of Serbia 

 
RW Bro Navneet Saxena hosts the Brethren from G. L. of South India:

RW Bro Navneet Saxena accommodated the rest of the brethren from Coimbatore at his new premises. He looked after their transport requirements and other needs during the stay. He also took them around Chandigarh for sightseeing etc.    

 

Brethren from Coimbatore enjoying liquid refreshments 

 

Brethren from Eorope enjoying liquid refreshments 

 

The four assets of Grand Lodge of Upper India: RW Bro Hardev Singh Ranauta, W Bro Harbinder Singh Ranauta, MW Bro Dr. S S Bhamra and RW Bro. Navneet Saxena 

 

Grand Cultural Program and Dinner

MW Bro. Dr. Satwinder Singh Bhamra looked after the delegates from Europe and South India and hosted a gala dinner programme for all delegates and brethren on the 19th.  The function included a Grand Cultural Program of Martial Arts, Bhangra, Gidha and Songs. The foreign delegates enjoyed the function very much.                                                                                                                 

 

Visiting Brethren in a Festive Mood on 19th 

 

Delegates with the Artists 

 

Lunch on 21st Hosted by MW Bro Ajit Singh Ranauta

MW Bro Ajit Singh Ranauta hosted a Lunch on the 2nd January or all the visiting delegates and their ladies at his residence in Chandigarh sector 10-A. Liquid refreshments were served and a sumptuous Lunch was served.
 

VW Bro Maj Venugopalan, RW Bro Shyam Venkataraman and RW Bro V S Chandrasekaran 

 

Pretty ladies from South India at the residence of MW Bro Ajit Sigh Ranauta 

 

Pretty ladies from South India enjoying a sumptuous meal at the residence of MW Bro Ajit Sigh Ranauta and Mrs Kulwant Kaur 

 

The Hostess Mrs Kulwant Kaur Ranuata with Mrs Sumithra  Nagarajan 

 

Pretty Ladies from South India enjoying the Tambola game 

 

Pretty ladies from South India and Upper India.

 
RW Bro Brig. Malkiat Singh Dullat (JGW-GLUI),
Attends Grand Festival of GL of SI on 25th May 2019
 

RW Bro. Brig. Malkiat Singh Dullat Junior Warden -GLUI represented G.L.of Upper India and attended the 25th Grand Festival of the Grand Lodge of South India on 25th of May 2019 in Coimbatore. At the Grand Festival, MW Bro. V. Rajkumar was installed Grand Master of Grand Lodge of South India for a period of two years.

RW Bro. Brig. Malkiat Singh Dullat also attended the Annual Meeting of Supreme Grand Chapter and Annual Meeting of Grand Mark Lodge of South India on Friday 24th May at the Masonic Temple, Coimbatore.

 

Grand Lodge of South India held its 24th Grand Festival on 25th May 2019 and
MW Bro V. Rajkumar was installed Grand Master.

 

MW Bro. V. Rajkumar was installed Grand Master of GLSI by
MW Bro. Dr. J G Shanmuganathan

 

RW Bro Brig. Malkiat Singh Dullat (JGW-GLUI), addressing the
G. L. of South India on 25th May 2019

 

RW Bro Brig. Malkiat Singh Dullat (JGW-GLUI) receiving a memento from
MW Bro. V Rajkumar Grand Master

 

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

 

1.

 

MW Bro. Oscar de Wandel - Grand Master- Grand Lodge of Belgium

2.

 

MW Bro. Yves Max Viton–Past Grand Master- Grand Lodge of France.

3.

 

V.I. Bro. Philippe Douillet of G L of France

4.

 

MW Bro. Michel Singer - our Grand Representative for Europe.

5.   RW. Bro. Heiner Wiegele  J. G, Warden Sov. Grand Lodge of Austria
6.   RW Bro. Martin Zigler Grand Chancellor Sov. Grand Lodge of Austria
 

Delegates from Europe who attended the Annual Meeting on 25th May 2019

 

MW Bro. Michel Singer, RW Bro. Martin Zigler Grand Chancellor Sov. G L Austria and RW Bro. M S Dullat

 

Members at the Grand Festival of Grand Lodge of South India on 25th May 2019

 
 
 

RW Bro. Col Shamsher Singh Dhanoa OSM Grand Master elect Grand Lodge of Upper India with RW Bro. Raj Kumar Grand Master elect Grand Lodge of South India

 

Grand Masters of Grand Lodge of Upper India visited MW Bro. K. Sathyanathan,  Past Grand Master and founder Grand Secretary of Grand Lodge of  South India,  at his residence.

 

(from left) MW Bro. Dr. Satwinder Singh Bhamra, MW Bro. K. Sathyanathan, MW Bro. Dr. P. S. Egan and MW Bro Balbir Singh Devgun

 
 
Grand Lodge of Upper India Delegation Attends
2
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.

 
 


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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