MEMBERS OF GRAND COUNCIL
 
The present (2017) Grand Council of the United Grand Lodges of India has the following members:
     

President:

  MW Bro. Dr. P.S. Egan      (G L Upper India)
General Secretary   MW Bro. Philip Fowler (G L South India)
     
Members    
G L Upper India   MW Bro. Balbir Singh Devgun (Grand Master)
    MW Bro. Ajit Singh Ranauta
    MW Bro. Dr. Satwinder Singh Bhamra
    MW Bro. Rakesh Kumar Mittal
     
Secretary GLUI   RW Bro.H. S. Ranauta
     
G L South India   MW Bro. Dr. J.G. Shanmuganathan (Grand Master)
    MW Bro. K. Alagiriswamy
    MW Bro. Ravichandran Doraiswami
    MW Bro. Dr. Ramkumar Raghupathy
     
Secretary GLSI   VW Bro. Muthukrishnan Nagarajan
 

Functions of the Grand Council


The main function of the Grand Council is to advise the two Grand Lodges on matters affecting Freemasonry within India and in establishing fraternal relations internationally.

Universal Brotherhood and International Relations are important to us. We are ever-ready to extend our hand of friendship to all regular Grand Lodges. As such all applications /petitions for recognition and fraternal relations are examined in detail by the Grand Council Secretariat and then recommended for exchanging treaties of Amity and Inter-visitation between Grand Lodges. In the case of applications from Europe we also seek advice from our representative in Europe MW Bro. Michel Singer.

Grand Council Meetings

The Grand Council meets once or twice a year as need be in conjunction with the Annual Grand Lodge Meetings of the two Grand Lodges at Chandigarh and Coimbatore. The office of the Grand Council is at Coimbatore where the Secretary General is based.

Grand Council Meeting in Coimbatore on 27th May 2017

A meeting of the Grand Council was held on 27th May 2017 at the English Club at Coimbatore. The meeting was also attended as special invitees, by MW Bro. Philippe Charuel – GM – Grand Lodge of France, MW Bro. Oscar de Wandel – GM – Grand Lodge of Belgium, MW Bro. Massimo C. Tortora – GM – Serenissima Grand Lodge of Italy, and MW Bro. Michel Singer our Grand Representative for the Masonic Fraternity of Europe. MW Bro. Dr. P. S. Egan, President of the Council, welcomed the visiting brethren and introduced them to the Council Members. Since MW Bro. Dr. D. Rajendran had unfortunately been called to G L above, in his place MW Bro. Ravichandran Doraiswami was appointed member of Grand Council by G L of South India. MW Bro. Philippe Charuel Extended an invitation to the Grand Masters and brethren.

United Grand Lodges of India to attend the Annual Meeting of Grand Lodge of France in Paris in June this year.

Grand Council Meeting in Chandigarh on 10th December 2016

Grand Council Meeting was held at Hotel Beckons in Chandigarh on 10th December 2016. Grand Lodge of South India was represented by M.W. Bro. Ravichandran Doraiswami -GM–GLSI. R.W. Bro. Shyam Venkatraman- J G Warden –GLSI and W. Bro. Major P.K. Venugopal, Asst. Grand Director of Ceremonies –GLSI also attended as special invitees. MW Bro. Dr. P. S. Egan, President of the Council, presided and welcomed the members and hoped for a valuable discussion. Various items of agenda were taken up. Both the Grand Lodges presented respective Reports of their activities, which were well appreciated. The status of side degrees and of Scottish Rites was also considered. MW Bro Ravichandran Doraiswami pointed out that follow up action should be taken on whatever decisions are taken by the Grand Council; and members are accordingly informed of the same.

The President informed the members that a Treaty of Amity and Inter-visitation was signed with GL Nacional de Filipinas (National Grand Lodge of Philippines) – on the 21st of November, this year at Coimbatore when a delegation of two Brethren from Philippines included the P Sov. Gr. Cdr., and Gr. Sec., attended a meeting of SCDF.

MW Bro. Dr. P.S. Egan suggested that our Grand Lodges should appoint Grand Representatives (G R) with those Grand Lodges with whom we have signed bilateral treaties. Our G L will nominate a Bro. of our GL to be appointed as G R by the foreign GL, and the foreign GL will nominate one of their brothers to be appointed as G R of our GL.

 
Grand Council Meeting in Coimbatore on 21st May 2016

A meeting of the Grand Council was held on 21st May 2016 at the Masonic Complex Building at Coimbatore.RW Bro. Michel Singer our Grand Representative or Europe, who attended as a special invitee, informed that Grand Lodge of AASR of Austria and Grand Lodge of Hungary have also expressed a desire to sign Treaty of Amity and Friendship with us.

MW Bro. Dr. P. S. Egan, President of the Council, having completed his three years term was unanimously re-elected President of the Council for another three years term (2016-19). Since MW Bro. Pa. Kuppuswamy had unfortunately been called to G L above, in his place MW Bro Dr. D. Rajendran was appointed member of Grand Council by G L of South India. The Grand Lodges also appointed MW Bro. Rakesh Mittal (GL Upper India) and MW Bro. Dr. Ramkumar Raghupathy (GL South India) as additional members.

Grand Council Meeting in Chandigarh on 11th December 2015

Grand Council Meeting was held at Hotel Beckons inChandigarh on 11th December 2015. Grand Lodge of South India was represented by V.W. Bro. M. Nagarajan, Grand Secretary and W. Bro. Major P.K. Venugopal, Asst. Grand Director of Ceremonies

MW Bro. Dr. P. S. Egan, President of the Council, presided and welcomed the members and hoped for a valuable discussion.Various items of agenda were taken up. Both the Grand Lodges presented respective Reports of their activities, which were well appreciated. The status of side degrees and of Scottish Rites was also considered.

Grand Council Meeting in Coimbatore on 24th May 2015
 

The Grand Council of the United Grand Lodges of India held its Annual Meeting at Coimbatore on 24th May 2015 in the morning at the Coimbatore English Club.

The meeting was chaired by MW Bro Dr. P. S, Egan President of the Grand Council. The meeting was attended by;

1.   MW Bro Dr. P. S, Egan President of the Grand Council
2.   MW Bro Philip Fowler Grand Secretary General >
3.   MW Bro K. Alagiriswamy   PGM - GLSI
4.   MW Bro. Ajit Singh Ranauta - PGM-GLUI
5.   MW Bro. Dr. Satwinder Singh Bhamra - PGM-GLU
6.   RW.Bro. M. Nagarajan, - G. Secy-GLSI
7.   RW.Bro. Doraiswami Ravichandran  -GM-elect –GLSI (Invitee)
8.   RW.Bro. Col. Shamsher Singh Dhanoa -Dy GM- GLUI (Invitee)
9.  MW.Bro. Michel Singer, (G. Representative of UGLI  in Europe) (Invitee)
10. RW.Bro . Jean Pierre Velleyen, Grand Chancellor, G L of France (Invitee)

 

Grand Council Meeting at Coimbatore- Chaired by President MW Bro. Dr. P.S. Egan. M.W.Bro. Michel Singer and R.W.Bro. Jean Pierre Velleyen are also present.

 

Masonic situation in India was reported by the President. It was noted that due to some Masonic unrest in the Eastern Region of GLI brethren had approached the local judicial civil Courts.

MW Bro. M. Singer gave a briefing about the International activities. He informed that he had brought a Treaty to be signed with Grand Lodge of Bulgaria.

 

GMW Bro. Philip Fowler Grand Secretary General of Grand Council and MW Bro. Michel Singer Special Representative of U. G. L. I. for Europe


 
GRAND CONSEIL
MEMBRES DU GRAND CONSEIL
 

Membres actuels du Grand Conseil

     
Président :   TRF Docteur P.S. Egan    (GLUI)
Secrétaire Général    TRF Philip Fowler              (GLSI)
     
Membres    
GL Inde du Nord    TRF Balbir Singh Devgun  (GM)
    TRF Ajit Singh Ranauta
    TRF Dr Satwinder Singh Bhamra
    TRF Rakesh Kumar Mittal
     
Grand Secrétaire GLUI   TRF H.S. Ranauta
     
GL Inde du Sud   TRF Dr. J.G. Shanmuganathan (GM)
    TRF K.Alagiriswami
    TRF Ravichandran Doraiswami
   

TRF Dr Ramkumar Raghupathy

     
Grand Secrétaire GLSI   TRF Muthukrishnan Nagarajan
     
Charges du Grand Conseil
 

La responsabilité principale du Grand Conseil est de conseiller les deux Grandes Loges concernant les activités maçonniques à l’intérieur de l’Inde et de développer les relations internationales des Grandes Loges Unies de l’Inde.

La fraternité universelle et les relations internationales sont importantes pour les Grandes Loges Unies de l’Inde. Nous sommes toujours prêts à tendre notre main fraternelle à toutes les Grandes Loges régulières. A ce sujet, toutes les demandes de reconnaissances sont étudiées en détail par le secrétariat du Grand Conseil et à la suite, proposées au Grand Conseil pour échanger des traités d’amitié, de reconnaissance mutuelle et d’inter-visites entre Grandes Loges. Dans le cas de demandes en provenance d’Europe, nous consultons notre très Respectable Frère Michel Singer pour obtenir son avis et ses conseils.

REUNIONS DU GRAND CONSEIL

Réunion du Grand Conseil à Coïmbatore ( Tamil Nadu ) le 21 mai 2016
Une réunion du Grand Conseil a eu lieu le 21 mai 2016 au temple maçonnique de la Grande Loge de l’Inde du Sud à Coïmbatore ( Tamil Nadu ). Le Très Respectable Frère Michel Singer, notre représentant pour l’Europe participant à cette réunion en tant qu’invité, nous a informé que la Grande Loge de Rite Ecossais ancien et Accepté d’Autriche et la Grande Loge de Hongrie souhaitaient établir un traité d’amitié de reconnaissance mutuelle et d’inter-visites avec nous.
Le Très Respectable Frère le Dr P.S. Egan, Président du Grand Conseil ayant achevé son mandat de trois ans, a été réélu à l’unanimité Président du Grand Conseil pour un autre mandat de trois ans (2016 – 2019) Le Très Respectable Frère Pa. Kuppuswami ayant rejoint l’Eternel Orient, le Très Respectable Frère Dr D. Rajendran a été nommé membre du Grand Conseil pour la Grande Loge de l’Inde du Sud. Les deux Grandes Loges ont aussi nommées les Très Respectables Frères Rakesh Mittal (Grande Loge de l’Inde du Nord) et le Dr Ramkumar Raghupaty ( Grande Loge de l’Inde du Sud ) en tant que nouveaux membres.

Réunion du Grand Conseil à Chandigarh ( Pendjab )le 11 décembre 2015
Le Grand Conseil s’est tenu à l’Hotel Beckons à Chandigarh le 11 décembre 2015. La Grande Loge de l’Inde du Sud était représentée par le Très Respectable Frère M.Nagarajan, Grand Secrétaire et le Très Respectable Frère Major P.K. Venugopal, Grand Maître des Cérémonies adjoint.
Le Très Respectable Frère Dr P.S. Egan, Président du Grand Conseil a accueilli les membres et leurs a souhaité la bienvenue.
Une discussion constructive a été engagée.. Différents points de l’agenda ont été soulevés. Les deux Grandes Loges ont présentées divers rapports de leurs activités qui furent très appréciés. Particulièrement la situation des « side degrees » et du Rite Ecossais Ancien et Accepté.

Réunion du Grand Conseil à Coïmbatore le 24 mai 2015
Le Grand Conseil des Grandes Loges Unies de l’Inde a tenu sa réunion annuelle à Coïmbatore le matin du 24 mai 2015 au Coïmbatore Club.

La réunion a été présidée par le Très Respectable Frère Dr P.S. Egan, Président du Grand Conseil. Les participants à cette réunion étaient:

TRF Dr P.S. Egan, Président du Grand Conseil
TRF Philip Fowler, Grand Secrétaire Général
TRF K. Alagiriswami , passé GM (GLSI)
TRF Ajit Singh Ranauta, passé GM (GLUI)
TRF Dr Satwinder Singh Bhamra, passé GM (GLUI)
TRF M.Nagarajan, Grand Secrétaire (GLSI)
TRF Doraiswami Ravichandran, GM élu (GLSI)
TRF Colonel Shamsher Singh Dhanoa, GM adjoint (GLUI) invité
TRF Michel Singer GMHC (GLSI) représentant des GLUI) invité
TRF Jean Pierre Velleyen (Grand Chancelier GLdF) invité

La situation maçonnique en Inde a été évoqué par le Président.
Il a été précisé que certains troubles au sein de la région est de l’Inde à la Grande Loge de l’Inde (reconnue par la Grande Loge Unie d’Angleterre) ont été la cause de dépôts de plaintes auprès des Tribunaux de cette région.

Le Très Respectable Frère Michel Singer nous a informé des activités maçonniques internationales. Il nous a présenté un traité d’amitié, de reconnaissance mutuelle et d’inter-visites à signer avec la Grande Loge de Bulgarie.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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