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W. Bro. R. Sushil Raj PG Mars P Dy RGM

Assistant Regional Grand Master
Regional Grand Lodge of Southern India.

August 2004

Report on Activities of Lodges for the period ending 31st August 2004

1. Lodge Southern Cross No. 46 Palayamkottai
No Ceremony conducted.

2. Lodge Trivandrum No. 168 Thiruvananthapuram
Initiation Ceremony of Bro.Karmachandran. 30kgs of rice given to two needy people.

3. Lodge Kottayam No. 245 Kottayam
At the regular meeting held on Saturday the 21st ,RW The RGM RW Bro.Dr.Balaram Biswakumar presented 40 years LTS jewel to V.W.Bro.T.A.Joseph. W.Bro.Abraham K Thomas and W.Bro.P.P.Thomas were presented with 25 years LTS jewels. W.Bro.R.Sushil Raj The ARGM, R.W.Bro.K.R.Rajasekharan Nayar PRGM, W.Bro.Krishna Pillai Asst.DGM of the DGL Madras and V.W.Bro.Abraham Markos felicitated the recipients.

4. Lodge Vivekananda No. 254 Kanyakumari
Initiation Ceremony of Bro.G.S.Sathiasekhar

5. Lodge Vanchinad No. 273 Kollam
August meeting preponed to July as theRitual Working Competition meeting. Passing Ceremony of Bro.K.Harsha Kumar.

6. Lodge Alleppey No. 275 Alleppey
Initiating Ceremony of Bro.Francis Job son of the WM.

7. Lodge Ananthapadmanabha No. 280 Trivandrum
Raising Ceremony of Bro.P.Sudhir. Rs.1000 given to a handicapped person for medical Expense as part of charity.

8. Lodge Tamiravarni No. 289 Tirunelveli
Initiation Ceremony of Bro. M.Kanagasabapathi.

9. Lodge Pearl City No. 290 Thoothukudi
No Ceremony done.

10. Lodge Aruvi No. 293 Courtallam
No Ceremony done.

11. Lodge Palai No. 318 Palai
No regular meeting.

12. Lodge Travancore No. 329 Thiruvananthapuram.
Raising Ceremony of Bro. Rajasekharan Nair .The Ladies of the fraternity collected food grains like rice wheat etc and essential commodities like sugar and other healthfoods and presented to "Care Plus" , a palliative care organization for Onam.


Report on the visit of RW The RGM to the Area on 3rd and 10th July 2004 & 1st and 21st August 2004


RW The RGM R.W.Bro.Dr.B.Biswakumar arrived on the morning of Saturday, 3rd July, 2004 at Tirunelveli for meetings of Mark Lodge and RAM Lodges in the area.

Meeting of RAM Lodge Chera No.16, Palayamkottai

The R.W.the Regional Grand Mark Master attended the emergency meeting of RAM Lodge Chera No.16, at Palayamkottai on the 3rd of July. At 11.00am he along with the brethren of Palayamkottai visited the Chittenden Deaf Centre, Palayamkottai and presented two steel cots, food and blankets to the inmates. The charity project was sponsored by the RAM Lodge. W.Bro.R.Sushil Raj The ARGM and W.Bro.O.S.Kasivysvanathan offered felications at the meeting held at the centre.

RW The RGMM did ceremony of elevation of Bro. V.Ellappan in the RAM meeting. 25 years LTS jewel was presented to W.Bro. D.Rajasekharan Kamak.

Meeting of Chapter Kanyakumar No. 87

In the evening ME the Grand Superintendent attended the Chapter convocation at Kanyakumari. He listened to the explanation of the altar very well presented by Comp.N.Nadessan He also presented desks to an orphanage on behalf of the Chapter prior to the meeting as part of the chapter's charity programme.

Meeting of RAM Lodge Kanyakumari No. 76

RW The RGMM attended an emergency meeting of RAM Kanyakumari. W.Bro. A.Jayapalan IPCN presented a paper at the meeting on the RAM degree.


Saturday the tenth of July was a very important day for the area and Lodge Vivekananda No.254. It was the first visit of MW The GM MW Bro.Arun Chintopanth to the area, to present 50 year LTS jewel to W.Bro.Dr.K.Padbhanabhan PM of Lodge Vivekananda No.254. RW The RGM accompanied MW The GM from Bangalore to Kanyakumari for the meeting. He presented the 25 years LTS to W.Bro.Dr.G.Raghuvaran at the meeting.
His birthday eve was celebrated that evening during the dinner time by MW The GM witnessing the cutting of the cake and receiving the first piece. A memorable Birthday for him as the Dhanya Dhan programme that week end, done by the area was 2.144 Tons


RW The RGM arrived at Kottayam on the evening of 31st of July. The area was very happy that he consented to spend few hours at leisure at the serene back waters of Kumarakom. But could not resist the opportunity to be with the brethren and his ARGM that he rushed back to Kottayam to join the festive board of Lodge Kottayam, which was after the RWC that evening.

Installation meeting of RAM Lodge V.O. Abraham No.98

RW The RGMM attended the installation meeting of RAM Lodge V.O.Abraham No.98 on the morning of 1st August. He witnessed Bro. T.T.Kuruvilla installed as the WCN by W.Bro.Abrham Markos the Founder & ruling WCN. He also attended the Lunch hosted by the newly installed WCN at his residence. The ARGM W.Bro.R.Sushil Raj was also present and officiated as the RGD of C.

Installation meeting of Mark Lodge V.O. Abraham No.98

In the evening RW The RGMM witnessed the installation of Bro.Zachariah Thomas by W.Bro.M.Chacko Mathew the WM. The meeting was followed by a banquet were ladies also joined. W.Bro.Krishna Prasad from Chennai, the RGD of C of the RGML of SI was present. W.Bro.A.Gopalan Nair PARGMM, W.Bro.R.Sushil Raj and other senior brethren from the area attended.


RW The RGM visited Kottayam the second time this month to attend the regular meeting of Lodge Kottayam No.245, where he presented to V.W.Bro.T.A.Joseph 40 years LTS jewel and W.Bro.Abraham K Thomas and W.Bro.PP Thomas 25 year LTS jewel. A well attended meeting. Many brethren of Lodge Quilon EC along with their WM W.Bro.Balakrishna Pillai were present. W.Bro. SM Ashraf WM of Lodge Travancore No.329 and W.Bro.R.Sree Kumar WM of Lodge Vanchinad No.273 were also present. W.Bro.R.Sushil Raj The ARGM , RW Bro.K.R.Rajasekharan Nayar PRGM, W.Bro.KrishnaPillai ADGM of the DGL Madras and V.W.Bro.Abraham Markos felicitated the recipients.



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