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

Assistant Regional Grand Master
Regional Grand Lodge of Southern India.

October 2004

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

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

2. Lodge Trivandrum No. 168 Thiruvananthapuram
On the 6th of October an emergency meeting was held to enable The Past Grand Master M.W.Bro.John L.Choa, of the Grand Lodge of Philippines to visit the Lodge. He was felicitated by the WM and brethren of the three Lodges in Trivandrum as well as that of Lodge Minchin No.2710 E.C. W.Bro.R.Sushil Raj ARGM was present and offered his felicitations. The regular meeting was a historic one, where the WM initiated his son Bro.Anind Ben Roy an engineer by profession, in a very memorable ceremony. The ARGM W.Bro.R.Sushil Raj was present and delivered the charge after initiation.

3. Lodge Kottayam No. 245 Kottayam
Raising Ceremony of Bro.Dr.Suresh Ninan.

4. Lodge Vivekananda No. 254 Kanyakumari

Bro.Dr.Madhavan Pillai and Bro.M.P.Clement were raised in a very solemn and impressive ceremony conducted by a visiting team of brethren of Lodge Coromandel, Vishakapatanam, led by W.Bro.Harish Naik, the IPM who was the best master of the region.

5. Lodge Vanchinad No. 273 Kollam
Raising Ceremony of Bro.K.Harsha Kumar.

6. Lodge Alleppey No. 275 Alleppey
Initiation Ceremony of Bro.R.Krishnan. On the 30th of October the Lodge conducted a Divine Service.
Report attached

7. Lodge Ananthapadmanabha No. 280 Trivandrum
Raising ceremony of K.P.Balakrishnan Nair.

8. Lodge Tamiravarni No. 289 Tirunelveli
Passing Ceremony of Bro. M.Kanagasabapathi and Bro.Nayan Singh.

9. Lodge Pearl City No. 290 Thoothukudi
An emergency meeting was held on the 1st of October and Bro.E.Kathiresan was initiated. The ARGM W.Bro.R.Sushil Raj, delivered the charge after initiation. The brethren from Lodge Accountants, Chennai led by their WM did the passing ceremony of Bro.S.Balaji. The ARGM of Chennai area W.Bro.B.Kamakoti was present and gave the charge after passing. The festive board was very lively with the visiting brethren providing excellent entertainment. Earlier in the afternoon the ARGM met a group of ladies, wives of masons and urged them to form a ladies forum for the Lodge. Premi Sushil Past Chairperson of the Ladies of the Fraternity, Trivandrum was also present and enlightened them about their functioning. On the 29th of October, the Lodge inaugurated a Ladies forum, laid the foundation for the new temple and consecrated a new Royal Arch Chapter.
Report attached.

10. Lodge Aruvi No. 293 Courtallam
No regular meeting during the month.

11. Lodge Palai No. 318 Palai
No ceremony done.

12. Lodge Travancore No. 329 Thiruvananthapuram.
The initiation ceremony of Bro. Sunit Fenn, was done, by the team of brethren from Lodge Coromandel, Vishakapatanam led by their IPM and the best Master of the region in the year 2003, W.Bro.Harish Nayak. The ARGM W.Bro.R.Sushil Raj, R.W.Bro.K.R.Rajasekharan Nayar and many visiting brethren from lodges far and near were present. The brethren from Lodge Coromandel who were visiting the area were hosted in the homes of the WM, W.Bro.S.M.Ashraf, IPM, W.Bro. Dr.P.Balachandran and W.Bro.Renny Koipuram.


Report on the visit of M.W. The Grand Master and R.W. The Regional Grand Master to the area on 29th and 30th of October, 2004

Tuticorin 29th October,2004

M.W. The Grand Master MW. Bro.Arun Chintopanth OSM and R.W.The Regional Grand Master RW.Bro.Dr.B.Biswakumar arrived at Tuticorin on 29th October forenoon.

The Pearl City Masons' Wives Forum was inaugurated by MW the GM at 1.00 pm. RW The RGM and W.The ARGM, felicitated. Mrs.Subhashini Krishnan wife the WM was elected the President and Mrs.Shilpam Rathore was elected the secretary. The meeting was well attended by a good number of brethren from Lodge Pearl City and other visiting brethren from far and near.

In the evening MW the GM laid the foundation stone for the new temple of Lodge Pearl City in a prominent location in Tuticorin. R.W The RGM, many Grand Officers from far and near, the ARGM and many visiting brethren were present to witness the solemn ceremony, very impressively conducted by MW the GM.

Chapter Pearl City No.111 was consecrated that evening by ME the First Grand Principal and his consecrating team. ME The Grand Superintendent installed E.Comp. Rajasekharan Kamak as the founder MEZ of the Chapter.

The WM of Lodge Pearl City W.Bro.S.Krishnan deserves all praises for the excellent arrangements, hospitality and proper conduct of the programmes.

Alleppey 30th October 2004

RW the RGM had to leave for Chennai due some pressing emergencies in his profession at dawn. MW the GM, the ARGM and a team of GLI officers left for Alleppey from Tuticorin in the morning. They had a very scenic drive through the Western Ghats, from the east coast to the west coast.

There was very good audience for the Divine Service very solemnly conducted by MW the GM. The address of RW the RGM was given by the ARGM. After the divine service MW the GM had an informal chat with the ladies and answered all their queries regarding Freemasonry. Many brethren from Kottayam, Cochin and nearby lodges were present.


Report on the visit of Wor. The Assistant Regional Grand Master to the half yearly meeting of RGL of Western India on 9th October 2004

RW The RGM had given the rare honour to our ARGM W.Bro.R.Sushil Raj to represent him at the RGL meeting (special meeting) of the RGL of Western India on the 9th of October at Daman. ARGM W.Bro.R.Sushil Raj was received with all the due honours as the representative of the senior most RGM of the GLI , by R.W. Bro. Govindlal Sahu the RGM of WI. MW the GM, M.W. Bro.Arun Chintopanth OSM , RW.Bro. Somesh Sen Gupta RW the RGM of Eastern India, R.W.Bro.V.K.Bhutani, the RGM of NI , The Deputy District Grand Master of Bombay (EC), Past GMs, M.W Bro.G.R.Divan OSM, M.W Bro.Dilip Udeshi OSM and other senior brethren from GLI were present.

Wor. the ARGM addressed the RGL at the invitation of the RGM and offered greetings of our RGM and the region. He also thanked our RGM RW Bro.Dr.B.Biswakumar for giving him this great and unique honour to represent him for the meeting. He also thanked RW Bro.Shyam Nandalal Wadhwani for driving him from Mumbai to Daman. W.Bro.D.Santhikumar also accompanied the ARGM for the meeting as part of the GL deputation.

On the 10th of October W. the ARGM had an opportunity to be received along with The RGM of WI to the silver jubilee meeting of Lodge Dr.Sarosh Bhacca No.229, Surat.

Wor. the ARGM would like to place on record his grateful thanks to R.W.Bro.Dr. Balaram Biswakumar for giving him this great opportunity to represent him and also the RGM of WI and the brethren of the RGL of WI for the excellent hospitality extended to him.

The sad ending to the memorable meeting was the demise of RW the RGM of EI, R.W Bro. Somesh Sen Gupta on his way back home from the RGL meeting on the 11th of October. We pray for his departed soul.



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