The Sir Andrew Fraser Lodge No.72 G.L.I

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List Of Officers 2019

W.Bro. Sugyan Lohiaa – WM

W.Bro. Anirudha Mukherjee – IPM

W.Bro. Indu Chatrath – Senior Warden

Bro. Debargha Basu – Junior Warden

Bro. Dr. Prateep Kr. Sen – Chaplain

W.Bro. Manchi Mancherji – Treasurer

R.W. Bro. Ambarish Singh Roy – Secretary

W.Bro. Gaurav Das Gupta - DOC

Bro. Prithwijit Gangopadhyay – Senior Deacon

Bro. Anuj Agarwal – Junior Deacon

Bro. Amitabha Sen - Almoner

Bro. Rohan Poddar – Inner Guard

Bro. Shilavadra Bhattacharjee – Tyler

Audit Committee:

W.Bro. Indu Chatrath

W.Bro. Dr. Sanjay Sarbadhikary

Benevolence Committee:

Bro. Debargha Basu

Bro. Amitabha Sen

Bro. Rohan Poddar


R.W. Bro. Ambarish Singh Roy

Roll of Members

Honorary Members

M.W. Bro. Justice Devinder Gupta, OSM, PGM

M.W. Bro. Capt. Dr. Balaram Biswakumar, OSM, IPGM

R.W.Bro. Sisir Kr. Ghosh, P.Dy.GM, PRGM

R.W. Bro. K.P. David, P.Dy.GM, P.Dy.RGM

R.W.Bro. Bidhan Chandra Ray, P.Dy.GM, P.Dy.RGM

R.W. Bro. Girish R. Shastri, AGM, P.Dy.GM, R.RGM

Subscribing Members

R.W. Bro. Ambarish Singh Roy

W.Bro. Gaurav Das Gupta

V.W. Bro. Indu Chatrath

W.Bro. Sanjay Sarbadhikary

Bro. Amitava Sen

W.Bro. Jainendra Nath Chandla

Bro. Arindam Ghosh

W.Bro. Shakti Laitphlang

Bro. Shilavadra Bhattacharjee

W.Bro. Anirudha Mukherjee

W.Bro. Sugyan Lohiaa

W.Bro. Rohit Arora

W.Bro. Manchi Mancherji

W.Bro. Sumit Agarwal

Bro. Prithwijit Gangopadhyay

Bro. Rohan Poddar

Bro. Anuj Agarwal

Bro. Madhurr Jhawar

Bro. Bipin Bajaj

W.Bro. Abhiir Daw

Bro. Amitava Chowdhury

Stewardship Report of The Sir Andrew Fraser Lodge No. 72 G.L.I - 2018.

R.W. Bro. Girish Ramanuj Shastri, Right Worshipful the Assistant Grand Master, Past Deputy Grand Master, Past Regional Grand Master, R.W. Bro. Sisir Kumar Ghosh, Past Deputy Grand Master, Past Regional Grand Master, our Honorary Member, R.W. Bro. Raja Mookerjee, Past Deputy Grand Master, Past Regional Grand Master, R.W. Brethren, V.W. Brethren, Worshipful Brethren and my dear Brethren all. I welcome you all to our Installation Meeting, which also marks 110 years of completion of our Lodge’s existence.

Brethren, we have had an eventful year. My Installation Meeting was graced by Right Worshipful the Regional Grand Master R.W. Bro. Dr. Javed Akhtar along with members of his Deputation and other distinguished Brethren. During the year we have Initiated 3 Brethren namely, Bro. Rohan Poddar, Bro. Anuj Agarwal and Bro. Bipin Bajaj. We have also had 4 Joining Members. We have lost our dear Brother, Late R.W. Bro. Dhrubendra Nath Banerjee on 12th July, 2018. There have been no resignations, exclusions or cessations. We have conducted Passing Ceremony and the Ceremony of Raising for 2 Brethren. Currently, we have 2 candidates for Initiation in line and 2 more applicants awaiting Screening. In conjunction with Lodge Good Fellowship No. 71 G.L.I, we held a Joint Memorial Service for Late R.W. Bro. Dhrubendra Nath Banerjee on 29th September, 2018 in the presence of his family.

We have done a few charity programmes and projects this year as well. We have continued to sponsor our adopted child ‘Gaurav’ for the 3rd year through the R.C. Chauhan Charitable Trust, Rajasthan with an annual contribution of Rs. 22,000/-. We have also continued to sponsor 4 villages under the Anganwadi Scheme for the 5th year in succession at an annual cost of Rs. 48,000/-. We also support children of a school run by the Jyoti Kiran Foundation with a monthly contribution of Rs. 2,999/-. We have extended financial support of Rs. 10,000/- to an ailing ex-employee of the Region W.Bro. R.K. Rakshit. We have also contributed a sum of Rs. 5000/- to Ramakrishna Mission for the welfare of orphan children. We have also extended financial support to the staff of Freemasons’ Hall, Calcutta as and when they have approached us. We have formed a Committee for identifying charitable projects, who are doing a commendable job. We hope to continue to carry on our Charity programmes and Projects this year as well.

Brethren, this year we have made significant changes to our By-Laws, which have been approved by the Grand Lodge of India. In one of those amendments, we have made it mandatory for any Candidate to go through our Lodge’s Screening Committee. We are a small, but harmonious Lodge and we exercise due caution before including members into our fold, lest the harmony within the Lodge is disturbed.

We would like to thank the Regional Grand Lodge of Eastern India and the Grand Lodge of Antient, Free & Accepted Masons of India for bestowing Ranks and Honours on a few Brethren of our Lodge in the course of this year. We also congratulate the recipients on their preferment.

Brethren, due to the commendable work of our Treasurer, W.Bro. Indu Chatrath, we are now in possession of our PAN Card, which was required to comply with the KYC regulations of our Bank. Although, the bank is taking some time to change the signatories, we hope to regularize the same by next month. For ease of banking, we also plan to move our account to a bank in the private sector later this year. Brethren, our Regional and Grand Returns are filed and paid till June, 2018 and we hope to pay our December Returns by next month. The financial position of the Lodge is sound.

Brethren, in 2005 when this Lodge was revived after being in abeyance for a few years, it was due to the contribution of a few eminent Brethren of our Region. R.W. Bro. Girish Shastri was the Regional Grand Master who approached a Brother of our Lodge to revive it. We received stellar support from Brethren like R.W. Bro. K.P. David, R.W. Bro. Raja Mookerjee (who also supported the Lodge as Secretary for a few years), W.Bro. Indu Chatrath, the Late R.W. Bro. Banshi Badan Dutt and Late R.W. Bro. Dhrubendra Nath Banerjee who helped shape this Lodge into what it is today. R.W. Bro. Sisir Kr. Ghosh, our Honorary Member also extended full support to our Lodge when he was the Regional Grand Master of our Region. We are grateful to them for having contributed so significantly to our revival. We have also constantly received support, especially in our Ritual Working from R.W. Bro. Shantanu Mazumdar, we are grateful to him, although he is not a member of our Lodge, he is very much a part of our family.

Brethren, before I conclude, I would like to wish our Incoming Worshipful Master, Bro. Sugyan Lohiaa a very successful year in office. May he lead the Lodge keeping the tenets of Freemasonry, and the traditions of our Lodge in mind and take it to new heights. I would also like to thank my team of officers who helped me ‘discharge the duties of my important trust’ throughout my tenure. Whatever, we have been able to achieve, is a result of the support, dedication and unity amongst our Brethren.

Thank You.

W.Bro. Anirudha Mukherjee

Worshipful Master - 2018

The Sir Andrew Fraser Lodge No. 72 G.L.I 

Dated: 22.12.2018