At my installation in February 2023, I had stated that I look forward to Brethren from all centres taking up the challenge of holding meetings of the Regional Grand Lodge of Eastern India. I am grateful to the Brethren of Gorakhpur for volunteering and taking up the challenge of holding the Annual Meeting for the year 2024. The last time a regional Grand Lodge meeting was held in Gorakhpur was way back in 1992.
We look forward to having the Brethren from all centres of our vast Region, which extends from the North Eastern States in the East to Eastern Uttar Pradesh in the west. to Odisha in the south. We also look forward to hosting our Brethren from other Regions of our Grand Lodge and M. W. the Grand Master with his Deputation of Officers attending the Annual meeting of the RGLEI on 2nd & 3rd March 2024.
Gorakhpur has a very rich and ancient history and is associated with Lord Gautama Buddha, Lord Mahavir and Lord Gorakhnath. The samadhi of Lord Gorakhnath at Gorakhpur attracts a large number of pilgrims every year. During the medieval period the mystic poet and famous saint, Sant Kabir cast his influence over this vast region.
The Detailed programme is given in E-Brochure for all the Brethren who intend to attend the Annual meeting at Gorakhpur.
I exhort all my Brethren to attend this meeting and I thank the Brethren of all the Lodges of Gorakhpur in taking up this challenge of hosting the meeting.
My best wishes to you and your family and look forward to meeting you at Gorakhpur.
R.W.Bro.Pervez Sherosh Kaikobad
Regional Grand Master
Annual Investiture Meeting provides an opportunity to meet and exchange the views, cement the bond of Brotherhood and fraternal union which is the basic foundation of our Masonic structure.
Since 1961, the Regional Grand Lodge of Eastern India, having its jurisdiction over-West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam, Odisa, part of UP., Manipur, Tripura, Meghalaya, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, has been holding its Annual Meeting / Convocation at Kolkata or other important centre's of the region.
This year the annual meeting is scheduled to be held at Gorakhpur on the 2nd and 3rd March, 2024. Freemasonry, in this city is also very historical and ancient with the consecration of Lodge Nipal No.38 in 1883 by the then military and civilian officers of the Gorakha Recruiting Centre of Gorakhpur. The city has produced many illustrious Freemasons. I welcome you all to our Region's annual meeting at Gorakhpur on 2nd and 3rd of March, 2024.
We are eagerly awaiting to welcome you in the city of Gorakhpur.
With kindest regards,
Sincerely & fraternally yours,
W.Bro. Alok Kumar Srivastava
Lodge Nipal Premises, Civil Lines, Gorakhpur -273001
Tel: 9415211286, 9838001286
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