Lodge Sainik No 196 G.L.I
Lodge Sainik No.196 GLI was consecrated by M.W.BRO. PADMA BHUSHAN Prof. M.S. THACKER, the M.W.The Grand Master of the Ancient. Free and Accepted Masons of India, on the 30th Day of May 1970. The ceremony was witnessed by distinguished representatives of the Grand Lodge of India, Grand Lodge of England and Grand Lodge of Scotland.
Our Lodge’s Thirty Founder Members whose names are mentioned overleaf assembled around the Tracing Board in the original Masonic Temple at Primrose Road, Bangalore Cantonment for the consecration ceremony, and as per the latter part of the agenda W.Bro.Maj.S.S.Uberoi was installed as the Founder Master of the Lodge.
The lodge was sponsored by Lodge United Services No.58GLI .W.Bro.Gp. Capt J.M.Rao was the moving sprit for the formation of the Lodge with the able support and direction of R.W.Bro.C.A.Subrahmanya.
On the 1st Regular Election Meeting held on 8th June 1970, Maj. Gen. P.N.Nayar was initiated to Freemasonry in the Ancient customs. Bro.Lt.Col. G.Seshadri was unanimously elected as the 1st Master and was later regularly installed on 10th August 1970.
We are deeply indebted to our past masters and the various office bearers who have laboured hard to enable the Lodge to stand proud to this day.