Mark Lodge Golden Jubilee No: 148 G.L.M.M.M.I
The proportion of Craft Lodges far exceeds that of Mark Lodges in Bangalore as may be also in other areas. Due to this reason only about 10 out of the 85 of the members of Lodge Sainik No.196 GLI have been invited to Mark Masonry and advanced.
After being advanced they have little opportunity to be active and serve as an officer. As one of the eligibility for being elected as Worshipful Master in Mark Masonry is that he must be a Past Worshipful Master in the craft.
We of Lodge Sainik have advanced our Past Masters, Wardens & others in the ladder from August 2014 & October 2014 in Mark Lodge Engineers & Mark Lodge Star of South respectively with the hope of consecrating a Mark Lodge and petitioned for the same in November 2014.
Hence by petitioning for a new Mark Lodge we had fulfilled the need to enlighten our brethren in Mark Masonry and thereby achieved the wish and desire of our M.W. the Grand Master M W Bro. Vasudev J Masurekar to spread and to improve on the progress of Mark Masonry.
As the formation also coincides with the Golden Jubilee of The Grand Mark Lodge of India and of the Regional Grand Mark Lodge of Southern India, we named the new Mark Lodge in the name and style of "Mark Lodge Golden Jubilee".
The Founder members worked as a team under the guidance of the organizing scribe and had completed all the tasks excellently within the scheduled time.
The date was 28th January 2015 and the time precisely 11.00 am, the assembly perfect and proper, opens with the M. W. Bro. Vasudev Jamnabihar Masurekar , the Grand Master of Mark Master Masons of India entering the hall with his consecrating team. Our mind and soul were filled with joy and honor, as we watched the consecration and constituting of the Lodge in ancient customs and traditional manner.
W.Bro.Capt. Balakrishna Sitharama Rao was installed as Founder Master by R.W.Bro.Arvind Prasad Chitra – The Regional Grand Master of the Regional Grand Mark Lodge of Southern India.
Brethren as you know Mark Masonry is operative Masonry kindly join us and discovery its beauty.