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Message from the Grand Master

My dear brethren of the Western Region,

At the outset, I wish you Seasons Greetings and a very Happy New Year 2021. I am sure that it will bring renewed Happiness in your lives.

It gives me immense pleasure that Nagpur is once again hosting a Masonic event, immediately after the Successful Grand Festival 2020. This time it is the proud privilege of brethren of Nagpur to host the Annual and Installation Meeting for one of their own local and beloved brother, R. W. Bro. Dr. Yagnesh Thakar, who will be installed as the Regional Grand Master of the Western Region. Nagpur is renowned for its warm hospitality and is a vibrant Masonic Centre. It has 13 Lodges under the GLI, 3 Mark and RAM lodges and 4 Royal Arch Chapters. Nearly 700 Brethren of this centre keep working tirelessly for the benefit of the Institution & the society and unity in diversity is its USP. Brethren, even during Covid 19 lockdown these brethren have worked tirelessly risking their lives to help and feed all those who were in distress. It gave me immense pleasure to nominate another brother from Nagpur, after a long time, to adorn the highest Chair of the Western Region.

M.W. Bro. Rajeev Khandelwal, OSM

MW The Grand Master of Grand Lodge of India

During the recent Grand Festival 2020, as well as Grand Festival in 2018 all of us have witnessed the hospitality and organizing prowess of brethren of Nagpur. Coming to Nagpur is like Home away from home. I, therefore exhort the brethren to register and participate in this event in large numbers. At the same time I wish to remind all of you that Covid pandemic is not yet over and we must take proper care of ourselves and due precautions to prevent ourselves from getting infected. We must follow all the precautions as well as regulations of government and civic authorities. At the same time it is equally true that we have to learn to live with it. So let us enjoy these events, at the same time taking all due care for ourselves, let us join the celebrations. Brethren with adequate care not a single Brother who attended Grand Festival 2020 was infected with this dreaded disease, teaching us a lesson that Prevention and Precaution is much better than its cure.

I am very sure, the organizing team will leave no stone unturned to make this event memorable especially when it is led by two stalwarts of Nagpur, R. W. Bro. Govindlalji Shahu OSM, and Past RGM as its Organizing Chairman and R. W. Bro. Dinkar Kukday as its Organizing Secretary. I convey my compliments and best wishes to the whole organizing team.

Rajeev Khandelwal

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