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Sunday 26 June 2016

Lodge Gomantak No.248 celebrates Universal Brotherhood Day with Shanti Avedna, Loutulim, Goa

 Lodge Gomantak No.248 celebrated Universal Brotherhood Day on 24th June, 2016 at the Goa Branch of Shanti Avedna, a Hospice for terminally ill cancer patients. Brethren of the Lodge, along with their families, interacted with the matron, sisters and voluntary workers running the hospice and the patients at the facility.

 Hospital supplies and toiletries, etc. were presented to the Sister in charge of the hospice. Snacks and soft drinks were served the inmates. The total value of the charity was about Rs. 16,000/-.

Ms. Maria Rodrigues, the young and dynamic Sarpanch of Loutulim Village Panchayat, on the invitation by the brethren, graced the occasion, and her graceful presence was appreciated by all. Readers may recall that the Masonic Temple of Lodge Gomantak will be constructed on the plot of land situated in this village.

As the W. Master of Lodge Gomanatk No. 248 was away on a pressing family engagement, W. Bro. Devidas Borkar, W. Master of Mark Lodge Gomantak No. 153 addressed the gathering. He gave an overview of the nature of Freemasonry and the importance of Universal Brotherhood Day. Brethren lauded the good work being done by the sisters who managed the hospice and requested the matron in charge to contact the brethren for any further assistance needed from the Lodge.

The Sister in charge complimented and thanked the brethren of Lodge Gomantak for visiting and bringing solace to the inmates of the Hospice for many years in succession.

After the visit to Shanti Avedna, members of Lodge visited the site of the proposed Masonic Temple at Loutulim. A get-together and fellowship was also organized as a part of the celebration of Universal Brotherhood Day. W. Bro. Anastasio Colaco treated the brethren to a sumptuous dinner at his residence. All the brethren enjoyed the fellowship and dinner.

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