by Team Metrolife, Deccan Herald, November 10, 2022

Freemasonry is the oldest surviving fraternal, non-political, charitable organisation, with centres spread across the world. Lodge Sainik 196 GLI of Bengaluru celebrated its golden jubilee recently. It was founded by freemasons from the ranks of officers from the army, navy and air force on May 30, 1970. Today, it has 72 members, ranging from e-mail account holders to medical professionals.