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The Day We See The Truth And Cease To Speak it, Is The Day We Begin To Die. MLK Jr.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Why Germany was defeated in World War 2?

A story, I heard when I was young.
“There was a lion who came into view of a troupe of hyenas. The Lion, was a large one, powerful and forbidding to behold, a creature of undeniable magnificence. The hyenas were smaller, doglike creatures, with their broken-back gait. They gathered first in a little group, twenty meters from the lion, which was trying to feed on his kill. And then the hyenas had moved forming a circle around the lion, and whichever one was directly behind the powerful cat would move in to nip at its hindquarters, and lion would turn and roar and dart a few meters, and that hyena would withdraw quickly - but even as that happened, another one would advance behind the lion for another nip. Individually, these hyenas would have no more chance against this king of the grasslands than a man with a knife would have against a soldier armed with a machine gun, but try though he might, the lion could not protect his kill – nor even himself - and in just five minutes the lion was on the defensive, unable even to run properly, because there was always a hyena behind him nipping at his balls forcing the lion to run in a way that was pathetically comical, dragging his bottom on the grass he tried to maneuver. And then he was bit, as yet again he turned towards his new attacker, another bit him from his back and he thereafter it was never ending until he could fight no longer with so many and on so many sides and fronts. He ultimately, was unable to defend himself from so many and on so many fronts and lay dead and defeated. The hyenas took their kill, cackling in their odd laughing barks, as though finding amusement in their usurpation of the greater animal. And so the mighty had been vanquished by the lesser. Reminds me of the defeat of Germany and Hitler combined forces of USA, UK, France, Russia, China and armies of 121 nations attacking and ultimately defeating a powerful Germany size of Texas.   

Hyenas; List of allied nations in World War 2; 


1. Poland: September 1, 1939
2. France: September 3, 1939
3. United Kingdom: September 3, 1939 and its dominion states (4-57)
4. Australia: September 3, 1939
5. New Zealand: September 3, 1939
6. Canada: September 10, 1939
7. India: September 4, 1939
8. Pakistan: September 4, 1939
9. Bangladesh: September 4, 1939
10. Sri lanka; September 4, 1939
11. Nepal: September 4, 1939
12. Newfoundland: September 4, 1939
13. Tonga: September 4, 1939
14. South Africa: September 4, 1939
15. Antigua and Barbuda: September 4, 1939
16. Bahamas: September 4, 1939
17. Barbados: September 4, 1939
18. Botswana: September 4, 1939
19. Brunei: September 4, 1939
20. Cameroon: September 4, 1939
21. Cyprus: September 4, 1939
22. Dominica: September 4, 1939
23. The Gambia: September 4, 1939
24. Ghana: September 4, 1939
25. Grenada: September 4, 1939
26. Guyana: September 4, 1939
27. Jamaica: September 4, 1939
28. Kenya: September 4, 1939
29. Kiribati: September 4, 1939
30. Lesotho: September 4, 1939
31. Malawi: September 4, 1939
32. Malaysia: September 4, 1939
33. Singapore: September 4, 1939
34. Sabah and Sarawak: September 4, 1939
35. Maldives: September 4, 1939
36. Malta: September 4, 1939
37. Mauritius: September 4, 1939
38. Mozambique: September 4, 1939
39. Namibia: September 4, 1939
40. Nauru: September 4, 1939
41. Nigeria: September 4, 1939
42. Papua New Guinea: September 4, 1939
43. Saint Kitts and Nevis: September 4, 1939
44. Saint Lucia: September 4, 1939
45. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: September 4, 1939
46. Samoa: September 4, 1939
47. Seychelles: September 4, 1939
48. Sierra Leone: September 4, 1939
49. Solomon Islands: September 4, 1939
50. Swaziland: September 4, 1939
51. Tanzania: September 4, 1939
52. Tonga: September 4, 1939
53. Trinidad and Tobago: September 4, 1939
54. Tuvalu: September 4, 1939
55. Uganda: September 4, 1939
56. Vanuatu: September 4, 1939
57. Zambia: September 4, 1939
58 Denmark: April 9, 1940
59. Norway: April 9, 1940
60. Belgium: May 10, 1940
61. Luxembourg: May 10, 1940
62. Netherlands: May 10, 1940
63. Malta: June 10, 1940
64. Greece: October 28, 1940
65. Kingdom of Yugoslavia: April 6, 1941
66. Russia: June 22, 1941
67. Georgia: June 22, 1941
68. Armenia: June 22, 1941
69. Azerbaijan: June 22, 1941
70. Estonia: June 22, 1941
71. Latvia: June 22, 1941
72. Lithuania: June 22, 1941
73. Belarus: June 22, 1941
74. Moldova: June 22, 1941
75. Ukraine: June 22, 1941
76. Kazakhstan: June 22, 1941
77. Kyrgyzstan: June 22, 1941
78. Tajikistan: June 22, 1941
79. Turkmenistan: June 22, 1941
80. Uzbekistan: June 22, 1941
81. Tannu Tuva: June 25, 1941
After the attack on Pearl Harbor
82. United States: December 8, 1941
83. Panama: December 7, 1941
84. Philippines: December 7, 1941
85. Costa Rica: December 8, 1941
86. Dominican Republic: December 8, 1941
87. El Salvador: December 8, 1941
88. Haiti: December 8, 1941
89. Honduras: December 8, 1941
90. Nicaragua: December 8, 1941
91. Republic of China: December 9, 1941
92. Guatemala: December 9, 1941
93. Cuba: December 9, 1941
94. Korea: December 9, 1941
95. Czechoslovakia: December 16, 1941
96. Mexico: May 22, 1942
97. Brazil: August 22, 1942
98. Ethiopia: December 14, 1942
99. Iraq: January 17, 1943
100. Bolivia: April 7, 1943
101. Iran: September 9, 1943
102. Italy: October 13, 1943
103. Colombia: November 26, 1943
104. Liberia: January 27, 1944
After D-Day
105. Romania: August 25, 1944, (formerly a member of the Axis)
106. Bulgaria: September 8, 1944, (formerly a member of the Axis)
107. San Marino: September 21, 1944
108. Albania: October 26, 1944
109. Hungary: January 20, 1945, (formerly a member of the Axis)
110. Bahawalpur: February 2, 1945
111. Ecuador: February 2, 1945
112. Paraguay: February 7, 1945
113. Peru: February 12, 1945
114. Uruguay: February 15, 1945
115. Venezuela: February 15, 1945
116. Turkey: February 23, 1945
117. Lebanon: February 27, 1945
118. Saudi Arabia: March 1945
119. Argentina: March 27, 1945
120. Chile: April 11, 1945
121. People's Republic of Mongolia: August 9, 1945


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Friday, May 10, 2013

History of Chandigarh Freemasons Hall, and Masonic Fraternity, Chandigarh.-I

Sr. No 4/4. originally published on 2nd April, 2009

Dear Brethren,           

HISTORY OF FREEMASONS HALL AT CHANDIGARH-I

Even before the establishment of Freemasons Lodge at Chandigarh, the process had begun for the allotment of Land for the construction of Freemasons Hall, Chandigarh. Vide letter Dt 04.09.1957, W Bro Justice Shamsher Bahadur of District Grand Lodge of England & Wales/ Grand Lodge of India / Regional Grand Lodge of Northern India applied for 4 kanals of land for construction of “Freemasons Hall”.

This request was forwarded by the estate officer to Government of Punjab and was accepted by the Secretary to Government Punjab, Capital Project Chandigarh and approval of the Government was communicated to Estate Officer, Capital Project, Chandigarh vide memo no 14243-59 / IX / 1052 Dt 1st February 1960. Based on this acceptance Estate Officer communicated the allotment of plot for construction of  “FREEMASONS HALL”  to Justice Shamsher Bahadur as under:-

No 4674 / RCE 78        Dt 9.2.1960

Hon’ble Justice Shamsher Bahadur,
5-j-5, Sector 16-B,
Chandigarh

SUB: Allotment of a Plot for construction of “Freemasons Hall”.

Regarding:- Your letter Dt 4.9.1957.

Your request for allotment of 4 kanal of land for the construction of Freemasons Hall can be considered provided the Association agrees to pay the price at residential rates. If this is acceptable, kindly deposit a sum of Rs 1000.00 as earnest money so that Chief Architect and Chief Town Planner may be asked to suggest a suitable site measuring 4 Kanal.
SD/-
The Estate Officer,
Capital Project, Chandigarh.”

The allotment at residential rates were not acceptable. Hence various representations were made to Governor Punjab & Chief Minister Punjab. Final allotment at concessional rate was made only after undertaking that allotment shall be made in favor of in favor of “Freemasons” Lodge and not Yadavindra Lodge since Freemasons are a benevolent and charitable society. The final allotment letter No 3505 Dt 10.4.1970 issued by Estate Officer was thus issued in favor of “Freemasons Lodge” for the purpose of “Lodge Building”. The final letter of allotment reads:-

No 3505 RCE 200                                Dated 10.4.1970

To,
Secretary Yadavindra Lodge No 141 GLI,
C/O Sh A S Sekhon Executive Engineer.
SCF 10/3, Sector 17-E, Chandigarh.

SUB: Allotment of Land to Secretary - Yadavindra Lodge for Educational / cultural /beneficent purpose. (The word beneficent represents “For benefits of all”.

“Sir,
Reference your letter No Nil, Dt 11.3.1970. A site measuring approx 2000 sq yards in sector 18-B is hereby allotted to “Secretary Freemasons Lodge For the purpose of Lodge Building i.e. Free masons Hall” at the following rate i.e. Rs 6 per sq yards for 1st acre and subsequently @ Rs 4 per sq yards.
……..
3.     The building constructed thereon shall be dedicated to LODGE PURPOSE and shall not remain sole property of the donor or to be converted by them later to any personal use.
……
Sd/-The Estate Officer,
Capital Project, Chandigarh.”

As against the then residential rate of Rs 36/- per sq yard. The land was allotted by Chandigarh administration under educational/cultural/ beneficent category at concessional rate of Rs 6/- per square yard. Thereafter for next thirty years none took any interest for completing the formalities i.e. registration of Society and execution of Conveyance Deed. During the tenure of Justice WB A B Saharya, an attempt was made to get the society registered. Membership was kept at Rs 5,000/-.(Rs 3000 for senior freemasons). Freemasonry was then at its helm with more than 200 members. Sh CPS Sahni collected the fee @ Rs 5000 / 3000 each. According to him more than 70 persons had become members. However after collecting money and taking pictures with the Chief Justice A B Saharya, the matter was not taken any further.

When the facts came to the knowledge of the author, undersigned sent copy of relevant records which are in possession of Bro Kulwant Singh to RGLNI. Accordingly it was decided that pending formalities should be completed. Author was part of the meeting convened by Regional Grand Master S Krishnan along with officers of Regional Grand Lodge of Northern India on 25.8.07 at the house of CPS Sahni who was then DRGMNI. In the said meeting Society was asked to complete the matters pertaining to Chandigarh Chapter of Society including amend/draft the constitution which is acceptable to all Masonic bodies of Chandigarh region and get the formalities completed. In pursuance to said meeting, on 29.8.2007, Author applied for completion of formalities. The conveyance was registered on 7.11.2007 & Certificate of Registration of Society was received on 14.11.2007. Author loaned his own funds to you (brethren at Chandigarh) for the purpose of execution of conveyance Deed (Rs 150000) and registration of Society (Rs 15000). Author had extensively renovated the building in 2005 also. Life membership fee was nominal at Rs 250. In all not more than 40-50 paid the fee. All charges were duly paid.

Masonic Polyclinic is paying Rs 2500 pm to Subash for working 2 hours as water boy for 3 days in a week. One ‘brother’ was also paying Rs 2600 pm to his Senior Compounder who was staying at Freemasons hall for working 8 Am 2 PM and 4 PM to 9.30 PM every day. It was injustice to pay skilled person who works for 84 hours per week, same amount as unskilled the person who works for 6 hours a week. On enquiry, I was told that the said ‘Brother’ has given freemasons Hall as rent free, water free electricity free to said compounder for not taking salary. I decided to charge Rajesh (compounder) water & electricity charges. This fact had greatly annoyed the said ‘brother’ who was paying his compounder a skilled labour @ 6 hours a week though getting work for 84 hours a week. The same brother had purchased a disputed house @ half the market rate. In lower court he has engaged one ‘Brother’ ‘free’, at DRT & Nahan he had engaged one brother for ‘free,’ at Simla High Court he has engaged one brother for free. Thus both his residence & profession are courtesy of Freemasonry.

Brethren are aware of sale of Freemasons Hall, Kasuali which was paid by District Grand Lodge of England & Wales. One of the brethren involved therein was then AGM of India. He took away the original file including the original Conveyance Deed on the pretext of meeting with Advisor who was stated to be his class fellow. He never met the advisor and also did not return the file.

On 27.4.2008, I convened meeting of Lodge no 283 at Chandigarh for the purpose of collective renovation of building. Brethren present therein stated that Ashwani Gupta never asked them to involve themselves in Building renovation and also gave their wives free food/dinner. Whereas in exchange of Rs 250 I have not given their wives any gift or even dinners. I decided to opt out of freemasonry.

Kaps

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