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Under the presidency of the Undersecretary for India (Mr Charles Roberts, M.P.), a conference of Indian university students assembled at the Indian Headquarters, Cromwell road. South Kensington, to establish the first Indian Good Templar Lodge in England. The Undersecretary warmly thanked the Indian students for constituting an ambulance corps for service during the war. He was glad that ■in Bombay Province the system of auctioning liquor-sale privileges was discontinued.. lie said that Lord Crewe, the Secretary, ..for- India, favored temperance teaching in schools, and invited Indian co-oj>eration in furthering sobriety. But he had long known of the world-wide scope of Good Templary, and wished the new venture success. Mr A. H. Chowrrynppah (who had been delegated by the Grand lyodg-o of Madras to the Inter-? national Lodge meeting in the Norwegian Parliament House, until cut short by the war I also spoke, as did the Past G. Chief Templar of England. Alderrnap M alines, J.P., Birmingham, who subsequently instituted the new Indian Lodge, to meet on the premises, a number of British officers also Joining as associate members. Mr R. T. Ghinnayya, from Madras, was elected lion, secretary and representative. The lodge will work with the Grand Lodge of England. Although the ceremonial of the British lodges includes devotional exercises, this lodge of members of widely d'verse faiths will avoid re-HA-,us difficulties by working with a new and purely ethical edition of the ritual now being adopted by Indian, Egyptian, an-l .Syrian sections of this cosmopol'tan Order.

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GOOD TEMPLARY, Issue 15682, 22 December 1914

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GOOD TEMPLARY Issue 15682, 22 December 1914

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