GENERAL

Department of Business Administration, College of Engineering: National conference on Collaborative strategic management, Travancore hall, Technopark, 9 a.m.

Kerala Agro Industries Corporation Ltd.: Agriculture Minister, Mullakkara Ratnakaran, inaugurates Agro Technology Centre, Fort, 9.30 a.m.

Kerala Civil Supplies Officers’ Federation: Seminar on “Invasion of retail sector by multinational corporations and its impact”, the Civil Supplies Minister, C. Divakaran, inaugurates, Bank Employees’ Union Hall, 3.30 p.m.

MLV Srividya Charitable Society: First death anniversary of cine actor Srividya, photo exhibition, 10 a.m., T. Balakrishnan, Principal Secretary, Industries, inaugurates commemoration meeting, NSS Hall, Sasthamangalam, 6 p.m.

Centre for Development Studies: Seminar on `ICT, Employment and Poor Women: Some Reflections on Kerala’s Experience’, CDS Teaching block, 3 p.m.

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India: Talk on `Positive Thinking’, N. Krishnapillai Foundation hall, Nandavanam, 5.45 p.m.

P. Kesavadev Trust: Open session with Robert Ligthelm, diabetes expert, Hotel Muthoot Plaza, 4 p.m.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Meeting, Ramakrishna Mission Ashram, Sasthamangalam, 6.30 p.m.

CULTURE

Trivandrum Bengalee Association: Durga Puja festival, Ashtami puja, 7 a.m., Pushpanjali, 9 a.m., Sandhya Arati, 6.45 p.m., Sandhya puja, 8.27 p.m., cultural programmes, Hasan Marikar Hall, 7.30 p.m. onwards.

Alliance Francaise de Trivandrum: Inauguration of `French Cousins’, an exhibition of caricatures of French men of letters and arts by P. Mohanan, AFT art gallery, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan: Navarathri festival, devotional songs by Radhika Sundaresan and party, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Poojappura, 5 p.m.

Soorya: Soorya Festival, theatre and talk festival, talk by Veenadhari, 6 p.m., play by M. Sajitha, `Matsyagandhi’, 7 p.m., play by Prakash Ashwini, `Swise Bansi is Dead’, Co-bank towers, 8 p.m.

RELIGION

Attukal Bhagavathy Temple: Kalabhabhishekam, 7 a.m., Bhagavathy Seva, 7.15 p.m.

Sree Durga Devi Temple, Sreekanteswaram: Navarathri festival, Lalitha sahasranama laksharchana, 7 a.m., Navarathri pooja, 7 p.m., music concert by Mathangi Satyamoorthy, 6.30 p.m.