RELIGION

Gita: Amaresh Chaitanya, 53, South Lock St., Kotturpuram, 11 a.m.

Hanuman Chalisa: Anirudh Chaitanya, Sri Ayyappa Matric. HSS., Thulasingham St., Perambur, 6-30 p.m.

‘Anbu Sivam’: J. Mahadevan, Marundeeswarar Temple, Thiruvanmiyur, 7 p.m.

Maha Sivarathri: Paramarthananda, Asthika Samajam, Venus Colony, Alwarpet, 6 p.m.; Kanagasundaram, Velleeswarar Temple, Mylapore, 7 p.m.

Siva Mahimai: Sri Vatsa Jeyarama Sarma, Sri Venkatesawara Bhaktha Samajam, 81, Patel Rd., Perambur, 7 p.m.

Maha Sivarathri celebration: Siva Vishnu Temple, T. Nagar, 8-30 a.m.; Marundeeswarar Temple, Thiruvanmiyur, Tamizhnaadu Brahmin Association, Amara Bharathi Kalyana Mandapam, West Mada St., Thiruvanmiyur, 4-30 p.m.; Naadhabrahmam and R.A. Puram Bhaktha Jana Sangam, Karpaga Vinayagar Temple, II Cross St., R.A. Puram, 5-30 p.m.; Madhya Kailash, Adyar, Ishta Siddhi Vinayagar Temple, Sriram Nagar, Selaiyur, Divine Life Society, AJ-100, Anna Nagar West, 6 p.m.; Agatheeswarar Temple, Villivakkam, 6-30 p.m. and Sri Ramakrishna Math, Mylapore; Meenakshi Ambal Sametha Sri Munkudumeeswarar Temple, Ponvilaindha Kalathur, 8 p.m.

Illayunkudimara Nayanar: Sarala Rajagopalan, Sri Balasubramaniya Baktha Jana Sabh, 5, T.T.K. Salami, Royapettah, 6-30 p.m.

Chillarai Rahasyas: M.K. Srinivasan, 23/7, Narmada Flats, Motilal St., T. Nagar, 3-30 p.m.

Chinmaya Mission: Talk on ‘Why all religions are not the same_ a Vedantic view,’ Chinmaya Heritage Centre, Harrington Rd., Chetpet, 6-30 p.m.

CULTURE

‘Frolic Strokes’: Painting exhibition, Lalit Kala Akademi, Greams Road, at 5 p.m.

Triple V Records: Audio launch, Hotel Le Royal Meridien, 7-30 p.m.

GENERAL

Chennai Corporation: Minister M.K. Stalin inaugurates new projects and facilities, Sirumalar School, Cathedral Rd., Thousand Lights, 5 p.m.

Department of Non-formal and Adult Education: Inauguration of new auditorium block and book launch, Minister Thangam Thennarasu participates, Nungambakkam, 4-30 p.m.

REACH: Launch of TB control project, Health Secretary V.K. Subburaj and MP M.S. Swaminathan participate, M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, III Cross St., Tharamani Indsutrial Area, noon.

U.S. Consulate General-Chennai and Department of Criminology, University of Madras: Lecture on ‘Policing Terrorism’, Chepauk, 5 p.m.

Drug Information Association: Inauguration of Tamil Nadu Chapter, Taj Coromandel, 7 p.m.

NSS-Anna University: Softskill and placement training programme, Guindy, 9 a.m.

Tamil Department-University of Madras: Lectures, Marina Campus, 10 a.m. and at 3 p.m.

Samskrit Department-University of Madras: Lectures on ‘Philosophy and substantivist linguistic theory’, 10 a.m. and 2-30 p.m.

Hindustan University: Lecture on ‘Six stigma for breakthrough improvement’, 40, GST Road, St. Thomas Mount, 9 a.m.

Vinayaga Missions University: Seminar on ‘Software development life cycle,’ Paiyanoor, 10-30 a.m.

S.A. Engineering College: ‘Spectrum ‘09’-conference, Poonamallee-Avadi Rd., Veeraraghavapuram, 9 a.m.

KCG College of Technology: Seminar on ‘Global warming and alternative fuels’, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Karapakkam, 2 p.m.

JBAS College for Women: Inauguration of Fathima Akhtar Health Club, Teynampet, 10-30 a.m.

Velammal Engineering College: Workshop on ‘Research Methodologies’, Velammal Nagar, Ambattur-Redhills Rd., 9 a.m.

Quaide Milleth College for Women: ‘Mupperum Vizha’, Anna Salai, 10 a.m.

RKM Vivekananda College: Lecture, Mylapore, 9-30 a.m.

MNM Jain College: Lecture on ‘Presentation Skills’, Thoraipakkam, 10 a.m.

Madras Christian College: Literary meet, Tambaram, 11-30 a.m.

Padma Sarangapani MHSS: ‘Wishwell function for Plus 2 students’, Kshirasagara Hall, Kumaraswamy Nagar, Villivakkam, 3 p.m.

Sir M.Ct. M. HSS: Awareness and action programme on ‘Climate Change-Global Warming’, Purasawalkam, 2 p.m.

Rotary Club of Madras Midtown: ‘World understanding day’ celebration, Hotel Taj Connemara, 6-30 p.m.

The Society of Auditors: B.B. Naidu Study Circle meeting, 4/180, Luz Church Rd., Mylapore, 6 p.m.

Rajaji Centre for Public Affairs: Talk on ‘New device on artery blocks,’ Gokhale Sastri Hall, Karpagambal Nagar, Luz, 6 p.m.

Exnora International and Suryayog Foundation: Talk on ‘Sun the future medicine of the world’, by Sooryaji, Vani Mahal Mini Hall, T. Nagar, 6-30 p.m.

The Shakespeare Millennium Club: Meeting, Cosmopolitan Club, 6 p.m.

Lions Club of Fort St. George: Blood donation camp, 170/2, East Coast Rd., Injambakkam, 9-30 a.m.

MAPIMIS: Valedictory of eye camps, Adhi Parasakthi Kalyana Mandapam, Melmaruvathur, 4 p.m.

Ilakkiya Veedhi and Ezhuchi Trust: Launching of books, Connemara Library, Egmore, 5-45 p.m.

Narcotics Anonymous: Meetings, CSI Zion Church, Chintadripet, and CSI Good Shepherd Church, Taramani Link Rd., Velachery, 7 p.m.

Al-Anon: Meetings, Our Lady of Lourdese Church, Ganesh Nagar III Cross, Madipakkam and Meston College, Royapettah, 7 p.m.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Meetings, Our Lady of Lourde Shrine, Paper Mills Rd., Perambur; Our Lady of Lourdese Church, Ganesh Nagar III Cross, Madipakkam; Meston College, Royapettah; Risen Redeemers Church, Kodambakkam; and E.C.I. Christ Church, Padi Kuppam Rd., Anna Nagar West, 7 p.m.