GENERAL

KU Mathematics Department: Education Minister M.A. Baby inaugurates international symposium on `Semi-group and Applications,' Botony hall, Karyavattom, 10.30 a.m.

DCC: Leader of the Opposition Oommen Chandy inaugurates Quit India Day commemoration meeting, Peroorkada, 6 p.m.

Public Relations Society of India and C-DAC: Seminar on Research facilities in CSIR, Amphi theatre, C-DAC, 10 a.m.

Indian Overseas Bank: Sale of gold coins, Main branch, YWCA buildings, 10.30 a.m.

Centre for Development Studies: Lakshman Dissanayake, Director, Colombo Community Extension Centre, speaks on Lessons learnt from tsunami, CDS, 3 p.m.

Department of Food and Civil Supplies: Civil Supplies Minister C. Divakaran participates in open forum on problems related to the public distribution system, Sathyan Memorial Hall, 11 a.m.

Institution of Engineers: Talk on `Foundry Engineering and its scope in Kerala: How safe are the materials we buy for construction?' by M.V. Rajkumar, Vellayambalam, 5.45 p.m.

Kerala PSC employees' Union: 33rd State-level meet, seminar on the `Need for a Recruitment System,' VJT hall, 10.30 a.m.

Mangalam Publications: M.C. Verghese Memorial education aid scheme, Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan, Leader of the Opposition Oommen Chandy participate, Press Club, 6 p.m.

Sri Sathya Sai Orphanage Trust: Health Minister P.K. Sreemathi distributes spectacles, inaugurates `Santhwanam' rehabilitation home for mentally retarded children, Thonnakkal, 3.30 p.m.

Kerala Gandhi Smaraka Nidhi: Khadi and village industries fair, Gandhi Bhavan, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

CULTURE

Russian Cultural Centre: Painting exhibition by Zschibu Zschiv Ram, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

RELIGION

Attukal Temple: Ganapathy Homam, 5.30 a.m., Kalabhabhishekam, 7 a.m., Aiswarya puja, 6 p.m., Pushpabhishekam, Bhagavathy Seva, 7.15 p.m.

Gowda Saraswatha Brahmana Mahasabha: GSB Sabha Rig Upakarma Havanam, Sree Narasimhavilas, Statue, 7 a.m.

Kerala Brahmana Mahasabha: Yajurveda Upakarmam (Avani Avittam), Peroor Sri Krishnaswami Temple, 11 a.m.

Malankara Orthodox Church: Thiruvananthapuram convention, Holy Trinity Chapel, Ulloor, 6 p.m.