GENERAL

All India EPF Pensioners Association: Union Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Oscar Fernandez, to inaugurate third State Conference, Minister for Labour P.K. Gurudasan to deliver keynote address, Parish Hall, Karimugal, 4.30 p.m.

Newman Association of India Ernakulam Circle: Supreme Court Judge Cyriac Joseph to inaugurate panel discussion on ‘the role of religion in a secular State’, Pastoral Orientation Centre, Palarivattom, 4.30 p.m.

World Fellowship of Inter-Religious Councils: Assembly – ‘spirituality and environment’, panel session, Renewal Centre, Kaloor, 9 a.m.

Cochin Socio Cultural Society: District Collector M. Beena to inaugurate free medical camp and allopathy-ayurveda medicine distribution, St. Antony’s U.P. School, Perumbadappu, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Ayurveda Medical Association of India Ernakulam District Committee, Thadwidya Sambhasha: Medical education programme, Conference hall, Ayurvaid Hospital, Civil Station Road, Bank Junction, Aluva, 10 a.m.

CULTURE

Sangam Kala Group, Viji Music: Carnatic music contest, Women’s Association hall, Diwan’s Road, 6 p.m.; karaoke ganamela, Chavara Cultural Centre, 5 p.m.

Handicrafts Development Corporation of Kerala Ltd: Kairali Crafts fair, Gangothri Kalyana Mandapam, Rajaji Road, 10 a.m.

Durbar Hall Art Centre: Exhibition of paintings ‘Reminiscence’ by Mani Kakkara and ‘Metaphors of Life’ by N.S. Nadhan, 11 a.m.

Kashi Art Gallery: Exhibition of paintings ‘alluvium’ by Sebastian Varghese, Mattancherry, 6.30 p.m.

Kashi Art Cafe: Exhibition of paintings, ‘nomadie peepal’ by Lies Bielowski, Fort Kochi, 7.30 p.m.

Chitrasala Art Gallery: Exhibition of Cochinscape paintings, Mattancherry, 9 a.m.

Viji Musics: Navarathri music fair, Women’s Association Hall, Diwan’s Road, 9 a.m.

RELIGION

Navarathri celebration:

Sariga Sangeetha Academy: Navarathri Sangeetholsavam, K.S.C.B. auditorium, Aluva, 5.30 p.m.

Poornatrayee Foundation: Navarathri Mandapam Music Fest 2008, Kalikotta Palace, 6 p.m.

Chottanikkara Devi Temple: Flute recital, 4 p.m., ottanthullal, 5 p.m., kurathiyattam, 6 p.m., guitar sangeethasadassu, 8.30 p.m.

Ponekkavu Bhagavathy Temple: Sangeetholsavam, music concert, Ponekkara, 7 p.m.

Sree Mahaganapathi Temple: Navaratri sangeetholsavam, temple auditorium, Kalamassery, 7 p.m.

Ramakrishna Math: Discourse on Vivekachudamani, Vytilla, 5 p.m.

Chinmaya Mission: Balavihar and Gita class for children, Satsanga Mandir, Nettepadam Road, 9.30 a.m.

St Mary’s Cathedral Basilica: Festival, 8.30 a.m.

Pottakuzhi Cherupushpam Church: Feast of Little Flower, Kaloor, 6 a.m.