Mangalore

Mangalore University: National conference on ‘B.R. Ambedkar and social justice in modern India: Policies, institutions and experiences', Valerian Rodrigues, professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, speaks on ‘Ambedkar and the idea of radical democracy', new Senate Hall, Mangalagangothri, 11.15 a.m.; lecture on ‘Ambedkar, Gramsci and the common sense of caste' by Satish Deshpande, professor, Delhi University, noon; valedictory address by Virginious Xaxa, professor of Sociology, Delhi University, 3.30 p.m.

Bharath Scouts and Guides: Presentation of Tritiya Sopan Award, residence of the Deputy Commissioner, Collector's Gate, 11 a.m.

Rashtriya Billavara Mahamandala, Mulky: Felicitation to panchayat members from the Billava community, Janardhan Poojary, former Minister, inaugurates, Gokarnanatha temple, Kudroli, 11 a.m.

Mahatma Gandhi Shanti Souharda Vedike: Inauguration of Udupi and Dakshina Kannada units by S.R. Nayak, Chairperson, State Human Rights Commission, felicitation to winner of the Kendra Sahitya Academy Award Blowar Mohammed Kunhi, discussion on ‘60 years of the Indian Constitution', Town Hall, 10 a.m.

Ramakrishna Math: Spiritual retreat, math premises, near Mangala Devi Temple, 9 a.m.

Moodbidri

Beladingala Sahitya Sammelan: Dusk-to-dawn literary conference, sessions, poets' meet, Yakshagana Talamaddale, Gurumatha Kalikamba Devalaya, Moodbidri, 6 p.m.

Udupi

Kaup Block Congress Committee: Inauguration of workers' convention by former Chairman of Legislative Council B.L. Shankar, Kaup, 3 p.m.

Sri Krishna Math: Mahapuja, 9.30 a.m.; Chamara seve followed by puja, 6 p.m.; saxophone recital by Haridasa Dogra and party, Shiroor Math, 6 p.m.; discourse on ‘Vaikunta Varnane' by B. Gopalakrishna Upadhya, 6.45 p.m.; Laksha Deepotsava, 6.45 p.m.; special fireworks display, 7 p.m.; screening of Kannada feature film Valmiki', 8.30 p.m.

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