Meetings on budget

KOCHI: The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will organise a budget viewing session at Hotel Avenue Centre at 10.30 a.m. on Wednesday. A select group of CII members and experts will view the live telecast of the presentation of the Union Budget and highlight their views. The Kerala Chamber of Commerce and Industry will present a review of the Union Budget at the same hotel at 6 p.m. Financial experts will participate in the discussion. The Rotary Club of Thripunithura will conduct a discussion on the budget at Hotel Woods Manor at 6 p.m. Experts in banking, capital market and other fields will take part in the programme. Staff Reporter

Works launched

KOCHI: P.K. Abdul Azis, Vice-Chancellor of Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cusat), on Tuesday, inaugurated the work on setting up an entrance gate and modernisation of the road leading to the university administrative building here on Tuesday. The project cost is Rs. 2.5 crore. Syndicate member and MLA C.M. Dinesh Mani presided over the meeting. The Kerala-model entrance gate will face the National Highway at Kalamassery. The road will have two lanes. There will be a walkway along both sides of the road. The Central Public Works Department will undertake the project.

Athletic meet

KOCHI: The 27th athletic championship of Southern Naval Command Civilian Employees was inaugurated at the Naval Base Stadium by Vice Admiral Jagjit Singh Bedi, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Command, on Tuesday. Nearly 200 participants representing various naval units at Kochi and Aluva are competing in 31 events, till March 1. Staff Reporter