One killed in accidentKOCHI: One person was killed and another injured when a lorry rammed into the motorcycle in which they were travelling at Pathadipalam on Saturday afternoon. Sukumaran Nair (64) of Lakshmi Kripa, Vennala, died at the Medical Trust Hospital. The condition of C.P. Suresh (36), pillion rider, is said to be stable. He is recovering at the hospital. Staff Reporter
Music therapy foundationKochi: Carnatic music greats M. Balamuralikrishna and V. Dakshinamurthy will jointly inaugurate the Indian Music Therapy Research and Development Foundation on Sunday. At a press conference on Saturday, head of the research committee of the foundation Hariharan and foundation chairman Kaithparam Viswanathan said that the objective of the foundation is to get Indian music therapy recognised by the various medical councils across the world as an authentic branch of medicine. Staff Reporter
Vacation classes at KalabhavanKOCHI: Vacation classes in instrumental music, literary and art forms will begin at Kalabhavan on March 15. There is no age bar. The classes will go on till May 30. Candidates can also join for the piano, violin and guitar grade examination classes of the London School of Music. For details, contact Ph: 2381400.
Workshop for womenKOCHI: The Association of Single Women for Action and Self Help (ASWAS) will organise a workshop on Monday for women who are interested in self-help activities. The function will be held at Aswas Bhavan, near the KSRTC bus stand. For details, contact Ph: 2323754, 2362947.
Eye care for childrenKOCHI: The Little Flower Hospital and Research Centre, Angamaly, will launch a novel programme to care the eyesight of children. This is in association with ORBIS International, an international NGO devoted to saving sight. As part of the project, the paediatric ophtalmology block of the hospital will be inaugurated on Tuesday, Sebastian Vadakumpadam, director of the hospital said, in a press release.