Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will inaugurate the fifth edition of Kerala Tourism's Grand Kerala Shopping Festival (GKSF) in Kochi on December 1.
At a function to be presided over by Minister for Tourism A.P. Anil Kumar at Marine Drive, the Chief Minister will launch the 45-day shopping festival. Union and State Ministers, legislators, actors Mamootty and Jayaram, and prominent cultural personalities will be among those who attend the function that will commence at 5 p.m. The brief inaugural function will be followed by a three-hour cultural programme.
The highlight will be a fire show by the artistes from the Czech Republic. Performances by Jayaram, Harishree Ashokan, Kalabhavan Mani, Shweta Menon, Shamna Kassim, and Manikkuttan will be the other attractions.
Free entry passes for the inaugural ceremony will be available from the offices of the media partners from November 29.