Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, will inaugurate a public meeting to be held in connection with the Catholicate centenary celebrations of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church at Marine Drive here on November 25 at 3 p.m. At a press conference here on Friday, office-bearers of the Church said that Catholicos and Malankara metropolitan Baselius Marthoma Paulose II will preside.

Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam will deliver the keynote address. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will release the souvenir.

A pandal to accommodate thousands of believers will be put up for the event, the office-bearers said.

Church secretary George Joseph and priest trustee Fr. Johns Abraham Konattattended the press meet.