The Civil Rights and Social Justice Society: Health Minister V.S. Sivakumar inaugurates seminar on ‘Death Penalty- Justice or Injustice’ and announces the institution of the Dr. S. Balaraman Human Rights Defender Award on occasion of World Day against Death Penalty, Fourth Estate Hall, Press Club, 4 p.m.

Kerala State Mental Health Authority: Health Minister V.S. Sivakumar inaugurates seminars on the theme ‘Mental Health and Older People’ on the occasion of World Mental Health Day, Institution of Engineers Hall, Opposite Kanakakunnu Palace, 10 a.m.

Indian Psychiatric Association: Walk for Mental Health from Museum to Kowdiar, 6.30 a.m., seminar on elderly persons and mental health issues by P.V. Indu, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, 3 p.m. Health Minister V.S. Sivakumar inaugurates valedictory function of Mental Health Week observance, 3.30 p.m., Press Club

Kerala State Youth Welfare Board: Speaker G. Karthikeyan inaugurates ‘Sakarma,’ a leadership camp for heads of youth organisations, Mar Gregorias Renewal Centre, Mar Ivanios Vidya Nagar, Nalanchira, 11 a.m.

Government Engineering College: Former Deputy Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre P. Radhakrishnan delivers a talk in connection with World Space Week celebrations, Mini Auditorium Hall, Barton Hill, 10 a.m.

Bank of Baroda: Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor inaugurates a customer meet and ATM of the Ambalathura Branch, Kovalam Road, Ambalathura, 2.30 p.m.


Purogamana Kala Sahitya Sangham: Social commentator Ninan Koshy delivers a talk on globalisation and colonisation as part of the monthly programmes being organised in association with the Bank Employees’ Arts Movement, BEFI Centre Hall, 5.30 p.m.

Drisyavedi: An evening of dance being organised as part of the Kerala Rangakalotsavam, Theerthapada Mandapam, Fort, 6 p.m.


Sree Durga Devi temple: Navarathri puja and Lalitha Sahasranama Laksharchana, 7 a.m., special puja and abhishekam to be performed on the idol of Lord Murugan in connection with Shashti Vrutham, 10.30 a.m. and K.N. Ranganatha Sharma lends vocals for music concert, 6.30 p.m., temple premises, Sreekanteshwaram.

Navarathri Agni Kavadi Bhaktha Sangam: Devaswom and Health Minister V.S. Sivakumar inaugurates Agni Kavadi Festival, Chenthitta Kovil, Aryashala, 4 p.m.

Attukal Bhagavathy Temple Trust: Parvathipuram Padmanabha Iyer and group present a music concert in connection with Navarathri festival, temple premises, Manacaud, 5.30 p.m.

Karikakkom Chamundi Temple Trust: Lakshmi Shubha and group present Raagasudha, 4.30 p.m. and music concert featuring violinist S. Padma Krishnan, 6 p.m., temple premises

Mata Amritanandamayi Math: Navarathri festival, Sree Lalitha Sahasranama Archana, Math premises, 5.30 p.m.