The Gandhi Jayanti Week celebrations in the district will be inaugurated by K. Achuthan, MLA, at the Akathethara Sabari Ashram, which was visited by Mahatma Gandhi twice during the freedom struggle, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday. District Collector K. Ramachandran; Malabar Devaswom Board member K.A. Chandran; Gandhian Karthat Balachandran; and Sarvodaya Mandalam State president P. Ramachandran will speak. P.K. Narayanan, chairman, Mahatma Gandhi Study Centre, will preside over the function.

Mr. Ramachandran said during the celebrations cleaning operations of government offices and local bodies will be taken up in the district.

The Collector directed the secretaries of local bodies and government departments to take necessary steps for the successful implementation of the week-long cleaning operations.