Mayor A.K. Premajam will inaugurate the World Women’s Day observance organised by The Hindu at West Way Hotel here on Friday.

Seminars and discussions in connection with the observance will be centred on the theme ‘‘Women Rising,’’ which will discuss in detail the concerns over women’s development, challenges ahead and ways to combat the atrocities against women.

Additional Director General of Police (North) N. Shanker Reddy will deliver the keynote address.

K. Jayasree, secretary of Sthreechethana, and Sreeja Sajith, infertility specialist from the Asian Reproductive Medicine Centre (ARMC), Kozhikode, will be the other panelists.

The programme, organised with the support of ARMC, will begin at 10.30 a.m. An open discussion on women’s issues too will be hosted in the concluding session.