Minister for Culture K.C. Joseph will release the book, ‘Thakazhi Jeevitharekha,' brought out by Thakazhy Smaraka Samithi as part of the writer's birth centenary celebrations at the late writer's residence ‘Sankaramangalam' in Thakazhy in the district on March 26.

Thomas Chandy, MLA, will preside over the function. G.Sudhakaran, MLA, will deliver the key note address.

District panchayat president U. Prathibha Hari, block panchayat president Ramani S.Bhanu and grama panchayat president E.R. Radhakrishna Pillai will participate in the function.

A ‘Thakazhi literary fest' will also be conducted from April 10 to 17 as part of the birth centenary celebrations. Literary conferences, exhibitions, cultural programmes and literary contests will be held.