Slogan writing competitionThe Department of Ophthalmology of the PSG Hospitals will organise a drawing and slogan writing competition for students of classes three to XII on September 8. For details and registration, contact: Department of Ophthalmology, PSG Hospitals, telephone number: (0422) 2598822, Extn: 5250.

Certificate courseThe Department of Adult, Continuing Education, Extension and Field Outreach of the Avinashilingam University will conduct certificate courses for members of self-help groups, housewives, students and small-scale entrepreneurs. For details, contact: Dr. K. Vasantha, Department of Adult and Continuing Education. Telephone number: (0422) 2449715.

Programme on cardiologyThe G. Kuppuswamy Naidu Memorial Hospital will organise a postgraduate programme in cardiology - PPC 2006 for candidates undergoing DM/DNB training in cardiology on September 2 and 3.

Debate on IT

The Institute of Liberal Studies will organise a debate on "Today's Information Technology - a boon or bane" on September 3. For details, contact: mobile number: J. Muruganathan, Director, 9443706754.

ABT to start passenger serviceABT Limited plans to start passenger transport with long distance luxury bus service soon, said M. Manikam, Managing Director of the company. He told presspersons here on Monday that initially the company would start the service with five to 10 buses and add up to about 200 in five years. The routes were yet to be finalised. It was looking at luxury bus service and tourism. The company already had a few bus routes in Coimbatore-Pollachi region and operated buses in the name of "ABT Bus Service."

Centre to care HIV/AIDS infectedA centre for providing care and support to people infected with HIV/AIDS will be inaugurated on September 3 at Rottikaundanur at Thirumalpalayam village. The centre, Assissi Snehalaya would be able to accommodate 50 patients, said Fr.Ferdinand Melappilly of Assissi Snehalaya