RELIGION

Selva Vinayagar Temple : Thiruvilakku puja, Railway Colony, 6.30 p.m.

Thiruvalluvar Kazhagam : Discourse on ‘Thirukural’ by N. Manikam, North Adi, 7 p.m.

Tiruvalluvar Mandram : Discourse on Thiruvasagam, by B. Pichiah, S.S. Colony, 5 p.m.

Panniru Thirumurai Mandram : Thevaram Mutrodal, Selvakumar presides, South Adi, 7 a.m.

Ramakrishna Math : Aarathi, Reserve Line, New Natham Road, 6.30 p.m.

CULTURE

Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya : Free rajayoga meditation classes, 36 Meenakshi Nagar, P and T Nagar; 40 Sambandamoorthy Street, 47 B CMR Road and 357 Anna Nagar, 6.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.; World Women’s Day: S. Ajitha Station Director, All India Radio chief guest, Annai Rajamani Sankaralingam Arangam, Kamarajar Salai, 6.30 p.m.

Gandhi Memorial Museum : K.P. Gangadharan conducts yoga, meditation and pranayama classes, 6 a.m., 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre : Yogasana class, 444 East Ninth Street, K. K. Nagar, 6.30 a.m., 9.30 a.m. (form children) and 10 a.m. (for women).

Swami Tatwananda Ashram : Discourse on ‘kyvalya upanishad’ by Swami Samananda, 164 South Veli Street, 6.45 p.m

Maharishi Ved Vigyan Bhavan : T.V. Rajendran conducts transcendental meditation classes, Gandhi Memorial Museum, 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Yoga Research Centre : S. Yoganand conducts yoga training, Dept. of Philosophy, Madura College, 6.30 a.m.

Aanmeega Kalvi Nilayam : Meditation classes, 24 Besant Road, Chokkikulam, 7.30 a.m.

CEPCHIRA : 1408{+t}{+h}week inter-religious live together and prayer for world peace, Johnson Jeromen address, Vinoba Jothi Hall, Gandhi Museum, 6 p.m.

Tamil Isai Sangam : 38{+t}{+h}anniversary Tamizh Isai Vizha, Thirumurai Isai by M. A. Bhageerathi 5 p.m., Tamizhisai by Sirkazhi Sivachidambaram 7 p.m. Rajah Muthiah Mandram, 7 p.m.

Poompuhar : Handicrafts expo, No. 12 West Veli Street opposite Railway Station, 10 a.m.

Crafts Bazaar : Expo-cum-sale, MADITSSIA auditorium, 10 a.m.

Department of Tourism : Sound and light show, Thirumalai Nayak Palace, 6.45 p.m. (English) and 8 p.m. (Tamil).

GENERAL

Madurai Kamaraj University : Best woman achiever award to vice-chancellor Kalyani Mathivanan, Rotary Governor H. Shajahan presents, Coastal Security Group IGP K. Sokkalingam delivers key note address, Dr. Mu. Va. Hall, 11 a.m.

Madurai Institute of Engineering & Technology : Annual sports day, Dr. V. Sridhar, chief guest, college campus, 3 p.m.

Thiagarajar College : Seminar on economic upliftment and inclusion – changes and challenges, Dr. Sudarsan Padmanabhan, IIT Madras delivers valedictory address, Tholkapiyar Arangu, 4 p.m.; Girl students’ counselling cell: International Women’s Day, Dr. Umayal Aravindkumar delivers keynote address, Sathanar Hall, 11.40 a.m.; Dept. of Mathematics: Meeting on ‘application of mathematics, Diamond Jubilee Hall, Prof. Somasundaram of TSM delivers keynote address, 9 a.m.

Thiagarajar College of Engineering : Symposium on ‘energy vision for India’ R. Murugesan president Indian Society for Technical Education New Delhi, chief guest, K.S. Auditorium, 9.30 a.m.

Latha Mathavan Engineering College : Women’s Day celebration, Selva Geetha chief guest, Principal Dr. S. Marimuthu presides, Sri Alagiameenal auditorium, 11.30 a.m.

Lady Doak College : International Women’s Day, Principal Dr. A. Mercy Pushpalatha inaugurates, J.X. Miller Auditorium, 8.30 a.m., Dept. of History: Prof. Mrs. Anna Abraham Endowment lecture II, Multimedia Theatre, 11 a.m.

Mannar Thirumalai Naicker College : World Women’s Day, Dr. Vijayalakshmi Stephen chief guest, Pasumalai, 9 a.m.

Spark Academy : Prof. R. Kanagasabapathi 10{+t}{+h}anniversary, Gandhi Museum, 5.30 p.m.

Velammal Matriculation Higher Secondary School : Women’s Day celebrations, Dr. R. Muthulakshmi chief guest, Viraganoor, 10.30 a.m.

American College : Women’s Day celebration, Dr. Kavitha Fenn Arunkumar & S. Balasundari speaks, Main Hall, 11.30 a.m.

Fatima Michael College of Engg & Tech : Women’s Day celebration, Dr. Beula Rajkumar chief guest, Vedamuthu Memorial auditorium, 2.30 p.m.

Yadava College : Women’s Day celebration, Dr. Saburabibi Alameen of Institute of Gandhian Studies and Research, Gandhi Museum, D. Nagendran Yadav auditorium, 10 a.m.; Dept. of Physics: Seminar on ‘computational physics’ by P. Murugan of CECRI, Karaikudi, conference hall, 11 a.m.

Apollo Hospitals, Voice Trust & Govt. Meenakshi College of Arts for Women : World Women’s Day, District Collector Anshul Mishra chief guest, Meenakshi College campus, 11 a.m.

Meenakshi Mission Hospital & Research Centre : World Women’s Day, Dr. Kalyani Mathivanan chief guest, conference hall, 4 p.m.

Ambika College of Arts and Science for Women : International Women’s Day, Arunan address, Dr. S.A. Razeedha presides, college campus, 1.30 p.m.

Sourashtra College : World Women’s Day, principal R.L. Ramnath presides, Silver Jubilee Hall, 9.30 a.m.

Sermathai Vasan College for Women : Women’s Day celebration, S. Kousalya of Meenakshi College for Women chief guest, Seminar Hall, 10 a.m.

Vaigai College of Engineering : Women’s Day celebration, Dr. P.V. Rajendra Sethupathi, Seminar Hall, 2.30 p.m.

SL.S.MAVMM. Ayira Vaisyar College : World Women’s Day celebration, Prof. Subbulakshmi of Fatima College chief guest, M. Chatrapatti post, 10 a.m.

M.S. Chellamuthu Trust and Research Foundation : Women’s day celebration, Inner Wheel Club of Madurai City president Nazia Mohammed chief guest, Corporation Kalyana Mandapam, Sudalai Muthu Pillai Street, Sandha Pettai, 10 a.m.

Sri Aurobindo Mira Mat. HSS : 17{+t}{+h}annual day, R. Thirunavukkarasu DCP (law and order) chief guest, advocate T. Lajapathi Roy addresses, by-pass road, Nehru Nagar, 4 p.m.

Sourashtra Higher Secondary School : Parent-Teachers’ Association meeting, farewell to retiring staffs, PTA president V.R.R. Ragunath presides, Seethalakshmi Charities Hall, PTA presides, 5 p.m.

Mahatma Montessori Mat. HSS : Art exhibition, N. Sulaiman chief guest, Mahatma Baba building, 10.30 a.m.

Sriman Nayakiyar Vidya Mandir Mat. School : 16{+t}{+h}School Annual Day, Prof. Nirmala Mohan chief guest, Post Master General J. Charukesi address, S.P. Geetha Bharathi secretary Gita Natana Gopala Nayaki Mandir presides, school auditorium, 5 p.m.

OAA-MAVMM School of Management : Lecture on ‘work culture for MBA professionals’ Dr. Pragatheeswaran Deputy Controller of Examinations, Annamalai University speaks, Seminar Hall, 2 p.m.

Rotary Club of Madurai West : M. Theivakani speaks on ‘what women expect from society,’ Fortune Pandyan Hotel, 5.30 p.m.

Rotary Club of Madurai Meenakshi : Women’s Day celebration, distribution of sewing machines, Y. Kumanan chief guest, 10/D-175 Sambanthan Street, Alagappan Nagar, 10.15 a.m.

JCI Madurai Pandian : Dr. G. Adhilakshmi speaks on women empowerment, Hotel Rajdhani, KK Nagar, 6.30 p.m.

Indian Public Service Association : Diana Christie of Fatima College addresses students, Jayameena Devi presides, Koodal Nagar, 10 a.m.

Formation Education Development Centre for Rural Organisation & Training : Awareness rally on child abuse, by-pass road, opposite Hotel Germanus, 10 a.m.

YWCA of Madurai : International Women’s Day, Dr. Lakshmi Perumdevi chief guest, YWCA Centre, No. 20 Vallabhai Road, 4 p.m.

CRED : World Women’s Day, Rukmini Palanivelrajan chief guest, Vadipatti Sri Krishna Theatre, 10 a.m.

Dheepam Mahalir Membattu Iyakkam : Women’s day celebration, A.S. Muthulakshmi presides, Jonespuram, Pasumalai, 3 p.m.

Alcoholics Anonymous : Meeting, Grace Kennett Hospital, 7 p.m.

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