Kochi today


National Rural Health Mission: Minister for Health and Family Welfare P.K. Sreemathy to inaugurate domestic palliative care demonstration unit, District Hospital, 9.30 a.m.

National Domestic Workers Movement:

State-level convention, valedictory meeting, inauguration by Fisheries Minister S. Sarma, Renewal Centre, Kaloor, 9 a.m.

Cochin Port Trust, Kerala Tourism:

Volvo Ocean Race India Stopover, South Indian dance forms, 6.30 p.m., Kathakali ‘Duryodhana Vadham’, 8 p.m.; non-stop ganamela by Sangam Kala Group, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; exhibition of ‘picture museum’, 10 a.m., Race Village Stage, Willingdon Island.

K.A.P. 1st Bn. P.S.C. 1st Batch: Former Director General of Police K.K. Joseph to inaugurate service silver jubilee celebrations 2008 ‘Sneha Samgamam’, International Hotel, 9 a.m.

Piravom Community Health Centre:

Minister for Health and Family Welfare P.K. Sreemathy to inaugurate State-level programme of ‘Community Health Centres to national public health level plan’, 11 a.m. onwards.

Ernakulam District Residents’ Association Apex Council (Ernakulam City Mekhala Committee):

Workshop on ‘Right to Information Act’, Public Library Hall, 4 p.m.

Symbiosis Centre for Management and HRD (SCMHRD): Students’ interactive session, Ashir Bhavan, Kacheripady, 2 p.m.


Mali Foundation, Ernakulam Kathakali Club:

Malifest 2008 - 93rd birth anniversary celebrations of V. Madhavan Nair (Mali), Staging of ‘Karnasapatham’ Kathakali, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, T D Road, 6 p.m.

Antharashtra Pusthokotsavam: 12th International book festival, Ernakulathappan Grounds, 10 a.m.

Ernakulam Public Library Film Club: Screening of film ‘City of God’, Library Hall, 10 a.m.

Durbar Hall Art Gallery:

‘Beyond colours’, exhibition of paintings by Maharshi Sreekumar; ‘Elan’, exhibition of textile art work using ‘Shibori’, Japanese technique of dying silk fabric by Sarath Thomas; ‘European Great Masters series’, exhibition of paintings by Sebastian K. John, 11 a.m.


HIV+ women from Southern India speak about their lives in their Memory Books, Gallery next to Hotel Seagull, Kalvathy Road, Fort Kochi, 10 a.m.

Eka Art Gallery:

Exhibition of paintings by Ajith K.A., Kunnumpuram Jn., Fort Kochi, 10 a.m.

Kashi Art Gallery:

Photographic exhibition, Mattancherry, 10.30 a.m.


Kerala Latin Catholic Association:

State convention, Archbishop Daniel Acharuparambil to inaugurate public meeting, Minister for Fisheries S. Sarma and Opposition Leader Oommen Chandy to be chief guests, Pappali Hall, 4 p.m.

Sathiasai Seva Organisation: District committee workers meeting, Sai Centre, Aluva, 10 a.m.

Anakuzhikkattu Sree Bhadrakali Temple: Ayyappanvilakku celebrations, Sasthampattu, Thevakkal, 6.30 p.m.

Hijra Committee, Aluva: Id-gah, Municipal Town Hall, Aluva, 8 a.m.