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In Thiruvananthapuram Today

Religion

Attukal Bhagavathy Temple: Pongala festival -- Ganapathy homam, 5 a.m., Kalasabishekam, Kalabhabishekam, Ashtadraviabhishekam, Laksharchana, 8 a.m., bhajan recital, 6 p.m., Kathakali, 8 p.m.

Thirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam: Tirunakshatram of Kulasekhara Alwar, religious discourse, music concert by S. Rugmini, Venkatachalapathy Temple, South Street, 6 p.m.

Sreekanteswaram Durga Devi Temple: Ganapathy homam, 6 a.m., Saniswara pooja, 9 a.m.

General

Ezhava Sabha: The Industries Minister, P.K. Kunhalikutty, inaugurates the PMRY loan awareness seminar, Priyadarsini Hall, 9 a.m.

State Vigilance and Anti-corruption Bureau: Annual meeting and seminar, Justice K. Sridharan, D. Babu Paul, B. Hridayakumari and the Chief Secretary, N. Chandrasekharan Nair to take part, Guest House, Thycaud, 3-30 p.m.

State Institute for Mentally Handicapped: Annual Day celebrations and distribution of diploma certificates, the Industries Minister, P.K. Kunhalikutty, inaugurates, Institute Hall, Pangappara, 4 p.m.

Kumarapuram Government UP School: Annual Day celebrations, the Mayor, J. Chandra, inaugurates, 2 p.m.

Modern Book Centre: Modern Book Fair-2004, Bank Employees Union Hall, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

DC Books and Current Books: Pusthakachantha-2004, VJT Hall, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

TBS Publishers: Book fair-2004, George Onakkur inaugurates, YMCA Hall, 9-30 a.m.

Chinese Cultural Festival: The Chief Minister, A.K. Antony inaugurates, Museum auditorium, 11 a.m.

British Council and Chalachithra Film Society: British Film Festival, screening of the film, "Educating Rita", Museum auditorium, 6-30 p.m.

Russian Cultural Centre: Piano concert by Irina Chcourindina, Russian Culture Centre, 6-45 p.m.