Thiruvananthapuram: The three-day World Malayalam festival, focusing on its tradition and the culture of Kerala, will be inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee on October 30.
Seminars and debates on Malayalam would be held at various venues including the Kanakakkunnu palace and the Senate Hall, where the President would inaugurate the event, an official press release here said.
A gathering of writers from different states, an international literary festival participated by non-resident Indian writers and cultural workers and a meeting to honour legendary litterateurs would be highlights of the festival.
An international book festival, painting exhibition, drawing competition and cartoon caricature show had also been organised as part of the event.
The event, which will conclude on Kerala formation day on November 1, is being organised by the state Culture department.