Filmstar Mohanlal who was recently bestowed the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel of the civilians' voluntary army force Territorial Army (TA) is to be honoured at an inaugural function of the State-level Onam Week celebrations which will be held at the Chandrasekharan Nair Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram from September 1. Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan informed this during a press conference on Monday.
The Nishagandhi open-air auditorium, the Sooryakanthi exhibition grounds, the Poojappura maidan, Tagore Theatre, Theerthapada mandapam, Gandhi Park, VJT Hall, Sreevarahom and Akkulam are some of the places where the celebrations would be held and Mohanlal will lead the cultural programs after the inaugural function.
Ganamela, drama, Kathaprasangam, various dance forms, folk and classical art forms, musical concert, Kalaripayattu and melams will be shown in the venues from Sept 2-6. Along with the television channels, the print media will also be presenting mega programs. The show will conclude on Sept 7 evening.
An Athapookalam competition, a drawing and painting competition for children, a trade fair, a food festival and sports will also be organized as a part of the show.