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President Pranab Mukherjee to Inaugurate a Seminar at Biennale, Will Visit Aspinwall

In Kerala, Kochi
February 28, 2017

In a maiden presidential visit to the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB), President Pranab Mukherjee will have a first-hand experience of the spectacular contemporary art event where he will also inaugurate a seminar on ‘Importance of sustainable culture building’ at Cabral Yard Pavilion on March 2.
In view of security reasons, both Aspinwall House and Cabral Yard will be closed for the day, but other Biennalepranab venues will remain open and there will be free entry on that day.
Kerala Governor Chief Justice (Retd) P Sathasivam and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will address the gathering while Minister for Tourism Kadakampally Surendran will deliver the welcome address at the function that begins at 4 pm.
Kochi Corporation Mayor Soumini Jain, Prof K V Thomas MP, K J Maxi MLA and Kerala Tourism Principal Secretary Dr Venu V will be present. Kochi Biennale Foundation President Bose Krishnamachari will deliver the vote of thanks.
After the inaugural function, the seminar will begin on ‘Importance of sustainable culture- building’. Renowned poet Ashok Vajpeyi, Biennale co-founder and artist Riyas Komu and acclaimed Malayalam poet K Satchidanandan are the panelists while Prof. M V Narayanan will moderate the session.
The two-hour-long seminar is slated to begin at 5:15 pm. Entry restrictions will be lifted from March 3.