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CM to inaugurate Onam celebrations, Dulquer and Aparna Balamurali will be special guests

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: After a gap of two years, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will inaugurate the Onam celebrations organized by the state Tourism Department at the Nishagandhi Auditorium on the September 6 at 5 pm, said Minister Mohammad Riyas and chairman of the celebration committee Minister V Sivankutty in a press conference. The celebrations will conclude on September 12 with a cultural procession and the Onam Extreme 2022 mega show organized by Kerala Kaumudi at the Central Stadium.

Film star Dulquer Salmaan and National Award winner Aparna Balamurali will be the chief guests at the inauguration ceremony. Opposition leader V D Satheesan, Ministers, MLAs among others will be present for the event. After the inauguration ceremony, there will be a musical event led by Vijay Yesudas and Rimi Tomy.

As part of the Onam celebrations, the electric lamp lanterns, which are usually lighted from Vellayambalam to East Fort have been extended from Vellayambalam to Sasthamangalam and Kovalam this time, said Minister Muhammad Riyas. The lamp decorations, which were only for seven days, have now been made for 12 days. These have already become selfie points in several major centres including Kovalam. This year's Onam celebration will be held at 32 venues in and outside the city. The celebration programmes are led by the press and visual media at the central stadium.

The minister also revealed that security arrangements will be made under the leadership of the city police commissioner to maintain law and order in the city.

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