A cultural festival, which will include vocal, instrumental and dance performances and musical discourses, will be conducted by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore from Nov. 17 to Jan. 13.
The festival will be inaugurated on Nov. 17 by the governor of Tamilnadu Banwarilal Purohit. He will present the Bhavans legendary awards to carnatic music guru Dr. T. V. Gopalakrishnan and harikatha exponent Kalyanapuram R. Aravamudachariar. S. Jagadeesan, former judge, Madras High Court presides. Mohan Parasaran, senior advocate, Supreme Court and former solicitor general of India felicitates. A veena concert by Rajesh Vaidhya will follow the inauguration. All are welcome. 10 a.m.