THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kamal Hassan, actor, is likely to be the chief guest at the State-level inauguration of the Onam week celebrations of Kerala Tourism at Chandrasekharan Nair Stadium here on August 22.
The State government has written to the actor inviting him for the inaugural event that will kick off the celebrations in the State capital, district headquarters and major tourist destinations across the State. Official sources said the actor was yet to confirm his participation.
Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan will inaugurate the government-sponsored festival.
His Cabinet colleagues and other dignitaries will participate in the function.
As in the previous editions, the stadium will be the hub of the celebrations where mega shows will be staged by Malayalam television channels and the print medium from August 22 to 28.
At other venues in the city, cultural programmes will be staged from August 23 to 27. The celebrations will come to an end with a pageantry from Kowdiar to East Fort on August 28 evening.
As it is the last edition of the celebrations during the present Left Democratic Front regime, the authorities are trying to make the event more colourful.