Jamshedpur, Dec 20: Stage is set for the 31st Annual Flower Show cum Horticulture Exhibition, which is set to spread its fragrance from December 22-25, 2018 at Gopal Maidan, Jamshedpur. The event is an initiative by Horticultural Society of Jamshedpur in collaboration with Tata Steel.
The theme for this year is �Hariyali se Dosti Pradushan se Mukti � – A variety of exhibits including Flowers, Bonsai, Vegetables, Soil less culture, landscaping with potted plants and innovative landscape will reflect the theme. Apart from this, there would be large collection of garden-based products and technical sessions in line with the theme. The evenings are reserved for cultural fiesta.
Chief Guest Indranil Chattoraj, Director, NML will inaugurate the Flower Show on 22nd Deccember at 4: 00 PM. The closing and the valedictory session is scheduled on 25th Dec� 19 at 4 pm Ravi Shankar Shukla, Deputy Commissioner has kindly consented to be the Chief Guest for the closing event. During the show, Smita Raj Parikh will be felicitated with Life Time Achievement award. Moreover, mementos to be given at the show will be ecofriendly
Competition arena is divided into two parts i.e. Amateur and Institutions; categories include potted seasonal flowers, perennial flowers, potted fruits and vegetables, potted foliage plants, cacti succulents, bonsai, cut flowers, bouquets, medicinal and aromatic plants etc.
There are 10 categories and 101 sections each in Amateur and Institutional groups; participation also by local farmers, other organisations and institutions.
Exhibits will be judged by eminent horticultural specialists from across the country. There will be a �Sit and Draw� competition for school children. The idea is to create awareness in the young minds about importance of nature and greenery. We are expecting about 500 children from different schools in the city.
There will be a separate arena for sale counters where rare species of plants and garden materials will be available for display and sale.
The Horticulture Society Jamshedpur is set to put up a festival of flowers for four days at the Gopal Maidan. Residents are welcome to enjoy the season with riot of natural colour and fragrance mixed with
enticing food delights at the 31st Annual Flower Show from 22nd to 25th Dec� 18.