Jamshedpur, Sept. 18: The Horticulture Society of Jamshedpur is organizing the 5th Bonsai Fest on September 21 atthe Tube Makers Club.The Workshop will be conducted by a professional expert Shankar Chandra from Ranchi who has his own nursery. A hands-on session, Basic Bonsai Training and workshop will be held for the participants.
There will be two sessions – the morning session is for individual hobbyists and the afternoon session will cater to the nominated persons from Corporates, Institutes and Life Time members of the Society. This was informed by Dinkar Anand, Vice President of Jamshedpur Horticulture Society.
Addressing a press conference at Jusco premises on Wednesday, Anand informed that the Society is organizing an exhibition and sale of indoor plants, Bonsai, and tools & tackles that are required for gardening. The Agrico Division will also display and arrange for sale of their exclusive garden related tools. The exhibition will be open to all citizens of Jamshedpur.
“Despite being a industrial town Jamshedpur has a green cover of 37 % and under the leadership of Chanakya Chaudhary, VP, Corporate Services, Tata Steel we want to increase the green cover to 40 %. We have set a target of planting one lakh trees of which 50,000have already been planted,” added Dinkar Anand.
Sumita Nupur, Vice President of Jamshedpur Horticulture Society said, this is the second time that an event of the Horticulture Society Jamshedpur is being organized in the eastern part of Jamshedpur which will enable greater connect with people living in that part of the town. This will bring awareness on the correct way of nurturing Bonsai and indoor decoration plants. It is expected that more than hundred participants will be present at the workshop.
“Bonsai is art, science and culture and it is of major use for people living in small flats and houses without garden. The annual flower show is round the corner with footfall rising every year woman involvement has also been huge with participation of housewives,” added Sumita.
She informed that more than 40 varieties of bonsai will be put on display at the fest.
The Chief Guest at the Inaugural Function will be Chanakya Chaudhary, VP, Corporate Services, Tata Steel while the Chief Guest for the Closing Ceremony will be Ujjal Chakraborti, EIC Tubes, Tata Steel.
Also present at the press meet was Arun Vidyut, secretary, Jamshedpur Horticulture Society.