30th annual event to educate people about horticulture, Governor to inaugurate
Jamshedpur, Dec 19: Adding a colourful chapter to Jamshedpur Winter Festival is the 30th Annual Flower Show cum Horticulture Exhibition, which is set to spread its fragrance from December 22-25, 2018 at Gopal Maidan, Bistupur. The event is an initiative by Horticultural Society of Jamshedpur in collaboration with Tata Steel and JUSCO.
The theme for this year is �Art in Blooms� – 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, said Ruchi Narendran, the chairperson of Horticultural Society, Jamshedpur.
Addressing a press conference at Centre for Excellence on Wednesday, Narendran informed that Governor of Jharkhand Draupadi Murmu will inaugurate the Flower Show on 22nd Dec� 18 at 2.30 pm as Chief Guest. T V Narendran, CEO & MD, Tata Steel will also attend the inaugural event. The closing and the valedictory session is scheduled on 25th Dec� 18 at 4 pm and Anand Sen, President (TQM & Steel Business), Tata Steel has kindly consented to be the Chief Guest for the closing event.
She further said, 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 special display arena in line with the theme of �Art in Blooms�
Technical sessions will be held on 23rd and 24th December along with a special session on the cultivation of orchids and management of organic farming including a demo for preparation of manure at home.
The organisers informed that there will be a �Sit and Draw� competition for school children on 23rd Dec� 18 from 9 am onwards. 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. A total of 28 nursery stalls will be selling plants and garden item. Additional 15 stalls will have garden equipment and garden accessories for display and sale.
There will be separate arena which will be for display and sale of organically grown vegetables and fruits by villagers staying near Jamshedpur. There will be 9 Food Stalls to entice the taste buds of the visitors.
The evenings on 23rd and 24th Dec� 18 will be set ablaze by Cultural Events in which local school and college students will participate. The Cultural Event will start from 6 pm onwards.
There will be a helpdesk available at the reception counter for any help and support required during the visit to arena. Wheelchairs will be available for convenience of old age visitors.
“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 30th Annual Flower Show from 22nd to 25th Dec� 18. �The flower show is a treat to those who are interested in gardening and horticulture. There will be many stalls that sell those rare mighty fragrant flowers, plants and flower seeds to the garden lovers. The experts would also give professional advice to the visitors about garden styles and planting during technical sessions,” said an official of Horticultural Society of Jamshedpur.
He added that last year the flower show witnessed about more than 500 entries in various categories and this year too they are hopeful of overwhelming response.
A mascot for the flower show titled ‘phoolon ki kahaani, phoolon ki zubaani’ was also unveiled today at the press meet.