Bhubaneswar: Annual Flower Show organised by Plant Lovers’ Association in collaboration with Regional Plant Resources Centre (RPRC) Odisha Tourism and Department of Horticulture, kicked off in the State Capital today at Botanical Garden of (RPRC).
Sri Praveen Kumar Gupta, Chief General Manager, Odisha Circle inaugurated the Flower Show.
In order to encourage the residents for raising gardens, a ‘Garden Competition’ was also organised. As many as 71 garden raisers participated in the competition and prizes were given to 42 garden raisers.
A painting and poster competition was also organised on 4th December 2011. The winners of the competition will be awarded prizes on the concluding day of the Flower Exhibition on 8th January 2012.
Apart from this a Plant Bazar has also been organised where plant saplings, garden tools, fertiliser, pesticides and flowering plants are available for public.
On the concluding day, Sj Devi Prasad Mishra, Hon’ble Minister, Forest Minister, Forest and Environment,Odisha shall grace the occasion as Chief Guest. Sj R.N.Senapati, IAS, Development Commissioner cum Addl. Chief Secratary shall grace the occasion as Guest of Honour.