By Radhika Nagrath
Deheradun 27 January.Flower exhibition, “Colours of Spring” organized every year at Rajbhawan Dehradun will be held on 14-15 March, 2020. Governor Smt. Baby Rani Maurya chaired the meeting on Monday at Rajbhawan which was to review preparations of the purposed exhibition. Governor directed to inaugurate the floral exhibition at 9 am this year so that maximum people may visit the exhibition. Now people will get full two days to visit the exhibition as compare to one and half day during previous years. Postal cover of any special plant/flower will be released this year during floral exhibition.
This year around 2 lacs people are expected to visit the floral exhibition. Governor Smt. Maurya said that this floral exhibition should be beneficial of the prospective of flower cultivation along with food processing and handicraft activities. Floral cultivation should be encouraged through the exhibition. Convenience of visitors should be taken special attention. Parking of vehicles, cleanliness, drinking water and food stalls like facilities should be ensured. Mentioning the ban on single use plastic Governor directed to set up the stalls of cloth and jute bags.
Previous year, stalls of 30 departments were set up. Governor asked to exhibit such activities, products and stalls which are beneficial to people directly. She directed to ITBP and SDRF to give live performances related disaster management and safety initiatives for school children. Cultural department has been directed to organize qualitative folk arts and cultural programs during the exhibition.
This year gerbera, carnation, gladiolus, agapanthus, orchid, marigold, lily, chrysanthemum etc. flowers will be shown in exhibition. Cut flower, potted plant, loose flower, hanging pot, on spot photography, fresh petal rangoli and painting competition for school children will be in competition categories.
Secretary to Governor Shri Ramesh Kumar Sudhanshu, Secretary Shri R. Meenakshi Sundram, DM Dehradun Shri Ravishanker and official of horticulture department were present.
By Radhika Nagrath