Vibrant Blooms to captivate city residents at the 29th Annual Flower Show
Adding a colorful chapter to Jamshedpur Winter Festival is the 29th Annual Flower Show cum Horticulture Exhibition, which is set to spread its fragrance from December 23-26, 2017 at Gopal Maidan, Jamshedpur. The event is an initiative by Horticultural Society of Jamshedpur in collaboration with Tata Steel and JUSCO.
The theme for this year is ‘Water Conservation’. A variety of exhibits including flowers, Bonsai, Vegetables, Soil less culture, landscaping with potted plants, innovative landscape will reflect the theme, and help further the cause. Besides, a large collection of garden-based products and technical sessions will take the visitors through aspects on conserving water and having a green surrounding. The evenings are reserved for cultural fiesta.
The event will be inaugurated on December 23, 2017 by Hon’ble Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Shri Raghubar Das. The closing and the valedictory session is scheduled on 26th Dec’ 17 and Dr Sanjay Kumar (IFS), Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, Govt of Jharkhand has kindly consented to be the Chief Guest.
Highlights of the show include
- Exhibits to be judged by eminent horticultural specialists from across the country.
- 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 103 sections in Amateur and 9 categories and 103 sections in Institutional groups; participation also by local farmers, other organisations and institutions.
- There will be a special display arena in line with the theme of “Water Conservation” with a focus to create awareness amongst the citizens of Jamshedpur on the importance of water Conservation.
- For the first time the city will see a live display of “Aquaponics” which combines the conventional aqua culture (fish) with hydroponics (cultivation of plants growing in water).
- Technical sessions will be held on 24th and 25th Dec’ 17. The topics on 24th Dec’ 17 will cover the new techniques of cultivation for rose and other seasonal flowers, use of soil less culture for vegetable and terrace gardening, and subjects on fruits & vegetable production. On 25th Dec’ 17 the technical sessions will focus primarily on the theme of “Water Conservation” and experts on the subject will cover topics related to importance of water in our day to day life and water efficient techniques for horticulture. Students from in and around Jamshedpur have been specially invited to take participate and gain knowledge from the technical sessions.
- There will be a “Sit and Draw” competition for school children on 24th Dec’ 16 from 9 am onwards. The idea is to create awareness in the young minds about importance of nature and greenery.
- There will be a separate arena for sale counters equipped with rare species of plants and garden materials (total number of Nursery stalls will be 28 and 14 Pan stalls will also be there having rare species of plants for display and sale along with garden materials and products related to horticulture and agri business.
- There will be separate arena which will be for display and sale of organically grown vegetables and fruits by villagers staying near Jamshedpur. Some women Self Help Groups promoted by Tata Steel Rural Development Society from Noamundi and Kalinganagar will also be displaying their products during the Show.
- There will be Food Stalls to entice the taste buds of the visitors.
- The evenings on 24th and 25th Dec’ 17 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 riot of natural colour and fragrance.