From Special Correspondent
Silchar, Feb 4: It is a three day 20th annual horticulture show cum competition 2017 along with domestic birds organized by Assam Horticultural Society (AHS), Cachar district, at rsingtola ground of this town. The exhibition iugurated by Niharendra rayan Thakur, chairman, Silchar Municipal Board, on Friday and graced by J K Ghosh, president, and kul Saha, general secretary, of AHS, and many other leading persolities and a large number of lovers of horticulture and avian creatures. The show was opened for public viewing for three hours after its iuguration.
Today was the day for collection of birds, semir with horticulturists and florists, cultural programme with poet-gathering. The concluding day is slated for sit and draw competition for children, cultural programme and prize distributions. The message and aspirations behind such horticultural show is, as said by J K Ghosh, “We are part of ture. When we hurt ture, we hurt ourselves. We were born from ture. Whether or not we recognize it, we need ture to survive. We need ture to help provide shelter, to provide good food and clean water, for spiritual purposes and we need ture to clean our messes. Let us stop wounding the ture.”
The main attraction of the exhibition section is flowers of variety and species including mixed fruits and vegetables of all hues along with stalls for the sale of flowers, foliage, saplings and vegetables. The competition section, as elaborated by kul Saha, comprises pot plant which includes dahlia, chrysanthemum, large and pomp on, marigold, rose, petunia, gerbera, aster, pansy, bougainvillea as well as other flowers, annual and perennial. Other sections will exhibit among others cut flowers with vase, fruit plants, vegetables in pots, vegetable curving to include bonsai and cactus.
There will also be fruit plants in display. Interestingly, the show is also marked by display of pickles, vegetable and fruit, horticulture garden from tea estates and institutions, from urban area, vegetable garden from rural area, roof garden and domestic birds. There will be stalls for the sale of flowers, foliage, saplings and vegetables. Another attraction of the exhibition is the display of varieties of birds which are generally found in the hills and dales of Barak Valley. According to Niranjan Dutta, vice president of AHS, till now 51 lovers of ture and birds have taken part in this exhibition.