Jalandhar: The School of Agriculture of Lovely Professional University (LPU) has inaugurated two-day ‘Spring Flower Show-2019 at the Campus, today. This show-cum-competition is open to individuals; amateurs; government, semi government, private institutions; organizations; self-help groups; and, nurseries. During 2 days of the show, 600+ floral & plant variety under 97 sections of 9 categories including ‘Flower Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Flower-Ornaments, Flowers grown in Pots, Bonsai, Landscape, Plant as Gift, Cacti & Succulents’ are showcased for onlookers. LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal inaugurated the flower show.
Different flower competitions for flower- ornaments, bracelets (Gajra), ear rings, hair rings (Vanie), button holes, flower bouquets, garlands and more are being much liked by onlookers as well as participants. Huge trees like Pipal, Neem, Banyan are also there, which are preserved in miniature forms. Seen in very small pots, these trees are in their exact forms by planting age old grown overhead roots of these trees.
In fact, ICAR accredited, LPU School of Agriculture guides students to grow pulses, organic & fiber crops, hybrid plants, fruit and vegetables in modern hygienic ways. All students and staff members work tirelessly in raising wonderful crops, and also take help of poly houses. In the forthcoming years, the school is sure to set unique benchmarks for other to follow.
Judges for the competitions are renowned personalities from the allied fields including Former Head Floriculture & Landscaping Department of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, Dr JS Arora; Landscape Expert of Punjab Beautification Committee & Adviser to Punjab Tourism Development Corporation Dr SPS Dosanjh; Former XEN Municipal Corporation Dr JS Bilga; and, Head Department of Floriculture (PAU) Professor Dr Kiranjit Kaur Dhatt.
Head of the Agriculture Department Dr Ramesh Sadavarti informs that this time high-spirited participation is also made by Government Horticulture Departments of Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Hoshiarpur districts; Punjab Technical University Kapurthala; Railway Coach Factory (RCF) Kapurthala; Garden Boutique; SSM Self Help Group; Passion Garden; Falcon Garden Tools; KMV College Jalandhar; and, many other top institutions. All of these are, indeed, magnifying the dimensions of the show and the competition thereof.