Bhubaneswar:14/1/18; The two day long state level flower show organized by Directorate of Horticulture, Odisha, Plant Lovers Association in collaboration with National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO), concluded today at the Botanical Garden of Regional Plant Resource Centre (RPRC), Bhubaneswar. The event witnessed participation of more than 500 entries including Government institutions, Public Undertakings, Corporate & Industrial Houses, Private Farms, Nurseries, Individuals and Amateur flower growers, with a footfall of more than 1,50,000 visitors from the twin city of Bhubaneswar- Cuttack and other parts of the state.
Attending the concluding ceremony of the biggest and the most beautiful flower show of the state as the chief guest, Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand, CMD, NALCO, accompanied by Smt Preeti Roy, President, Nalco Mahila Samiti, visited various sections of the exhibition, like cut-flower, flower arrangement, floral display, plant bazar, mini-garden, mini-forest, nurseries and exhibition stalls, appreciating the efforts of organizer. Dr. Chand also handed over the prizes to winners in various categories.
Among others, Dr. M. Muthukumar, IAS, Director of Horticulture, Dr H.S. Upadhyay, Chief Executive, RPRC, Prof. R. V. Raja Kumar, Director, IIT Bhubaneswar, Shri Khirod Pattnaik, President, Plant Lovers Association and other officials of RPRC were notably present on the occasion. NALCO has been associated with the show over the years as sponsor, which started way back in 1988.