Left Menu
Development News Edition

TN governor inaugurates 123rd flower show in Ooty

PTI | Udhagamandalam | Updated: 17-05-2019 17:26 IST | Created: 17-05-2019 15:09 IST
TN governor inaugurates 123rd flower show in Ooty
Image Credit: Pixabay

A 23-foot high floral replica of the Parliament building made of nearly two lakh red and white carnation is the cynosure of all eyes at the 123rd Flower Show inaugurated by Tamil Nadu governor Banwarilal Purohit at the Botanical Gardens here Friday. It is indeed a matter of pride and happiness that the people of Nilgiris district have played host to the show for several decades, thus exhibiting their love for nature and their appreciation of beauty, the governor said in his inaugural address.

The annual show enjoys national and international recognition in terms of its antiquity and stature and flaunts the beauty of nature in all its colourful versatility, he said. The garden has a sprawling expanse of 22 hectares and attracts around 30 lakh tourists every year, hosting an enormous collection of over 2,000 species of flora, he said.

It is the enormous variety that makes the flower show a unique event and there are more than 150 varieties of cut flowers, various kinds of tropical and temperate vegetables and tropical and temperate fruit on display here. The 30,000 potted flowering plants that have been specially arranged for the five-day show are sure to enthrall the visitors, Purohit said..


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

Rethinking Rural Livelihoods in the Times of COVID-19

The reverse migration caused by COVID 19 pandemic has put an additional burden of about one crore people on Indian villages particularly in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Bengal and Odisha. Besides increasing the risk of spreading the ...

‘Discounted Deaths’ and COVID 19: Anthropology of Death and Emotions

Death is a social event rather than the mere cessation of biological functions. As seen by anthropologists, death is not just physical but intensely social, cultural, and political....

Indigenous knowledge of communities a must for maximizing impact of community work

Generally, it has been observed that the majority of the academicians in higher education institutions neglect the wisdom of community people and throw their weight around thinking that they know everything and the community knows nothing. ...

In rebuking FBR, Pakistan’s courts take a stand for public health

The system, if implemented effectively, will allow Pakistans revenue service to combat the illicit trade in tobacco products and potentially add hundreds of millions of dollars to the states budget each year. ...

Videos

Latest News

Gilead's next step on coronavirus: inhaled remdesivir, other easier-to-use versions

Gilead Sciences Inc is developing easier-to-administer versions of its antiviral treatment remdesivir for COVID-19 that could be used outside of hospitals, including ones that can be inhaled, after trials showed moderate effectiveness for t...

Chaos, confusion and traffic congestion as Delhi seals borders

Hundreds of office-goers, those with valid e-passes and many with medical appointments were stuck for hours on the busy entry points of Delhi as its borders were sealed on Tuesday in view of the coronavirus outbreak, leading to chaos and tr...

Pakistan's COVID-19 cases count crosses 76,000

A total of 76,106 COVID-19 cases have been reported in Pakistan with 27,110 people having recovered from the infection and 1,599 deaths due to the disease. Sindh has reported a total of 31,086 cases, Punjab 26,240, Gilgit-Baltistan 738, Khy...

Pune institute develops AI for detection of COVID-19

Researchers at the Defence Institute of Advanced Technology DIAT in Pune have developed an artificial intelligence AI enabled COVID-19 detection tool, which uses chest x-rays of patients to identify the infection. According to the release, ...

Give Feedback