The University of Delhi held its 60th Flower Show on Friday, 23rd February, at the lawns of Mughal Garden near the Vice Chancellor’s Office. The theme of the flower show this year was, ‘Floral Diversity in India’.
The inauguration of the 60th Flower Show started at 12 noon, wherein Vice-Chancellor of the University of Delhi, Professor Yogesh Tyagi and distinguished members of the Garden Committee were present. Post the inauguration, Professor Tyagi went around the exhibition of exquisite flowers as he interacted with students.
When the DU Beat correspondent mentioned that she had never witnessed such a flower show before, Professor Tyagi remarked gleefully, “It’s my second year too.” On being asked about the motive of flower shows, Professor S. Babbar, the Chairman of the Garden Committee commented, “Look around you. You see everybody looking happy. Nature destresses you. Basically, the aim is to bring nature closer to us.” Replying to queries from the correspondent, Professor Arun Pandey, the Secretary of the Garden Committee, observed, “This year, we have wide-ranging participation with nearly 1500 entries. Our special attraction is the entry from Jammu and Kashmir.”
Aakash Gupta, a postgraduate student from Department of Geology, told DU Beat that, “I got to know a lot about the biodiversity from this event. I am having a good time seeking aesthetic pleasure from this ceremony.”
Street playgroups from Hansraj College, Dyal Singh College, and Kalindi College put forth their plays before the prize distribution ceremony started.
At 3 p.m., the prize distribution ceremony commenced. A total of 74 prize cups, notably the Kirori Mal College Cup, the University Architects Cup, and Department of Botany Cup, donated by different colleges and institutes were awarded to the best flower presentations. Miranda House won the first prize. Gwyer Hall and Zakir Hussain College also bagged a lot of prizes too.
The flower show started at 12 noon and remained open till 5 p.m.
Feature Image Credits: P.V. Purnima for DU Beat
Vaibhavi Sharma Pathak