With the ongoing preparations for the annual cultural festival of Delhi University, Antardhvani, the University released applications for one of its recurring competitions, the Annual Flower show.
In its 56th year now, the competition has gained wide fame for the variety of flowers that competitors showcase. Says, Prof. Ved Pal Singh, Secretary Garden Committee, “The Flower show is one of the core events of Antardhvani and now in its 56th year it’s even bigger. We have entries from across Delhi, from outside and even from Rashtrapati Bhawan.”
As a prelude to the Annual Flower Show which is to be held on February 14, 2014 at Sports Stadium, between 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm, a number of events are being organized by the Garden Committee of Delhi University. Says Prof. Ved Pal, “A week before the flower show we have a painting competition, in which many students participate. There are wonderful events for everybody to enjoy.”
The On- spot painting competition is being held for college students and school students on 7th February,2014 and 8thFebruary,2014 respectively at 10:00 am at the Sports complex (University Stadium). The entry fee for the completion is Rs.20 and the results will be announced on the day of the Flower Show.
As part of the tradition of the Flower Show, the committee asks each participating College/ Institution to send the name of their best gardener for a special award called the ‘Best Mali’ (best gardener) award. A certificate of merit or cash is awarded to the best mali.
The Flower Show Booklet/ Entry Forms for participating in the Painting Competition will be available in the Garden Committee Office from 10.00am to 5.00 pm on all working days. A complete information of the competitions involved in the Flower show and the required forms can be found on the DU website.