Hitavada-Garden Club flower show wins hearts

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Sep 2018 10:11:40


Staff Reporter,

Flower lovers of Nagpur visited the most-awaited flower show of the city on Sunday where they experienced variety of flowers, miniature plants, flower arrangements, rose made products, etc.  The Hitavada and Nagpur Garden Club jointly organised the 108th Monsoon Flower Show and 43rd Indoor and House Plants Show at Kusumtai Wankhede Hall, North Ambazari Road.

Commissioner of Police Dr Bhushan Kumar Upadhyay was the chief guest of the programme. He praised the efforts of Nagpur Garden Club and The Hitavada for conducting this flower show successfully from last many years. He said that Nagpur City Police will provide their help and support for conducting this event. He urged citizens to conduct such events in the city in large numbers. Kedar Gokhale, Chairman Flower Show Committee welcomed the chief guest. Sharad Paliwal, President briefed about activities of the club. Lata Andhare, Secretary proposed a vote of thanks.

Aasawari Shenolikar, Magazine Editor, The Hitavada was also present for the inauguration. Mansoora Zahoor Hasan won Nagpur Garden Club and Silver Jubilee Challenge Trophy for winning the highest aggregate combined points in 108th Flower Show and 43rd Indoor and House Plants Show, Bar. S K Wankhede Challenge Cup for winning the maximum aggregate points in the 108th Flower Show and International Tractor Co. of India Ltd. Challenge Trophy for winning the maximum aggregate points in the show.

Rekha Deshmukh won DMD Architects Challenge Trophy for winning the maximum aggregate points in the 43rd Indoor and House Plants Show. Mansoora Zahoor Hasan also won the trophies for King, Queen, Prince of HT Roses, Samrat and Samradini of Indian Roses and Queen of Floribunda Roses. Dr N V Shastri won Princess of HT Roses prize.

Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT) won King of Floribunda and King of Miniature Roses. Mukund Tijare won Queen of Roses prize. Other winners were, VNIT, C P Club, Nimbus, Prashant Telang, Reena Kanungo, Samit Admane, Deepak Laybar, Gauri Gawate, Rohini Deshkar, Anuradha Raina, Sheetal Sapre, Hemakshi Kanungo, Vijay Rao, Arvind Deshmukh, Neil Kanungo, Rakhee Patil, Rashmikala Kanungo, Seema Dhawad, Vijayabhanu Puppala, Sara Khandelwal, Gunjan Khandelwal and Chitra Raut.

Special attraction of the show was Mini Gardens, Gardens prepared in small trays by ladies wing of Nagpur Garden Club comprising of Vijaya Khanzode, Anupama Gijre, Anuja Parchure, Swati Gokhale, Aarti Rajkondawar, Padma Deshraj, Ranjana Patil, Manisha Kulkarni and Mugdha Dixit.
The gardens were prepared using commonly available plants and other decoration material like culverts, pathways, small table chairs, show pieces.

This art is popular in Japan and China and now gaining popularity in India specially in small flat owners. Another attraction of the show was a unique display of Bonsai plants by Ashok Agrawala. Some of the plants were more than 35 years old. This display was not for competition but for the benefit of garden lovers in general and bonsai growers in special.

Judges of the show were Shailendra Sahu, Chanchal Singh Renu. Dr Sumedha Puranik, Dr A S Sable, Datta Kale, Dr Rajani Harode, Sangeeta John, Dr Smita Pattarkine, Anupama Gijre and Sharad Paliwal. Present for the inauguration ceremony were Shrikant Doifode, Atulchandra Mendhekar, Ramesh Madanani, Shanta Madnani, Ritesh Tahaliyani, Ujwal Raut, Samit Admane, Ankita Masurkar, Anusuya Kale Chhabrani, Ashok Sharma, Adv. Mundra and Rutuja Mahalle. The prize distribution ceremony of the show will be held on September 23 at 10.30 am in the office of Nagpur Garden Club.