City: Spring Flower Show starts at Arid Varsity

Rawalpindi: The five day annual spring flower show organized by Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi PMASAAUR commenced at University campus on Wednesday with an aim to provide the residents of twin cities a fascinating opportunity to have glimpses of charming colours and fragrance of spring season.

Mr. Tariq Javeid Malik, Director General, Agency for Barani Area Development ABAD Govt of Punjab along with Prof. Dr. Rai Niaz Ahmad, Vice Chancellor, PMASAAUR formally inaugurated the event, which will continue till March 31, 2013.

Different institutes, companies, universities, schools , flower nurseries etc. are among the participants of the Flower Show. The show included potted plants as per theme, cut flowers and artistic arrangements.

Floriculture lovers from across the city visited the University to see a good variety of foreign and local flowers and plants that had been put on display.

The venue of the show presented an exquisite view of colour and beauty with fragrance of flowers adding to the ambience of the scene. The large and vibrant show features dozens of different exhibits and stalls and is busting with colours and creative ideas, making it a pleasant and lively attraction as well as a fitting celebration of the spring season.

In the show, spring and seasonal flowers of more than 200 types are displayed. The variety of flowers included daffodils, oxeye daisies, dianthuses, thymes oxeye daisies, daylilies, dianthuses, pink evening primroses, irises, rose mallows, shamrocks, hyacinths, snowflakes, violets, cornflowers, columbine, marigold, rose, bougainvillea, orchid, pansy, phalaenopsis, rudbeckia fulgida, grape hyancyth, cernedia, butter cup, daisy and many others.

Chief Guest, Mr. Tariq Javeid Malik, Director General , ABAD in his address, said that that it is a healthy activity to promote horticulture among the nature lovers and such exhibitions are helpful in bringing people closer to the beauty of nature. He was of the view that the young generation could learn about the importance of plants and environment and enjoy the beauty of nature.