Lalbagh flower show blooms
For the couple Malati and Sanjeev Kakkad from Gujarat, their trip to south India was made memorable, as they were part of the I-Day flower show inauguration.
“We never thought that we would chance upon an event like this. Witnessing the grand inauguration and the wide array of rare flowers, plants, ancient trees and animals crafted florally in the historic Lalbagh was a visual treat. Now we know why Bangalore has earned the sobriquet Garden City,” said Malati.
Patricia and Tim from the Unites States of America were among the many who chanced upon the inauguration accidentally and were delighted that they could take good memories of the show and the City back home. “We are on a study tour and happy that we could make it to the inauguration of the flower show today,” they said.
Inaugurating the I-Day flower show, Chief Minister Jagdish Shettar lauded the efforts of the Department of Horticulture for organising the event for many years.
Saying that the show has always been a major crowd-puller, Shettar said not only Bangaloreans but people from neighbouring states and across the country also visit the annual show with much enthusiasm.
The chief minister also appreciated the horticulture department’s efforts in conserving and showcasing a wide range of flowers, plants and trees collected from across the globe.