Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Fifth edition of the Kovai Flower Show!

The fifth edition of the Kovai Flower Show will be held at the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) from January 6-8, 2012. The show has been organized again following the overwhelming response the varsity received to previous shows.

The theme of the show has been decided as 'Say it with flowers'. The entry fee will be Rs 10 for adults and Rs 5 for children. Preparations are now on in full swing for the flower show.

TNAU vice-chancellor P Murugesa Bhoopathi said that the show was being held "without any commercial intent". The first edition of the flower show was held in 2005 to celebrate the university's centenary year. The show has been scheduled from 9am-6pm.

The proceeds from the flower show will go towards the eradication of polio campaign by the Rotary. Over 200 students of the university will be involved in making arrangements.

As many as 250 species of flowers, including cut and traditional ones, will be brought from Hosur, Bengaluru, Yercaud, Ooty, Kodaikanal, Kashmir and Pune. Apart from this, orchids will also be imported from Thailand. A few species will also be brought in from The Netherlands and South America. Up to 2 lakh flowers will be on display across various stalls. The TNAU is expecting 2 lakh people to attend the show.

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