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Flower Exhibition is Islamabad

Three-day flower show opens at AAUR
Staff Report

ISLAMABAD: A three-day colorful Chrysanthemum & Autumn Flower Show opened here Saturday at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMASAAUR) with an aim to offer advanced techniques in the field of growing and production for the promotion of floriculture.
The University Department of Horticulture in collaboration with Higher Education Commission (HEC) organized the show that would provide a platform to growers, researchers and buyers to share their experience in the field of floriculture.

The institutes that participated in various categories of the showincluded Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), Institute for Landscape and Floriculture (ILF), Pakistan Air Force (PAF), KRL, Cantonment Board Chaklala Rawalpindi, PHA, RDA, SPD, SUPARCO, Indonesian Embassy, Gun and Country Club. Special segments of flower arrangement and cut flowers segments were also included in the show would be held on November 27. In flower arrangement and cut flower show, more than 50 participants would participate from different colleges, schools, institutes and on individual level.
A student Asma Batool said that it was a healthy activity and she was so pleased to see hundreds of shades of colors of chrysanthemum. She said the bamboo d├ęcor and neatly laid rows had made the show an outstanding event. Pakistan Science Foundation Chairman Dr Manzoor Hussain Soomoro inaugurated the show.
In his address, he said that green gardens and lawns not only add beauty to the surroundings but also had a very positive impact on the environment. He said, “It is indeed commendable that the University organized such a wonderful event on their own in order to increase awareness among the people regarding the significance of plants and flowers.”
The University Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof Dr Khalid Mahmood Khan in his address said that Pakistan had a very fertile land, which was suitable for producing plants and flowers but little attention had been paid to this sector so far. “If we seriously pay attention to the flowerindustry we could earn huge money through export”, he added. He was of the view that that there was a strong relation between the plants and environment. “Our environment could only stay clean and healthy if there are more plants,” he explained.
daily times Sunday, November 27, 2011

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