Speaking on the occasion Shri Nand Lal, Finance Member said that by organizing a Flower Show, Horticulture Department gets an opportunity to show-case its skills, achievements and also the expertise in development and maintenance of various type of plants, flower arrangements etc besides the greens. The Ashok Khurana, Engineer Member in his address gave details about the greens developed and maintained by DDA. He appreciated the role of malis who executed the job at ground level and helped maintained the green. He further said that in flower show information regarding various varieties of flowers, plants and flower arrangements etc will also be provided.
The flower show is organized in two parts i.e. Part I includes (i) display of potted plants (ii) display of cut flowers and Part II includes judging of different categories of parks maintained by DDA all over Delhi which includes park of different areas, parks in group housing pockets, road side plantations, seed bed / nursery and urban forests etc.
The judging will be done by a panel of judges. The best display of potted plants, cut flowers and parks in various categories prizes will be given by Shri G.S. Patnaik, Vice-chairman, DDA on 14th March, 2011 in a prize distribution ceremony.
It may be mentioned that “DDA’s endeavour has been to provide maximum green cover to the City of Delhi and it will be appreciated that Delhi has about 19 % green cover which is the highest amongst all the metros in the country. Apart from preserving greens and developing greens DDA has been trying to protect the greens around various monuments and heritage buildings which fall within the DDA areas.