Shri Nand Lal, Finance Member, DDA and Shri Ashok Khurana, Engineer Member, DDA inaugurated DDA’s 26th Annual Flower Show today at about 12.00 noon. The Flower Show is being organized from 11th March, 2011 to 13th March,2011 at Swarna Jayanti Park, Rohini, New Delhi.

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 Part I i.e. display of potted plants and cut flowers will be organized in 18 classes which include Flower Arrangement, Hanging Baskets, Perennial and Balbous Plants, Dahlias, Roses, Foliage Plants, Bougainvilleas, Cacti and other Succulents, Bonsai, Garden in container, Landscape garden and Cut Flower 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.