Women and nature: 66th flower festival held at Delhi University

Addressing the occasion, the V-C expressed happiness over the Rashtrapati Bhavan stall set up at this year’s edition of the event.
Delhi University.
Delhi University. (File photo)

NEW DELHI: The 66th flower exhibition was organised by the University of Delhi (DU) at the Gautam Buddha Centenary Garden on Friday. Inaugurating the exhibition, DU Vice-Chancellor, Prof Yogesh Singh, said our lives too are inspired by flowers. If they do not have fragrance, then they do not look good, just like our lives, the V-C said.

Addressing the occasion, the V-C also expressed happiness over the Rashtrapati Bhavan stall set up at this year’s edition of the event.

Regarding the theme of the exhibition, “Women and Nature – Celebration of Cooperation and Eternal Development,” Prof Singh said the theme is extremely relevant in 2024.

“The Parliament has recenty passed the Nari Vandana Act regarding reservation for women in Parliament and Legislative Assemblies. This year, Coconut Amma has received the Padma Shri. The government is honoring such people with awards so that people can take inspiration from their lives. Similarly, Millets’ brand ambassador Lahari Bai and Reeva Sood, popularly known as Dragon Women, have been invited as special guests at this function today,” he said.

V-C Singh said that the university is celebrating the gradeur of life and nature through the flower festival. Thus, no flowers were torn or plucked, as it harms life processes. Instead of plucking flowers for stage and other decorations for the event, priority has been given to decoration through pots.

Besides, the V-C said, instead of cutting the trees during construction works in the university premises, efforts are being made to transplant them to other places.

He said that trees have to be removed for construction and expansion works, hence work should also be done to identify suitable places and planting dense forests in the university so that greenery remains intact.

Discussing the flowers of India, the V-C said Karnataka leads flower production in the country, while Tamil Nadu, MP and West Bengal also contribute significantly.

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