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Hasina to Nilam, rose in various hues to bloom at 6-day festival

Hasina to Nilam, rose in various hues to bloom at 6-day festival

Visitors to the NDMC Rose festival at the Africa Friendship Rose Garden in Shantipath on Saturday. Photo: Mukesh Aggarwal



Tribune News Service

New Delhi, March 2

Following the resounding success of the Tulip Festival, New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) Chairman Amit Yadav inaugurated a six-day Rose Festival at the India-Africa Friendship Rose Garden at Shanti Path, Chanakyapuri, in the national capital.

He said events like Rose Festival, Tulip Festival and Flower Festival enrich the beauty of New Delhi. Inviting flower enthusiasts to appreciate the beauty of the India-Africa Friendship Rose Garden, he informed the audience that the Rose Festival is featuring around 80 rose varieties.

From the elegant Fantasia to the vibrant Pink Knockout, the festival showcases a diverse array of rose varieties, including beloved favourites like Hasina, Country Girl, First Edition, Hakuun, Betty Boop, Christian Dior, Kaladi, Night-N-Day Garathri, Daily Post, Cynthia, Nobility, Honor, Manas, Deep Purple, First Red, Excellence, Girija, The Painter, Internally Yours, Signature, Moody Dream, Cajun Spice, Bhim, Birsa Munda, Starry Night, Legacy Jubilee, Nilam Bori, Bright Smile, Sabnam, Bonica, Mascot, Pusa Muskan, Paradise, Arthur Bell, etc. Yadav expressed gratitude to the gardeners for their hard work in maintaining tulips, roses and other flowers during the spring season. The festival will include activities such as a painting competition and an expert talk on roses.

Furthermore, a book reading session on ‘Baolis of Delhi’ was conducted during the opening ceremony. The session featured a book written by Vikramjit Singh Rooprai, with a foreword written by Sohail Hashmi.

The Counsellor of Agriculture at the Dutch Embassy, Michiel Van Erkel, also attended the event.

The NDMC Chairman also felicitated the winners of the Tulip Photography competition, which was held from February 10 to 21. Prerna, Shampa Moitra and Gukulananda Nandan emerged victorious. Guide of Tulip Walk Ishtiyaq Ahmed from the NGO, Give Me Trees Trust, and Vikramjeet Singh Rooprai, judge of the Tulip Photography competition, were also honoured.

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