The prestigious Delhi University hosted its annual flower show on February 28th, 2022, which was inaugurated by the Vice Chairman of the New Delhi Municipal Council, Satish Upadhyay. The event took place at the Gautam Buddha Centenary Garden located on the North Campus, University of Delhi.
During his speech, Upadhyay praised Delhi University's contribution to the field of education and the university's standing as one of the largest higher education institutions in India. He emphasized the significance of the flower show, which has been an annual event held in February-March every year, attracting participants from India and abroad. The show featured a wide range of seasonal and exotic flowers, bonsai trees, leafy plants, cacti, succulents and ferns.
“I was an alumnus of Delhi University and not only did my graduation from a prestigious institution but also took an active part in the programs organised by the Delhi University by staying in the student union here. Upadhyay said that many eminent people have received education from Delhi University, including Nobel Prize winners, Eminent Journalists, Chief Justices, Politicians, Bureaucrats, Sportspersons etc.
This year's flower show was particularly special, as the Mughal Garden at Delhi University was renamed 'Gautam Buddha Centenary' Garden in honour of the statue of Mahatma Buddha, which has been present in the garden for the last 15 years. The flower show also marked the centenary year of Delhi University and the 75th year of India's independence as part of the AazadikaAmritMahotsav celebrations.
The event was a success, with all colleges of Delhi University participating in the annual flower show. Miranda House College received the award for best horticulture. Upadhyay, who is an alumnus of Delhi University, praised the university's contribution to society and the many notable personalities who have received education from the institution. He encouraged Delhiites to participate in G-20 events, as India assumes the Chairmanship of G-20 under the dynamic leadership of Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
During the flower show, Upadhyay took a photo with Yogendra Singh, Vice-Chancellor - of the University of Delhi and other professors at the special selfie point made of flowers on the centenary year and G-20.