The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) organised a two-day flower show at Gurgaon’s Leisure Valley, Sector 29. It was inaugurated by Narbir Singh, Badshahpur MLA, on February 25.
Hardeep Singh, Gurgaon deputy commissioner, was the chief guest on the closing day. Other dignitaries present included Yashpal Yadav, HUDA administrator, and VK Nirala, executive engineer of horticulture.
Several cultural events were lined up for the closing day, such as spot painting, fancy dress competition, solo dance and group dance.
The prize distribution ceremony was held at the end of the cultural events. HUDA also awarded the best nursery owners. Nirala said, “We gave out 35 prizes to children of different age groups.”
“Nurseries were awarded on the basis of marks provided by a panel of judges. This year, Faridabad won in both the individual and the group categories. Dr Amit Bhalla, a resident of Faridabad, won the challenge trophy in the individual category, and Manav Rachna Educational Institute of Faridabad won in the group category. Unlike last year, we had a lot of individual and group participants. So we decided to award them separately,” Nirala added.
Yadav said, “We were overwhelmed by the response from residents and participants this time. Through this show, we want to create awareness about eco-friendly ways of life.”
About 10,000 people visited the flower show this weekend. The number of entries stood at 92 this time, as compared to 62 from last year.