Lt Governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal, inaugurated the first Rose Garden of Dwarka today in the evening. He along with Tarun Kapoor,Vice Chairman of DDA, and other dignitaries opened the Rose Garden in Sector 16 C formally for the visitors. DDA’s annual programme of Monsoon ‘Van Mahotsav’ was also inaugurated through a plantation programme. LG, DDA vice chairman and other officials planted saplings in the Rose Garden.
Representatives of many RWAs, managements, NGOS and social organisations of the area were also present at the inaugural ceremony. Going by the theme of Save Environment, children from school and NGOs performed a street play and other such awareness activities.
Addressing the gathering, LG said that trees are the need of hour. He said that conserving the environment is utmost important in the the national capital and planting trees is one of the steps in doing it. He appealed to the community to spread awareness for saving environment and water.
DDA officials said that Rose Garden has 100 types of roses with many of them being rare species. DDA horticulture officials said that the garden will be first of its type in entire Delhi. There are 100 types of roses in definite pattern and landscape which will make the garden look beautiful. Out of 100 varsities, 27 varieties have fragrance.
DDA officials further said that the whole area is a green area built on 12 acre of land. This area had been in a deserted state for a long time. DDA has developed it thoroughly by dedicating it to nature. Rose garden is built on five acres of land, while the rest of the area has fruit trees to attract birds. A small water body is also being developed. Besides, the garden has jogging tracks and interconnected lawns. Parabolic structure made with dead plants and trees gives it a different look. Different varieties of plants in the garden will help children gain knowledge about them.