Over 4,000 people visited the Noida Flower Show on Saturday, the second day of the three-day flower show. The day concluded with a prize distribution ceremony for the various competitions held as part of the event.
The Noida stadium in Sector 21, where the show is being organised, remained jam-packed throughout the day. People were seen buying ‘air-purifying’ plants and posing for selfies. The flower show has been organised by the Noida authority in collaboration with The Floriculture Society of Noida.
On the second day of the show, competitions was held under various categories such as cut flowers, cut roses, vegetable carving decoration and flower arrangement. Teams of school students and residents participated with enthusiasm.
GB Pant, former president, Noida Horticulture society, said, “The weather is favourable for all kinds of flowers and the turnout is better than last year. We have been judging various plants on the basis of size and colour of flowers, structure of plants and their formation. We are excited to see young minds and senior citizens participating in the show.”
Mahendra Prakash, deputy director, Noida horticulture department, said, “There was overwhelming response from people in comparison to last year. Around 3,000 booklets had been published for visitors and they were all taken in the first half of the day.”
He said the literature published has description of all kinds of plants to help people understand the benefits of growing plants at home.
Apart from the booklets, volunteers too were seen helping people across the 70 stalls and telling them the benefits of various flowers and saplings. With this year’s theme being ‘plants that reduce air pollution’, the show has come up with 11 varieties of plants touted to act as ‘air purifiers’.
Posing for selfies too seemed to be the main attraction on Saturday as barely anyone was letting go of an opportunity to take photos. Students from various schools were also seen taking classes from educators about the different varieties of flowers and plants.
The show aims to sensitise people towards the preservation of plants to help the environment. On the final day of the show on Sunday, more competitions will be held under different categories.