Ukhrul, November 13 (MExN): The Ukhrul Flower Festival – 2017 under the theme “Flower for Love and Livelihood” was held at Thahao, Assam Rifles Town Post, Ukhrul from November 8-12 with the participation of around 75 florists.
Competitions and exhibition-cum-sale of flowers on various category like indigenous and hybrid flowers, ornamental flowers plants, orchids, water plants, succulents and cactus etc was conducted during the festival, a press note from the Secretary of Ukhrul Flower Society HV Charan informed.
IK Muivah, DIGP, Manipur and Brig. Mohit Seth, DIG, 10 Sector, Assam Rifles were chief guests for the Inaugural and closing function respectively while the guest of honours during the festival were L Ragui, Commandant, 6th MR, Ukhrul; Col. Rajesh Dogra, CO, 27 AR, Ukhrul; Hemant Pandey, SP, Ukhrul; A.S. Ningmi, Rd. Addl. Drt, Horti, Manipur; C. Ningshimi, PO, DRDA, Ukhrul; and Angam Shimray, Branch Manager, UBI, Kakching.
The festival was promoted by the Horticulture Dept., Govt. of Manipur; the Assam Rifles; PHED/SBM, Ukhrul; the Dalmia Bharat Cements; the Aja Daily; the Dialog Media; the Ihao; the Hao Services; Tangkhul Music Forum; Feather Heads and Shanthing Shaiza.
The results of the competitions are as follows:
1. Unique Indigenous Flower: Wonrumyar (Shirui) Rs. 10,000
2. Best Indigenous Ornamental Flower: Wonrumyar (Shirui) Rs. 10,000
3. Open Flower Show
a) First prize: Kazem (Shirui) Rs. 50,000/-
b) Second prize Khayarin Huileng (Phungreitang) Rs. 25,000/-
c) Third prize Athena Chamroy (Phungreitang) Rs. 15,000/-
d) Consolation prizes Rs. 8,000/-