Nagpur: Nagpur Garden Club organised 109th Annual Flower Show, 42th Cacti & Succulent Show and 34th Dahlia and Gladioli Show on Sunday 13th January, 2019 at Kusumtai Wankhede Hall,North Ambazari Road, Nagpur. The showwas held in memory of Smt. LeelataiSubhedar, Past President of the club. The show was inaugurated at 11.30 am by Deepak Khirwadkar, Director of South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur. Sharad Paliwal, President of the club welcomed the chief Guest. Ms. Aasawari Shenolikar, Magazine Editor, Hitavada Twinkle Club welcomed the guest of honour.
Brief report of the show was submitted by Kedar Gokhale, Chairman – Flower Show Committee. Ms. Lata Andhare, Secretary proposed vote of thanks. The chief guest lauded the efforts of Nagpur Garden Club and the Hitavada in conducting such a huge flower show. He also praised the efforts and dedication of the participants who present such beautiful and enchanting plants, flowers and flower arrangements in the show.
Special attraction of the show was decorations using “Bamboo, Flowers and Greens” by a team of Nagpur Garden Club comprising of Ms. Rajashree Bapat, Ms. Aarti Rajkondawar, Ms. Swati Gokhale, Ms. Lata Andhare, Ms. Manisha Kulkarni, Ms. AnujaParchure, Ms. Rajashree Patil. This was done in association with Bamboo Vikas Mahamandal, Nagpur.
Total 101 number of participants took part in the competition which also included Annual Garden Competition, judging of which was done on 7th and 8th January, 2019. Total entries taken was 1050.Mansoora Zahoor Hasan won maximum prizes in the show followed by National Academy of defence Production (NADP) and Rekha Deshmukh and SonalDuddalwar. Following is the list of winners of various Trophies :
1.NAGPUR MUNICIPAL CORPORATION SILVER JUBILEE (1978) CHALLENGE TROPHY (open to all) for winning the highest aggregate combined points in Nagpur Garden Club Annual Garden Competitions, Flower Show, Cacti & Succulents Show & Dahlias & Gladioli Show awarded to Mansoora Zahoor Hasan
2.SMT. LAXMIBAI CHITNAVIS CHALLENGE CUP (open to private indi¬viduals only) for winning the highest aggregate combined points in 109th Flower Show, & Private Garden Competitions of Nagpur Garden Club awarded to Mansoora Zahoor Hasan
3.M/S CENTRAL BOOK STALL CHALLENGE TROPHY (open to all) for winning the maximum aggregate points in the Cacti & Succul¬ents Show. awarded Jointly to Mansoora Zahoor Hasan and Rekha Deshmukh
4.LIONETTS CLUB OF NAGPUR (Central) (1956-86) (open to all) for winning the maximum aggregate points in Dahlias (Division I). awarded to : National Academy of Defence Production (NADP)
5.PRAMOD (BACCHU) KUNTE MEMORIAL TROPHY (open to all) the winner of maximum aggregate points in Roses awarded to Mansoora Zahoor Hasan
6.LATE SHRI ARUN GIJRE MEMORIAL TROPHY (Open to all) the winner of maximum points in the group of ‘Dahlia’ awarded to National Academy of Defence Production (NADP)
7.LATE MRS. KHADIJA HUSSAIN MEMORIAL TROPHY (open to all) the winner of maximum aggregate points in the group of Bonsai Plants. awarded to Dr. Pushpa Chhangani.
8.I.A.F. MAINTENANCE COMMAND TROPHY andSHRI K.K. THAKUR MEMORIAL CASH PRIZE of Rs. 500/- for HT King of Roses awarded to Mansoora Zahoor Hasan
9.SHRI BURJORJEE MEMORIAL TROPHY for HT Queen of Roses awarded to SonalDuddalwar
10.DR.MRS. USHA THATTE SHIELD for HT Prince of Roses awarded to Mansoora Zahoor Hasan
11.DR.Y.B. MANGRULKAR MEMORIAL TROPHY for HT Princess of Rose awarded to SonalDuddalwar
12.SAMRAT OF INDIAN VARIETY awarded to Mansoora Zahoor Hasan
13.KING OF FLORIBUNDAS awarded to SonalDuddalwar
14.QUEEN OF FLORIBUNDA awarded to Raj Bhavan
15.KING OF MINIATURE ROSES awarded to SonalDuddalwar
16.QUEEN OF MINITURE ROSES awarded to Raj Bhavan
Other winners were – Anuradha Raina, AsthaDeshraj, Birju Agrawal, CP Club, D.W. Deshkar, Devendra Agrawal, Dileep Chaudhary, Gajanan Ranade, Gauri Gawate, Gunjan Khandelwal, HarwardhanLohar, JD College of Engineering, Hislop College, Jitendra Wahn, Kalika Udyog, Kashmira Deshpande, Manisha Thakkar, Meena Saraf, Signum Fire Protection works, Dr. NV Shastri, Nadeem Rehman, Nimbus, Omprakash Chandak, Prashant Teleng, Rachana Vairagade, Ranjana Patil, Rashmi Kanungo, Reena Kanungo, Shanta Madanani, Shobha Rathi, Shweta Wandhare, Swati Gadewar, Vidya Mahurkar, VidyadharSahastrabuddhe, Vijaya Rao and VNIT.
Judges were – Ms. Lata Andhare, Ms. Arti Rajkondawar, Mr. Om Jajodia, Mr. Ramesh Madnani and Ms. Padma Deshraj, for Garden Competition. M. Ashok Agarwala, Mr. ChanchalsingRenu, Mr. Chinchmalatpure, Mr. P.N. Bhute, Dr. Neha Chopde,Dr.SumedhaPuranik, Ms. Swapna Rane, Ms. SharayuShivankar for various divisions of the Flower Show.
The show was attended by Nagpurians in large number and everyone applauded the show.
Prize Distribution Ceremony of the show will be held on Sunday 20stJanuary, 2019 at Nagpur Garden Club at 10.30 am.