Preserving the natural heritage

first_imgSuccessfully attracting thousands of visitors to Garden of Five Senses, three-day-long Garden Tourism Festival ended on a high note on February 17. Organised by Delhi Tourism, the festival saw an enthralling set of performances and engagement activities for people across ages.People were spellbound by the beauty of the venue as they spent quality time with their friends and family in the lush green gardens. The festival enlightened the visitors on the importance of gardening and how small efforts can make a difference towards a greener Delhi. It showcased vibrant dance forms such as Kaalbelia, a spellbinding magic show by Raffan and a serene musical performance by Jhoom, the band, concluding the day with a grand prize distribution ceremony, wherein winners across 32 categories were facilitated by C Arvind, General Manager, DTTDC. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfGreenways Nurseries honored Raja Ram with a Lifetime Achievement award for contributing to the horticultural practices as a Maali. In order to promote entries in the Dahlia category, they also incentivised the competition with cash prizes. Over the past three days, the 32nd edition of Garden Tourism Festival not only offered the best of floral displays but also proffered an opportunity for Delhiites to build their own garden, relish the food and live performances and find repose in the lap of mother nature. Various nurseries showcasing plants for kitchen gardens, home gardens, and indoor areas had put up exclusive stalls. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”I’ve seen this festival grow bigger over the years and even though my age allows me very little, I have never missed the Garden Tourism Festival,” said Shekhawat from Rajajipuram, New Delhi. Activities like painting competition for children saw active participation. While many groups of visitors were engaged in informative sessions and photo walk, others were indulged in understanding the many properties of plants and their benefits, before making their purchases at the Garden Bazaar. Storytelling session by eminent artists Jaishree Sethi, along with engaging performances by bands such as Shivankur Vashisht, and NUUR added to the festivities. All three days were brimming with the energy of cultural activities and performances, which entertained people throughly.last_img

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