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Governor inaugurated the 2nd Flower Festival “Colours of Spring”

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Imphal, April 10: Hon’ble  Governor of Manipur  Shri V. Shanmuganathan inaugurated the 2nd Flower Festival  “Colours of Spring” yesterday at Pfukhro, Mao Gate.  The 2nd edition of the Festival was attended by  Shri M. Dilli, President, Mao Council as Program President and Shri L. Daikho, Hon’ble MLA and Shri O. Nabakishore Chief Secretary of  Manipur as Guests of Honour and Shri T. Panmei, Commissioner, Horticulture & Soil Conservation & Shri Shri Dinabandhu Sahoo, Director as Special Guest.
Speaking at the function, the Governor stated that Flowers are beautiful, soft and attract all. They have no enemy. Fragrance of flowers draws all good things to all of us. Like flower people should blossom with lots of talents, idea and qualities.
He further said that North East India is flourishing like anything. It is the golden part of India and their golden era is coming up. He appealed all to work hard to make this beautiful place Mao as heaven of North East India so that lots of tourist could be attracted to explore this place.
Chief Secretary O. Nabakishore stated the flowers are expensive and the business of flower is very profitable business. To exploit the potential, we should acquire technology, the skill of packaging and export. The Government would give all possible help in this regard for the further growth of the flower growers.
The 3-Day festival is jointly organized by Senapti District Administration and Mao Flower Growers Association in collaboration with Department of Horticuture and Soil Conservation and Department of Commerce and Industries, Govt of Manipur. Altogether 64 stalls are exhibited in the festival. The Governor also distributed prizes to the participants in 6 categories viz. Stall arrangement, Orchid, Blooming Flower, Locally grown Flower, Indigenous Flower and Home Plant. 

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