Karachi: The 61st Pakistan Flower Show 2012 was inaugurated by Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi, Justice High Court of Sindh in an impressive and colourful ceremony held at DHA Seaview Public Park on Thursday evening.
Horticultural Society of Pakistan (HSP) had arranged the Annual Flower Show in collaboration with DHA and Cantt Board Clifton. The venue of the show presented an exquisite view of colour and beauty with exotic fragrance of multi coloured seasonal flowers.
Speaking on the occasion Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi lauded the efforts of Horticulture Society of Pakistan (HSP) for organizing a splendid floral show. He said that the efforts of HSP in giving cleaner and greener environments to Karachi and in promoting spots of natural beauty in form of flowers, gardens and parks etc were commendable and an inspiration for others to emaluate.
The Chief Justice termed love for flowers as the essence of life. He said that flowers reflected natural beauty and left indelible marks of aesthetic delight and creative charm on human mind. He said that the charming beauty of colourful flowers was refreshing and a blissful joy of life.
He added that the natural spots in forms of gardens, parks and open grounds must be promoted as they provide aesthetic delight to the people and had a soothing and calming effect on their nerves so essential for promotion of love, harmony and tolerance in society.
Earlier the veteran chairman of HSP, Lt. Gen (Retd) Jahanzeb Arbab in his welcome address outlined the activities of his organization in promoting horticultural awareness in society. He said that HSP was actively engaged in beautifying the environment of the city. He reiterated that flowers were essential for life and as such greenery and horticulture needed to be promoted.
The flowers competition was participated by a large number of individuals, organizations, amateurs and professionals in various categories. DHA Zamzama Park, CBC Bukhari Park and DA Rahat Park got first prizes in the categories of big, medium and small parks respectively. Defence Authority College Ph-VI got first prize in College Parks category and DA Tooba Mosque in Masjid category. In the category of beautification of spots, DHA Gizri Hilltop got the first prize while DA Momin Rockery was second in the category. Boat Club, KPT Rest House, Gets Pharma Theme Garden, CBC Beach Park, Flag Staff House, DHA Tooba Mosque, Pakistan Maritime Museum Karsaz and Sindh Club amongst others also got prizes in various other categories.
Cantonment Board Clifton was declared the overall champion of the Flower Show and awarded Abdul Sattar Pirzada Trophy. The sprouting seasonal flowers all around added to the dazzling charm of the venue.
The chief guest Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi later went around the different exhibits and distributed prizes amongst the winners in various categories. Administrator DHA Brig Aamer Raza Qureshi and President HSP, Mr AK Khan were also present on the occasion. The Floral Show will remain open till Sunday.
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