Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Home Indian History & Culture Anthurium festival of Mizoram begins from October 1

Anthurium festival of Mizoram begins from October 1

By NewsGram staff writer

Kolkata: On Tuesday, organizers of the Anthurium festival in Mizoram declared that it will begin from October 1. In this three-day-festival, more than 70 home-grown varities of the beautiful anthurium flower will be showcased.

This year, the Mizoram Bamboo Day will also be held simultaneously.

One of the most prominent events of the north east, the anthurium festival not only promotes cultivation of the flowers (also known as tailflower, flamingo flower) but also proves to be a chance to exhibit indigenous fruits, vegetables, handloom and handicrafts.

“It is also a tourism promotion event. Apart from anthuriums, the Mizo culture and tradition will be highlighted for tourists,” Lalnunmawii, an official at the state’s department of information and public relations, said.

“This year it will be held at the Mini Sports Complex, Lengpui, near the Aizawl airport. The Mizoram Bamboo Day will also be celebrated on the same day,” Lalnunmawii said.

Bamboo products will be exhibited and training programmes will be organised to mark the bamboo day, the official said.

On offer are ranges of entertainment programmes as well like beat contest, rock show and dance competition.

The Department of Horticulture introduced commercial cultivation of anthurium in 2002 under Technology Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture in northeastern states.

Over 300 families grow anthurium in Mizoram.

 

(With inputs from IANS)

STAY CONNECTED

19,120FansLike
362FollowersFollow
1,779FollowersFollow

Most Popular

Post-Antibiotic Era Is A Threat To Global Health

Amid the pandemic, another challenge has been thrown up before mankind as antibiotic resistance has emerged as one of the biggest threats to global...

Top Games To Play on Sony PS5 and Microsoft Xbox

The next generation of Microsoft Xbox Series X/S and the Sony PlayStation 5 consoles are fast disappearing from the shelves and those who are...

Predicting Breast Cancer By Deep Learning Model

Researchers have developed a deep learning model that identifies imaging biomarkers on screening mammograms to predict a patient's risk for developing breast cancer with...

Bhumi Pednekar: I Want To Explore All Genres

Actress Bhumi Pednekar, who is gearing up for the release of her upcoming film Durgamati, says she wants to explore all genres. She also...

Fast-Moving Carbon Monoxide Gas Flowing Away From Star

A unique stage of planetary system evolution has been imaged by astronomers, showing fast-moving carbon monoxide gas flowing away from a star system over...

Fear in Indian Corporates About Rise in Fraud Cases

The uncertainty and business disruption brought about by the pandemic has contributed to fears amongst corporate India about the rise in fraud cases in...

2020 Is The Year of Internal Discovery For India, says Modi

The year just ending may be called by some as one of the external disruptions due to the coronavirus pandemic but for India, it...

Sweden To Strengthen Ties With India in Science & Technology

Sweden aims to strengthen its ties with India in the area of science and technology as the two countries are celebrating the Nobel Memorial...

Recent Comments