Govt College (GC) University Lahore Flower exhibition:
LAHORE: Celebrating the glory of spring, the Government College University Lahore Horticulture Society on Monday held the Fresh Flowers Exhibition with the theme that “flowers signify everything that is positive in this world like; life, beauty, love and happiness”.
Besides the students from Government College University (GCU), students from other colleges of Lahore, including Kinnaird College, Government Gulberg College for Women, Islamia College and Fatima Jinnah College, put on display the indigenous spring flowers. The flowers were decorated in stylish handmade baskets, pots and pans and blended the venue, GCU Abdus Salam Hall, in fragrantly vibrant and shining colours to appease the minds and hearts of flower lovers. GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Ikramul Haq inaugurated the exhibition, saying that multifarious colours and fragrance have left him completely dazzled. Flowers are one of most beautiful gifts of God to the mankind. They are the part and parcel of our life as these add colour, fragrance and beauty to our gardens, homes and public places like schools and hospitals, he added. Prof Ikramul Haq, who himself is a botanist, said that Pakistan has great potential to earn valuable foreign exchange through the export of indigenous flowers. He called on the GCU botanists to explore new varieties of roses and other followers with a view to boosting flowers’ export. The vice chancellor also highlighted the use of flowers in medicines. He also gave away shields and certificates to the participants of the flower exhibition. GCU Botany Department Chairperson Dr Zaheerudin said the flower arrangements at the exhibition were impressive aesthetically and in terms of creativity. Talking to media, the Kinnaird College students said that the art of floral arrangement has now grown into a big industry and there are now designer bouquets too that are high in demand. The visitors and students appreciated the GCU Horticulture Society for organising the exhibition, saying that it provided an opportunity to enjoy the festivity of spring.