Sunday 26, March 2023

3-day flower festival underway at Jashore

Time Digital Report: A three-day flower festival is underway at Gadkhali of Jashore, also popular as the flower capital of the country.

The festival, arrenged by Jhikargacha upazila administration, was inaugurated by the deputy commissioner yesterday afternoon at Phulkanan Panisara-Haria Phul intersection.

The event includes flower shows, a cultural evening, courtyard meeting with female florists on the development philosophy of the government and a children's drawing competition, group-based training workshop led by women with yard meeting, farmer felicitation and closing ceremony.

Flower producers, flower traders and flower-related organisations are participating in this festival.

Apart from this, agricultural technology exhibition of Greater Kushtia-Jashore Region Agricultural Development Project will be held on the festival grounds.

Ismail Hossain, a farmer said, "Our flower fields have been newly arranged in light of the flower festival."

Nearly 11 types of flowers are cultivated commercially on 1,200 hectares of land in Gadkhali region of Jhikargacha. One and a half lakh people of 600 families in this area are involved in flower cultivation.


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