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A two-day 26th Chrysanthemum Show concluded at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) amidst breath-taking response from the flower lovers. The delightful blend of vibrant hues in countless chrysanthemums captivated the spectators at the show.

Mr Sandeep Rishi, Commissioner, Municipal Commissioner, Ludhiana and Chief Administrator, Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA), was the chief guest on the occasion. Describing the show as a “Moment of Ecstasy,” he stated that the University was indeed a ‘Paradise’ for all. “PAU’s yeoman’s service to agriculture sector stands unsurpassed nationwide as well as stands tall with the farmers,” he said, while congratulating the winners of various competitions.

In his presidential remarks, Dr Satbir Singh Gosal, Vice-Chancellor, PAU, remarked that the numberless chrysanthemums faded away the weariness and the fret as well as endowed the humanity with smiles for miles. Blessed with the power of transporting the humans to the utopian world, Dr Gosal extolled the Department of Floriculture and Landscaping for putting up an excellent show.

Dr Parminder Singh, Head, Department of Floriculture and Landscaping, informed that more than 4,000 pots of chrysanthemums were on display in addition to receiving 250 entries. The show has garnered huge admiration from the flower enthusiasts, who queued-up to purchase flowers and pots of their choice, he told.

Among the individual winners, Mr Harikesh of Gill village bagged the maximum prizes in spoon, single/semi double, pompon/button, and any other category, whereas Mr Mohinderpal Singh of Maya Nagar won the prizes in the overall best pot, arrangement of pots and specially trained chrysanthemum plants. Mr Ishan Bector, Mr Sidharath Nagi, Mr Jagtesh Sekhon, Mr Harbinder Singh, Mr Prabha Kumar, Mr Srinath, Mr Charandeep Singh, Ms Mehreen Kaur, Ms Harmandeeep Kaur and Ms Manjit Kaur also clinched prizes in various categories.

Among schools and colleges, BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar; Ishar Singh Memorial Public School, Karamsar Rara Sahib; Sant Kirpal Singh Senior Secondary School, Neelon; DAV Public School, BRS Nagar; DAV Public School, Police line; DAV Public School, Pakhowal Road; Delhi Public School (DPS), South City; DPS at village Jhammat of Ayali Kalan; Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabah Nagar; and Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Model Town, Ludhiana clinched prizes in incurved, intermediate, spider, pompon/button, single/semi double, spoon, anemone and arrangement of pot categories.

New Janta Nursery, Malerkotla bagged maximum prizes among nurseries.

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