LAHORE: The three-day annual Spring Flower Show commenced at Pakistan Park Lahore Garrison on Friday. Pakistan Rangers (Punjab) Director General Major General Khan Tahir Javed Khan was the chief guest. He gave away prizes to the winners of various categories. The participants competed in arrangements of cut flowers, dry flowers and maintenance of lawns in their respective institutions and residences. A large number of floriculture lovers from across the city visited Pakistan Park despite inclement weather to see rich variety of flowers on display. The venue presented a festive look where exquisite colours and aroma of fresh flowers added to the aura of the exhibition. The vibrant show featured excellent exhibits and stalls busting with bright colours and creative ideas thus making it an attractive spot befitting the spring season. Speaking on the occasion, the DG complimented the efforts of all concerned for evincing keen interest in the maintenance of parks and beautification of green belts in Cantonment. He said though task has been arduous and challenging in this era of environmental pollution yet the Station Headquarter and Cantonment Boards are making ceaseless endeavours to evolve environment friendly culture.–PR among the present generation. He said that long queues of very tall and old trees all over Cantonment bear testimony to the fact that Pakistan Army has made invaluable contributions towards environmental up gradation of Lahore. Earlier, the Cantonment Executive Officer highlighted the spirit behind holding such healthy exhibitions. She said historically Lahore due to its pleasant weather conditions is known as the ‘City of Gardens’ ever since the Mughal era.–PR She said that after Independence the Armed Forces of Pakistan and the Cantonment Boards remained the torchbearers of this healthy tradition and continued to religiously undertake tree plantation campaigns and encourage floriculture in their area of responsibility.This news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 29-Mar-2014 here.