ISLAMABAD  – A large number of people, especially women and children visited the Spring Flower, Vegetable and Bird Show on its opening day here at Rose and Jasmine Garden on Friday.The three-day spring flower, vegetable and bird show has been organised by Capital Development Authority (CDA) in collaboration with Islamabad Horticultural Society. Chairman CDA Syed Tahir Shahbaz inaugurated the show that has provided a chance to the people of the federal capital to watch rare species of flowers and birds.It is 31st annual event of flower, vegetable and bird show being organized by Capital Development Authority at the same place which was participated by a number of organizations from the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.Different varieties of spring flowers and birds have been exhibited in the show, particularly different kinds of birds, pigeons, parrots and other rare species of the birds remained main focus of attention of the people.Prize distribution will be held on the last day of show on Sunday to encourage the participants and promote the hobby of gardening, and breeding rare birds.Talking to media persons, Tahir Shahbaz said that CDA has been making all out efforts to provide entertainment activities to the residents of the federal capital through organizing different programmes including flower, vegetable and bird shows.He said that CDA has allocated 170 million rupees for the renovation of public parks in Islamabad so that the people could get best possible and better recreational facilities. The Chairman CDA said that cybernetic fountain would be installed in different sectors of the Capital.      Replying to a question, the Chairman CDA said the slides and other facilities for the children in the parks of the CDA would be repaired and improved very soon. He said the CDA installed huge dinosaurs in one of the park, but these were damaged to various reasons and now it has been decided that these dinosaurs would be installed at the Islamabad Zoo very soon for the attraction of the children.Cultural Week at IIUI concludesMeanwhile, the 25th cultural week and silver jubilee celebration of International Islamic University (IIUI) in female campus concluded here on Friday.Prize distribution ceremony was the last activity of the mega event which was held in the female campus of the university. Aljourah Abdullah A Alarifi, wife of Ambassador of Saudi Arabia in Pakistan was the chief guest and Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, Rector IIUI presided over the ceremony, Dr. Mumtaz Ahmad, Vice President (Academics), High Commissioner of Nigeria and diplomats from US and other embassies were also present on the occasion.While addressing to the ceremony Aljourah Abdullah said that cultural week celebrations create an atmosphere of unity and harmony among the students of countries of Muslim Ummah. She lauded the efforts of Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh for taking keen interest to make the mega event successful up to international level. She said such events help to bring the various cultures closer and provide opportunity to students of different countries to explore the salient features of cultures of other countries. She said cooperation between the students belonging tot various cultures in the cultural activities shows that university has an equal opportunity without any discrimination for all.