Islamabad - The 33rd Annual Spring Flowers and Birds Show - 2015 opened here at Rose and Jasmine Garden on Tuesday.

Capital Development Authority (CDA) in collaboration with Islamabad Horticultural Society (IHS) organized the three-day show. The exhibition will continue till April 9, 2015.

Chairman CDA Maroof Afzal has inaugurated the show. On this occasion Member Environment, Syed Mustafain Kazmi, Member Planning and Design, Waseem Ahmad Khan, Member Engineering Shahid Sohail, Chairman National Horticulture Society, Mansoor A Khan and representatives of Islamabad Horticulture Society (IHS), officers of environment wing were also present.

The exhibition is being participated by CDA, Islamabad Club, Combined Military Hospital (CMH), Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO), Quaid-e-Azam University, CSD Golra, Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), Pakistan Air Force, SB Eggs and KRL.

Besides, the colourful flowers of spring season, different kinds of vegetables and fruits have also been displayed at various stalls. While different species of birds will also amuse the visitors of the show.

Main features of this show are various stalls, circles, Pakistan Flag, Pakistan map, floral sheet, miniature garden, cut flowers arrangements and floral theme for the interest of the visitors. A magazine would also be published, which would be available for the public on the last day of this show.     

Speaking on the occasion, Chairman CDA Maroof Afzal said that the main purpose of the flowers, vegetables and birds exhibition is to provide maximum entertainment and amusement to the public. He said that flowers are the part and parcel of our life as they add beauty and fragrance to our gardens, our homes as well our lives.

The chairman said that apart from beautification, various species of flowers are great source of recreation and entertainment for the residents and such exhibitions encourage people for plantation of flowers at their homes. Chairman CDA said that this flowers and birds’ show would help promoting the soft image of our country in the world, as many foreign diplomats would also visit this exhibition.  

He said that during the recent spring tree plantation drive, CDA ensured maximum participation of the people from all walks of life and the people have enthusiastically planted saplings in the federal capital.

He said that CDA also decorated the entry points at Kashmir Highway and Islamabad Highway with different species of colourful flowers.

, adding that besides plantation at major avenues and residential areas, this time CDA has also extended tree plantation drive to the newly established sectors and planted the indigenous saplings.

He added that the people would enjoy different varieties of colourful spring flowers in the federal capital, which have been planted during the current spring season.

The chairman CDA visited different stalls established in the exhibition. He appreciated the efforts of Islamabad Horticultural Society, Chairman National Horticulture Society, Mansoor A Khan for cooperation in arrangement of show and said that CDA in collaboration with such partner organizations would continue the efforts to provide great recreational and healthy activities to the public.

Spring flowers and Bird show would continue for three days and prizes would be distributed among the winners. Many government, semi-government and private organizations and individuals are participating in the flowers and birds show.