December 14, 2016 4:35:19 am
THE Rose Society of Pune, the oldest one in India, has organised its 99th Rose Show between December 17 and 18 at Tilak Smarak Mandir. According to its president Ravindra Bhide, there are 16 divisions and 75 various classes including gardens competitions, flower arrangements and rose photographs. While defining the divisions, the care was taken for novices also. Every class attracts a first and second prize while for six flower arrangement classes, there is an additional third prize. In all, there are 41 trophies to win.
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According to show committee chairperson Prapat Jogalkear, the show will be inaugurated in the presence of Deepak Tilak, vice-chancellor, Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth and Kishor Rajhans, vice-president, K F Bioplants Pvt Ltd.
Every winter at the rose show, the society honours one of the rosarians with Late Laxmibai Anant Naik Memorial Silver Medal.
This year, it will be awarded to Ganesh Shirke. He already has two new varieties to his credit.
During the rose show, the society also honours the rose farmers who have rose to prosperity through rose farming.
Tarun Kantilal Kothari from Akot in Akola district will be honoured as Gunwant Gulab Shetkari.
The prizes will be distributed on December 18 by Suresh Pingale, former president of the Rose Society of Pune and the president of the Indian Rose Federation. The show will remain open for the rose lovers from 1 pm to 8 pm on December 17 and from 9 am to 8 pm on December 18.
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