SENAPATI, October 10: The first ever Mao Flower Festival with the theme ` A tribute to Mother Nature`™ organised by the Song Song Youth & Student`™s Organisation was held today at Mao Gate Taxi Parking.
The function was graced by Jacintha Lazarus, IAS,DC,Senapati, M.Dili, President of Mao Council and Kabib K IPS,SP Senapati as Chief Guest, Guest of Honour and Special Guest.
Speaking on the occasion, Jacintha Lazarus said flower is synonymous with peace, love, prosperity and development. She also encouraged local flowers growers and participants for actively participating in the festival. Appreciating the organisers for initiating the show, first of its kind in the district and helping the flowers growers expose and promote their produce, and people of Mao Gate for being peace loving people, she said she looks forward to better and bigger event in the near future.
About 51 flower growers coming mostly from Mao area and many from other parts of the District participated.
Daikho Lophro of Kaibi was adjudged 1 prize winner with a cash of Rs.10,000, SHG Ikhro `“ Ikhro won 2nd Prize with cash prize of 7000 and Besa Mayangkhang was placed in the 3rd position with Rs.5000.
The Best Flower title went to Stall-24 put up by Robert Jenet,Senapati. He also took home a cash pize of Rs.2,500. The flower put on display was known as `Anthurium`™.
And the Best Indegenious was won by Stall-8 owned by Elohro Kayina from Song Song. The item put on display was Indegenious Bamboo.
Other consolation prize winners were Elizabeth of Song Song, Ozho Losa Kohriiphe,L.Adaphro Pfoze of Song Song, A.Losa of Tadubi, Kaini of Shajouba and Shibo Eshia. They were awarded cash of Rs.1000 each.
The competition was judged by Mrs. Apinao Muivah, Mrs. S.Eshia and Mrs. Lohrii Chisa.