HCM inaugurated the Orchid Show at Flower Exhibition

Gangtok, March 15 (IPR) :The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Sikkim Shri P.S. Tamang (Golay)inaugurated the Orchid Show at Flower Exhibition Centre at Chogyal Palden Thondup Namgyal Memorial Park near White Hall, today.

The Chief Minister was also accompanied by the Hon’ble Minister Agriculture & Horticulture Shri Lok Nath Sharma, Minister Forest Shri Karma Loday Bhutia, Minister Road and Bridges Shri Samdup Lepcha.

The Chief Minister formally inaugurated the Orchid Show and interacted with the exhibitors. He applauded their efforts to adpot floriculture professionally and further encouraged them to conserve the varieties of orchids. The Inaugural function also saw a cake cutting ceremony by the Hon’ble Chief Minister.

The customary inaugural of flower show has competition in four divisions namely, Cymbidium Hybrids, Species Orchids, Cymbidium Eburneum and Cymbidium Lowianum.

The tradition of formally celebrating the arrival of spring through an orchid show has been continued for last many years.

On the sideline of the programme, the Chief Minister also interacted with the students of schools from Gangtok peripheries including Government Sr. Secondary School Sichey, Government Sr. Secondary Modern School and Girls Sr Secondary School Deorali and advised them to focus on career building for the development of the nation. He also asked about their requirement and need of the school.

The winners of the flower show competition 2020 in each section are as under:

I. Division A:
Cymbidium Hybrids
Display of 30 pots of Cymbidium Hybrids in bloom
1st prize (rs. 60,000)– Mr. Florance Nursery, Sadam South Sikkim
2nd Prize (Rs. 50,000) – Mr.Biraj Rai , Mirik, WB
3rd prize (rs. 40,000) – Mr.Kumar Yonzon, Tashithang, East Sikkim
4th prize(Rs. 30,000) – Mrs. T. Ongmu ,Karthok , East Sikkim
5th prize (Rs.20,000) Mr. H.P Pradhan, Sadam, South Sikkim
6th prize (Rs. 10,000) – Mr. Samten Dorjee Gurung, Karthok, East Sikkim
Consolation ( Rs.5000) –Mr. Prem Kumar Dahal, Namcheybong, East Sikkim
Consolation(Rs. 5000) – Mrs Pabitra Rai, Karthok, East Sikkim
II. Division B:
Species Orchids
Display of species orchid minimum 30 different species and minimum of 10 different species must be in bloom:
1st prize (rs. 30,000)– Mr. Samten Dorjee Gurung, Karthok, East Sikkim
2nd Prize (Rs. 25,000) – Mr. Subash Subba, Karthok, East Sikkim
3rd prize (rs. 20,000) – Mr.Karma Bhutia, Karthok, East Sikkim
4th prize(Rs. 15,000) – Mr.Pempa Sherpa, Yakthen, East Sikkim

III. Division C:
Cymbidium eburneum
Display of 3 pots of Cymbidium eburneum in bloom/buds
1st prize (Rs. 10,000)– Mr. Gabriel Pradhan, Sadam, South Sikkim
2nd Prize (Rs. 7,000) – Mr.Prem Kumar Dahal, Namcheybong, East Sikkim
3rd prize (rs. 5,000) – Mr. Prem Kumar Dahal, Namcheybong, East Sikkim

IV. Division D:
Cymbidium lowianum
Display of 3 pots of Cymbidium lowianum in bloom/buds
1st prize (Rs. 10,000)– Mr. Biraj Rai, Mirik , West Bengal
2nd Prize (Rs. 7,000) – Mrs.Sonam Palmu Bhutia, Karthok, East Sikkim
3rd prize (rs. 5,000) – Mr. Gabriel Pradhan, Sadam, South Sikkim