KATHMANDU, Oct 16: Floriculture Association Nepal (FAN) is organizing a four-day flower expo, starting Friday, at Jawalakhel Football Ground in Lalitpur.
The slogan for this year's expo is "Ropera Phool Godavari, Sajau Ghar Aagan Waripari" (Plant Chrysanthemum, decorate your houses, gardens, and surroundings).
The main motive of Godavari Flower Expo is to promote floriculture business and develop a competitive environment among the entrepreneurs for the quality of flowers.
"Every year we organize Godavari exhibition to motivate all the farmers who are involved in floriculture. This type of exhibition will help them be involved in floriculture and produce good quality flowers. This year, we don't have any support from the government and we are organizing this expo with support from our patrons and through our own funds,” said Kumar Kasaju Shrestha, president of FAN. The exhibition will have altogether 49 stalls including 44 business stalls, four informative stalls and a flower competition stall.
A competition will be held between stall owners with varieties of Godavari flowers – spider, miniature, incurve, reflex and cut flower.
Winning nurseries will be given first, second and third positions. They will be awarded with medals, cash prizes and certificates, according to a statement issued by FAN on Tuesday.
The stalls will also have new species of flowers in exhibition with seasonal flowers like Sayapatri (Marigold) and Makhamali (Gomphrena globosa).
According to officials of FAN, the association has invested Rs 5 million for the expo. It are expecting 35,000 people to visit the event.