- Inaugurated Chrysanthemum Floral Exhibition organized by LPU School of Agriculture in 2000+ displays of 55 varieties
- “LPU is carrying forward 21st century idea by producing right professionals for the society”: British Member of Parliament
- Instilled environment consciousness among students
Keeping in view the floral business booms globe across, the School of Agriculture of Lovely Professional University organized Chrysanthemum Floral Exhibition to inspire students towards production of exotic flower varieties like national flower of Japan-Chrysanthemum. For this, 55 varieties of Chrysanthemum were collected from across the country and displayed in 2000+ pots at the campus. This arrangement was in special for B.Sc 4th year students under Rural Agriculture Works Experience (RAWE) program of the university. With Korean single and double flowers, it was well exhibited and explained that Chrysanthemum is an indoor variety that has a very low maintenance requirement. These come in a variety of colours and are available in abundance in a much demanded season when no other flowers bloom. The exhibition was inaugurated by British Member of Parliament Mr Virendra Sharma of Ealing Southall Parliament constituency of the United Kingdom. Illustrative, as per a report by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham), the floriculture industry in India is fast growing at 30-40 percent year on year in to many billions of rupees.
Addressing LPU students and staff members, British MP shared: “I always feel that the more pleasant duties of being on an important dais like MP is to get into the real world and converse with dedicated and determined people as at LPU. It is indeed a pleasure to come to LPU once again. I personally feel that through its quality oriented endeavours, LPU is indeed carrying forward 21st century idea by producing right type of professionals for the society, instead of mere clerks. I am very happy to see students and staff members working tirelessly for the sake of entrepreneurship and environment also. This beautiful floral exhibition is self explanatory fact in this regard. I invoke students to bring more greenery and better environment to this great campus, country and the world along with.”
Prior to this, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal welcomed the elite guest of the day-the British MP and shared details about his charismatic personality and special love for LPU as it was MP’s third visit to the campus. Mr Mittal also congratulated students and staff-members of agriculture department for their excellent efforts, and said: “In the competitive global economy that we now live in, it is very important to accord opportunities to students to develop the skills that they need to gain employment or entrepreneurship. Students can also adopt blooming career in out of season floral growth to cater to continuous and diverse needs of the concerned market.”
LPU agriculture students G Mounika (Andhra Pradesh), Shruthi (Karnatka), Prithvi (Telangana) shared that they have joined LPU programs from very distant places for quality education and practical knowledge being provided here. K Devika says: “We have learnt a lot from this exhibition as how to proceed with our learning on to entrepreneurship and employability. People are into an experimenting mode and want to try different blooms other than roses and seasonal flowers. Presently, flowers are an integral part of the big Indian weddings. In fact, people are more into experimentation and want dramatic and thematic floral arrangements.