Udupi: A three-day flower show, under the joint aegis of district administration, zilla panchayat and district horticulture department was inaugurated by Zilla panchayat president Dinaker Babu here at Doddanagudde horticulture centre’s Raitha Seva Kendra on Saturday.
In his inaugural address, Babu said that initiatives like agricultural and flower exhibition will benefit the farmers.
A 24-ft-long boat designed with 30,000 flowers, including roses, chrysanthemums, carnations, marigolds and gladiolus was among the main attraction of the exhibition.
Among other attractions included images of late Sri Vishwesha Theertha Swami, Vivekananda, Subhash Chandra Bose, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Bhagat Singh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Lord Hanuman which had been carved out from watermelons.
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A Shiva Linga was carved out from a pumpkin. Roses, chrysanthemums, gladiolus and carnations have been used to create a pair of fishes, sea horse, mackerels, sardines, Indian fishes, octopus, shellfish, starfish among others.
Stalls had been set up to create awareness among farmers regarding various schemes available to them.