The central theme of the Bi-Annual Bangalore Lalbagh Flower Show has been announced. Every Lalbagh Flower Show has a theme around which various installations are planned.
Normally, the themes revolve around well-known buildings. Replicas of famous buildings are made of Natural Flowers which attract lacs of visitors to the Bi-Annual flower shows.
The Bi-annual Lalbagh Flower Show happens every Republic Day and Independence Day. The Flower Shows last for 10-12 days with 2 Sundays included.
The first Lalbagh Flower Show was held in 1912 and since then the same have been held every six months.
The organiser’s brain-storm at length to surprise the visitors with eye catching flower installations. Meticulous planning ensures that the visitors savour the installations at leisure and do not over-crowd any section.
Events are spread around the 240 acre Lalbagh Garden. This year will be the first show after the Metro Green Line is open to public. This is expected to attract more visitors to the 205th Lalbagh Flower Show.
Poet-laureate Rashtrakavi Kuvempu has been chosen as central theme of I-Day flower show at Lalbagh.
This Independence Day, the world of Rashtrakavi Kuvempu will come alive in Lalbagh. The annual flower show will be on the theme ‘Kuvempu Malenadu’ to commemorate the 50th year since the Rashtrakavi was awarded the Jnanpith award for ‘Sri Ramayana Darshanam’.
Rashtrakavi Kuvempu will be offered a tribute in flowers at the 205th Lalbagh Flower Show to be held from August 4 to 15. The poet-laureate will be the inspiration for the Independence Day flower show and also it’s central theme, according to officials.
This is the first time a personality has been selected, instead of well-known buildings, as the theme of Lalbagh flower show.
“We are thankful to officials of the Rashtrakavi Kuvempu Pratishthana and various writers of the State who put the proposal across to the Horticulture ministry to have a special on Kuvempu to commemorate the 50th year of conferring of Jnanpith Award on him — a first for Karnataka — for his epic narrative Sri Ramayana Darshanam,” said P.C. Ray, Commissioner, Department of Horticulture.
Following a joint decision by the Mysore Horticulture Society and the department in this regard, Lalbagh officials are now planning an interesting angle to have the best of Kuvempu represented in multiple ways at the show.
The flower show will mirror his personality as a Kannada novelist, poet, playwright, and critic. There will be large spaces for a photo feature and for displaying models of his literary works, the lyrics of Naada Geethe and Raitha Geethe, and his Vishwa Manava Sandesha.
“This time, a mini-Malnad will be created, complete with a replica of the Jog Falls, where the verses of Kuvempu will be aesthetically brought out. Kuvempu’s house at Kuppalli in Shivamogga district will be replicated with flowers and fruits; Kavishaila, the rock monument dedicated to the poet, will also be recreated florally,” said M. Jagadeesh, joint director, Horticulture, Parks and Gardens.
There will be talks and discussions on major works of Kuvempu, including Sri Ramayana Darshanam, Kanooru Subbamma Heggadithi and Malegalalli Madumagalu, apart from recital of his poems, he said.
Manuscripts of major works by Kuvempu, such as ‘Sri Ramayana Darshanam’, ‘Kanooru Subbamma Heggadithi’, ‘Malegalalli Madumagalu’, will be on display. “We will also create models of Kuvempu’s memorial in Kavishaila and of his famous portrait, in which he is sitting on a chair,” Dr Jagdish said.
He said models of Kuvempu’s house and Kavishaila have already been prepared in thermocol and lakhs of Dutch roses will be used for the flower replicas.
Outside the Glass House, cultural events related to the Rashtrakavi will be hosted. Readings of ‘Sri Ramayana Darshanam’ and poetry recitals will be organised in the Marigowda Memorial Hall.
The 205th Lal Bagh flower show is being organised by the department of horticulture, Mysore Horticultural Society, Kannada Development Authority, Kannada and Culture department and Rashtrakavi Kuvempu Pratishtana.
DH News Service, Bengaluru, Jul 14 2017, 2:28 IST
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