Chrysanthemum Festival a ‘Zero- Waste’ Affair, Plastic Banned


The most awaited flower festival Chrysanthemum Show of the City Beautiful, which has earned the sobriquet of ‘City of Flowers’, draws crowds every year at the Terraced Garden, Sector 33, Chandigarh.

Various Flowers arranged in cliff shape at chrysanthemum show

The chrysanthemum show was inaugurated by Kirron Kher, Member Parliament, Chandigarh in the presence of Sarbjit Kaur, Mayor, Chandigarh, and Anindita Mitra, IAS, Commissioner, MCC.

Kirron Kher, Member Parliament, Chandigarh in the presence of Sarbjit Kaur, Mayor, Chandigarh, and Anindita Mitra, IAS, Commissioner, MCC at chrysanthemum show

For the first time in the history of the annual event of the flower show, the Municipal Corporation has made it a ‘Zero Waste’ event. All the perishable flowers will be composted, only recyclable and reusable things have been used in the chrysanthemum show.

chrysanthemum show

The Municipal Corporation Chandigarh has utilised this opportunity to showcase its initiatives and achievements. In one of the stalls set up by the Swachh Bharat Mission, awareness is being created about segregation of waste separately from the source – compost of horticulture waste, home composting, construction and demolition waste material, etc.

Art and craft or Jute products at chrysanthemum show

Under the ‘Ease Of Living’ programme, MC will sell jute bags, candles, painting by Self Help Groups.

‘Naya Sa’, another initiative of MCC will reuse old cloths by selling them to the people on nominal charges after proper cleaning and ironing.

Kids Zone at chrysanthemum show

This time ‘Kids Zone’, a beautiful platform has been introduced for children, in which children can play their favorite games including Hoopla, Feed the Clown, Dart game, Gun shooting, bowling pin besides learning paper art, painting in fabric and clay pot making, etc.

Swachta ki saanp –sirri

Swachta ki saanp –sirri

A platform analogous to snakes and ladders game has been created to explain different concepts like segregation of waste, keeping public places clean, say no to single-use plastic, etc.

Having prepared the chrysanthemums in huge numbers in the adjoining plant nursery, seven gardeners from the Horticulture Department have created marvelous flowery topiaries in the shape of a boat, animals like camel, peacock, cow, giraffe, lion, and birds.

After an inspection of the chrysanthemums at the flowershow, most of the prizes fell into Panchkula’s kitty.

Winners at Flower show

The best flower of the show –  Panchkula Sector 8 resident Virender Sharma

King of the show – Panchkula sector 4 resident S S Rajpal

Queen of the show – Rajni Thareja

Princess of the show – Sector 1 Chandigarh club –

Prince of the show –  Panchkula Sector 20 resident Sanjay Thareja  

chrysanthemum show

Criteria for judging flowers:

Maintainance of flowers

Size of the chrysanthemum

Colour (should not be faded)

Health of the leaves


Normal size of the plants

Display of flower pot

Mohali’s first chrysanthemum show from Dec 10

Sarvhitkari Senior Secondary School  in Sector 71 will hold Mohali’s first chrysanthemum show from Dec 10 on the lines of Chandigarh’s chrysanthemum show. Preparations have been on for the last one and a half months where 72 types of chrysanthemums will be displayed with ten people working on it.


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