Bengaluru Flower Festival: Visitors Flock To See Flowral Replica Of Parliament House
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Like every year, a flower festival is being held at Lalbagh Botanical Garden in Bengaluru to celebrate the upcoming 70th Independence Day. The theme chosen this year for the festival was Parliament House of India. It took almost 10 days, efforts of 32 people to complete this replica with nearly 4 lakh flowers of different varieties being used for the show.
Flower shows are conducted in Karnataka every year during the week of Republic day and Independence day, to educate people about the variety of flora and develop public interest in plant conservation and cultivation. This year’s Republic Day National Flower Festival at Lalbagh will be historic as so far it had been restricted to participants from Karnataka. According to officials other States expected to showcase their native flowers are Goa, Maharashtra and several from the North East.
House of Parliament was designed by the British architect Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker in 1912-1913 and construction began in 1921. The opening ceremony of the Parliament House, then called the Central Legislative Assembly, was performed on 18 January 1927 by Lord Irwin, the then Viceroy of India.