All arrangements in place for the three-day event, say officials

With the three-day 117th Annual Floral Carnival (AFC) scheduled to commence at the Government Botanical Garden here on Friday the venue was a beehive of activity on Thursday.

Adverse weather notwithstanding the garden is presenting a colourful look and show arrangements are nearing completion.

The invitation for the event distributed by the Department of Horticulture is distinctly different from the previous years and more attractive.

Showcasing culture

Stating that everything will be in place by Friday morning, the Joint Director of Horticulture G. Mohan told The Hindu that here on Thursday that on the opening day focus will be on showcasing different aspects of the culture of The Nilgiris.

In keeping with this there will be a performance by the famed band of the Wellington based Madras Regimental Centre. There will also be a display of kalaripayattu by the jawans of the MRC.

The show would be inaugurated by the State Agriculture Minister S. Damodaran.

Municipal Engineer B. Ramoorthy said that the civic administration has improved basic amenities like drinking water and public conveniences at the venue.

Since there is likely to be a considerable increase in the inflow of tourists from Friday those in the hospitality sector and other stake holders have geared up for a sharp rise in their business.

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