Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Orchid Show inaugurated, winners unveiled

Chief Minister Pawan Chamling inaugurated the annual Orchid Show 2015 at the Flower Exhibition Centre here at the Chogyal Palden Thondup Namgyal Memorial Park at the Ridge on 17 March, Tuesday. An official press communiqué informs that the inaugural ceremony was attended by Ministers and senior officers of various departments, with students from different schools from in and around Gangtok also invited. Although the display at the flower show complex is a year-round affair, the Orchid Show is ceremonially inaugurated every year on 17 March.
The ceremonial inauguration marks the beginning of the open competition among interested flower growers in special categories of orchid displays and the unveiling of the prize winners.
The Chairman of the Sikkim Flower Show Committee apprised the Chief Minister that this year the flower show committee was planning to hold an October Show for the first time. This October show will stress only on species orchids and not hybrids. This is in order to emphasize on the importance of wild species of orchids and their need for conservation. Since not much importance is given to wild varieties these are gradually being abandoned to the backyard of the growers collection and has lost its importance. It would be quite an achievement if by holding simple annual show the message of conservation and propagation of wild species of orchids can be encouraged, the organizers believe.
“Such competitions encourage people to undertake commercial growing of orchids and contribute to conservation efforts with enthusiasm. Besides such competitions creates awareness about orchids, amongst future generation. During this March show, hybrid cymbidium orchids dominate the competition,” the organizers inform.
The judging this year was done by eminent orchid experts of West Bengal and Sikkim namely Udai Pradhan, Tej K. Pradhan and Sudizong Lucksom.
The details of the winners and cash prize in each category are as under:

Division A: Special Division "Sikkim Flower Festival orchid Award"
 Class : Display of 50 pots of Cymbidium Hybrids in Bloom
Rank
Prize
Name of contestant
1st
100,000
Shri. Karma Tempa of Assam Lingzey, Sikkim
2nd
50,000
Shri.Biraj Rai and Santosh Rai of Mirik United, West Bengal
3rd
25,000
Shri. Niresh Rai and Shri Karma Tempa of Assam Lingzey, Sikki
Special Prize
15,000
Shri. Kumar Yonzon of Pakyong, Sikkim
Special Prize
15,000
Shri. Milan Rai of Mirik, West Bengal
Division B
Class 1: Cymbidium Hybrids-standard-White-Ivory
Rank
Prize
Name of contestant
1st
2,500
 Juna Rai of Mirik, West Bengal
2nd
2,000
Shri. Gagan Rai, of Mirik, West Bengal
Class 2: Cymbidium Hybrids-standard-Golden Yellow-Orange Apricot
Rank
Prize
Name of contestant
1st
2500
Shri. Biraj Rai of Tharpu, West Bengal
Class 3: Cymbidium Hybrids-standard-Pink, Rose Red, Brown
Rank
Prize
Name of contestant
1st
2500
Shri. Santosh Rai of Rangbang , West Bengal
2nd
2000
Shri. Biraj Rai and Santosh Rai of Rangbang, West Bengal
3rd
1500
Deepak Tamang
Class 4: Cymbidium Hybrids-standard-Green Shades
Rank
Prize
Name of contestant
1st
2500
Shri.Manoj Rai of Pratapgaon of Mirik, West Bengal
2nd
2000
Shri. Sujan Rai of Rasdalgaon, Mirik West Bengal
Division C
Class:1 Cymbidium Hybrids - Intermediate/Minature Gold and Yellow
Rank
Prize
Name of contestant
1st
2500
Shri. Prem Kumar Dahal of Pakyong
2nd
2000
Shri. Prem Kumar Dahal of Pakyong
Class 2: Cymbidium Hybrids-Intermediate/Minature White and Ivory
Rank
Prize
Name of contestant
1st
2500
NA
2nd
2000
NA
3rd
1500
NA
Consolation
1500
Shri Prem Kumar Dahal of Pakyong, East Sikkim
Consolation
1500
Shri Prem Kumar Dahal of Pakyong, East Sikkim
Class 4: Cymbidum Hybrids - Intermediate/Minature pink and red
Rank
Prize
Name of contestant
1st
2500
Shri. Prem Kumar Dahal of Pakyong, Sikkim
2nd
2000
Shri. Sujit Rai of Pratap Gaon , Mirik, Westbengal
Division D
Class 1 - Display of different species of natural orchids (not hybrids) with correct botaical names
Rank
Prize
Name of contestant
1st
15000
Shri. Sangay Gyampo Lama of Pakyong, Sikkim
2nd
10000
Shri. Samten Dorjee Gurung of Pakyong, Sikkim
Consolation
2500
Shri. Deepak Bahingla of Mirik, West Bengal
Consolation
2500
Shri.Kumar Yonzon of Pakyong, West Bengal
Division E
Class 1 - Specimen Plant of Cymbidium eburneum
Rank
Prize
Name of contestant
1st
2500
Mrs. Susan Lachungpa of Gangtok, Sikkim
2nd
2000
Mr. Bijay Chettri of Samdur, Sikkim

1 comment:

  1. Dr.Gajen chandra SarmaDecember 9, 2015 at 1:35 PM

    let me know the next date of training for orchid management.G.C.Sarma G.U. Assam

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