Vijayapura: The three-day Fruits and Flower Show organised by the Department of Horticulture, is attracting a large crowd because the event is dedicated to the prominent seer, Siddeshwara Swamy who recently passed away in the City.
The event has decided to pay homage to the late Seer by presenting various models representing the parts of his Ashram, his portrait designed in Rangoli etc.
Besides the portraits of Siddeshwara Seer, the exhibition also has fruit carvings, different varieties of bouquets, depictions of farmers’ life in live-size models, heart-shaped selfie points etc. These presentations are attracting the crowd.
“We thought of using this opportunity to pay our respect to the Seer, therefore we decided to dedicate the event to him and make the event more meaningful,” said Deputy Director of Horticulture Siddaramaiah Baragimath.
Elaborating on the event, he said that the primary aim was to educate the farmers about various farming technologies, cost-saving methods and increasing production of horticulture crops.
He said that the department has set up around 28 stalls where the farmers can get more information about different products, seeds and other aspects.
“We are also holding sessions to educate the farmers to help them earn more profit,” he said.
He appealed to the people to visit the exhibition at the office premises of the department near the district stadium.
Earlier, MLA Shivanand Patil who visited the exhibition, felt that the event could be made more useful for the farmers if the Horticulture University of Bagalakote joins hands with the department here.
“The University which has jurisdiction of Vijayapura must participate in the annual event to promote different varieties of different fruits and vegetables which can help the farmers to earn more profit with limited input cost.
He also appealed to the government to offer more financial aid to hold the event on a large scale.