🌼 Flower show’s record attendance

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The flower show at Lalbagh Botanical Gardens drew record crowds at its conclusion.

What is it? Every year, the annual flower show at the Lalbagh Botanical Gardens draws scores of visitors. It’s the first show in two years since the pandemic began. It ran from August 5 to 15 with the theme of the cinematic journey of actor Rajkumar and his son Puneeth.

  • This year’s edition drew 8.3 lakh visitors generating ₹3.3 crores in ticket sales. On Monday alone, ticket sales touched ₹90.5 lakhs.
  • Thanks to coordination between the city police, the Metro authorities, and the BBMP, more than 1.5 lakh visitors showed up on Sunday, including 15,000 schoolchildren who visited for free.

Plastic-free awareness: Apart from the flower show, the Cheela Mela to create awareness on the ban on single-use plastic and promote cloth bags was a success. More than 1,000 cloth bags were stitched from old clothes donated by visitors.

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