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A workshop on flower arrangements held at SOA

Bhubaneswar: A workshop on ‘Art of Flower Arrangement’ was organised by the faculty of hospitality and tourism management at the School of Hotel Management, SOA on Saturday.

“The presence of vibrant flowers can trigger happy emotions and can instantly affect our mood. Flowers can heighten the happiness in our lives, beautify our surroundings and infuse a sense of serenity around us,” Dr. Sapan Kumar Sadhual, Dean in-charge of the institute said while addressing the participants.

Focussing on the importance of flowers in Indian culture, Dr. Sadhual said flowers represented the country’s unity in diversity. Prof. Smita Sucharita Mahapatra, Head of department, Rooms Division, said
flower arrangements had the ability to induce a personal touch in an otherwise impersonal hotel room or lobby.

Guests appreciated flowers for the freshness they infused into the surroundings, she said.

Tarun Gour, a florist from ‘Ferns and Petals’ who was the resource person, spoke about the various tools used in flower arrangement and demonstrated more than ten different types of such arrangements including Triangular flower arrangement, Basket flower arrangement, Ikebana, Vase arrangement, Bud Vase display, Crescent arrangement and Cascade arrangement.

Students of SHM, BITTM Institute of Hotel Management and Vivekananda Institute of Hotel Management also attended the workshop.

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