Flower arrangement at SOA workshop center in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: A workshop on “The Art of Flower Arranging” was held at the School of Hospitality Management (SHM) of the Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Siksha “O” Anusandhan (SOA) on Saturday.

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

Focusing on the importance of flowers in Indian culture, Dr. Sadhual said flowers represented the country’s unity in diversity.

Professor Smita Sucharita Mahapatra, Head of Department, Rooms Division, said flower arrangements can induce a personal touch in an otherwise impersonal hotel room or lobby. Guests enjoyed the flowers for the freshness they infuse into the environment, she said.

Tarun Gour, florist from ‘Ferns and Petals’, who was the resource person, talked about various tools used in flower arranging and demonstrated more than 10 types of such arrangements, including the triangular flower arrangement , Basket Flower Arrangement, Ikebana, Vase Arrangement, Bud Vase Display, Crescent Arrangement and Cascading Arrangement.

Students from SHM, as well as the city’s Institute of Hotel Management BITTM and the Vivekananda Institute of Hotel Management (IHM) participated in the workshop.

Pitambar Biswal, director of the Vivekananda Institute of Hotel Management, and faculty members were also present.

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