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Flower exhibition inaugurated by Dy CM Dinesh Sharma in memory of Padmashree awardee



Lucknow: A two day flower exhibition and painting competition was inaugurated by Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma on Saturday. Organized by Lucknow Municipal Corporation, the event is taking place at Dr. SC Rai E-park in Mahanagar.

According to LMC officials, as many as 30 types of flower are under display at the exhibition. While, several government departments including LDA, Housing Board, Lucknow Police and State Garden department among 783 entries have been made under the flower exhibition. Similarly, a total of 115 educational institutes took part in the painting competition.

Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma said, “I am very elated that Sanyukta Bhatia ji has continued the trend of organizing flower exhibition which was started by Padmashree SC Rai. We should appreciate the work of gardeners who toil hard in parks and garden just to keep the area worth viewing.”

The event was also attended by City mayor Sanyukta Bhatia, municipal commissioner Ajay Dwivedi and LMC executive committee vice president Rajnish Gupta. Urban development minister Ashutosh Tandon will facilitate as many as eight gardeners for their services on Sunday.


After donating Rs 50 lakh to CM relief funds, actor Rajinikanth urges everyone to follow Covid safety guidelines



Superstar Rajinikanth on Monday met Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin in Chennai to extend his support to the state’s effort to battle the second wave of coronavirus. The superstar also contributed a sum of Rs 50 lakh to the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. Last week, the newly-elected chief minister had appealed to the public and the private organisations to generously contribute towards relief work during the Covid-19 pandemic.

I request people to follow all the safety guidelines laid down by the government. Only then we will be able to defeat the coronavirus pandemic,” Rajinikanth told reporters after meeting with the chief minister.

And answering Stalin’s appeal, the who’s who of the Tamil film fraternity have been making significant contributions to the CM’s fund. Earlier, Ajith donated Rs 25 lakh and Suriya along with his father Sivakumar and brother Karthi gave a combined cheque of Rs 1 crore for the fund. Director AR Murugadoss ( Rs 25 lakh), actor Sivakarthikeyan (Rs 25 lakh), director Vetri Maaran (10 lakh), actor Jayam Ravi, his brother Mohan Raja and their father Mohan (made a joint donation of Rs 10 lakh), Soundarya Rajinikanth, her husband Vishagan and father-in-law SS Vanangamudi (together donated Rs 1 crore), Sun Pictures (Rs 30 crore) and many others have already contributed to the state’s relief fund.

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