KOLKATA, Sept 29 - More than 70 home-grown varieties of the beautiful anthurium flower will be showcased at the three-day Anthurium festival in Mizoram beginning on October 1, organisers said on Tuesday.
This year, the Mizoram Bamboo Day will also be held simultaneously.
One of the most prominent events of the Northeast, the anthurium festival not only promotes cultivation of the flowers (also known as tailflower, flamingo flower) but is also a chance to exhibit indigenous fruits, vegetables, handloom and handicrafts.
�It is also a tourism promotion event. Apart from anthuriums, Mizo culture and tradition will be highlighted for tourists,� Lalnunmawii, an official at the State�s Department of Information and Public Relations, said. �This year it will be held at the Mini Sports Complex, Lengpui, near the Aizawl airport and the Mizoram Bamboo Day will also be held on the same day,� he said. � IANS