Sukkur springs to life: Flower enthusiast Aamir Ghouri welcomes the new season

Published: March 1, 2013
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The flower festival started on February 26 and already 1,500 people have visited the show. PHOTO: EXPRESS

The flower festival started on February 26 and already 1,500 people have visited the show. PHOTO: EXPRESS

SUKKUR: The residents of Sukkur are welcoming the new season with a Spring Flower Festival organised by an avid flower enthusiast, Aamir Ghouri, outside his departmental store near Minara Road, on Thursday.

Students and teachers from The City School and All Pakistan Women Association School turned up to see the flowers, some varieties of which they had never seen before. The show started on February 26 and nearly 1,500 people have already attended the flower show.

Ghouri told The Express Tribune that holding a flower show in Sukkur had been a very old dream of his. “Nearly 3,800 plants of 70 varieties were brought in from Peshawar, Patoki, Lahore and Karachi about three months ago and grown in a nursery for this event,” he explained. “I hope that the show motivates the students to plant more flowers in their homes.”

“We have flowers in our school, but these ones are more beautiful,” said Muhammad Salah, a third grader from The City School. One of the students, Muhammad Ehsan, got so carried away with the beauty of the flowers and the sound of drums playing in the background that he began to dance.

“I dedicate this event to the people of Sukkur,” Ghouri added, with a jubilant smile. He took the students into his store after the festival and served them refreshments.

A number of flower varieties, including Carnations, Marigolds, Dwarf Daisies, and Halycon’s, are on display outside Ghouri’s Icon till March 9.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 1st, 2013.

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  • Salman Shah
    Mar 1, 2013 - 6:55PM

    This is a really amazing event presented by Ghouri’s. And that ‘third grader dancing on drums’ part is Lovely! This is a dream come true for Aamir Ghouri as he mentioned up there and as Sukkur citizen, I would say amusements like that don’t come usally here, So the Ghouri’s did a great activity and I and the whole city is really thankful to Ghouri’s.

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  • Fahad
    Mar 1, 2013 - 9:13PM

    A great gesture in a difficult circumstances… nice idea… Keep it up.

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  • Ashfaque Ghouri
    Mar 1, 2013 - 11:23PM

    Amazing. Keep it up Aamir.

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  • D. Waheed Asghar
    Mar 2, 2013 - 6:02PM

    Its a really commendable initiative taken by Aamir Ghouri. It brings more colors and life to the city which is evident from the response of people from all walks of life, especially children. Not only is this exhibition colorful and soothing, it also reminds people like us the significance of flowers in our lives. I hope it becomes a regular feature in Springs to come. Best wishes.

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  • Jawad Siddiqui
    Mar 2, 2013 - 7:17PM

    I am from the city of Sukkur, I have seen flowers at very less places in the city, the only place I know where I have seen and smelled the scent of a huge variety of flowers is Public School Sukkur at military road.
    Bravo to Aamir for the step he has taken, I would miss this colorful feast of flowers here as I am away from my city.

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  • Fahim Khatri
    Mar 2, 2013 - 7:31PM

    Great effort Aamir ! Congratulations !!!

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  • Fahim Khatri
    Mar 2, 2013 - 7:33PM

    Great effort Aamir ! Congratulations !!!

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  • Abu Bakar Godil
    Mar 2, 2013 - 7:49PM

    Great work done by Mr Amir.. keep it up sir.

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  • Imran Allah Wala
    Mar 2, 2013 - 11:05PM

    Dear Bro, would like to say ‘ Fresh and Beautiful Idea by an enthusiastic person… Keep it up… :)Recommend

  • Rehan Salam
    Mar 2, 2013 - 11:44PM

    Wowww!!!! Dear Aamir, this is really a great effort done by you. Really appreciated!!

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  • abdul jabbar gull
    Mar 3, 2013 - 10:47AM

    Great effort Aamir I must say and great to see this kind of healthy activity in Sukkur. Congratulations to you and your team.

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  • Mar 3, 2013 - 1:57PM

    This event came as breath of fresh air along with fragrance and beauty.My beautiful city really needed it.People must have realized the value of flowers in our lives now. Aamir,you did it.

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  • Mar 3, 2013 - 6:20PM

    Marvelous!
    Being a Sukkurite, I realize the dire need of such initiatives. This exhibition has not only fulfilled the need for entertainment here, but has also proven to a great step towards the Corporate Social Responsibility. The intent backing this endeavor i.e. of making Sukkur green is laudable.

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  • DR shabana
    Mar 4, 2013 - 5:01PM

    Sukkur needs such kind of refreshing and colorful change which will turn the barren city into a fertile and beautiful one. People will get motivated to make the city greener because every individual effort counts. Aamir you have been a trend setter for the sukkurites who are afraid of taking the initiative. This event proves that if the people of sukkur work together they can make a greener and better sukkur

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  • Maria Aslam
    Mar 5, 2013 - 3:05PM

    Great work Aamir, a beautiful way to inspire kids and the masses!

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  • Shabnam Abdali
    Mar 8, 2013 - 12:51AM

    This profusion of color is a sight for sore eyes… like an oasis in the middle of a dry desert! The joy it brought to the giddy children and others will inspire them to continue to surround themselves with the same beauty. Kudos to you for coming up with new ideas to beautify and improve the city. You are a pioneer! I am sure there is a lot more to come…good luck for your future endeavors.

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  • Shabnam Abdali
    Mar 8, 2013 - 1:28AM

    This profusion of color a sight for sore eyes.. like an oasis in the middle of a dry desert. The joy that it brought to the giddy children and others will inspire them to continue to surround themselves with the same beauty. Kudos to you for coming up with new ideas to beautify and improve the city. You are a pioneer! I am sure there is a lot more to come…good luck for your future endeavors.

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