Bhubaneswar: A workshop on ‘Art of Flower Arrangement’ was organized at the School of Hotel Management (SHM), Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan’s (SOA) faculty of hospitality and tourism management here on Saturday.
“The presence of vibrant flowers can trigger happy emotions and 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 can induce a personal touch in an otherwise impersonal hotel room or lobby. Guests appreciated flowers for the freshness they infuse into the surroundings, she said.
‘Ferns and Petals’ florist Tarun Gour, who was the resource person, spoke about various tools used in flower arrangement and demonstrated over 10 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, along with city-based BITTM Institute of Hotel Management and Vivekananda Institute of Hotel Management (IHM) attended the workshop.
Vivekananda Institute of Hotel Management Principal Pitambar Biswal and faculty members were also present.