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President Mukherjee opens annual event of 'Udyanotsav'
The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee opened the annual 'Udyanotsav' of the Rashtrapati Bhavan today. The special attraction of this year is inclusion two new varieties of roses, vertical gardens and air purifying plants which absorb toxins from polluted air, stated an official release.

It is interesting to note that the two new varieties of the roses have been named after President Mukherjee and his late wife Suvra Mukherjee, which were developed by Pranabir Kumar Maity and  Ashok Kumar Maity of Pushpanjali Rose Nursery at Jakpur in West Bengal.

The release informed that the Indian Rose Federation recognized the same and issued a certificate after trials in January 2017. The roses have been planted in the Mughal Gardens along with a large variety of tulip bulbs in seven different colours.

However, the Mughal Gardens will remain open for general public from February 05 to March 12, 2017, except on Mondays which are maintenance days, between 0930 hrs to 1600 hrs and visit to the Spiritual Garden, Herbal Garden, Bonsai Garden and Musical Garden will also be permitted.

Furthermore, the Tactile Garden will also be open for visually impaired people on March 10, 2017 from 1100 hrs to 1600 hrs.

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