Flower Council of India Pay Floral Salute to Corona Warriors by Launching #ChangingTheGloomToBlooms

Industry Watch | June 16, 2020 | News

Flower Council of India

The Flower Council of India has offered a floral salute to India’s Covid-19 warriors in Bangalore from June 11th, 2020 to June 13th, 2020. The initiative #ChangingTheGloomToBlooms was a joint venture between Flower council of India & SIFA which was supported by various event management companies in Bangalore. The initiative focused on bringing the Blooms back to the Garden City of Bangalore.

The Council stated that the warriors, ‘did not care for their comfort, relentlessly worked to save us from the deadly coronavirus, risked their life and their family’s life to save Ours, worked 24×7 when we were in the comforts of our home during the lockdown, faced the anger, the violence, and the hatred, but they refused to bow down and stood their ground in the line of their duty. They are our selfless, dedicated, and committed Corona Warriors.

FCI created floral installations at the following locations for public display from June 11 (Thursday) to June 13 Saturday: at Windsor Manor Circle by Ethereal Celebration Management,  Minsk Square by Sneha Florist, Vidhana Soudha by Baisakhi Flowers Pvt Ltd,  Brigade Road by Prratha Weddings, Shivaji Nagar by Zzeeh Productions Pvt Ltd and Emaginations Inc, Frazer Town by Zzeeh Productions Pvt Ltd, Mannequin Setups At Vidhana Soudha by Zzeeh Productions Pvt Ltd and Avant Events and Entertainment, Whitefield Police Station by 9yards Events, Anil Kumble Circle by Shubhkamanaye, Infantry Road – Commissioner Of Police by Shubhkamanaye, Town Hall by Sneha Florist and Bbmp Commissioner Office by Emaginations Inc. 

The initiative was supported by the members of South India Floriculture Association (SIFA), Growers of Karnataka, Karnataka Event Management Association (KEMA), India Florist Association (IFA), Horticulture department, Government of Karnataka, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and Bangalore Flower Growers Association (BFGA), Cut Flower Growers of Karnataka & Tamil Nadu, Bengaluru City Police and Karnataka State Exotic Flower Grower & Sellers Association (KEFGSA).

“A floral honor to the COVID warriors! We choose pink, white, and green as the theme color - all these colors are the signs of positivity, peace, and vibrance. The choice of flowers was lilies and roses which are both exotic. We wanted to give the best to the heroes of our country. The location - Whitefield Police Station was strategically chosen to pay our respect to the policemen working at the ground level and keeping us protected at these times of crises” said Sanober Mannan, Founder, and Director, 9yards events. 

“The Brief was given to us by the Flower Council of India and Srikanth Kanohi, Tanya from Avant shared a Cape picture on a statue. We innovated on that idea and created mannequins of police, nurses, and doctors to give them flower capes. For the Frazer town installation, we had a nurse and created a floral gown for her. As the nurses and doctors lose a part of themselves while looking after the patients and some have lost their lives saving others. We thought this would be the best thing to do.

For the Bowring hospital - Shivajinagar floral installation, we got a football sport mannequin and decided to have a corona ball in front of it by a doctor who is kicking the corona ball. It actually came out brilliantly” said Zubair Abdul Waheed,  Managing Director, Zzeeh Productions Pvt LTD.

Flower Council of India has come forward with the initiative of bringing the Blooms back to the Garden City of Bangalore.

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