Imphal, Apr.13: The display of the rarest breeds of ornamental fishes and flowers at the seven- day state level Aquarium exhibition cum flower show in Imphal left visitors spell bound.
The show was organised by the Manipur Science and Technology Council and Aquarium and Floriculture Entrepreneurs in Imphal.
The exhibition which kicked off on April 10 would continue till April 16 and has intrigued people of all age groups is attracting an average of 200 footfalls per day.
Speaking on the objective of organising such exhibitions, Fishery Officer, Laishram Nilakumar Singh, said that it seeks that the show was organized to sensitise people on the indigenous species of fish and flowers.
“Actually we thought it is high time for people to understand the importance of our indigenous ornamental fish and also the indigenous flowers. So these are the two objectives we want to focus and at the same time for both this aquarium and floriculture, new entrepreneurs have to come up for our state and for our social economic development and that is why we are organising this seven- day aquarium- cum- flower show,” he said.
The event has been attended by aquarium entrepreneurs and floriculturalists from all across the state.
At least 36 endangered indigenous fishes of Manipur are also being put up. On the other hand, the floriculturists have shown 124 plants species.
The show is a visual treat along with an enlightening experience on marine and aquatic life. (ANI)