Fruits, flowers contest planned in Monywa to mark 73rd Union Day

Fruit and Flower Competition to mark 73rd anniversary of Union Day to be held in Monywa. Photo: Supplied
Fruit and Flower Competition to mark 73rd anniversary of Union Day to be held in Monywa. Photo: Supplied

A fruits and flowers competition will be organized from 10 to 12 February at the gallery of the Agriculture Department under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation in Monywa, Sagaing Region, to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the Union Day, according to the Sagaing Region Agriculture Department.
“The three-day competition will be held from 10 to 12 February to allow local farmers to observe flowers and fruits grown by themselves and others. This year, local farmers from Sagaing Region can compete using local and foreign species of plants. They can also display special fruits, leaves, and trees. The prize ceremony will be held at 8 am on 12 February at the gallery of the Agriculture Department,” said U Win Hlaing Oo, head of the Sagaing Region Agriculture Department.
Local farmers wishing to participate in the competition are required to send fruits grown by them by 5 pm on 10 February. The farmers will have to bring one each of self-planted calabash, yellow pumpkin, cucumber, and cabbage; five each of white radish, carrots, beets, and aubergines; three each of pitaya (dragon fruit) and papaya; five each of lemons and lime; 10 each of chili, 10 each of prunes and tomatoes; five each of potato, sage, and elephant foot yam; one bunch of bananas, coconuts, and areca nuts, according to the Sagaing Region Agriculture Department. —Win Oo (Zayyartine) (Translated by Hay Mar)

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