Saturday, July 3, 2010
The 22nd edition of Annual Mango Festival is inaugurated on May 2 at Delhi by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. The festival showcased around 400 varieties of the fruit. This festival will help people from all over Delhi to come here and have a taste of different varieties of mangoes.
Mango cultivators from states like Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar and Punjab are taking part in the festival. Complimenting the farmers for making mangoes popular across the world, Chief Minister said: "With names like Aishwarya, Sachin and Bapu, the farmers have made the fruit even more attractive." The chief minister also appealed to the farmers to use least pesticides for their crops.
The mango festival also had competition among mango growers in 10 varieties of mangoes like Dussehri, Langra, Chausa, Mallika, Husnara, Rataul, Ramkela and Fazli. Dikshit gave away awards to the winners.