Welcome to World Regional Rose Convention 2020, Kolkata

Dear Friends,

The Regional Convention for Central Asia of the World Federation of Rose Societies is going to be held at Kolkata, India, from January 9 to 12, 2020. All are welcome!

A historic event: This is the fourth time that a WFRS Regional Convention along with a rose show is being held in India under the aegis of the Indian Rose Federation. This time it is going to be in city of Kolkata (formerly known as Calcutta), to be hosted and organised by The Agri- Horticultural Society of India, coinciding with the memorable occasion of its Bicentenary Year. The Bengal Rose Society is the partner organisation of this event.

In many ways, this is going to be an extraordinary event. First and foremost, the host organisation The Agri Horticultural Society of India, founded in 1820 by Rev. Dr. William Carey. It is one of the oldest of its kind in South-Southeast Asia and is credited with a lot of basic development of scientific agriculture and horticulture and its spread across India. A large number of plants of economic importance, particularly fruits, vegetables and ornamentals were introduced for cultivation in India through this Society. Kolkata is also known for the world-famous ‘Acharya Jagadish C Bose Indian Botanic Garden’ (formerly, ‘Indian Botanic Garden’), founded in 1787 in its twin city of Howrah, on the other side of the river Ganges. It has one of the richest collections of plants and specimens in the region. Kolkata also houses the Indian Museum founded in 1814 which is one of the oldest in the world. There are several other heritage institutions in Kolkata like the Asiatic Society, the magnificent Victoria Memorial Hall, the Eden Gardens which not only houses India’s most famous cricket ground but also a beautiful park where flower shows are held regularly. Kolkata has lots more to offer.

Best regards,
Organising Committee

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