The Ikebana International, Hyderabad Chapter #250 works actively to spread Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement and promote greenery. The chapter was formed in 1997 under the guidance of Horyu Meena Anantnarayan, a Grandmaster from the Ohara School of Ikebana. It now has sixty six members with Ohryu Rekha Reddy as its President.
This year is being celebrated as the 60th Year of Indo Japan Diplomatic ties and the 15th Year of Inception of Ikebana International Hyderabad Chapter. As part of this, a programme 'Pushpa Raagalu' is being held at 4.30pm on 11th July 2012 at the Hotel Jubilee Ridge. [Best Western Jubilee Ridge,Plot#38, Kavuri Hills Extn. Road 36, Jubilee Hills. Tel: 45679999]. An Ikebana flower exhibition will be on display. It is an innovative floral evening where members will be wearing fresh flower jewellery and speak about the significance of each of the flower.
The members enjoy Ikebana, promote the motto of 'Friendship through Flowers' and are committed to spread the art, greenery and awareness of nature. One of the ventures of the chapter is a book, Flowers & Flavours: Ikebana & Indian recipes. It has had a great response worldwide and a reprint has been done on popular demand.
For information on the programme, chapter activities, membership etc please contact: Secretary, Ms. Padma Duvvuri 94904-91900 ([email protected]
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