Karachi : Bonsai Exhibition 2009 organized by Pakistan Bonsai Society in collaboration with Defence Housing Authority on the eve of 62nd Independence Day opened at DHA Zamzama Park on Thursday evening.

Administrator DHA Brig Khalid Tirmizi was the chief guest while Consul General of Japan Mr Akinori Wada was the guest of honour of the function.

Brig Tirmizi described Bonsai as a fascinating horticultural art and a creative passion of evoking nature in miniature through intricate growth of trees in a pot. He said that the Bonsai art was a creative and aesthetically vibrant passion that provided immense delight and recreation to the public.

Brig Tirmizi said that the aesthetic delight and pleasure derived out of Bonsai art had a soothing and positive effect on human senses and helped in developing a harmonious and enlightened society.

He commended the efforts of Pakistan Bonsai Society for promoting the fantastic Japanese art in Pakistan. He said that Bonsai Centre established by the Society at DHA Zamzama Park over the years has emerged as a nucleus for disseminating the knowledge and information on the intricate art and science of Bonsai in the country.

He said that Bonsai pavilion at the park provided a fantastic venue for permanent collection of beautiful miniature plants.

The Administrator reiterated that DHA would go all out to support and patronize any initiative aimed at promotion of any intellectually creative pursuit in the society.

He added that DHA attached great importance to development of parks, roadside plantation and playgrounds for providing recreational and relaxation facilities to its residents.

Earlier the President Pakistan Bonsai Society Dr Jamsheer Talati in his welcome address outlined the objectives of his society. He termed Bonsai as an engrossing hobby having dedicated and enthusiast followers all over the world. He said that Bonsai art was becoming popular in the new generation. He said that practice of Bonsai art required knowledge, intricacy, discipline and perseverance.

Mr Muhammad Ovais, Honorary Secretary PBS said that the mechanics of the intricate art of nurturing Bonsai plants revolved around selecting appropriate plants, and doing pruning, trimming and feeding of miniature trees. He said that success of growing Bonsai trees depended on maintaining harmony and balance in their growth and on their appropriate exposure to sunlight.

The event exhibited collections of numerous miniature

Source: DHA Karachi