Amritsar May 06, 2020: As many as 72 varieties of flowers and 500 plants of roses in 25 colours add colour and fragrance in almost 30 percent out of about 60 percent of landscaping beauty of 500 acres of land of Guru Nanak Dev University. The Campus during this lockdown period is enrich with ear soothing chirping of different species of birds in the calm atmosphere of the University. The campus is depicting true poetical vision and blessings of Bhai Veer Singh’s poetry. The campus’s floral look at present is the dream of Vice- Chancellor, Professor Jaspal Singh Sandhu, as he is nature loving person. He always inspires to worship and protect nature and environment .
It is pertinent to say that due to his earnest efforts, during the golden jubilee celebrations and to mark 550 birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji, the botanical garden of the university was adorned with 550 rose plants in 25 varieties in different shades and fragrance, brought especially from Bangaluru to mark this occasion. Still another lot of 500 plants in additional 25 varieties is pending due to spread of epidemic Corona, which will be added as soon as conditions normalise.
Three species of honey bees and seven species of butterflies are roaming around the flowers. About 150 species are added to the landscaping of campus and Botanical gardens from PAU Ludhiana, FRI Dehradun, SFRI Jodhpur and other different locations in Punjab.
Large number of birds are enjoying the colorful Campus. Three ducklings, six newly born peacocks and rabbits are the proud natives of Guru Nanak Dev University and are roaming freely with the sense of belongingness and their right to live.
Winter flowers included in this family are: Antirrhinum, Pansy, Petunia, Aster, Dimora, Phlox, Verbena, Nasturtiums, Poppy, Salvia, Hollyhock, Larkspur, Marigolds, Dahlias, Coreopsis, Sunflower etc.