Mizoram Tourism Department holds its annual Anthurium festival on the foothills of the Reiek Mountain to promote the flower’s cultivation and farmers in Mizoram. Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga, chief guest at the occasion, this year, inaugurated the festival. Every year, the festival witnesses visitors from across the region.
Pu Robert Romawia Royte, Tourism Minister stated, ‘A good number of visitors from within and outside the State are visiting this village. This is the replica of the entire Mizo typical village. A lot of houses are on display. The anthurium flower is one of the most expensive flowers cultivated in India.’
Stressing on the importance of the festival, Pu Robert praised and thanked the social leaders and inhabitants of Reiek Village, who over the years have given full cooperation to the Tourism Department in organizing the festival. The tourist resort at Reiek village was decked up and decorated with a variety of wild flowers from the State. According to reports, Mizoram has more than three lakh Anthurium saplings.
‘I have been invited by the Government of Mizoram to promote and see the scope of tourism. The past four days have been the most beautiful experience of my life. I have fallen in love with the Mizo culture and people,’ shared Vandana, a visitor.
Anthuriums sell for around Rs 800-1,000 per plant in metropolitan cities. In Mizoram, Anthurium varieties are widely used in ceremonies ranging from birthdays, weddings and funeral services.