Chairman, Pune Fashion Week
We all know that Empress Botanical Garden is amongst the most significant gardens i n t he region. The welllandscaped garden consists of lush green lawns, abundant flora and fauna, play area for kids and a snack shack. The park has a quaint stream of water flowing throughout the garden and is a delight for nature lovers. There will always be a tussle between environmentalists and infrastructure development, and the key is to ensure that the balance between being environment friendly and development conducive is always maintained. With the right planning and implementation mechanism, and a genuine positive intent, I am sure that we should be able to achieve the fine balance in preserving our fragile ecosystem, as well as building the much-needed infrastructure for our deserving officers. We should thus focus all our energies and resources towards ensuring that Empress Garden retains its natural flora, which is of importance from a botanical perspective, thus continuing to attract the local and migratory birds and boosting our ecosystem for generations to come. This requires a passionate team and selfless motivation, which we should keep recognizing and supporting regularly through initiatives.