Valentine’s Day Today
Tk 8 lakh flowers likely to be sold in Sirajganj
SIRAJGANJ, Feb 13: Flowers worth Taka 8 lakh are expected to be sold on Valentine's Day in the district, said local florists.
They collected and gathered flowers from different places ahead of the day.
Shops are adorned with flowers of different colours. Street vendors also brought flowers to sell on both sides of the streets. They imported flowers from Bogura and Jashore.
Ratan Ray, owner of Chamak Ful Ghar, one of the biggest flower shops in Sirajganj, said, "I have been doing the business for the last 20 years. I purchase flowers at wholesale rate from Jashore."
He also said, "I cannot profit much now like before. Flower is not cultivated in Sirajganj. People buy flowers from Jashore. The wholesalers demand prices as per their wish. They do not have any fixed price."
He has set an aim of selling flowers worth about Taka 3 lakh on Valentine's Day.
Raja Ray, a street vendor said, "I sell flowers round the year. The price of flowers increases on different occasions. I have set an aim to sell flowers worth about Taka 1 lakh this year."
Reshma Khatun, a customer said, "The price of flower is much higher this year. The sellers are selling a rose over Taka 20."