Medicinal Plants Arrangement Competition on Mother’s Day

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Rahma and Dwi, among dozens of teams in the competition. (Photo: Sefya Hayu Istighfaricha)

UNAIR NEWS – There are many ways to commemorate Mother’s Day every December 22nd. One of them is by holding a flower arranging contest. What is more unique, this time, not flowers are arranged, but medicinal plants. What’s the fun like?

The competition was held by the Dharma Wanita Persatuan (DWP) Faculty of Medicine UNAIR in cooperation with Dharma Wanita Persatuan (DWP) RSUD Dr. Soetomo Surabaya to commemorate 89th Mother’s Day commemoration organized. It was held in Assembly Room A FK UNAIR, December 21.

Rahma and Dwi were among the dozens of teams competing enthusiastically in this competition. Although unusual, this medicinal planting experience brought its own excitement.

Like arranging flowers, arranging medicinal plants requires creativity. Not just putting plants into one container, but they must think how to beautify the appearance.

In this competition, Rahma and Dwi combined several types of toga plants, such as binahong leaves, ginger, turmeric, jarak leaves, firestick plants, aloe vera leaves, galangal, cinnamon, kelor leaf, pandan leaves, lemon, cumin, ginger and tapak dara leaves.

The result was unique, there were dozens of arranged medicinal plants on top of a basket made of pandan leaves. There was special aroma of spices and flowers around.
Beside the medicinal plants arranging contest, there was also a choir contest. In addition to commemorate mother’s day, the event taking place in the Hall of FK UNAIR was also to celebrate the 18th anniversary of DWP.

Among the festivities of the event, the organizers also presented educational donations to a number of elementary, junior and senior high school students. The highlight of the event was marked by the cone-shaped turmeric rice slicing by Vice Dean II FK UNAIR Prof. Dr. Budi Santoso, dr., Sp.OG (K) accompanied by the head of DWP FK UNAIR and DWP RSUD Dr. Soetomo.

Author: Sefya Hayu Istighfaricha
Editor: Binti Q. Masruroh


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