A five-day long flower festival is underway at the Kanchenjunga Stadium in Siliguri, West Bengal. The North Bengal Flower Festival is being organised by the Siliguri Horticulture Society in association with the Government of West Bengal. The show, which will conclude on the 9th of February, has 67 stalls showcasing flowers from all over the country. This year's event hopes to raise awareness on the environment and generate employment. The centre of attraction this time are a special kind of Orchids from Sikkim and Cactus from Kalimpong.