Modi names orchids Deendayal' and Sardar' at Sikkim's flower show

Sikkim Chief Minister named a third orchid variety Cymbidium Namo'.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently sounded the poll bugle in the north-east states of Assam and Sikkim. But when he was not busy making campaign speeches, he managed time for a flower show in Gangtok and unveiled three new Orchid varieties developed in Sikkim. However, the Prime Minister's choice of names for the orchids is the interesting part – while he named one Cymbidium Sardar, the other one was christened Lycaste Deendayal.

The orchids were named after iconic leaders Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and Jan Sangh leader Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay.

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling did the honour of naming the third new variety and named it after the Prime Minister himself. He named it 'Cymbidium Namo'.

The Prime Minister had a word or two to say about the honour of having his name given to a delicate orchid. "Don't let me become delicate like a flower. I have lived among the thorns, I will continue to live among the thorns... But there cannot be any bigger privilege if my life can be useful in wiping the tears of a sad person with the delicacy of a flower," he said while addressing a gathering of agriculture ministers at the flower show.

( Source : deccan chronicle )
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