Dendrobrium Narendra Modi: An orchid named after PM Modi in Singapore
The petals of orchid are distinguished, well twisted and mahogany in colour, while sepals are reddish brown and lined with a fine margin. They are beautifully complimented with an attractive dark purple lipUpdated: Jun 02, 2018 11:34 IST
An orchid was named after Prime Minister Narendra Modi to mark his visit to the National Orchid Garden of Singapore on Saturday.
Modi is in Singapore on the last leg of his three-nation tour.
“Dendrobrium Narendra Modi - an orchid named after PM @narendramodi on the occasion of his visit to the National Orchid Garden in Singapore,” external affairs ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.
“A strong and robust tropical orchid which produces upright inflorences up to 38 cm long with 14-20 well-arranged flowers,” he said.
In a special gesture, an orchid is named after PM @narendramodi in Singapore. This orchid was also displayed behind the head table during the banquet lunch hosted by PM @leehsienloong for PM Modi. pic.twitter.com/XQD5GB0YRa— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 2, 2018
The distinguished and well twisted petals of the orchid are mahogany, while sepals are reddish brown and lined with a fine margin. They are beautifully complimented with an attractive dark purple lip.
Later, the prime minister visited Hindu and Buddhist temples and a mosque in Chinatown.
Modi visited Singapore’s oldest Hindu temple Sri Mariamman and participated in prayers.
Reinforcing our strong cultural connect, PM @narendramodi visited the Mariamman Temple, which is the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore built in 1827, dedicated to Goddess Mariamman. pic.twitter.com/JAlrHBGgQM— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) June 2, 2018
Built in 1827, the temple was constructed for worship by immigrants from the Nagapatnam and Cuddalore districts of South India. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Mariamman, known for her power in curing epidemic illnesses and diseases. The temple is located in the heart of Chinatown.
He also visited Chulia mosque in Chinatown which was built by Chulia Muslim merchants from India’s Coromandal Coast under the leadership of Anser Sahib. This is one of the earliest mosques in Singapore. The mosque was established in 1826.
PM @narendramodi accompanied by Singapore Culture Minister Grace Yien visited Chulia mosque which was built by Chulia Muslim merchants from India's Coromandal Coast under the leadership of Anser Sahib. Demonstrating the age-old people-to-people contact between our two countries. pic.twitter.com/K07hIbH74q— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) June 2, 2018
The Prime Minister also visited the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum.