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Israeli Crysanthumun flower will now be called Modi in honour of PM Modi

Modi's three-day visit to Israel is the first by an Indian Prime Minister to the Jewish nation

Press Trust of India  |  Tel Aviv 

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, centre, accompanied by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, waves during welcome ceremony upon arrival in Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv, Israel
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, centre, accompanied by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, waves during welcome ceremony upon arrival in Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv, Israel

A new fast-growing Israeli flower was on Wednesday named after Prime Minister Modi, in a special gesture to mark the first visit of an Indian Prime Minister to the Jewish nation.

Israeli Crysanthumun flower will now be called "MODI", officials here said.


"New fast-growing Israeli Crysanthumun flower named in honor of Prime Minister Modi and will be called "MODI". Indeed, a #GrowingPartnership!," Israel's official twitter handle said in a tweet.

"Crysanthumun flower will be named in honour of Prime Minister Modi. The flower will be called 'Modi'," Office of the Prime Minister tweeted.

Earlier, Modi visited the Danziger "Dan" flower farm along with his Israeli counterpart in Mishmar Hashiva where they were briefed about the latest technologies being used for floriculture.

"Commemorating Prime Minister Modi's visit, Danziger Flower Farm names the flower Crysanthumun as 'Modi.', on the name of Prime Minister," Press Information Bureau said in a tweet.

"A symbol of blooming in a special gesture, a new fast growing variety of chrysanthemum flower named after Prime Minister Modi," External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Gopal Baglay tweeted.


The Danziger flower farm is one of Israel's leading floriculture companies with approximately 80,000 square meters of state-of-the-art greenhouses specialising in the reproduction of plants.

The farm, founded in 1953, is located in Moshav Mishmar Hashiva, about 56 km from Jerusalem, in central

Modi was greeted by Netanyahu along with the top tier of Israel's leadership -- known as segel aleph -- an honour afforded to only a few select leaders like US presidents and popes.

Modi began his "path-breaking" visit to with his counterpart Netanyahu extending an extraordinary welcome and asserting that "even sky is not the limit" in the cooperation between the two countries.

His three-day visit to is the first by an Indian prime minister to the Jewish nation.

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