Israeli Flower Named After PM Modi

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A fast-growing Israeli flower has been named after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a special gesture to mark the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister to Israel.

The Israeli crysanthumum flower – a colourful plant that grows fast – was named after PM Modi. Israeli Crysanthumun flower will now be called “MODI”.

Modi visited the Danziger “Dan” flower farm along with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu in Mishmar Hashiva where they discussed the latest technologies being used for floriculture.

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 reproduction of plants. The farm, founded in 1953, is located in Moshav Mishmar Hashiva, about 56 km from Jerusalem, in central Israel.

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