NEW DELHI -- While addressing an agriculture conference in Sikkim on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said: "Don't let me become delicate like a flower. I live among the thorns, I will continue to live among the thorns."
"Lekin jahan zarurat, vahan phool jaisi komalta ke saath dukhi ke ansoon ponchne ke kaam yeh zindagi aa jaiye. Iss se bada kya sobhagya hoga (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 whenever necessary)," he added, The Times of India reported.
During his visit to the Northeast, Modi named two orchids, Sikkim Cymbidium Sardar and Lycaste Deendayal, while Chief Minister Pawan Chamling had named one orchid "Namo".
Sikkim recently became the first fully organic state in India.
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