19/01/2016 9:10 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

PM Modi: 'I Live Among Thorns'

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An Indian supporter of the Chief Minister of the western Indian state of Gujarat and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime-ministerial candidate Narendra Modi collects flowers ahead of his arrival in New Delhi on May 17, 2014. Hundreds of flag-waving supporters mobbed Indian prime minister-elect Narendra Modi as he arrived in New Delhi, smiling and flashing victory signs after his party's crushing poll victory. AFP PHOTO / Chandan KHANNA (Photo credit should read Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

READ: There Is Now An Orchid Named After Modi--Cymbidium Namo!

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