Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has unveiled an orchid named after her in the National Orchid Garden of Singapore Botanic Garden.
The orchid was named ‘Dendrobium Sheikh Hasina’.
To make Sheikh Hasina’s first visit to the country memorable, Singapore took this initiative.
On her first official visit to the country, the prime minister arrived in Singapore at the invitation of her Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsein Loong.
On Tuesday morning, Group Director of Singapore Botanic Garden Dr. Nigel Talyor C Hort, handed over the orchid to the Prime Minister at a function at Singapore Botanic Garden.
Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid and members of her entourage were present at the programme.
Sheikh Hasina later visited different sections of the orchid garden and enjoyed the beauty of the garden with over 1,000 species and 2,000 hybrid plants.
David Lim, the Hybridiser of the plant and manager of the orchid garden, said it has taken four and a half years time to produce the plant and flowering.
“Since 1957, this garden has so far produced 250 hybrid orchids and many of them were named after the visiting heads of states and government and kings of different countries in Singapore to make their visit memorable,” said David Lim.
The ‘Dendrobium Sheikh Hasina’ will now be nurtured in the VIP Orchid Gallery of the Singapore Botanic Gardens, which offers a permanent showcase and largest display of the orchids in the world, he said.