Pyongyang, April 12 (KCNA) — Forty years have passed since Kimilsungia belonging to the orchid family was bred by a biologist of Indonesia.
When President Kim Il Sung was visiting Indonesia in April Juche 54 (1965), Sukarno, ex-president of Indonesia, named the flower after Kim Il Sung and presented it to him in praise of his great contribution to the independence of humankind.
Ten years after then, the Bogor Botanical Garden of Indonesia sent Kimilsungia to Pyongyang so that the flower might be cultivated in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
Over the last three decades Kimilsungia has spread across the country.
More than 230 Kimilsungia green houses have been built throughout the country.
Kimilsungia pots cultivated in green houses and families and in other countries have been sent to Kimilsungia festivals held every year in commemoration of the Day of the Sun, the birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung.
Over 27,000 pots of Kimilsungia had been shown in the festivals which have taken place since 1999.
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