We are proud to announce that on April 4th, 2022, the tulip “Maitri“ was baptised by the Hon’ble President of India H.E. Mr Ram Nath Kovind and the first lady Mrs Savita Kovind. The name-giving ceremony was held at Keukenhof in honour of 75 years of friendship and collaboration between India and the Netherlands. “Maitri” means friendship in Sanskrit. Mr Jan de Wit (son of Rinus) hybridised this variety back in 2001 and we are proud that after 21 years of Jan’s careful dedication our tulip was given such a wonderful name. We hope that the friendship between our countries will be as strong and dependable as “Maitri”. You can watch this video for an impression of the baptism.