Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of 75th Independence Day from the ramparts of Red Fort, in Delhi, on August 15, 2021. (Photos: ANI)
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi continued with his tradition of wearing a colorful safa (headgear) during his Independence Day address to the nation at the Red Fort in the national capital.
The eye-catching choice of the PM’s headgear, ranging from bright Jamnagar Pagdi, a bandhani turban from Kutch to a Rajasthani safa, is something that has become a topic of discussion in the past.
This year he opted to sport what looks like a Kolhapuri Pheta style turban with a long trail that extended till his ankle as he addressed the nation on the country’s 75th Independence Day. He paired the safa with a pastel powder blue half-sleeve kurta, which is widely now known as the ‘Modi kurta’ and a stole.
In 2014 in first Independence Day speech he wore a red Jodhpuri bandhej turban with a green trail.
The next year it was a yellow safa, while in 2016 it was a tie and dye turban with a pinkish hue.
In 2017 the PM donned a red and yellow turban, the next year he sported the saffron and red colors.
Last year, he opted for a predominant mix of orange and yellow colored headgear and keeping in view of the situation created by COVID-19, he added a scarf, like a mask in white color having orange borders.
Every year, Prime Minister Modi adds a dash of color with a unique turban for Independence Day and Republic Day celebrations, while making sure to try on the traditional headgears of different states- representing the diversity of India. (ANI)