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I-Day: PM Modi continues with flamboyant ‘pagadi’ tradition, sports Kolhapuri Pheta style safa with long trail

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August 15, 2021

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I-Day: PM Modi continues with flamboyant ‘pagadi’ tradition, sports Kolhapuri Pheta style safa with long trail

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)

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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 Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressing the Nation on the occasion of 68th Independence Day from the ramparts of Red Fort, in Delhi on August 15, 2014. (File photo)

The next year it was a yellow safa, while in 2016 it was a tie and dye turban with a pinkish hue.

2015:

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi waving to the people after addressing the Nation on the occasion of 69th Independence Day from the ramparts of Red Fort, in Delhi on August 15, 2015.

2016:

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressing the Nation on the occasion of 70th Independence Day from the ramparts of Red Fort, in Delhi on August 15, 2016.

In 2017 the PM donned a red and yellow turban, the next year he sported the saffron and red colors.

2017:

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)

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