I-Day: PM Narendra Modi continues ‘safa’ custom; opts for saffron, cream turban

New Delhi, August 15

Continuing his custom of donning flamboyant and vibrant turbans, Prime Minister Narendra Modi sported a saffron and cream headgear with an extended tail on the 74th Independence Day celebrations held on the historic Red Fort right here on Saturday.

The prime minister paired the ‘safa’ with a half-sleeve kurta and a fitted churidar. He additionally wore a white scarf with a saffron border that he used to cowl his mouth and nostril in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last 12 months, Modi sported a multi-coloured turban as he gave his sixth Independence Day speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort after returning to energy for a second time period with a thumping majority.

For his maiden Independence Day in 2014, he had opted for a brilliant crimson Jodhpuri bandhej turban with inexperienced on the tail.

In 2015, he selected a yellow turban coated with multi-coloured criss-cross strains, and a tie and dye turban in hues of pink and yellow in 2016.

The prime minister’s turban for 2017 was a mixture of brilliant crimson and yellow with criss-crossed golden strains throughout. He donned a saffron turban for his look on the Red Fort in 2018.

From a brilliant crimson bandhani turban from Kutch to a mustard Rajasthani ‘safa’, Modi’s eye-catching turbans have been a spotlight of his Republic Day appearances too.

Known in any other case to witness a bustling crowd, the annual grand Independence Day occasion on the Red Fort was scaled down this 12 months in step with prescribed security protocols to comprise the unfold of COVID-19 that has wreaked havoc internationally. PTI

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