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PM Modi continues ‘safa’ tradition, sports saffron ‘bandhej’ turban on 71st Republic Day

New Delhi: Persevering with his custom of donning vibrant turbans on Republic Day and Independence Day celebrations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi sported a saffron ‘bandhej’ headgear with a tail for the 71st Republic Day on Sunday.

Sporting his conventional kurta pajama and jacket, Modi paid homage to the fallen troopers on the newly-built Nationwide Conflict Memorial right here on the Republic Day for the primary time as an alternative of the Amar Jawan Jyoti beneath the India Gate arch.

Bandhej is a print developed utilizing tie and dye technique practiced primarily in states of Rajasthan and Gujarat.

Turbans have been a spotlight of the prime minister’s sartorial selections at Independence Day and Republic Day occasions.

Modi had sported a multi-coloured turban when he gave his sixth Independence Day speech from the rampants of the Purple Fort final 12 months after securing a second time period.

For his maiden Independence Day handle because the prime minister in 2014, Modi had opted for a Jodhpuri bandhej turban in vibrant pink color with inexperienced on the tail.

A yellow turban coated with crisscrossed strains in numerous shades of the identical color, together with a number of in pink and deep inexperienced, marked his 2015 look, and he selected a tie and dye turban in hues of pink and yellow for his look on the Purple Fort in 2016.

The prime minister’s turban for 2017 was a mixture of vibrant pink and yellow with crisscrossed golden strains throughout it adopted by a saffron turban the earlier 12 months.

From vibrant pink bandhni turban from Kutch to mustard Rajasthani ‘safa’, the prime minister has sported diverse turbans at his Republic Day appearances too.

In 2019, he had worn a yellowish orange headgear with a pink tail on the Republic Day.

(PTI)

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