PM Narendra Modi continued with his tradition of wearing colouful turbans on the occasion of country`s Republic Day and Independence Day celebrations. This year too, the PM sported a colourful `paghdi` which is a gift to him from the royal family of Gujarat`s Jamnagar. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was wearing `Halari pagh` (royal head turban) gifted to him by Jamnagar Royal Family for today`s Republic Day event.
PM Modi was spotted wearing the colorful paghdi while he laid a wreath at the National War Memorial on the occasion of Republic Day, which has been a low key affair due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
During the Republic Day celebrations last year, the PM had worn a saffron bandhej headgear with a tail. In 2019, he had worn a yellowish-orange turban which had a red tail.
The PM in 2014, the year he took over as PM appeared for the Independence Day in a bright headgear. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has always made a style statement with his choice of turbans during the Republic Day and Independence Day.
“Wishing all the people of India a Happy #RepublicDay . Jai Hind!” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a tweet in Hindi. India celebrates its 72nd Republic Day on Tuesday (January 26, 2021), which will be the first to be organized amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
This year, the Republic Day celebrations will be a quieter affair as there will be a shorter parade, no chief guest to grace the occasion and much less public participation in the event.