This I-Day, PM Modi opts for a saffron leheriya turban
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was wearing a saffron-magenta-white leheriya turban
The PM is often seen wearing colourful turbans on special occasions
He teamed up his colourful turban with white kurta-churidar
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, known to sport colourful headgear on special occasions, was wearing saffron leheriya turban when he arrived at Red Fort on Sunday, the 75th Independence Day of India. He teamed it up with a white kurta-churidar and a sky blue sleeveless jacket. This was PM Modi's eighth consecutive address from the iconic fort.
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The Prime Minister, also sporting a white stole with a red border, arrived at the historic fort minutes before 7.30 am and unfurled the tricolour. His saffron-magenta-white turban had a long train and a special tying pattern.
The flag unfurling was followed by two helicopters showering flowers on the guests. In his opening remarks, the PM paid tributes to past leaders, corona warriors and hailed India's Olympic contingent
The Prime Minister arrived to pay tributes at the War memorial sporting a red printed turban, cream kurta, churidar, grey waistcoat and a shawl. The first such 'pagdi' was gifted to the PM by the royal family of Jamnagar, Gujarat, reports ANI.
At the 74th Independence Day in 2020, the 70-year-old Prime Minister was seen in an orange and yellow safa (Rajasthani headgear) with a long trail. He had paired it with a white and orange stole.
In 2019, the Prime Minister teamed a white kurta with red and orange leheriya turban. While in 2018, PM Modi sported a plain orange and red safa, with a long trail, and a white kurta. He also wore a black and white stole.
Earlier, he has been seen sporting a leheriya turban, an embroidered one and a Jodhpuri variant among others on special occasions.
The Prime Minister Narendra mentioned Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Patel and Babasaheb Ambedkar while paying rich tributes to those who helped shaped the country. He added that all citizens must resolve towards making India atmnirbhar (self-reliant) by the time India celebrates 100th Independence Day.
"Be it Nehru ji, the first Prime Minister of India, Sardar Patel, who turned the country into a united nation or Babasaheb Ambedkar, who showed India the way to the future, the country is remembering every such personality, the country is indebted to all of them," the Prime Minister said in one of the rare occasions when he has spoken about the country's first Prime Minister and Congress leader.