PM Modi's Republic Day turban this year is from Jamnagar. (Photo: Doordarshan)
PM Modi's Republic Day turban this year is from Jamnagar. (Photo: Doordarshan)

Republic Day 2021: PM Modi's special turban is a gift from Jamnagar royal family

PM Modi continued the tradition of wearing bright-coloured turbans at this year's Republic Day celebrations as well.
Written by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 11:08 AM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's choice of turbans on the occasions of the Independence Day and Republic Day has made a statement. This year too, PM Modi continued the turban tradition and wore a colourful 'paghdi' which is a gift to the Prime Minister by the royal family of Gujarat's Jamnagar, news agency ANI reported.

The bright-coloured turban was complemented by his grey jacket and cream-coloured shawl. On the 71st Republic Day in 2020, PM Modi had worn a saffron bandhej headgear with a tail. On Republic Day 2019, PM Modi had worn a yellowish-orange turban which had a red tail.

PM Modi appeared in a bright headgear for the first time in 2014 when he delivered his maiden Independence Day speech.

On Tuesday, PM Modi laid a wreath at the National War Memorial on the occasion of Republic Day, which this year is seeking a muted celebration owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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