NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi ditched his traditional turban look on Republic Day this year and wore a traditional cap from Uttarakhand with an image of the brahmakamal, the state flower, and sported a stole from Manipur.
Official sources said Modi uses the brahmakamal whenever he offers prayers at Kedarnath.
Turbans have been a highlight of the prime minister’s sartorial choices at Independence Day and Republic Day events. Last year, he sported a a special turban from Gujarat’s Jamnagar on 72nd Republic Day.
On Independence Day last year, he chose a saffron headgear with red patterns and a long plume.
For his maiden Independence Day speech in 2014, he had opted for a bright red Jodhpuri bandhej turban with green at the tail. In 2015, he chose a yellow turban covered with multi-coloured crisscross lines, and a tie and dye turban in hues of pink and yellow in 2016. The prime minister’s turban for 2017 was a mix of bright red and yellow with crisscrossed golden lines all over.