PM continues ‘safa' tradition; opts for saffron-cream turban

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PM continues ‘safa' tradition; opts for saffron-cream turban

Sunday, 16 August 2020 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

Wearing a saffron and cream turban with a long tail, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, continued his tradition of donning flamboyant and colourful turbans on the 74th Independence Day celebrations held at the historic Red Fort in National Capital on Saturday.

The prime minister paired the 'safa' with a half-sleeve kurta and a fitted churidar. He also wore a white scarf with a saffron border that he used to cover his mouth and nose in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last year, Modi sported a multi-coloured turban as he gave his sixth Independence Day speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort after returning to power for a second term with a thumping majority.

For his maiden Independence Day 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 criss-cross 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 criss-crossed golden lines all over. He donned a saffron turban for his appearance at the Red Fort in 2018.

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