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Modi continues with his tradition of sporting the ‘safa’ on Independence Day


New Delhi, Aug 15: Prime Minister, Narendra Modi continued his tradition of sporting colourful turbans for the Independence Day speeches.

Today, he sported a bright yellow 'safa' to mark Independence Day. A safa is a Rajasthani headgear.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

His turban had splashes of green and red in the leheriya pattern. He sported a white half sleeve kurta and cheddar. He also draped an orange scarf, with a black and white pattern around his shoulders.

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For his maiden Independence Day address as the prime minister in 2014, Modi had opted for a Jodhpuri bandhej turban in bright red colour with green at the tail.

A yellow turban covered with criss-cross lines in different shades of the same colour, along with a few in red and deep green, marked his 2015 look, and he chose a 'tie and dye' turban in hues of pink and yellow for his appearance at the Red Fort in 2016.

The prime minister's turban for 2017 was a mix of bright red and yellow with criss-crossed golden lines all over it followed by a saffron turban in 2018.

From bright red bandhni turban from Kutch to mustard Rajasthani 'safa', turbans have been a highlight of Prime Minister's Republic Day appearances too.

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The country celebrated its 73rd Independence Day today where Modi addressed the people of India from the ramparts of Red Fort for the first time after returning to power for a second term with a thumping majority.

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