PM Modi opts for Uttarakhand cap for India's Republic Day
Known for celebrating India's diverse culture with his sartorial choices, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi kept up with the tradition by sporting a unique Uttarakhand traditional cap on the 73rd Republic Day.
Ranging from bright Jamnagar Pagdi, Rajasthani safa, to a Kolhapuri style turban, the eye-catching choice of PM Modi's turban becomes a talking point every time he appears for special occasions. However, dropping the idea of donning a bright turban with a long trail, PM Modi opted to wear a unique traditional Uttarakhand cap on India's 73rd Republic Day.
The cap was embellished with Brahmakamal inspired brooch. Brahmakamal is the state flower of Uttarakhand that PM uses whenever he visits Kedarnath for pooja.
He also honoured the tradition of Northeastern India by wearing a stole which was gifted to him during his visit to Manipur and teamed it up with his statement kurta-churidar and the traditional sleeveless jacket with a V-neck, as he paid homage to the fallen soldiers by laying a wreath at the National War Memorial on 73rd Republic Day.
He was also seen sporting a white face mask during the visit.
Last year, PM Modi had sported a 'Halari pagh' (royal head turban), which was gifted to him by Gujarat's Jamnagar Royal Family.
Republic Day is being celebrated across the country with great fervour.
PM Modi, on January 26, has extended his greetings to the people on the occasion of the 73rd Republic Day.
"Wishing you all a happy Republic Day. Jai Hind! " PM Modi tweeted.
Celebrations will be held all across the country to mark the day. On this day, 73-year back, India officially adopted its Constitution.