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Fascinated With PM Modi's Headgear at the R-Day Function? It's A Special Gift From Jamnagar

Modi at national war memorial

Modi at national war memorial

The 'paghdi' was a gift from the royal family of Jamnagar in Gujarat to the prime minister.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's colourful turbans on Independence Day and Republic Day have become a tradition. On Tuesday, too he sported a red 'halari paghdi' from Jamnagar as he attended the Republic Day celebrations.

ANI reported that the turban was a special gift from the royal family of Jamnagar in Gujarat.

Jamnagar MP Poonamben Maadam said on Twitter that the prime minister was wearing the traditional 'halari paghdi' that represented the rich culture of the region.

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The traditional turban is a bandhej one, made with the tie-and-dye method that is usually used in the states of Gujarat and Rajasthan.

On Tuesday, the PM Modi signed the ceremonial book at the National War Memorial at the India Gate in New Delhi in the presence of the Defence Minister, Chief of Defence Staff, Chief of Army Staff and Chief of Navy Staff also present.

Earlier in the day, the prime minister also took to Twitter, wishing the people of the country on Republic Day, saying, "Jai Hind".

first published:January 26, 2021, 11:47 IST
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