PM Modi was spotted today wearing a white turban with several stripes of the tri-color Indian flag while delivering the traditional Prime Minister’s address to the nation from the Red Fort in Delhi. Speaking for the ninth time from the iconic heritage building, he was dressed in a white kurta-pyjama and a navy blue waistcoat, with the turban clearly visible.
Since 2014, the PM Modi has been known for donning colourful turbans for his Independence Day and Republic Day looks. He wore a saffron turban with red patterns and a long pink trail last year.
Today marks the 75th anniversary of India’s independence, and the Prime Minister is leading the celebrations. He has raised the national flag and is addressing the nation from the iconic Red Fort ramparts.
The tricolour has been prominently featured in this year’s special celebrations, with the government promoting the “Har Ghar Tiranga” campaign with the goal of personalising the relationship with the national flag rather than keeping it formal or institutional. Ministers and BJP leaders have also undertaken several “Tiranga Yatras” across the country.
Houses, apartment complexes, offices, commercial buildings, public parks, and even vehicles were seen prominently displaying the Indian flag in the national capital today.
The Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, which began in March 2021, will mark the 75th anniversary of the country’s independence.
The government has also allowed people to display the flag at their homes for three days, a first. For the “Har Ghar Tiranga” campaign, the flag laws had to be changed.