September 17, 2020 12:30:32 pm
At a time when the Well being Ministry and different consultants have been urging residents to put on home made masks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi set an instance himself when he stepped out sporting one, in Could 2020. However this was not the standard cotton masks stitched at house; the Prime Minister wrapped a red-and-white Manipuri gamchha round his mouth and nostril.
The “Modi gamchha masks”, because it got here to be recognized, quickly turned viral on social media. Maybe it was not a lot of a shock when PM Modi used his gamchha look as his Twitter profile image; following which a number of BJP leaders additionally modified their profile photos. What this did, in flip, is about a trend pattern – netizens throughout Instagram and Twitter took to sporting gamchhas like their chief, a lot in order that it led to the mass-production of the “Modi gamchha”.
This isn’t the primary time PM Modi set trend objectives. Identified for his wonderful sartorial style, the politician has prior to now popularised gamchhas, turbans, and in addition what’s now often called Modi jackets (half-sleeve buttoned jackets or Nehru jackets).
Within the wake of designers modifying face masks into fashion equipment, PM Modi additionally confirmed how the protecting gear may be a novel and indigenous trend assertion – a ‘desi’ fashion fairly completely different from others. Over the previous few months, the Prime Minister has rigorously coordinated intricate gamchhas together with his apparel on a number of events. Listed below are some cases:
In April, PM Modi was seen sporting a white gamchha with maroon border whereas attending a video convention assembly on COVID-19 with varied Chief Ministers. Railway minister Piyush Goyal had rightly known as it “main by instance”. “Allow us to comply with go well with and defend ourselves and our fellow residents by sporting face covers,” he had written on Twitter.
On one other event, he was seen sporting an ochre yellow-and-green patterned gamchha masks.
In Could, PM Modi posted an image on Instagram the place he was seen sporting a red-and-yellow tant (conventional Bengal handloom) gamchha with intricate embroidery, whereas travelling to West Bengal and Odisha to assessment situations after the Amphan cyclone.
Prime Narendra Modi is a trend icon and he proved it but once more on Independence Day 2020 when he appeared on the Crimson Fort donning his trademark safa in orange and yellow, teamed with a white-and orange gamchha wrapped round his mouth and nostril like a masks .
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