New Delhi: On 73rd Republic day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi continued to uphold the tradition and cultures of differnt states on Wedneasday. This year, PM Modi was spotted wearing a cap from Uttarakhand and a stole from Manipur for the grand parade to celebrate India's 73rd Republic day.
The cap was adorned with a Brahmakamal which is the state flower of Uttarakhand. PM Modi uses the Bhrahmakamal flower whenever he offers prayers at the Kedarnath holy shrine.
The Prime Minister has been seen wearing the traditional Manipuri stole, "Leirum Phi", often. The handwoven scarf is typical of Manipur's Metei tribe.
Uttarakhand and Manipur are among the five states that vote next month in high-stakes elections. Uttarakhand votes on February 14 and Manipur on February 27 and March 3.