Modi makes a statement in mundu

South Indians on social media observed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi selected to put on a mundu with a blue kara (border) for the ‘diya jalao : 9 pm-9 minutes’ occasion on Sunday. It was teamed with a lengthy sky-blue kurta and a conventional Assamese gamosa.

The mundu, kurta and gamosa mixture was a message of nationwide integration, says BJP Kerala chief Ok Surendran. “And for us Keralites, not simply that he wore a mundu, he even lit a conventional Kerala nilavilakku,” he says. This isn’t the primary time Modi has worn a mundu Kerala fashion. During his go to to Kerala in 2019, the PM had dressed historically, whereas visiting the Guruvayur temple.

Kochi-based designer Sreejith Jeevan, whose label Rouka options mundus with experimental borders and classic-quirky components, says the garment is prone to get a fillip after this. He provides, nonetheless, that the mundu already has vast acceptance in Kerala, as many kids nonetheless consider it as ‘cool’.

The Prime Minister’s clothes are normally handmade in his home-State Gujarat, and he made information when he appointed Bollywood designer Troy Costa to design a new search for his first abroad go to after assuming workplace in 2014. While this newest kurta-mundu might set off a pattern, Smitha Sreejith, Mahila Morcha State Secretary, says: “Fashionable as it may be, the larger message here is one of national unity in an hour of crisis.”

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