PM Modi Wears Kashmiri “Pheran” Gifted By Farm Labourer At Virtual Event

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi often choses to dress in a traditional attire while attending an event of a particular region and this time it was a Kashmiri “pheran” as he launched the Ayushman Bharat scheme to extend health insurance benefits to residents of Jammu and Kashmir.

Pheran is a Kashmiri form of cloak, worn by locals.

Sources close to the prime minister said he had received the pheran as a gift in winters last year from a farm labourer from Jammu and Kashmir.

PM Modi had planned to wear this during his visit to the region, but the trip could not materialise due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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