AKHILESH DONS SAF­FRON TURBAN

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - Spotlight -

VARANASI : Sa­ma­jwadi Party pres­i­dent Akhilesh Ya­dav wore a saf­fron turban dur­ing Govardhan Puja in Varanasi on Thurs­day.

The turban was pre­sented to Akhilesh by Govardhan Puja Com­mit­tee pres­i­dent Vinod Ya­dav.

“Saf­fron colour is as­so­ci­ated with Lord Kr­ishna. We put on saf­fron turban in Govardhan Puja ev­ery year and the chief guest wears it too. This time SP pres­i­dent Akhilesh Ya­dav was the chief guest in the puja. Akhilesh wore the turban will­ingly,” he said.

Ya­dav said that it was not proper to as­so­ciate the colour with a par­tic­u­lar party. “Saf­fron is the colour of all. The event it is be­ing cel­e­brated for hun­dreds of years but it is be­ing or­gan­ised in a grand man­ner since 1971,” he added.

Ev­ery year, lead­ers of dif­fer­ent po­lit­i­cal par­ties are in­vited to the event.

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