New Delhi, Aug 29 : After donning khaki shorts for almost a century, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) will be sporting brown full-length trousers for the first time.
The new pants are available now. On the occasion of Vijaya Dashami, which will fall on October 11, the RSS workers will wear the new pants along with RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat.
Aditya Chowdhary, a RSS worker, said with changing times, the right wing organisation has opted for a new look.
"There are a lot of things in our uniform. Initially, we used to wear leather belts, but later it was changed after a Jain saint objected to it. Similarly, we used half pants, and now we have changed the length to full keeping in mind the changing times.
I have come to buy the new uniform. I have seen the look in photographs and it looks good," said Chowdhry. Another Sangh worker Amit Raipade said he is excited to experiment the new look. "The old uniform was also comfortable, but the new uniform has been brought keeping the changing times in mind.
We are excited with the new change," said Raipade. The decision to change the uniform was taken on 13th March at the RSS conclave in Nagore, Rajasthan. RSS general secretary Suresh Joshi had announced the decision to replace khaki shorts with full-length brown pants.
The day Vijay Dashami has been selected, as it was on the same occasion in 1925 that the party was formed.