RSS workers will ditch their 90-year-old dress, khaki shorts, in favour of brown trousers on the day of Vijay Dashami at Nagpur, this year.
Over 20 thousand swayamsevaks, according to an ANI report, are expected to witness the event on 11 October, in presence of Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat.
The RSS was formed on Vijay Dashmi on 27 September 1925 and since then the organisation has been using white shirt, khaki half-pant as its traditional its uniform.
The RSS, in March this year, had announced its decision to dump the famous khaki shorts in favour of brown ‘full-pants.’
Its leader Bhaiyya Ji Joshi had said, “We’ve done away with khakhi shorts. Our new uniform will be brown trouser now. We’ve take this decision to respect the changing time. Trousers are more common in normal life. We are people who move with times. So we had no hesitation(change in dress code).”
The RSS is the ideological mentor of the BJP, which is currently governing India under Narendra Modi as prime minister.