RSS changes uniform from khaki shorts to brown trousers

Members of the Sangh previously sported khaki shorts paired with a white shirt and a black cap as their official uniform.

Nagaur, Rajasthan: A change in uniform from the trademark khaki shorts to pants was announced by the RSS on Sunday.

"We are not rigid, so changing with time," RSS General secretary Bhaiyyaji Joshi said as he made the official declaration on the final day of Sangh's three-day meet in Rajasthan's Nagaur.

Describing it as a "major change", Joshi said, "Pants are a regular feature in today's social life, so we took our decision accordingly."

Replying to questions, the RSS leader said, "We decided on brown colour though there is no specific reason for it but is commonly available and looks good."

When asked whether it will have any impact on the identification of the RSS volunteers, he said it will not have any adverse impact and will be a routine thing in next 4-6 months.

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The colour of the trousers has been changed to brown, he further added. The members of the Sangh at the moment sport khaki shorts paired with a white shirt, along with a black cap as their official uniform.

The Akhil Bharathiya Pratinidhi Sabha (ABPS), which is considered the highest decision-making body of the RSS claims that a proposal for changing the uniform has been in discussion since the last year. The issue was first addressed in an ABPS meeting in 2010, but due to lack of consensus was deferred till 2015.

Initially till 1940, the uniform of RSS was khaki shirt and shorts before white shirts were introduced. Leather shoes replaced long boots in 1973 and later rexine shoes were allowed.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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