NEW DELHI: The dress of RSS functionaries has been changed after 90 years. They will now wore smart dark brown trousers instead of Khaki shorts at the Sangh's foundation day ceremony which is going to be held today. The bamboo stick will remain part of the uniform.
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From year 1925, RSS workers were wearing shirts, shoes and khaki shorts. Now, the dress of workers will be replaced by dark brown trousers, white shirt and black cap.
During Winters, RSS workers will wear dark brown sweaters. Around one lakh orders have been placed for the sweaters till now.
"Even though the readiness of the society to work with the Sangh on different issues has increased, the change in uniform has been made to take care of the comfort level and convenience while working. The transition heralds the change in the Sangh in tune with the changing times," RSS head of communications department Manmohan Vaidya said.
He added, “Over 8 lakh trousers have been distributed, including 6 lakh stitched trousers, and cloth for another 2 lakh handed over to RSS offices in different parts of the country.”
Since 2009, the change was debatable regarding uniform.
In 2015, The proposal was revived after discussions with RSS leaders and volunteers.