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RSS says bye bye Shorts Welcomes Full Pants

RSS says bye bye Shorts Welcomes Full Pants

After 91 years The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has finally decided to change their dress code.
RSS will finally drop its khaki shorts and change into a new uniform comprising full-length dark khaki pants from Dassehra Day this year.

What is the dress code Uniform of the RSS members?
RSS uniform = white shirt, black cap, a black leather belt, a pair of dark brown socks and black shoes, bamboo cane - and now full-length dark khaki trousers instead of short pants.

According to news reports, around 7 lakh trousers are to be provided in first phase to RSS cadre.

The RSS will formally adopt the new uniform from Vijayadashami, the organisation's foundation day that falls on October 11 this year.

"Around 2 lakh full pants have already reached offices of organisation in various states that is being provided to all its members," head of the RSS' communications department Manmohan Vaidya told a news agency.

The new full pants have been stitched in different parts of the country, but the raw material is said to have been bought from the textile town of Bhilwara in Rajasthan.

The new full pants - costing around Rs 250 - have been tailored by an RSS regular stylist, in Akola, Rajasthan

Dilip Deodhar, former RSS member told to media that the idea to introduce trousers was discussed within the RSS in 2010, but the media reported it and a dismayed RSS did not want to be seen implementing something that had already gone public.

Mr. Deodhar also claimed that the second RSS chief, M.S. Golwalkar, never used the cap and stick because of his background in the Ramakrishna Math.

RSS adopted dress coded in year 1925
Dress code – knickers, leather belts, long black shoes, khaki cap and a stick.

The first change took place in 1930, when the khaki cap was replaced by a black one, and this was followed by a white shirt in place of khaki.

Again, in 1973, there was a third alteration when lighter shoes were introduced.

The last change came in 2011, when Jain muni Tarun Sagar said the use of a leather belt was “not so related to non-violence”.
The leather belt was overnight replaced with a canvas equivalent.

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