After 90 years, RSS officially ditches the khaki shorts, adopts trousers

The sangh had volunteered to change into their uniform formally on Vijay Dashmi.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 11, 2016 11:25 am
rss uniform, rss khaki pants, rss mohan bhagwat, rss today, mohan bhagwat speech, rss, rss foundation day, rss day, india news The RSS members in their new uniforms on Tuesday. (Express photo)

As the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh celebrated their foundation day and Vijay Dashmi on Tuesday, a change marked the occasion. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat addressed the gathering on the foundation day without the trademark khaki shorts and chose instead the new uniform of brown trousers.

The sangh had volunteered to change into their uniform formally on Vijay Dashmi. While over the years there have been minor changes to their attire, in terms of the belt or the socks, this time they changed a very essential part of the uniform, one that formed a big part of their identity for 90 years.

The change was initiated exactly a year ago in October. At a meeting of over 270 vibhag pracharaks, RSS leaders indicated that swayamsevaks should be prepared to adopt a new uniform. While the RSS had officially denied the reports of the new uniform, they had recently said that the day of Vijay Dashmi would see this change.

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The last change in the RSS uniform was in 2010, when the canvas belt replaced the leather one, but this decision is yet to be fully implemented and several swayamsevaks still wear old leather belts. From the inception of the RSS in 1925 till 1939, the Sangh had an all-khaki uniform, but in 1940, white shirts were introduced. Leather shoes replaced long boots in 1973 and later rexine shoes were allowed.

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    Truth.bitter
    Oct 11, 2016 at 5:30 am
    It's LONG CHADDI
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      Raj
      Oct 11, 2016 at 11:59 am
      Ditched shorts for pants, these thugs can ditch their father or even India if they have to
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        Raj
        Oct 11, 2016 at 11:56 am
        Yyy
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          Ballu
          Oct 11, 2016 at 5:33 am
          Now they flaunt their N A Z I roots. R SS is still a BRAHMIN TERRORIST OUTFIT!
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            Abu Basim Khan
            Oct 11, 2016 at 4:46 am
            RSS,Pl, change your mind set,nothing will happen better by changing your dress.
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              ANS
              Oct 11, 2016 at 8:00 am
              RSS is now officially an organization of vegetarians, Vaishnavas, Arya Samajis and Jains.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;It has no room for Atheists, Agnostics, Shaivas and Shaktas anymore.
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                AlsoIndian
                Oct 11, 2016 at 5:11 am
                It is not the ATTIRE but ATUDE that matters.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;It may be OK to have a short pant, but RSS should rather have an extended hand and heart for India's inclusive peace, prosperity and progress.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Hope that while they get rid of their short pants, they also get rid of their divisive and pseudo national ATUDE that is leading this country on the verge of distruction.
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                  Avinash
                  Oct 12, 2016 at 11:10 am
                  Well said. Draupadi was was married to 5 and Dasharath married 4 lady. Dronacharya got away with eklavya thumb... We can't follow hindu dharm of yore in today's environment. I prefer to give to beggers than priests.
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                    Avinash
                    Oct 11, 2016 at 7:24 pm
                    Caste system prevails...and is effective even today across India. I wonder, how can you lie brazenly.
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                      Avinash
                      Oct 11, 2016 at 7:25 pm
                      Then why this dress itself - if character defines? How it is different from any other group?
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                        avi
                        Oct 11, 2016 at 5:02 am
                        Copied from Hitlers Youth Wing uniform !?
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                          Abdul Aziz
                          Oct 11, 2016 at 12:00 pm
                          Chaddi walas will remain Chaddi walas...never change their toxic mind and talk.. RSS private militant army is the single biggest threat to nation peace.
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                            romi
                            Oct 11, 2016 at 6:17 am
                            RSS also has to to change with time lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;why not send few hundreds of rss workers to Kashmir valley and take on the stone pelters lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;what use is training if cant use for benefit of nation ?
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                              romi
                              Oct 11, 2016 at 6:17 am
                              RSS also has to to change with time lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;why not send few hundreds of rss workers to Kashmir valley and take on the stone pelters lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;what use is training if cant use for benefit of nation ?
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                                Dr M
                                Oct 11, 2016 at 6:31 am
                                Combine Rumi and Romi, do you want the R S S to take on the stone pelters who adorn skull caps, beard and follow 1437 year old Islamic belief?lt;br/gt;Clear your confusion first.
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                                  Dr M
                                  Oct 11, 2016 at 12:49 pm
                                  Which nation do you believe in, the Caliphate of I S I S? Then it is in danger.
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                                    PKR
                                    Oct 11, 2016 at 11:25 am
                                    People should join the RSS and work together for a united, caste/creed free India. It is much better than the armchair venom spitting.
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                                      JayHind
                                      Oct 11, 2016 at 10:55 am
                                      In short rss's kids were mo lested by parcharaks
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                                        BharatK
                                        Oct 11, 2016 at 8:38 am
                                        In Bharatiya Dharma, Sanatan Hindu Dharma, all have place.
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                                          Ashok Mazumdar
                                          Oct 11, 2016 at 7:28 am
                                          Gaanx Fattee hai. Innocent ko marte hai
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                                            mathimathi
                                            Oct 11, 2016 at 7:21 am
                                            Check theirs RSS CHADDI shoes. "Make in a leather can be from a Gau Mata fooling Peoples of Hindustan c ows.
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