New Delhi: On Dussehra today, which is also the foundation day for the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the Hindutva organisation officially said goodbye to the iconic Khaki shorts and welcomed the new brown trousers.
The new change has been affected almost after nine decades as the organisation looks to expand itself in the country by trying to attract millennials.
The khaki shorts will be replaced with the new dark brown trousers while the old white shirt and the black cap would still be in effect. The lathi will also remain with the new attired.
With winter around the corner, RSS workers in northern and eastern Indian states will be permitted to wear brown sweaters to beat the cold.
"The issue of replacing the Sangh's age-old attire has long been under debate and its top decision-making body, the All-India Pratinidhi Sabha, approved the apparel a few months ago," said a senior RSS leader.
The RSS had placed the order for the trousers months ago, and it was expected of them to effectuate the decision during an important event.
The new outfit was inducted at an event by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat.