In an effort to lure the youth to join the RSS, the organisation is considering an option to make some changes to the dress code. There has been a demand among the urban youth to introduce pants instead of the khaki shorts and in the month of March 2016, a decision is likely to be taken.
The RSS Pratinidhi Sabha which will be held at Rajasthan on March 11 is expected to deliberate on this subject. While some senior leaders of the RSS have approved the idea of replacing the shorts with trousers,a final call will be taken during the meet at Rajasthan.
Dress code change
The RSS dress code currently comprises a black hat, , khakhi shorts, full sleeved white shirt and a canvass belt. The last time that a change in the dress code was effected was in 2010 when the leather belt was replaced with a canvass belt. In the recent past there has been a demand by several youth in urban areas to replace the shorts with trousers.
There had also been a demand to replace the white shirt with a t-shirt. While the RSS may consider replacing the shorts with trousers, the question of switching to t-shirts has been ruled out. Many youth are attracted to the ideology of the RSS and are willing to join in larger numbers. However there have been reservations regarding the dress code, a functionary in the RSS said.
The RSS has no problem in effecting this change. However what needs to be ensured that the dress code is comfortable, the functionary also added.
While many in the top leadership are comfortable with this change, a final call would be taken either at the Pratinidhi Sabha on March 11 or at the Sangh Sikhsha Varga or training session in April.