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RSS gets new uniform, takes out road show on Dussehra

india Updated: Oct 12, 2016 00:36 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times

RSS’s Path Sanchalan through different areas of the city on the occassion of Vijaydashami festival in Jaipur.(Himanshu Vyas/ HT Photo)

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) celebrated its 91st Foundation Day this Dussehra. The swayamsevaks sported their new uniform (with full pants) during the organisation’s ‘Path Sanchalan’ road show taken out here in Aligarh on the day. This year’s road show also saw BJP ticket claimers showcasing their strength.

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RSS district publicity chief Mahesh Kumar said, “The day of Vijayadashmi is when RSS was founded. Each year, RSS activists worship arms on this day and take out a road show.”

Speaking to HT, a member of the organisation said that while this year even those who turned up wearing the old uniform at the road show were allowed to take part, from next time onwards, the full pant dress code will be strictly enforced.

The ‘Path Sanchalan’ in Aligarh was carried out in three parts. The first processions started from Nagar Nigam office at Barahdwari, the second from KP Inter College and the third from MMB Inter College. All the swayamsevaks reached their respective venues at 6.45 am. Later, all the processions converged at Mirimal Payao on the Railway Road.

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Worshipping the arms, the office bearers and activists of Rashtriya Swayam Sewak Sangh celebrated their 91st Foundation day on this of ‘Vijaya-Dashmi’ today. The national level office bearers wore full pants to mark the change in signature ‘Gan-vesh’ of RSS although the swayam sewak at Agra came in half pants as they are to comply with change in forthcoming ‘sakha’.

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In Agra, ceremonies to worship arms were organised in three places. These sessions were addressed by national office bearers of RSS, who sported the newly implemented dress code. However, most others turned up in the well recognised old RSS outfit of half pants. “For swayamsevaks in the Taj city, the new ‘gan-vesh’ will be introduced through a separate programme so that there is uniformity in change,” said Manmohan Nirankari, spokesperson for RSS.