The N.S.S. symbol is embossed on N. S. S. Badge. The N. S. S. volunteers wear it while undertaking various community programmes of community service. There are 24 wheels in 'Rath' of Sun Temple of Konark. Each wheel has eight bars, which represents eight pahars of day. Hence the badge reminds, the wearer to be in readyness for serivce of the nation round the clock i. e. for 24 hours or 8 prahars. The red colour in the badge indicates that the NSS volunteers are full of block, i. e. lively, active and spirited. The navy blue colour indicates the cosmos of which the NSS is a tiny part ready to contribute its share for the welfare of the mankind.