The NSS symbol is embossed on the NSS badge. The NSS volunteers wear it while undertaking various programmes of community service. The Konark wheel in the symbol has eight bars i.e. 8 Prahars (period) which represent 24 hours of the day. Hence the badge reminds the wearer to be in readiness for service of the nation round the clock i.e. 24 hours. The red color in the badge indicates that the NSS volunteers are full of blood. i.e. lively, active and spirited. The navy blue color indicates the cosmos of which the NSS is a tiny part ready to contribute its share for the welfare of the mankind.