Wednesday, July 17, 2019



The symbol of nation service scheme is based on the “ Rath” wheel of Konark Sun Temple of Odisha.  The giant wheels of the Sun Temple portray the cycle of creation, preservation and release. It is the  sign of  the movement of life across time and space. The design of the symbol, a simplified form of Sun Chariot Wheel, primarily depicts the movement. The wheel signifies the progressive cycle of life. It stands for continuity as well as change and implies on the part of the NSS for continuous striving for social transformation and upliftment.

The NSS symbol is embossed on NSS badge. The NSS volunteers wear it while undertaking various community programs of community service. There are twenty-four wheels in “Rath” of Sun Temple of Konark. Each wheel has eight bars, which represents eight pahras of day.  Hence the badge reminds the wears to be in readiness for service of nation round the clock. i.e 24 hours or 8 pahras. The 
Red colour in the badge indicates that the NSS volunteers are full of blood, i.e lively active and spirited. The Navy Bluecolour indicated the cosmos of which the NSS is tiny part ready to contribute its share for the welfare of the humankind.