Good morning to all my respected teachers, parents and dear friends. Colour has been an inseparable part of man’s existence from times immemorial. When colour enlivens our environment, depression drifts away. Bright colours work on our moods and bring good vibrations. Small children, if put in a grey-walled room, start coughing and sneezing as the colour has a gloomy effect on them.Nature is full of colours. Our body gets ultraviolet and infra-red treatment from sunlight. To get a feast of colours we should go to a well-kept park. Flowers of different colours: pink, yellow, violet, set against green and olive, give have a comforting effect on tired minds. The beauty of coloured dress (in a circus or dance show) in movement brings relief from the monotony of everyday life.Colours in a person’s attire reflect his personality- With a good colour sense; one can bring joy into one’s environment. All our festivals are colour-oriented. We decorate our houses with banana and mango leaves and prepare sweets with different colours and believe that they have a divine aura, which affect our fortunes.In astronomy and astrology, it is believed plants emit colourful cosmic rays which influence our health, happiness and wisdom. Ancient Indian medicines prescribe cosmic colours to bring equilibrium in human cells. Physical and psychological defects are cured by colour therapy.Literature glorifies colour around us. A world without the green fields, the blue sky, the gold of the sun and the pink of the roses will be dull. Nature has its own scheme of colours for sustenance and renewal of its rhythm and cycle.