Flowers have played a key role all throughout human history. Early man also recognized the aesthetic function of flowers; in fact, some ancient cultures believed that they could appease the spirits of their ancestors by decorating their tombs with a particular type of flower. For many centuries flowers occupied an important place in our lives. Flowers are regarded as a symbol of love, beauty and a gift of nature. Flowers are used by us to provoke the feelings of love and happiness because they have the power to make people happy and cheerful.

Different kinds of flowers express different meanings. Apart from expressing feelings and emotions, studies have also shown that flowers are capable of influencing our moods. Beautiful flowers kept in hospital rooms can reduce the stress of patients and improve their recovery. It has also been seen a vase filled with fresh flowers in the drawing room, dining room and living room creates a relaxing atmosphere and enhances the beauty of home. A lot of studies even proved that flowers have healing properties as well. Presence of multicolored flowers can produce joyful impact on people’s mind.

The Post Graduate Department of Commerce has always kept a keen interest on creating a bond between nature and students. As part of generating awareness among the students and staff of this institution, the department has organized an exhibition – “Naadan Poothotti” on 1 st November, 2018. Wide varieties of common and basic flowers were collected and exhibited in the programme with their names and herbal and medicinal values. It was a very informative and refreshing experience for both the students as well as teaching and non teaching staff to know about the wide species of flowers.