Friday, February 22, 2013

The Importance of Games and Sports


Introduction Games and sports are the source of enjoyment, amusement and pleasure. No other living being but man needs games and sports for his mental recreation. All other living beings need only the ways and means of living and surviving, because they strive for food to satisfy hunger. Men are rational beings and they need to develop their faculties to expose themselves in various fields. So they require soundness of body and mind for which games and sports are necessary. Games and sports are not only the sources of pleasure and amusement but also the means of keeping physically fit and establishing a relation between two rival groups by eradicating the conflicts and strafes. Various kinds of sports: There are various kinds of sports and exercises like swimming, boating, running, jumping and games like football, cricket, hockey, tennis, badminton, volleyball, basket ball and exercises with the help of instruments. Significance Sports have a great significance in our individual as well as our collective life. It builds our body and gives us more energy in work. It gives us skill, discipline, sense of cooperation and team-spirit. Some games call forth courage and presence of mind. Sports and games are joyful activities too. A true sportsman is frank, generous and free from petty spite. These are sportsman like qualities. Games should be compulsory for school boys: There is no doubt that many outdoor games. Such as football, hockey arid cricket are very good for growing boys. They provide physical exercise, so necessary for health, in an interesting form. Moreover, such games, by training boys to work together in a team, teach corporate discipline and so promote what is called esprit de corps. Games form a valuable part of school education. They help in the moral training of boys. They teach certain necessary moral lessons, and in a way boys can understand, that the playing of games promotes co-operation, sense of fair-play, sporting spirit, obedience to rules, self-control, pluck and sacrifice of self for the good of the whole. Conclusion The proverb says, All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. The sports can refresh and supply fresh vigor to our body and mind. A Latin proverb, Mens sana in corporesano, that is, a sound mind exists in a sound body.

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