EDUCATION AND SPORTS
If a man wants to develop his personality he has to keep an active mind. Circulation of blood is essential for healthy body and mind. Long lives a healthy man. If you want to be successful in life, you must make sports and games an essential part of your life.
Interest in sports and games is a natural instinct found in all creatures. As we can see, the birds, animals and insects are always hopping and flying, running and leaping. In the same manner man is also sportive and active by nature.
The best way to keep the body healthy is to engage in sports and games. When a player plays a game he forgets himself and devotes himself to the game. But he cannot do this while doing an exercise. Nowadays players earn money as well as fame. Sports are very important because they develop physical and mental strength, feeling of co-operation and team spirit. Every player should be given an opportunity to choose his game. Then only he becomes devoted to it and gets mental satisfaction also.
The aim of education should be the total development of personality. Only bookish knowledge is not sufficient “All work and no play make Jack a dull boy”, is a common saying. In other words, it means that work and play should be fairly balanced so as to keep one mentally and physically fit
The book-worms who do not participate in games ruin their health. Unfortunately, in our country parents do not consider games an important part of the life of their children. They often oppose games and prefer bookish knowledge .alone. They do not realize that education and sports are complementary to each other. There should be a proper balance between education and sports. One should not avoid education. One should keep as one’s motto-“play while you play, study while you study”. Sports and games should be compulsory in all schools and colleges.
There are two kinds of games (1) Indoor games (2) Outdoor games. Chess, Carom, Judo, Table -Tennis etc. are indoor games Hockey, Cricket, Volley-ball, Kabadi, Swimming and Horse- riding are outdoor games. Now a day’s not only the younger generation but also grown ups are participating in sports.
In our country it has not acquired a proper place. Even sports are not compulsory in schools and colleges. Some schools are congested with very small buildings and without play-grounds. Sports make a player active, physically fit, co-operative, ambitious and disciplined. When the players meet their counter parts from different states and countries they develop in themselves the feeling of unity and fraternity. Schools must strive to develop among children the interest to engage in games.