IMPORTANCE OF SPORTS AND GAMES
There is a celebrated couplet, all work and no play makes jack a dull boy. These lines show the importance of sports and games. The function of education is to make the individual physically fit, mentally and emotionally alert and society efficient. The young body who enters life with joy and enthusiasm is kept active by games and sports.
Let be any game, say, cricket, hockey, volleyball, kho kho, football, etc.,it is an exercise game which keep our body and mind light The blood circulation increases and our organs start functioning properly. In addition, games teach us social values like discipline and co existence, leadership, self- restrained, basic manners and other such qualities. It gives team spirit also. A good sportsman will have a good leader in a democratic government. Games install in children the sportsmanship. Again, many of the problems that exist between countries have been solved by involving in games and sports.
Today cricket is a popular game. India had made name in playing it. We have eminent players like Sunil Gavaskar, Anil Kumble, Sachin Tendulkar, etc. Some other countries also play cricket. When it is played as mach, the participating countries are brought together. a sportsman accept if there is a default under smile. Cricket is an outdoor game. Hockey is also such a kind. Bhyan Chand was famous Indian hockey player. However, table tennis, chess, billiards, carom, etc are indoor games. Continuous training and practices are necessary to achieve name and frame in games.
Sports and games are part of school curriculum. School competition, and inter school competitions are arranged. Talented sportsmen are encouraged by sports guides and teachers, and physical instructors. They are the proud of the nation. Mountaineering, swimming, driving in sea are a few tiresome games. Nevertheless, the experience and cheerfulness, they deliver are of greater importance. In addition, they keep away diseases and there by promote our health and strength. Today government spends huge amounts on sports. They are providing amenities to sports department. In India there established a sports authority. Awards like Arjuna and Dronacharya, etc have been instituted to encourage brilliant sportsmanship.
In short, sports and games have physical, mental and moral importance in the life of each of us .It is nice and desirable, so for all of us to spend some time everyday to engage in sports games.