Importance of Games and Sports
Besides intelligence physical fitness is essential for a better living. We have intellectuals with hollow cheeks, sunken eyes and bent frame. What is the use of such intelligence? Games and sports are an integral part of education. Books impart moral instructions and teach man strike a balance among his obligations towards society, the state and himself. Games and sports teach these traits in a practical manner. Their benefits are numerous. Games teach regularity and punctuality, qualities essential for studies also In the fields players learn the lesson of equality, brotherhood, love, respect and cooperation. They sink and swim together. No differentiation is done on the basis of religion, caste, colour and creed. Only toughness and agility matter. Games and sports teach the lesson of honest competition and sportsman-spirit. Tolerance large heartedness and broad-mindedness creep into the players effortlessly. Players learn the quality of leadership and -team spirit. Individual games train in concentration and determination, very essential qualities for success in life. To achieve laurels players are taught to use their all faculties honestly to their full capacity. This habit stands in good stead later on Games and sports provide ideal recreation. They build a harmonious all round personality.