Value of Games And Sports
Essay No. 01
It is only in a sound body that a sound mind lives. The value of games is now being more accepted in India. It helps in personal, social, educational and national growth. Games and sports are vital for the all-round development of individual’s personality. By playing games and sports, one cannot only develop his/her strong physique but also succeed in maintaining mental health.
Many diseases like hypertension, blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, indigestion, etc. are the direct results of lazy lifestyle. Games keep our body alert, fit, active, young looking and energetic. Blood-circulation increases and there is an increased supply of oxygen. Only a healthy person can work long, hard and happily. An unhealthy person may not take much interest in work.
Although a person can maintain good health by exercise, games and sports have additional benefits. They are played in groups and in healthy competitive spirit. Good health is very essential for improving the quality of one’s life. Moreover, character of a person is developed and it helps him to remain in good health. Co-operation, quality of leadership, honesty, mutual understanding and team spirit are other important qualities that are developed in person. Moreover, spirit of self-reliance, justice, fair-minded play, sportsmanship and sporting spirit are learnt through different games. Thus, people become adventurous, social, disciplined and more conscious of their duties towards society and nation.
The kind of enthusiasm, pleasure, excitement and fun provided by games and sports is unmatched. They bring confidence and teach to take both success and failure positively and in a sporting way. A player becomes broad-minded, tolerant and more honest in his approach and toughs. He learns the art of taking quick and right decisions. He may not lose temper even if he faces defeat because he would take it calmly and next time he would try to perform better with more determination. Thus, the negative realities of life are learnt by a person with a smiling face. They also help in overcoming the feelings of violence, arrogance and superiority.
Government and educational institutions have become sports-conscious and huge funds are being allocated for the promotion of different sports. Although sports in India are a state matter, the Centre helps the states by granting financial assistance and laying down rules for sports activities. Many states have now introduced games and sports as compulsory subject in schools. Some of them have also started sports schools and sports hostels.
Essay No. 02
The Value of Games
Good health is the greatest blessing of God. Healthy persons can think properly, act promptly and work persistently. And in the present day world work is the only way to success.
An unhealthy person will remain unhappy and dispirited. Games keep us physically fit. In all the games some rules must be followed. Those who play foul are not allowed to play.
If rules of the game are not observed games will no longer remain the civilized activities of human beings.
Games make us disciplined in thinking and in actions. And discipline among the members of the society is of the greatest value. Our animal instincts are brought under control.
Games teach us the team spirit. We must play as a team; individual game spoils the chances of victory. Every player cooperates with other player in defeating the other side. If we develop this very team spirit in our daily life perhaps most of the problems of the world will be solved.
While playing one has to obey the captain. In the field, the player is not supposed to dispute the decision of the captain. If the players start disobeying the captain, there will be anarchy in the field.
In life, if we obey parents at home, teachers at schools and laws of the land, the world will be better.
The possibility of defeat should not unnerve us. Sometimes we fear failure. We forget if `hopes are dups, fears may be biars.’ Moreover defeat should not disappoint us. Games teach us the way to face failure which we come across at adversary corner.
Essay No. 03
The Values of Games
Games are very popular among children as it keeps them healthy and entertained. Children play games in school, in open grounds near their houses or even on roads. Especially the attraction of a cricket bat and ball is so strong that they even neglect their studies by spending long hours in playing. Games play an important part in a child’s psychological development.
Games and physical education build one’s character and it is thus no less important than bookish education. So every student must play game of his choice. Playgrounds form a part of every school and college as the games teach them the spirit of sportsmanship. It instills cooperation, discipline and team spirit in the student.
Nowadays, games are not only limited to schools and colleges through physical education routine but have gone on to acquire international importance. Players of one country go to another country to participate in matches and people from all over the world are entertained by watching live performances on television.
Some players are treasured as jewels by their school when they shine at District levels and the University level and win medals and trophies. They make their parents proud of them.