Essay on "Value of Games and Sports" for students (900 words) -

Introduction :

Taking of vitamins and proteins without physical work or exercise will do nothing good for the body except obesity.  From physically fit to mentally fit, from national friendliness  to international friendliness, from stress  and strain to exalted enjoyment, from physical courage to moral courage , all these things are evolved through games and sports . Games keep our body alert, active, youthful and energetic . So we consider the value of games and sports incomparable to others .  

Important Features

From the school life, the students are inspired to take part in games so that they are aware of the rules and regulations of various games in the school sphere in addition to utilizing their own stamina and technique . The team spirit, team leading motivation, and inspiration evolves in the mind of students . Inter-school matches in football, kho-kho,kabadi,cricket , long jump, High jump , badminton , basket ball , tennis ball etc inspire the students, their limitation, understanding and friendly behavior after which they become mentally confident to take part in national and international games and sports . From this part of life, they not only enjoy the games but also make enjoyment to the crores of people . 

Games and sports give recreations after work, stress and strain in life which is the best way of spending free and leisure time . It is seen that many international disputes are also resolved by way of ping pong diplomacy . Many international towns, their strategic importance, the life style of the people comes to light by way of international games and sports .

Advantages : 

Games and sports build our character and removes dullness . They shape our personality and teaches us discipline and co-operation . They develop the spirit of healthy competition .    They keep one away from diseases relating to heart, obesity, mental stress an sleeplessness. They instill in the player a spirit of self-confidence, self-reliance, discipline, justice, fair play and patriotism. games provide us with recreation and enjoyment. Games increase the circulation of blood, boost metabolism, burn calories and improve the respiration and digestive system. A healthy person can work hard cheerfully for a long period of time, and can face dangers boldly. Games also instill in the players the spirit of self-reliance, self-confidence, justice, and fair play. They enable him to follow other virtues like discipline, honesty, integrity, loyalty and patriotism.

While playing games various exercises are performed automatically and one need not join a gymnasium to exercise. Brisk walking, running, cycling, skipping, swimming and yoga are common activities to keep fit. They also tone up the body of both the young and the old. Games provides us with recreation and enjoyment. Soccer, cricket, lawn tennis or wrestling are watched by millions of fans all over the world. When we watch and play games, we forget all our worries and anxieties. They enable us to divert our mind from the nasty thinking. A player develops team spirit, he learns to adjust with other person’s shortcomings. A player respects and follows the rules of the game he plays. He, thus, becomes a man of principles. Sportspersons display punctuality, diplomacy and self-discipline. Sports help us to face the challenges in life bravely. One would not be deterred by failures as they are the stepping stones to success. Such an approach would help one reorganize one’s skills and work harder with renewed vigor, to achieve one’s goal.

Games generate a feeling of sportsmanship and broaden one’s outlook. They are very essential for the students. In our schools, however, games and sports are not given much importance. Many schools do not employ any physical instructor to guide the children in various games. Even parents want their children to complete their home assignments after school hours rather than play games. They fail to realize that games make children strong both mentally and physically. Many school children become obese due to lack of participation in games. The education system needs to be reformed, and equal importance needs to be given to sports and games. Sports bring rich dividends to sportsmen. Whether it is the matter of getting admission in institutions or getting jobs, sportsmen receive preference everywhere. Sports also bring fame and reputation. No doubt sports have plenty of advantages but they also have drawbacks.

Effective measures should be taken to ensure people’s active participation in games. The government should evolve a long-term national sports policy. Children should be informed about the advantages of games. They should be made to play games regularly. Training facilities for various games should be introduced. The existing training facilities should be upgraded and expanded. Participation in sports and games will improve the overall health of the nation and its citizens
These days’ sports have been commercialized. They have become a good means of earning. The sports person who does well in sports is showered with name, fame and wealth. He becomes a hero overnight. Sports have great potential to offer career opportunities. So we should take them very seriously from the very early age of our life. Sports are good means of earnings. Sports offer opportunity to prove talents.

Conclusion : 

Games are very essential for students but they are neglected in schools. Even parents do not have high opinion about games and they want their children to devote more time to studies. India lacks funds, and proper training facilities are not provided to the players. Sports bring rich dividends to sportsmen. The government has formulated a New National Sports Policy. Effective measures should be taken to popularize, and encourage participation in games and sports. Thus, sports have great value in life. Sports facilities are being developed in rural and semi-urban areas.

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