Games have great and significant value in students’ life. It is truly believed that the foundations for good and successful life are laid in the school always. The sport field and medium of different games teaches many optimistic things to the student in his/her life. It also develops strong physique, team spirit, valiant will-power, sportsman ship, cheerful nature, good sense of humor and positive attitude among students.
Games are necessary for health and proper development of the body. Games keep us bodily fit and free from disease or illness. We learn to remain active and smart by playing. Thus, games cure us of laziness and make us physically as well as mentally alert.Qualities of leadership and team work are developed best on the playground. It is only here that we learn our first lessons in mutual cooperation and obedience. It is here again that the leader gets his first lessons, and develops his ability to command.
It is truly considered that through participation in sports and different games, students learn co-operation, teamwork, leadership methods and time management. Games also help students by discovering their hidden talents, help them interact with different people and make them learn about many things outside their own environment. Well, they are also an easy and interesting way to learn appreciation for new different activities. There are some types of games like billiards, board games and golf etc which are considered recreational activities and they increase our mental, physical skills while enjoying the excitement of our shots. In real sense, games affect a person’s psychological state of mind which leads to excitement and brings out the feeling of one being proud for an accomplishment. It also increases our capabilities and guides us in developing a better understanding of our own-selves.
Advantages of Games
COMPETITON FACTOR : It generates healthy, fair and strong spirit of competition. It also conducts that positive competition is the best and active way of competition in students life.
DISCIPLINE FACTOR : It makes the child more active, patient and disciplined.
UNITY FACTOR : It teachs us about teamwork, sense of belonging and unselfish play. And also it encourages us to play for team rather than for our personal accomplishment.
STRENGTH FACTOR : It keeps our body in good shape and always boosts the physical fitness. It also tones up muscles and strengthen the bones of our body.
CONFIDENCE FACTOR : It boosts our morale when we perform and also when we excels towards particular skills. On other hand it improves our self esteem and body postures as well, which makes us feel more confident and determined.
ENERGY & BUILDING FACTOR : It improves our body immune system which gives us good health and body. It also channelize and maintain our physical and mental energy in a more strong, active and positive manner. It gives us lot of inspiration and energizes our body.
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Games and Sports give us encouragement to face all the hard challenges of life. It provides us physical strength which is always needed for doing our work. It is conducted that without games, people usually becomes dull, boring, pessimistic and failure in life. There are different types of games and sports in life, but few of them are very much significant like running games – rugby, football, hockey and race etc which develops our agility power. Another is jumping games like – volleyball, badminton and basketball etc which increases our height and also reduce our weight. Well, both games are also an important part of education and help the students in the development of the physique and mind. Games teach us value of discipline and sportsmanship in life. It also helps in the development of our character and positive outlook .Well, syllabus of schools and colleges should be planned in such a manner that studies and games can be balanced for developing out the personality of the students.
It is the responsibility of schools and college administration to train all the students in different games and sports from the level of primary section.