The importance of sports in our lives is inevitable. Apart from having innumerous advantages related to improvement of physical health, there are many advantages which relates to mental well being as well. The importance of sports and games is being increasingly recognized in India from both the educational and social points of view. More and more funds are being allocated for encouraging sports, in schools, colleges and universities.
There was a time when sports like cricket, hockey and tennis were only enjoying the interest and support of the mass but now every sports whether archery, swimming, football, badminton are equally popular and large number of players have been successful in winning laurels for India in these fields. Regular programs are drawn up in many educational institutions to persuade as many students as possible, regardless of their special aptitudes.
Sports are necessary to maintain physical fitness and no doubt physical fitness is important to have an access over healthy life. We see in our daily lives that when we return from schools, colleges or offices our bodies seems to have been destroyed. The tired body reduces the marginal propensity to work. It makes us lazy and typically reduces our ability and interest to work. In terms of economics, the production cycle is widely affected by the unhealthy and lazy population. Being involved in sports improves the immune system of the body, makes one more healthy and fit. Every healthy individual makes the society healthy and every healthy society makes the country wealthy. A sport not only improves the physical fitness but also rejuvenates one’s mind and increases his mental strength as well. Apart from all these advantages, sports also promotes team-work, improves leadership skills, develops discipline, facilitates thinking, manipulates one’s appearance and enhances one’s confidence level.
According to the sociologists – society gains in many ways when the government encourages sports and games everywhere, provides playground, the necessary equipment and other facilities, and rewards outstanding sportsmen, so as to encourage others also to play games. The crime graph dips, which means that the incidence of general crimes decreases because the right spirit and the right approach to things is developed on the playground.
Sports, it has been said, is not only a manifestation of animal energy of surplus strength to develop more strength; it is, in addition, a safe and wholesome outlet for the aggressive spirit in human beings.
Be skewed towards sports, play and make your lives easy and better.
Compiled by- Rishav Kumar (Founder & Chief Editor – TN )