It is universally acknowledged that intellectual and spiritual,social and physical aspects of life are inter-related.The faculties of logic and reason, hearts and and ideas can work exactly when they keep healthy.The individuals (student) find new union and association and their super energies are utilized in these activities.
We are idle by nature.We do not take interest in out-door life.This accounts for poor national health on the other hand the western educational system gives due importance to games.
The duke of wellington said "The battle of waterloo was one on the play-field of Eton".
Games prepare us for the battle of life.A weak body and mind cannot face the challenge of trials.On the other hand a sports man faces the same challenge with great courage and confidence.
The ideal Greek gentleman was one who had physical health along with intellectual qualities.Olympic games trained the young generation is general.Physical health is necessary for successful life
.Many heroes of our history were perfectly health both in mind and body , like Babar and Hazrat Umar Farooq. Games demand team spirit and self-confidence.these have social values also friendship, selfless union and respective association are the lovely results of games and sports.No doubt, these are a great source of entertainment.
In the internal playing fields, Pakistan has become popular in cricket, Hockey and squash.
Our sports men are also known as ambassadors of good will and peace among the nations.
Games have some abuse also.The students who take great interest in these activities, cannot establish themselves in knowledge. They should divide time between games and studies.
Players usually fail in examinations. Games and sports also encourage unhealthy spirits of competition. Sometimes the players get serious injuries, which can make them idle for life.
Inspite of some demerits, games are certainly useful. They give force to the bodies and make us able to overcome all hardships with a great spirit.
They teach us the qualities of fellowship, which make us like a beam of sunlight.
Written by; Qamar Shahzad