Role of Games & Sports in National Development

General News | Jun-04-2020

Role of Games & Sports in National Development

A country's reputation and development are not only based on its economic or population growth but also its popularity. This popularity is gained through various fields especially sports and games. Sports form an important aspect of life for they play a vital role in bringing about the physical, mental, and social growth of a nation.

Everyone must have heard the proverb " All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" and I agree with this. Sports play an important role in the development of the personality of people in a country. It also promotes peace and harmony along with mutual understanding among nations. People do understand the importance of sports and games in an individual's life, still there thought process is different in this practical world. There is an intensive competition for proper jobs with a good amount of salary which according to people sports cannot provide. This thinking towards sports forces many sportspeople to increase their concentration in academics and active parental discouragement to potential sportspeople. This thought process has to be corrected in sports. Each individual is being forced to concentrate on the educational and professional schedules and hence are forced to give up all the physical activities. This is the reason the youth of the current times are suffering from different types of health-related problems.

Sports promote peace and understanding of unity and integrity among different nations. Sports break all the barriers of discrimination based on color, caste, creed, and religion. Sports provide better social interaction among people and fills them with a feeling of brotherhood. It builds love, friendship, and trust among people from different origins but playing the same sports. Sports bring together people from various walks of life and create a mutual understanding and relationship among them. It provides a platform for fostering a spirit of national amalgamation, surpassing the barriers of color, language, origin, and tradition.

By: Abhishikta Pal

School: Ramjas School, R.K.P

Class: 10th