The games and sports are very important for human health. They build our body and develop our mind. They give ample exercise to our muscles. In this way, they make our body strong and prevent us from getting fat. They refresh our mind and give us sufficient amusement. After a day’s hard work, man feels tired and exhausted. He needs rest. He plays the game in order to refresh his mind. Games and sports remove the boredom of life and make him fit for the next day’s work.
In our country, the games can be divided into two groups, the outdoor games and indoor games. The outdoor games include cricket, hockey and football. Cricket is more popular than other games. During the days of cricket matches, everybody talks about it. The cricket matches are seen and watched by everybody with great interest. The cricket stars are discussed everywhere. There is a great excitement and thrill in the entire population of the country. The hockey matches are also viewed and watched with great interest. They are full of interest, thrill and suspense. They last for a short duration but they create more excitement than cricket matches.
The indoor games also keep us busy, fit and healthy. They include such games as table tennis, carrom and playing cards. They give exercise to our mind and memory. They are a test to the power of our intelligence and skill. They become harmful if we devote much of our time on them.
The games and sports build our character. It is in playground that the qualities of a player come to surface. A good player plays the game in a sporting spirit. It means that he is always fair and just in his dealings. He plays the game for the sake of it. Victory or defeat has no meaning for him. If he wins the game, he does not feel proud of it. If he loses it, he is not discouraged at it. He does not violate the rules of the games. He is impartial in his judgment. He is only interested in the glory and zeal of the game.
A good player is a lover of mankind. He is always for love good will and good sense. If he goes abroad, he carries with him the message of love. He is the true message of love. He is the true ambassador of his nation. The honor and glory of his nation is upper most in his mind. He does not do anything which may ruin the image of his nation. He is always dignified and upright in his dealings. In the playground, his conduct is always marked with good sense. He does not come into anger even at his insult. He does not abuse his rivals. He is free from ill will, hatred and malice. He is tolerant and broad minded.
A good player plays the game in a team spirit. He does not play his game for his honour but he plays the game for his team. As a member of the team, he is very helpful and co-operative. He may lose his points and score, but he will not let his companion suffer. He obeys the discipline of the team faithfully. The word of the captain is a law for him. A good player is a selfless and sincere worker. He is devoted o his mission. In short, in the playground, he learns to be fair, just and good.