George Bernard Shaw had once said on playing games and sports, “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”
The aim of education is all round development of personality of students, the future of the nation, unless they are body fit they cannot be mentally competent, it is a well-established fact that development of mental faculties depends too great extent on the proper and timely growth of body and its various organs.
One of the most effective ways and time-tested ways to ensure healthy growth of body and mind is to make children and young men and women take an active part in outdoor activities of games and sports. Without games and sports, youngsters would develop into cowards, lethargic weaklings and imbeciles.
Games and sports, athletics and outdoor exercises inculcate discipline, teamwork, patience, sense of justice and fair play, courage, endurance, corporation and perseverance.Intellectual on mental power, as well as manpower, are equally important for the progress and development of a nation. Manpower means not merely the number of hands but also the powerful and healthy hands that can venture any task, challenges and odds
Weak hands and faint hearts can I return the wheels of industry, nor plough the field, not protect the country against foreign aggression. We want tough, friend, disciplined, please, dashing, noble-minded, intelligent, powerful and patriotic citizens, men and women.
Such product is possible only when the activity of the school students in schools and colleges and judicial is spread over both classrooms, Laboratories, libraries and the arena of sports and games.It is by taking part in games and sports right from the elementary school that have necessarily physical fitness, right mental makeup and abilities to face the challenges, realities and difficulties of life when they entered the manhood and women hood.
During physical exercises, activities, games and athletics the intake of oxygen is in abundance which promotes mental skills and physical growth it gives digestion in perfect order and vitality
But physical activities cannot be at the cost of studies and mental pursuit. A fair balance between the two is needed.