Resistance towards sports is often affected by modern forms of entertainment like video and online gaming. Therefore, the drive for sports activities has lost its entertaining allure as the younger generation tends to lean more towards virtual online gaming worlds. Developing entertainment outlets like social media has only made sports events much less popular. Nevertheless, this move is disappointing given the substantial advantages of engaging in sports activities. For this, parents can become role models in their children’s life. The parents should not make them addicted to the techie-gadgets and be active in their lifestyle so that their kids can also become physically sound and active.

Studies have demonstrated increasing vulnerability to illness, allergies, and even mental health problems as younger generations develop. Although there are several possible reasons for this jump, the absence of regular exercise routines plays a major role here. The sport will offer an effective but indirect means of exercise for students and youth in general. It greatly strengthens the body, improving the body’s defensive system to hold any of the diseases alone.

The importance of games and sports in student’s life is immense. It has proved to be very therapeutic in nature. Sports help improve stronger social skills, such as dispute management and sport-based interaction. This makes it quite convenient as modern society spends a lot of money on therapeutic services.

Active participation in sports and games can have many benefits in students’ life. It gives a student a chance to enhance the physical and social skills. It offers a child a change from the monotony of a daily routine. It keeps the stress and anxiety away. It’s a smart way to iron out frustration in most individuals. Students can quickly learn to cope with their lives by extending their grievances on the playground, mostly in their early learning days. However, a proper balance has to be maintained between a child’s maturity, skills, and interests.

Nowadays, sports and games are taken to be a good career option as well. It plays a pivotal role in shaping a child’s interest in his profession. In developing nations, a substantial number of disadvantaged children receive grants, and financial assistance through success in sports, which consequently changed their lives dramatically. In the more developed nations, sport can be the one thing that distinguishes students from the rest, especially in competitive scenarios such as college placements and even securing scholarships or funding for education.

Sports and games also help in character building and provide strength and energy. Sports and games not only involve the development of skills but it also stimulates competitive behavior among students. It builds confidence in the minds of the students. It not only strengthens the physical growth rather it also contributes towards the mental growth. Therefore, it plays an important role in a student’s life.

Outdoor games like football, cricket, badminton, hockey, etc. stimulate the sense of coordination, team spirit, planning, and implementation, whereas, indoor games like carrom, chess, sudoku, etc. improves mind mapping, strategies, and the concentration level. A lot of important running games like basketball, cricket, hockey, and cycling, help in improving our agility strength. Jumping games that include volleyball, badminton, and basketball, raise our height, and also reduce our weight.

Education is incomplete without sports and games. In every school we find physical education to be a major part of a school’s curriculum. Children are usually taught about the importance of sports and games. We all hear speeches on sports and games and read essays on the same.

Sports and games are beneficial in teaching us punctuality, responsibility, patience, discipline, and dedication towards our goal. It stimulates the sense of friendliness with team spirit. Moreover, being involved in physical activity also keeps a body away from bones and muscles related diseases like arthritis, and joint problems. Obesity and other health problems will not come in the way of a child if he participates actively in sports and other games.

The controlled sport also tends to enhance students’ discipline. Constructive use of time and discipline is a major characteristic of any sportsperson. If a student plays a sport, he/she needs to show the commitment of time to be in a particular place at a particular time every day as a part of their routine. He/she must be careful, diligent which will allow the student to cope with feedback and setbacks. Each sport has a set of rules and regulations that will help students stay fit and disciplined. By following the directions and the rules of the game, students will potentially become better students by applying these abilities to their academic activities. Understanding new ideas are much simpler given how school programs are typically organized in a systematic and step-by-step way that is identical to any sport. Playing games helps to develop problem-solving skills for students, which they can then use everywhere in their lives, including academics. Getting called a team leader will help a lot to improve self-confidence in certain students. More so if joint actions end in a tangible success just like a trophy.

Sports inculcate the feeling of fairness in a child and it encourages them to be committed, taking defeat in a positive manner. It teaches us to be joyful, united, and appreciative in life. We have considered it to be real gifts for all learners. Games also grow and encourage patriotism and national unity among citizens in various modes of play. Scoring a goal, reaching a six, or winning a race not only makes a student happy but also boosts their confidence. Performing in front of a crowd that keeps noticing your every move can be quite unnerving. But a sportsman is one with focus, patience, the right amount of trust that has a never-say-die attitude.

The role of sports and games should never be ignored. Be it a student or an adult. Sports are good for maintaining a good physique. It makes a person mentally active and sound. For a healthy body and sound mind, sports play a pivotal role in a person’s life. Sports and athletics are giving the students a platform for creativity. Activities like dumb charades or role-playing are intended to stimulate their creativity.

Students are the youth of our Nation, and they need to be energetic, physically active, and mentally fit. Hence, active participation in sports by them should be part of their life’s routine. It makes a mind peaceful, sharp, and active and increases the level of concentration. The physiological organs of a body become prompter and the body starts functioning properly. The importance of sports and games should be promoted by everyone – parents, teachers, and government officials.

It is the responsibility of schools and colleges to train and inculcate in all students the importance of sports and games from the primary section itself. It’s true that books are developing our minds, but games are developing our bodies. Sports and athletics are the perfect tools to meet both the goals of education and wellbeing in schools and colleges. To foster a healthy spirit of competition among students, to build decision-making skills and also to ensure the fuller personality of the student – games, and sports have been introduced and are now applicable in all schools and colleges.

The best way to promote sports and games is to spread awareness of the same by using slogans. These sports slogans can be used in any social gathering, campaigns, and events. These slogans are not only motivational but also full of encouragement. For example, ‘A healthy mind resides in a healthy body. Play Sports.’ ‘Encourage our Young Generation to Play SPORTS’.

Lastly, to conclude, the role of games and sports in students’ life is major in developing a human personality. A student should be allowed to actively participate in the sports of his or her choice. A student should not only be good in a study but also in the games for the overall development. To make our youth participate in sports and games, please check your locality’s nearest sports club and your child’s school authority.

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About Amrita Sharma

Amrita Sharma, a master in English from PU tries to debunk the old cannons of social norms and experiments with the hard and bleak reality of our times through her stories. Her experiences as a teacher with the children of different age group allows her to understand the psyche of kids.

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