Importance of Sports for all
The connection between mind and body - the neglect of physical education - sports are the best means of physical development - they in still valuable qualities - the duke of Wellington's remark.
'A sound mind in a sound body' is an expression so familiar and so often quoted that its meaning is likely to have lost something of its edge and appeal. Yet it expresses a profound truth and formulates an ideal which every individual should set before himself. The body is the temple of the mind and is intimately connected with it. Bodily ailments stunt the growth of the mind, just as mental maladies affect the health of the body.
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They learn to play the game, practicing fair play and showing generosity towards their opponents. In other words, they cultivate the quality of sportsmanship, which consists in playing a game according to its rules and accepting defeat with good temper. They are likely to follow the ideal of sportsman spirit in life also, showing honesty and uprightness in their dealings with others and never using unfair means to attain personal ends.
The Duke of Wellington emphasized the importance of sports in his memorable remark, 'The battle of Waterloo was won on the playing-fields of Eton". He meant that England's victory at Waterloo was due to certain qualities like physical courage, co-operation, and loyalty displayed by her officers - qualities which they had learnt from sports and games when they were boys in Eton. It may be said that India's battle with poverty and ignorance will be won on the playing-fields of our schools and colleges.
Our minds as well as bodies are considered to have a close-knit connection that force us to pay attention at developing both. As the matter of fact, the education from school and family stand an effectively role in total process of children...