SPORTS SHOULD BE PART OF THE SCHOOL CURRICULUM
Now a days, parents as well as teachers seem to give less importance to sports. This is because they want their children to become either engineers or doctors. They tend to forget that all study and no play would affect the shaping of the child's personality. It is well known that only a sound body can boast of a sound mind. To fulfil this, sports should be included in school curriculum. It is a fact that physical training and exercises help to inculcate discipline. Every game or sport has its own set of rules. One has to follow them scrupulously. Further, sports and games give the youngsters an opportunity to lead as well as be lead. Thus, sports help to bring out and nurture the qualities of leadership.
Vivekananda said that we can reach heaven by playing football than by reading Gita. Hereby he had stressed the need for physical development. It is a pity that the second highly populated country in the world lags behind other countries in Olympic Games. This is because sports have not been given sufficient importance in our education system. If we want only men with muscles of iron and nerves of steel, it is needless to say that sports should be made a part of school curriculum. Definitely India can have 'WORLD CHAMPIONS'.
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