Importance of Outdoor Games in Life
Outdoor games are the athletic or sporting games that involves physical activity and are generally played outside in the open. Generally, there is a spirit of healthy competition in outdoor games. Some examples includes lawn-tennis, football, cricket, hockey, soccer, etc.
Why should we play? We play by nature. We have an instinct to play as we have an instinct to work. We work in serious mood and play in light mood. So, play and work are complementary to each other.
Man cannot always be in serious mood. He sometimes requires relaxation. Outdoor games give that relaxation. We have to play outdoor games to recharge the battery of energy. The proverb goes – all work and no play make Jack a dull boy.
Importance of outdoor games in our life: Outdoor games have a great role to play in our life.
Outdoor games such as football, swimming, soccer, golf, cricket, etc. are necessary for our physical fitness.
Sporty spirit helps us tide overt the pangs of life.
Outdoor games played on national level foster national integration.
They are the connecting bridges among the nations and lay the foundation of international understanding and universal brotherhood.
Olympic Games enhance the national prestige of medal winning countries highly.
Outdoor games and sports in educational institutions: Every educational institution has to arrange for outdoor games and sports for its students. Many schools have their own play ground. We generally encourage our girls and boys to become good engineers or doctors but seldom to become a good footballer.
Olympic games: In Olympics, there are various outdoor games and sports such as athletics, archery, badminton, boxing, tennis, equestrian, hockey, judo, shooting, swimming, table tennis, wrestling and weightlifting.