Importance of Travelling in Education
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Travelling plays an important role in our education. The terms ‘travelling’ and ‘education’ cannot be alienated from each other. Our education remains incomplete without travelling.
‘Travelling? means going from one place to other places. In ancient times travelling was very difficult and risky because there were no proper roads and transports. A traveler had to pass hills and forests. He had to face the fury of nature, wild beasts, robbers and many other obstacles.
With triumph of science, travelling has now become easy, cheap, quick and pleasant. Due to invention of steamships railways, electricity, motor cars and airplanes, our journey from one place to and other place even in abroad has become very easy and comfortable.
Travelling is now regarded as an important part of education. Educational Tour increases our knowledge and new thoughts and ideas grow up in us. The education of man remains incomplete if he does not visit important places of the world. Reading of books only provides man with half knowledge. But travelling with eyes wide open and mind fully gives him full knowledge.
Travelling also removes his narrowness and superstitions. It makes a traveler smart and self-reliant. Owing to the fabulous progress in the field of communication, travelling today involves less hazards. Hence, students must take part in educational tours. It is both entertaining and instructing for them.
From Kashmir valley to Kanyakumari and from Kutch to Kalimpong, in the east, our country provides hundreds of places known for architecture, climate, scenery, environment, history, development, industry, culture, music, dance, religion a fauna. Then, there are seats of learning, which one may like to visit. Educational tour exposes your mind to the diverse cultures of India. The feeling of Unity in Diversity and Communal Harmony takes birth through educational tours.
The education of a student remains incomplete without travelling. Educational institutions and tourist bureaus often arranges study tours at affordable rates. Many schools and colleges arrange visit to places that are of geographical or historical importance. Visit to historical places give students a practical insight of the past events. After visiting these historical places, when these students read about those places or events, then they are able to fully understand the subject.
It is very difficult to understand the nature of various types of soils, forests, etc. simply by reading textbooks. Travel to places of geographical importance also helps a student to grasp the depth of the subject.
It has been observed that in cities’ students are travelling twice a year either with their respective schools/colleges or with their parents or friends, because there is no financial problem with them, whereas students of village schools are deprived of such travels for their want of money. Government should look into the matter and make arrangement for Education Tours in Village Schools.
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Travelling is one of the best hobbies that one can have. Travelling offers an opportunity for adventure, it satisfies one’s sense of beauty and gives one a feeling of power over the things around him. It also helps one to see someone else’s point of view. It opens up many new worlds to the traveller.
Travelling provides adventure and adventure keeps us from growing old. As long as there is something to look forward to, the mind remains young and healthy. Adventure stimulates our imagination. It offers change and movement that are necessary to keep ourselves from getting bored. Now a day’s many of us turn to the television or films to fight our boredom. Real adventure is not undertaken by many of us. The entertainment that the television can provide is pale in comparison to what adventure can provide.
One of the main reasons that one travels is to go in search of beauty. Beautiful tourist resorts often attract many people. When one travels, one witnesses the beauty of certain places and one cannot help being inspired by them. Travel brings people together. One comes into contact with many people of different lands and customs and this leads to a great deal of understanding between them. A man who has travelled a lot is more mature and likely to understand the other’s point by view with more ease and open mindedness.
One comes home from a long journey and feels much better too. He comes home and begins to appreciate all the comforts of home and this prevents him from taking anything for granted. He remains in touch with reality and travelling helps a person to become down to earth and realistic. Travelling is the best way that one can educate oneself about the ways of the world.