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Sunday, 21 August 2016

Essay on Olympic Games Good or Bad

It cannot be denied that the Olympic Games have contributed tremendously to physical fitness and sportsmanship of young people throughout the world. To be chosen to represent his nation, an athlete or player hast to compete at many levels-towns, district, state, and national. In every one of these meet hundreds and thousands of athletes and players take part.

The athletes and players taking part in the Olympic Games are not housed in hotels or private homes. They stay together at an e3pecially-erected 'Olympic Village'. Here they mix freely for as long as sixteen days. The number of contestants has risen steadily since the first games held in 1896. Then 285 contestants, none of them women, represented 13 countries in Athens. At the 1960 Rome Olympic there were 5,902 contestants, including 651 women, from 83 countries. Thus the Olympic Games are capable of creating international good will and understanding even better than the United Nations organization.

Sadly enough, it is true that international rivalries do exist at Olympic Villages. The contacts between the athletes from nations normally opposed to each other are artificial, if not absent altogether. The organizations don't recognize international competition or award any points to any nation.

Athletes and teams win or lose individually and not as representatives of their nation. Yet some contestants feel so strongly about their national prestige that they adopt all unfair means to win their events. One has only to watch a hockey match between India and Pakistan to be convinced that international jealousy is very much there at the Olympic Games. The Olympic Games have in recent years become the venues of defection of athletes from certain other countries.
Though the games are considered to be independent of all governmental control, in effect they are not so. The national Olympic organization of every country depends on its governments have very effectively interfered with the conduct of the games.

Another point against the Olympic Games is that they expose the poverty of certain nations. If, they cannot afford to take part in the Games, cannot afford to send in a large contingent, or cannot host the Games if invited to do so, the radio and the press all over the world harp on their poverty. Often, these nations, merely for the sake of prestige, have to spend money, on financing the trips of their sportsmen, though it is needed much more urgently at home.

Thus, it will be seen, the Olympic Games are good if they are conducted in the proper spirit of sports. But as mere means of political display they will not only lead to waste of funds, but will harm the understanding and goodwill already existing between nations.

Essay on My Best friend

A real friend is hard to find. In fact every body who shakes hands with me or courts me with a smile or an embrace is not a friend in the real sense. He may be merely an acquaintance or sonic thing more. To be a friend there must be present some essential qualities in a person. He must be selfless, sincere and loving. He must never desert his friends under odd circumstances and must be ready to help his friend through thick and thin. He must be very frank and always ready to tell his friend the defects he has.

I am very fortunate to have a real friend at the school. Lean, tall and active, he has a lovely personality and charming manners. He is of my age and the son of a petty shopkeeper. His name is iftikhar. He lives in a modest house not far away from my home.

I have been knowing lftikhar since I was a boy. We had played together as small boys and have begun to like each other since. As fortune may have it we were admitted in the same school and the same class. Known as he was already to me. We cultivated liking for each other and soon became much attached.

Sober, good looking, and energetic, Iftikhar is a little taller than I. He has bright black eyes and a beautifully shaped nose. He is as attractive in his manners as in his appearance. Everyone who meets him desires to make him his friend.

lftikhar is sincere honest and faithful. Always, with a smile on his face and with a charm in his speech, he is ready to help me, to console me, to guide me and to show me the right path. I can never forget those days when I was bedridden due to jaundice and it was he who sat by my bed in a chair talking to me, consoling me, and nursing me. He refused to go home during the days I was ill. His presence was a source of great consolation and hope.

Intelligent, resolute and diligent as lftikhar is, he is one of the most brilliant students of my class. He studies for hours every day and urges me to study with him. He is very good at English and mathematics and helps me a lot in my studies. In fact, it is through his efforts that I have also become a good student.

One of the things, I love Iftikhar for, is his concern for me. If I do some thing wrong he points it out frankly. If I am ever seen with a bad boy, lftikhar takes it seriously and refuses to talk to mc unless I promise not to mix with notorious boys.

Iftikhar is neither proud of his knowledge nor ashamed of his poverty. Poverty, to him, is an outstanding characteristic of the House of our Holy Prophet. He is determined to be a self made man. He is religious and never misses a single prayer even in cold weather. He helps his father in his small business and takes care of his younger brother and sisters. He, sometimes, helps his mother in domestic work. And as far as I am concerned, I wonder what would have become of me without him.

Essay on My Ideal friend

A real friend is hard to find. In fact every body who shakes hands with me or courts me with a smile or an embrace is not a friend in the real sense. He may be merely an acquaintance or sonic thing more. To be a friend there must be present some essential qualities in a person. He must be selfless, sincere and loving. He must never desert his friends under odd circumstances and must be ready to help his friend through thick and thin. He must be very frank and always ready to tell his friend the defects he has.

I am very fortunate to have a real friend at the school. Lean, tall and active, he has a lovely personality and charming manners. He is of my age and the son of a petty shopkeeper. His name is iftikhar. He lives in a modest house not far away from my home.

I have been knowing lftikhar since I was a boy. We had played together as small boys and have begun to like each other since. As fortune may have it we were admitted in the same school and the same class. Known as he was already to me. We cultivated liking for each other and soon became much attached.

Sober, good looking, and energetic, Iftikhar is a little taller than I. He has bright black eyes and a beautifully shaped nose. He is as attractive in his manners as in his appearance. Everyone who meets him desires to make him his friend.

lftikhar is sincere honest and faithful. Always, with a smile on his face and with a charm in his speech, he is ready to help me, to console me, to guide me and to show me the right path. I can never forget those days when I was bedridden due to jaundice and it was he who sat by my bed in a chair talking to me, consoling me, and nursing me. He refused to go home during the days I was ill. His presence was a source of great consolation and hope.

Intelligent, resolute and diligent as lftikhar is, he is one of the most brilliant students of my class. He studies for hours every day and urges me to study with him. He is very good at English and mathematics and helps me a lot in my studies. In fact, it is through his efforts that I have also become a good student.

One of the things, I love Iftikhar for, is his concern for me. If I do some thing wrong he points it out frankly. If I am ever seen with a bad boy, lftikhar takes it seriously and refuses to talk to mc unless I promise not to mix with notorious boys.

Iftikhar is neither proud of his knowledge nor ashamed of his poverty. Poverty, to him, is an outstanding characteristic of the House of our Holy Prophet. He is determined to be a self made man. He is religious and never misses a single prayer even in cold weather. He helps his father in his small business and takes care of his younger brother and sisters. He, sometimes, helps his mother in domestic work. And as far as I am concerned, I wonder what would have become of me without him.

Essay on Importance of Games

Games have been important to man since the days of yore. Sumerians, Babylonians an Ninevelians took parts in different games and sports and held competitions. Spartans, Romans and Greeks gave much attention to their physical beauty which they tried to attain through games and sports. Greeks held Olympic games every fourth years.

Nature realizes the importance of games, sports and physical activities. From the beginning a child takes interest in games and likes to play all the time naturally. The instinct of play is very active from the very beginning in man, animals and birds. We see the off springs of all animals and birds engaged in sportive activities and playing with each other. Thus, Nature wants us to realize the importance of games.

Games make us physically stronger and tougher. They develop our stamina and improve the lung and heart capacities and working. The heart muscles develop and become capable of pumping more blood with greater force at a time to cater the needs of our body cells more efficiently with the result that number of pumping per minute decreases and the heart gets more rest.

Games teach us social behaviours. We learn to respect rules and laws. We learn to submit to authorities. We learn to cooperate. We learn the principle of give and take. We learn to control our sentiments, reactions, and anger.

We learn to behave amicably. We learn how to compete fairly and how to try to achieve our goals honestly. We learn to realize our mistakes and correct them. We learn to pardon others for their faults. We learn the value of team work. We learn to face adversity. We cultivate the qualities of endurance, fortitude and tolerance. We get trained not to be nervous or be upset at the first failure but try to overcome the hardships and hindrances.

Games and sports also teach us not to be ashamed of failure or resent others superiority. They teach us to take part in the struggle for life like a sportsman, not to boast in success, and to forgive others for their shortcomings. They teach the value of discipline in life. They teach us that the important things are to participate, to Endeavour and to lace but the results are not important. When two people compete with each other one must lose, but the most important thing is to sec that in the competition how fairly, courageously and honestly they have taken part.

Essay on How I Passed My Summer Vacation

Being the best part of the year, I always love summer vacation. A student is free to do anything he likes during these couple of months. He can go to his relations, can take part in all sorts of indoor an outdoor games, or can go to Murree, Swat or other such places if he can afford it.

Last year our school closed on 15th of May and any father chalked out a programme to go to see my elder brother who lived in Manchester After getting visas we started one morning by Emirates Air Lines. We reached Manchester after a flight of ten hours, arriving at Manchester Airport at about 4 in the evening. We came out through the green passage where my brother and his wife were waiting for us. We reached his house and after tea slept for hours.

The next day we went to American Park situated at a distance of forty miles it was a beautiful place. Tue entrance fee was pound five each. We sat in a mini train, embarked a steamer that used to take passengers from one side of the lake to the other; and enjoyed the visit by taking part in every kind of items such as Merry-go-round, swings, horror show, wild water log flume, cork screw roller coaster etc.

One day we went to see the famous Stockholm zoo. It was a wonderful place and so vast that we got tired. My brother then took us to a mini train station. The train which rare about forty feet above the ground took us round the zoo. I saw birds, animals and beast of all kinds there. In a cage four asses from Pakistan were kept. Small boys and girls looked at these asses amazingly.

One night, we went to see the lights of Black Pool. Black Pool is situated at a distance of eighty miles from Manchester. In Black Pool the main road was decorated with coloured lights. The buses and the electric trains that ran along the road were beautifully decorated with lights. The shops were also decorated with lights, it took us about three hours to go from one end of the main road to the other.
A few days after, we again went to Black Pool during day. It is a very interesting place with all kind of amusements. At the gate of the amusement park a doll model of an old woman of life size sat on a chair and laughed loudly. She continued to laugh always without a pause. The amusement park covers about fifty acres or more. We could not see all the stalls due to shortage of time. The entrance fee at each stall ranged from fifty pence’s to two pound per head. F had even not dream of the wonders I saw there.

During our stay at Manchester we visited many places. All these places were far away from there and we had to pay entrance fee everywhere. Alton Tower, Railway Museum at York, the airport of Manchester, the old fort at Yorkshire, the great hanging bridge, the great Shopping Centre at Sheffield interested us most.
Our vacation was coming to and end so with sad heavy hearts, we returned to Pakistan.

Essay on My First Flight By Aeroplane

Last summer vacation my uncle who is a surgeon at Halifax invited my family to visit him. He sent the air tickets and a sponsorship letter addressed to British High commission at Karachi undertaking to bear our expenses there. We got passports issued to us urgently and after much difficulty got three months visa.

One fine morning we reached Karachi airport to take the flight. At the airport formalities were completed and we were then led to the Departure lounge. When the announcer’s call for the passengers for Manchester bound NA flight came, we walked down the corridor to the plane where after showing the Boarding Cards we were taken in and led to our respective seats.

At the appointed time, the doors were shut and the plane began to move slowly. Then it reached the end of the airstrip and began to run. Soon it rose in the air and then began to fly at a height of thirty thousand feet. To peep down through the glass fitted windows was thrilling. The trees, the hills, and the houses looked very small. After an hour the plane got down at Dubai. We were allowed to go up to the airport building where there were some shops filled with foreign goods. We remained at Dubai for an hour.

From Dubai the plane took off and headed for Frankfurt. It was a long and tedious journey. The air hostesses served us breakfast, lunch and tea. Some passengers were served with wine also but we were given Coca Cola. Small television sets were fixed in the upper backside of each seat and we enjoyed the television shows specially shown on these sets. Whenever the plane took off got down or passed through clouds we were warned to fasten our safety belts. En the way to Frankfurt we met many aeroplanes flying towards Dubai. At about 2 p.m. local time we reached Frankfurt.

At Frankfurt we went up to the shopping centre specially constructed for passengers. Each shop was crowded with foreigners. We stayed at Frankfurt for an hour and then took off for Manchester. The plane flew over English channel and England. It flew so low that we could see ships, cars, roads, houses and gardens. At Manchester we got down the plane one by one and got our arrival reported at the counter. Then we went to the waking room. Our relatives were waiting for us. We stayed at Manchester for a few days and then went to Halifax by car.

Essay on Scene at a Railway Station

My cousin had come to US from Lahore last March. After a fortnight he intended to return and got his seat reserved in Tezgam. We reached cant onment station half an hour before the departure of the train, bought platform ticket for three persons who had come to see the cousin off and hired a cooli to carry his luggage.

A ticket chocker was standing at the gate. We handed over to him our tickets. He nipped them and then returned them to us. As we stepped in I saw a large crowd. Some were standing or talking. Some were smoking and some were on the move. It appeared as if there was some fair. A few hawkers were selling their articles such as bangles, sweets, cigarettes etc. There were a few tea stalls and Pan cigarette cabins on platform number one which people had surrounded and were buying tea. cakes, pastries coca cola, cigarettes etc. There were some benches on which people were sitting.

After a few minutes, Tezgam was at the platform. Soon there was a stir. Everybody moved briskly towards the train. Everybody was trying to get in. Coolies were busy in throwing the luggage inside he compartments through the windows. There were shouting, callings noises and commotion. Sonic people were trying to get in to the train through the windows. There was such a noise and tumult as if Doomsday had come.

Since my cousin’s seat was reserved, I searched tar the conductor in-charge, who was responsible for reserved seat. He was standing at one end guiding passengers to their respective compartment in which their seal were reserved. We entered the first class compartment, put our luggage it the specific place and came out to have a stroll along the platform.

The commotion had abated but the noise was there. The train was full of passengers. Still the late corners were trying to get in. Some passengers who were lucky to get their seats were preventing the new corners from entering the compartment. Some were quarreling and some were enjoying the quarrel. Some were trying to pacify the two parties. We went up to the other end of the train. When we returned back, every body was inside the compartments and waiting for the train to move. We hurried to get my cousin seated before the departure of he train. As he entered his compartment, the signal was downed and the train whistled. We came out of the compartment and the train moved.