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Showing posts with label Sports. Show all posts
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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 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.

Monday, 2 May 2016

Essay On A Cricket Match

Essay On A Cricket Match.

Last winter I happened to see a cricket match in Lahore. The match was played between Pakistan cricket team and the West Indies cricket team. The match was played at Qadaffi Stadium Lahore.
Cricket is quite an interesting game. Every game has its plus points. It fosters discipline, duty, team spirit, cooperation and a sportsman's spirit. Some of the Pakistani players are players of international repute.
Cricket is played between two teams of 11 members each. It is played on a flat, smooth and clean ground. Cricket requires, two sets of stumps, wickets and a ball.

The distance between two sets of wickets is 22 yards. The bowlers take their turns after every six balls. In this game. much depends upon the quality of bowling. Good fielding is also necessary for victory. Before the game starts, there is the toss. It is the whim of the toss winning captain to first go for batting or fielding. The fielding party puts three fieldsmen on the one side, six on the off side, while one is posted for guarding the wicket and one for the bowling. The game is generally played for six hours a day. The umpire is the final judge. He is the man who declares the players out whether they are run out, bowled out, caught out, stumped out or leg-before-wicket.

The match which I witnessed was really very interesting. 'There was huge gathering at Qadaffi Satdium Lahore. Pakistan's leading cricketers were playing in the match. I saw the fine game of Saeed Anwar. He hit many boundaries, while Amir Sohail was very careful not to make a single stroke. But soon Saeed Anwar was out. Then he was replaced by Shahid Afridi. He made 50 runs in 76 minutes whole Amir made 66 runs in 70 minutes. Soon there was break for lunch. The Pakistani team made 219 runs for three wickets before lunch.

Then the West Indies players started batting after lunch. B. Lara played very fast and he hit to sixers. Soon he was out. Then Roger came and hit three sixers. There was a tremendous cheer from the spectators. There was great excitement among the spectators as well as players. Everyone was in high spirits. Roger Binny played lipto the end and he scored over a century. Then the umpire gave a long whistle and the match ended for the day.



The spectators dispersed. Some of the cricket fans were patting Roger Binny for his brilliant performance. Soon the crowd fizzled out and I came to my house. It was a thrilling match for me.

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Essay On Discipline Means Success

Essay On Discipline Means Success, Anarchy Means Ruin.

Schoolboys and college students dislike the word -discipline". This is because to them it means simply punishment. When they are hind or kept in or otherwise punished, they are told it is in the interests of "discipline". But, though punishment is part of discipline, discipline means much more than this. This word comes from "disciple", a learner, pupil or follower of a teacher; and it means properly training. A disciple puts himself under a teacher to be trained and taught.

If a disciple is to learn anything from his teacher, he must be ready to obey him itild follow his instructions. The very essence of discipline is obedience. We may say that discipline means the learning to obey necessary rules of conduct. To be of any use in society, a child has to be trained by his parents and teachers from his earliest years. The first lesson he has to learn is the lesson of obedience. Then he has to be taught how to behave -- how to form good habits, and how to avoid wrong and unbecoming conduct.

The methods of such training are patient instruction, good example, and, \viten necessary, punishment. The child has to be taught how to behave well -- what he must do, and what he must not do. If he refuses to learn or disobeys orders, he has to be corrected by punishment of some sort. This teaches him that disobedience brings unpleasant consequences. He will learn still more from a good example set before him by his parents and teachers. He will then try to copy them and their behaviour.

When men wish to act together in societies or companies, they have to agree upon certain rules of conduct; and the enforcement of obedience to such rules is called discipline. A society that has no rules or that does not see that its rules are kept, Will soon fall to pieces. A regiment or any army without discipline is a mere mob. Even in games, rules and discipline are necessary. If a batsman refused to go out when he was bowled, or footballers defied the referee's whistle when he gave off-side or a foul, there would be a an end of cricket and football. In the same way no school or college could exist long without discipline..



Lastly, there is self-discipline -- the hardest task of all. Each of us has to learn how to govern and rule himself, how to control his passions, resist his evil desires, obey his conscience. "He that ruleth this spirit is greater than he that take city."

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Essay On How I Spend My Sunday Weekend

Essay On How I Spend My Sunday .I wish every day was a Sunday but alas! the day comes after waiting for six long days. We praise God who, made this day especially for the students. I have not to get up at 5 A.M. and get ready for college. My mother knows it and does not touch me before 7 A.M. She is so sweet when she tells me that the breakfast is ready.

I leave the bed with a heavy' heart and spend maximum time in the bathroom. We have formed a small club of cricket players who assemble in the park to play the game. We have devised the wickets and ball. We' have also settled the boundary of the park as the boundary of our ground. Mother sends for me to take lunch and it is only when she herself appears at the scene that I go back home. I never miss the lessons on cricket by Zaheer Abbas which are telecast from the Lahore station.

Our teachers load us with heavy home-work. The parents check my school diary and do not allow me to out till I have finished it. I try to dash through it as fast as possible. I never miss the Sunday movie on the T.V. It is the best source of enjoyment. Sometime I invite my friends to visit my house. We discuss our plans to organise some friendly match with other clubs. We also go to the park to see Nature bathed in all its beauty.

The park of our locality has own frost prize in the annual competition and is one of the best maintained ones.
In the evening, when we sit for supper. the fear of getting up early next morning again grips my mind. I remind my mother to wake up early, so that. I could finish the remaining home-work. Before going to sleep. I bid sad farewell to my dear Sunday and wish to come again as soon as possible in the form of a holiday.

Monday, 5 May 2014

Essay On A Cricket Match.Last winter I happened to see a cricket match in Lahore. The match was played between Pakistan cricket team and the West Indies cricket team. The match was played at Qadaffi Stadium Lahore.
Cricket is quite an interesting game. Every game has its plus points. It fosters discipline, duty, team spirit, cooperation and a sportsman's spirit. Some of the Pakistani players are players of international repute.
Cricket is played between two teams of 11 members each. It is played on a flat, smooth and clean ground. Cricket requires, two sets of stumps, wickets and a ball.

The distance between two sets of wickets is 22 yards. The bowlers take their turns after every six balls. In this game. much depends upon the quality of bowling. Good fielding is also necessary for victory. Before the game starts, there is the toss. It is the whim of the toss winning captain to first go for batting or fielding. The fielding party puts three fieldsmen on the one side, six on the off side, while one is posted for guarding the wicket and one for the bowling. The game is generally played for six hours a day. The umpire is the final judge. He is the man who declares the players out whether they are run out, bowled out, caught out, stumped out or leg-before-wicket.

The match which I witnessed was really very interesting. 'There was huge gathering at Qadaffi Satdium Lahore. Pakistan's leading cricketers were playing in the match. I saw the fine game of Saeed Anwar. He hit many boundaries, while Amir Sohail was very careful not to make a single stroke. But soon Saeed Anwar was out. Then he was replaced by Shahid Afridi. He made 50 runs in 76 minutes whole Amir made 66 runs in 70 minutes. Soon there was break for lunch. The Pakistani team made 219 runs for three wickets before lunch.

Then the West Indies players started batting after lunch. B. Lara played very fast and he hit to sixers. Soon he was out. Then R3ger came and hit three sixers. There was a tremendous cheer from the spectators. There was great excitement among the spectators as well as players. Everyone was in high spirits. Roger Binny played lipto the end and he scored over a century. Then the umpire gave a long whistle and the match ended for the day.

The spectators dispersed. Some of the cricket fans were patting Roger Binny for his brilliant performance. Soon the crowd fizzled out and I came to my house. It was a thrilling match for me.

Essay On A Hockey Match Full Essay.Hockey is without doubt our national game. It is played all over the country. It is not a costly game like cricket. Even poor students can play hockey. For a long time our country has been the world champion in this game. Still Pakistan is one of the champions. Our game is admired all over the world. Hockey is a game in which there is a lot of action and suspense. In this game the situation changes very fast. Every minute can bring a surprise. The players continue running fast with the ball teS score a goal. Pakistan has produced world famous hockey players like Hasan Sardar. He was known as the hickey wizard. But some critics feel that the standard of Pakistan hickey is now falling day by day.

I take a lot of interest in the hockey matches which are played in Lahore. Last Saturday I witnessed a hockey match which was played on our college ground between our college team and the team of Science College Lahore. Both the teams were evenly attached. Hundreds of students had come to see the match between the two college schools teams.

At exact 3.30 p.m. the players of both the teams entered the playground alongwith the referee. Mr. Imran of the Science was the referee. He is well known for the impartial decisions. The teams took their positions and when the referee blew the whistle the game started. The eyes of all the spectators were following the actions and moves of the players. The ball was rolling very swiftly between the players of the two teams.

Although in the beginning, the game was not very fast yet by and by it picked up speed. The players of both the teams were quite healthy and active. The players of Science College were wearing white and blue uniforms. The colour of the uniforms worn by our college team was blue and white.

After nearly fifteen minutes the game became very fast. Both the teams were now becoming more and more aggressive in their moves. They were trying their best to score a goal. The Science college team was dominating the field for a long time but they were unable to score a goal. The defenders of our team were very strong. They did not allow the opposite team to score a goal so easily.

Just before the interval Saeed. the captain of the Science College able to score a goal in a quick and sudden move. The boys of our college team did not lose their heart. They played courageously and patiently. But nothing could be done before the half time.

After the interval again the game started quite briskly. The spectators were really enjoying the game very much. Now our school team was donating the ground. Soon our team scored two goals against their opponents within ten minutes of the re-start of the game. The students of our college were happy. They cheered our boys to encourage them.

The players of the Science college fought back and played very good game in a stylish manner. But they were unable to score any further goal till the end inspite of their best efforts. The spectators praised the good game played by both the teams. At last the game came to an end. Our College team won by two goals to one. The Principal of our College congratulated the players of our team for their fine team work.

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Essay On The Value Of Sports And Games In Life

Essay On The Value Of Sports.The chief object of sports is, of course, bodily exercise. "A sound mind in a sound body" is a well-known saying. The health of the body is essential for success in life An unhealthy man is always sad, gloomy and therefore loses confidence in himself, To keep healthy, one must take an active interest in sports. Thus sports serve an essential purpose in life because they ensure good health and build a tine physique. If one is bodily fit, one feels capable of hard endeavour and life without endeavour is useless. The great advantage of sports is • that they combine exercise with thrill. excitement and sensation. In . order that we should readily take exercise, it should be made interesting and, as everybody knows practically all kinds of games devised by man possess a certain degree of interest.

Hockey, football, cricket, tennis, badminton, rowing, swimming -- all these and others not only give exercise to the limbs but also provide a good deal of excitement and entertainment. Besides, the competitive element in sports is a source of thrills for the mind. Not only the players, but the spectators fell engrossed in a game because of its suspense and unexpected turns. It is for these reasons that sports from a very important part in education. A bookworm who takes no share in sports is physically weak and all his mental excellence cannot make up for his physical deficiency.

Sports benefits not only the body but also the mind. Almost every game requires a certain degree of skill to play. Skill is mental quality. Vigour alone is not enough in games like golf, cricket and iennis. A certain dexterity is also needful.

This spirit of portsmanship is an excellent quality in a man and consists of fair play, sense of discipline. capacity for team work and cooperation. and confidence in oneself that enables one to accept a defeat cheerfully. A sportsman playing on the field is not expected to play, foul; he must not lose self-confidence but must shake hands with his adversaries cheerfully.

When a sportsman has acquired these qualities on the playground, he will naturally exhibit them in the wider sphere of life. If he has truly imbibed the lesson taught to him by sports, he will be very honest and fair in his dealings with other people: he will never hit his enemies below the belt: he will always obey his superiors: he will never feel heart-broken on account of the disappointments. If he shows these qualities in his general conduct. he has learnt how to live truly. His life is successful and he will be admired everywhere.

Sports develop and encourage the spirit of health) competition. The competitive instinct is natural in man and demands outlets. Sports have wide scope for the competitive instinct. Matches and tournaments and contests are held to put to test the skill toughness, stamina and endurance of various participants. Medals and other awards are an incentive to players to achieve excellence and a high standard of performance in their respectiN e fields. The health) spirit of rivalry and competition constantly leads to improvement in the performance, and previous records are constantly excelled or surpassed.

Essay On The Value Of Sports And Games In Life

Essay On The Value Of Sports.The chief object of sports is, of course, bodily exercise. "A sound mind in a sound body" is a well-known saying. The health of the body is essential for success in life An unhealthy man is always sad, gloomy and therefore loses confidence in himself, To keep healthy, one must take an active interest in sports. Thus sports serve an essential purpose in life because they ensure good health and build a tine physique. If one is bodily fit, one feels capable of hard endeavour and life without endeavour is useless. The great advantage of sports is • that they combine exercise with thrill. excitement and sensation. In . order that we should readily take exercise, it should be made interesting and, as everybody knows practically all kinds of games devised by man possess a certain degree of interest.

Hockey, football, cricket, tennis, badminton, rowing, swimming -- all these and others not only give exercise to the limbs but also provide a good deal of excitement and entertainment. Besides, the competitive element in sports is a source of thrills for the mind. Not only the players, but the spectators fell engrossed in a game because of its suspense and unexpected turns. It is for these reasons that sports from a very important part in education. A bookworm who takes no share in sports is physically weak and all his mental excellence cannot make up for his physical deficiency.

Sports benefits not only the body but also the mind. Almost every game requires a certain degree of skill to play. Skill is mental quality. Vigour alone is not enough in games like golf, cricket and iennis. A certain dexterity is also needful.

This spirit of portsmanship is an excellent quality in a man and consists of fair play, sense of discipline. capacity for team work and cooperation. and confidence in oneself that enables one to accept a defeat cheerfully. A sportsman playing on the field is not expected to play, foul; he must not lose self-confidence but must shake hands with his adversaries cheerfully.

When a sportsman has acquired these qualities on the playground, he will naturally exhibit them in the wider sphere of life. If he has truly imbibed the lesson taught to him by sports, he will be very honest and fair in his dealings with other people: he will never hit his enemies below the belt: he will always obey his superiors: he will never feel heart-broken on account of the disappointments. If he shows these qualities in his general conduct. he has learnt how to live truly. His life is successful and he will be admired everywhere.

Sports develop and encourage the spirit of health) competition. The competitive instinct is natural in man and demands outlets. Sports have wide scope for the competitive instinct. Matches and tournaments and contests are held to put to test the skill toughness, stamina and endurance of various participants. Medals and other awards are an incentive to players to achieve excellence and a high standard of performance in their respectiN e fields. The health) spirit of rivalry and competition constantly leads to improvement in the performance, and previous records are constantly excelled or surpassed.