‘’All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’’- so runs a proverb. This proverb indicates the necessity
and importance of games and sports in our life. In ancient Greece, games and sports were the integral
part of education. In the advanced countries of the present day they are also a part of education.
Indeed, the importance of games and sports can’t be over-emphasized. They are necessary both for

the mind and the body. They keep us physically fit and enable us to enjoy the blessing of good health.
A healthy brain can reside only in a healthy body. Games and sports are also necessary for intellectual
progress. As games and sports are played under some definite rules and regulations, they teach the
player the virtue of discipline. They devolop some other good qualities such as quickness of
decision and firmness of mind which are necessary in every walk of life. Moreover, they create the

pleasure of company and competition.