Letter to Editor: Importance of Sports and Games

Games and sports are not given so much importance in the country as is given to academics. As a result of this our achievements in the international arena are not very spectacular. Write a letter to the Editor of a national daily on the importance of sports and games and on the need to create awareness about it. You are Sunita/Sameer, 8/35, M.G. Road, Bangalore.

8/35, M.G. Road
Bangalore

9 March, 20××

The Editor
The Times of India
Bangalore

Subject: Creating Awareness About the Importance of Sports and Games

Sir

Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the attention of general public towards the fact that games and sports are not given as much importance in our country as is given to academics. As a result, our achievements in the international arena are not very spectacular.

Sports and games are gradually losing their importance because there is not much awareness, therefore it needs to be created. The recent Olympic Games have proven that India has the potential to perform well in sports. Yet, there are only a handful of athletes representing the country out of which only few win medals.

In an attempt to make a good career with lucrative job, academics is given the most importance in our country. Students are required to score high in all subjects for which they work extremely hard, more often than not, by ignoring sports and games.

Students and parents must understand that sports and games are necessary for all-round development of children. They become fitter, smarter and healthier by playing sports and games. People are so busy running in the rat race that they fail to realise that sports is a great career option as well. Sports people and athletes not only become the face of the country but also they earn well.

With this letter, I wish to create awareness amongst parents and students that involvement in sports and games is not a wastage of time and energy. I hope that I have been able to highlight the problem in this letter and that, in future, sports and games will be given equal importance as is given to academics.

Thank you

Yours sincerely
Sunita Menon

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