“All work and no play make jack a dull boy” is a very well known proverb. Games are very useful for health. They refresh and recreate the energy that has been lost in the days work. Students who have to study hard must play some games. There are a number of games both Indian and Foreign. Crickets, Tennis, Football are a number of games. They are costly. On the other hand, ‘Kabaddi’, Wrestling etc. are Indian games. I like to play ‘Kabaddi’ more than any other game. It is my favorite game.
‘Kabaddi’ can easily be played in a small field. It does not require a large play ground. The field is divided into two parts by drawing a line in the middle. There are two teams, each of eight players. One team plays on each side of the line. A player from one of the teams goes to other side and tries to touch a player of the opposite side. If he is captured, he is declared, “DEAD”. On the other hand, if he succeeds and returns to his side of the line, the player who has been touched is supposed to be “DEAD”. The dead player sits apart and does not participate in the game. In this way, the game continues till one of the parties is defeated.
I like ‘Kabaddi’ for a number of reasons. It does not require a large play-ground. It can be played even in the court-yard of a house. It is very cheap. The players have to be alert constantly. The game is good for health. The players have constantly to run and jump. They are active throughout. The game does not required much time. It recreates and gives good exercise only within a few minutes.
For all these reasons, “Kabaddi’ is my favorite game. It should be made compulsory in schools and colleges. At present there are no suitable arrangements for games in schools. Foreign games are costly, and need large playground. So most of the students do not play any of the games, this is a serious short-coming. It can be overcome by making ‘Kabaddi’ compulsory.