Television has become an important part of our daily life. It has both advantages as well as disadvantages. Television is not only a source of entertainment and advertisements but also an impressive teaching aid of education.
Its educational importance can not be underestimated. It is becoming popular in schools. Its audio-visual quality makes education programmes more effective and interesting. Hence schools are making full use of its potential for importing education. Most of the schools in Delhi have television sets.
A lesson in the class-room is often boring. It does not appeal most of the students. So they do not attend to it. To create interest in lessons television is a good source. In subjects like science and geography, there are many things which can be shown on television.
The demonstration of the real things is sure to have a lasting impression on the minds of the students, rather than merely telling them or teaching them about those things. Likewise scientific experiments can be demonstrated on the television for benefit of the students. Even the dullest student will understand something and has a smile on his/her face. His/her smiling face shows that his / she is not wasting time but learning something.
The celebration of Independence Day and Republic Day are televised, which contains much educational value. The students get grand opportunity to watch various programmes related with the importance of these historical days.
They also get the opportunity to listen to the speeches of our Prime Minister and President. The actual scene along with the particular gesture of our leaders will be remembered more vividly by the students.
Selected teaching programmes are broadcasting time to time. In addition, there are special programmes dealing with cooking, knitting, stitching, decorationg etc. on television. These programmes are of great value for the girl students.
These are the serials based on the Ramayan and Mahabharat-the great epics of India. The young generations watches them with great curiosity and get knowledge of their country’s culture and civilisation.
There are various types of quiz-programmes shown on the T.V. which provide extra knowledge to the students. The students’ general awareness increases. Not only this they also learn the art of speaking by watching these valuable programmes.
Thus television is the most wonderful invention of mankind. It is a blessing in diguise. One can hear as well as watch the live programmes taking place at far off places. It has made education easy and efficient.
The various educational programmes not only impart education but also entertain the students. Even the weak students learn easily the lesson which otherwise seem to them difficult in classroom.
On the whole television is a big source of education. Now it is up to our discretion whether we are making good uses of T.V. or we are wasting our time in watching those programmes which are not mean for us the students.
The western civilization has invaded the Indian culture. Nudity, obscenity and violence put a lasting and degenerating effect on young mind. The students should avoid them. Only educative programmes and a few good serials should be viewed by them.