Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The importance of traveling

Traveling means going from one place to another or from one country to another. It is a part of education. There is a wise saying that home keeping youths have ever homely wits. It means that a man, who passes his life in one place and never leaves his home or native place to visit other places or countries, lacks wider outlook. From time immemorial, man has a great thirst for knowledge. He always wants to see the unseen and know the unknown. A man has indomitable spirit to explore the region of knowledge which is beyond his reach. History tells us that man is eager to quench his thirst for knowledge by traveling. Thus man wants to go out and see great cities, mountains, lakes, rivers, seas, deserts etc. he also wants to know different nations, their manners, customs, and religion. Again today, he may want to do business with people of other countries. Sometimes, he may want get rid of dullness and monotony by going out for a travel. So we see that some people travel for pleasure, some for education and knowledge and some other for business. Traveling, no doubt, enriches our knowledge and broadens our outlook. In ancient time, traveling was difficult and hazardous. It was full of perils and hurdles. Then travelers had to suffer a lot for want of conveyance and communication facilities. Travelers like ibne batuta , hiuen tsang, marco polo had to face serious troubles in their journeys. But their indomitable spirit and unquenchable thirst for knowledge could not resist them from traveling. As we find the legendary character, Ulysses of poet Alfred Tennyson. Uttering his unquenchable thirst for knowledge and indomitable spirit for traveling.  

                     I cannot rest from travel; I will drink life to the lees.

Nowadays traveling has become much easier. The inventions of modern science have made it cheaper, quicker and more pleasant. It has now possible to travel a long distance within a short time. Traveling is of great value and importance. Education, in true sense of the term, may be perfect only by traveling.
As the benefits of traveling are many, we should try to go on travels to the best our capabilities. Education institutions of our country should attach much importance in this regard and should come forward to provide greater facilities to their students to undertake tours to various places of importance home and abroad. Our govt. should help the educational institution by providing facilities for easy tours at least inside the country.

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