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Essay, Paragraph or Speech on “The Educational Value of Travelling” Complete Essay, Speech for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduation and other classes.

The Educational Value of Travelling

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The Advantages of Tourism

In books we read only ideas, thoughts and experiences of other men. The knowledge thus acquired is theoretical. In day-to-day life, we cannot be successful with mere theoretical knowledge. We must also know about the habits, manners and ways of living of other persons. We can learn about others by coming in contact with them. Travelling takes us from the field of bookish knowledge to the field of practical knowledge, from the realm of imagination we come down to reality. The advantages of tourism are many. Some of them are given below.

 A man who has never gone out of home has narrow outlook. He feels his own way of living to be the best. He fails to understand the effect of environment on the life of man but a well travelled man sees for himself the life of different people. He observes for himself the effect of environment on their customs and ways of life. Why do people living in cold places eat meat and drink wine ? When he comes in contact with them he learns that the little cold makes it necessary for them to eat meat and drink wine. He can easily understand the point of view of others. By travelling mental outlook is broadened.

When a man is away from his home, he comes across many difficulties. Sometimes he does not find a suitable place for his lodging. At other times the food available in the market is not suitable to his taste. On occasions, he comes in contact with persons whose language he cannot understand. He feels helpless. When he has spent all his money and does not get more of it in time from his home, he finds himself in great difficulty. When he faces such difficulties he begins to develop resourcefulness, initiative and drive. He finds out solution of every new difficulty. These are the lessons far more valuable than other lessons of books.

That education is good which makes a man readily adjustable to changed circumstances. We cannot acquire this ability from books while travelling, we have to adjust ourselves to the new conditions in different difficulties which we meet. Various new problems which arise in our way, make us readily adjustable. This is the greatest advantage of travelling.

A traveller must keep his mind open while on his tour. He must not imitate the fashions, manners, habits of other people. He must adopt from others only what is good. He should avoid the habit of exaggerating his own experiences. He must tell his experiences to others in a realistic way. Travelling can be useful for the young as well as for the old, only’if they keep their minds open.

In order to enhance tourism, the government constituted a National Committee on tourism in 1986 to study various issues relating to tourism development. The report of the committee submitted in 1988 laid emphasis on the need for continued state participation in tourism promotion. The government then evolved a National Action Plan for tourism in May, 1992 with a view to achieve significant growth in tourists arrivals, foreign exchange earnings and employment generation through tourism. As a result of these intense efforts, the tourism industry has already become the third biggest export industry and it is estimated that during the year 2006-2007 foreign exchange earnings of this sector are likely to be Rs. 15.186 crore.

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