SURVEY OF LIKINGS OF TRADITIONAL GAMES AMONGST THE SCHOOL GOING CHILDREN IN HARYANA
Traditional games were very popular amongst children in our younger days, which rarely need equipments and made from natural / untreated material. When compared with modern games they hardly required any money and passed from one generation to other automatically and children remained physically fit and maintained their health and well being. But with the technological advancements focus of children has diverted from them towards electronic gadgets, mobile games and video games. Different reasons like expectation of parents, peer pressure, coaching classes and extra home work and impact of other cultures contribute for fading interest among children in our traditional games. Whereas traditional games are the part of our culture on the foundations on which our modern civilization is standing. It forced me to find out as to what were the different traditional games our time? Are they same or region specific? Are they still liked by the school children in today’s time? And why regional traditional games were so important in our life and play a very important role in educating children and saving our national cultural values.