Introduction: The history of human civilization tells the advancement and achievement of science.With the pages of time man has invented and discovered newer and newer wonders of science and television is one of them.It is a wonderful device for sending pictures to distance place.The word “television ” comes from the latin word “tele” and “vision”.”Tele” means distance and “vision” means to see.So the word television means seeing from distance.We can see the happening of the different parts of the world through it.
History of it’s invention: Television is the most modern means of communicating ideas and thoughts.We hear the speeches of the world famous personalities.It serves much more than a radio.It is like a stage where performers are seen and heard.It gives us news on national and international matters.
Recreation: Television is a source of recreation.After day’s hard work we sit before a television set and hear music and songs.We enjoy drama,dance and many others things.We see the actors and actresses.
Educative value: Television has a great educative value.It teaches the illiterate and the students.It is used to remove illiteracy.We hear and enjoy debates lectures on various important topics,discussions on science and speeches through television.It has broken the wall between the literate and the illiterate.
Games and sports: Nowadays people need not to go to the stadium to enjoy a game.They sit before a television set and enjoy football,cricket,tennis and others games and sports.
Others point: Television has made the world small.It has conquered time and distance.People need not spend huge money to go abroad.We get familiar with the custom and traditions,fashions and dresses and culture of the people of different parts of the world through the television.It conveys social,political,economic,culture and religious news of home and abroad.
Demerits: Television has some demerits also.Sometimes students prefer enjoying television to study.young boys are fond of sitting before television in place of playing in the field.Thus it hinders the growth of the young generations.Sometimes obscene films and almost naked dances are shown in the television which are very much harmful.
Conclusion: Television is an important medium of mass communication.It plays an important role in our day to life.SO television programmes should be carefully produced.