Television Essay

Television Essay

Television is one of the greatest discoveries of modern science. On the basis of experiments made by Paul Nepkov Jhon Bayard invented the television in 1925.

The world ‘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.

Communication : Television is the most modern means of communicating ideas and thoughts. We hear the speeches o the world famous personalities (বিশ্ববিখ্যাত ব্যক্তিত্ব). 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 other things. We see the actors and actresses.

Educative value : Television has a great educative value. It teaches the illiterate(নিরক্ষর) and the students. We hear and enjoy debates(বিতর্ক), lectures on various important topics, discussions on science and through television. It has broken the wall between the literate and the illeterate.

Games and sports : Now -a-days people need not go to stadium to enjoy a game. They sit before a television set and enjoy football, cricket, tennis and other games and sports.

Other points : Television has made the world small. It has conquered time and distance. People need not spend huge money to go abroad. We get familiar (পরিচিত হই) with the customs and traditions, fashions and dresses and culture of the people of different parts of the world through the television. It conveys social, political, economic, cultural and religious news of home and abroad.

Demerits : Television has some demerits also. Sometime 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 generation. 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 commurication. It plays an important role in our day to day life. So television programmes should be carefully produced.

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