TRAVELLING AS A PART OF EDUCATION

Man is a born traveller. From the cradle to the grave he travels for different purposes. "Travelling" means going from place to 

place, from country to country. In the morning of the world man would travel from one place to another in search of food. Men travel for different purposes. Some men travel for pleasure, some for business and some for education. 

In ancient times travelling was very difficult and risky. There were no roads. A traveller had to pass through [W31 W] hills and forests. He had to face the fury [WET] of nature, wild beasts, robbers and many other obstacles. But all these could not daunt the spirit of ancient travellers like Fahien. Hiuen-Tsang, Iban Batuta and others. 

Thanks to the triumph of science, travelling has now become easy, cheap, quick and pleasant. Science has invented steam, electricity, railways, steam-ships, motor cars and aeroplanes. With their help men can travel from one place to another with ease and comfort. 

Travelling is now regarded as an essential part of education. Rightly has Rabindranath said, 'In education reading and seeing must be combined, one of the means of learning by seeing is travelling." It increases our knowledge, broadens our outlook and removes monotony. New thoughts and ideas grow up in us. The education of man remains incomplete if he does not visit the important places of the world. Reading of books provides man with half knowledge. But travelling with eyes wide open and mind fully receptive 
gives him full knowledge. It helps him to see new faces, new lands and manners and customs. Travelling, thus, can teach what no books can, for it teaches through experience. It should, therefore, be a part of education. 
 

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