Introduction: television is a wonderful gift of modern science. Nowadays it is a popular medium of mass communication. It has brought a remarkable change in human life. It has become a good companion to the lonely people and a friend to the friendless. It is now a part and parches of everyday life.
What it is: the word “television” comes from the Latin words “tale” and “vision”. The term “tale” means distance and “vision” means sight. It a word, television means a sight from distance. It is somewhat different from a radio. From a radio we only get the voice of the speaker. On the other hand, we get both the voice and the picture of the speaker from a television.
Invention: at first the thought of sending a picture to a distant place came in thr mind of pail Nikko, a German scientist. But john Bayard, an English scientist was able to give this thought a real shape. As a result, we got television.
How it works: the function of a television is mainly completed through two parts. One is transmitter that changes the picture Kinta electro-magnetic wave. Another is the antenna that catches this wake from air. Then we get picture.
Usefulness/importance: television is very useful to modern culture and civilization. We can germ various news throughout the world sitting at home. Political leaders can also form public opinion through it. It is the best medium of being familiar with customs and traditions, fashions and culture of the people of different parts of the world.
Recreation: television is a great source of recreation. We enjoy drama. Dance, music and songs through it. Nowadays we need not go to stadium to enjoy a game like football, cricket, tennis etc. We can enjoy a live tale-cast of them sitting at home.
Educative value: television plays an important role in education. It is being used to teach the students and illiterate people. It also arranges special programmers for children, women, workers and soldiers.
Abuses of television: television is not only useful to us. It has some abuses too. Sometimes young boys and girls concentrate their attention so much on it that they forget about their studies which is their main duty. Furthermore, there is also a risk of intrusion of western culture into our culture.
Conclusion: really, the television is the magic of the age. In a developing country like ours, importance of television cannot be ignored. So government should thy to make it available among all classes of people.