Different people have different hobbies in their life. Having a hobby is an essential thing for human life. Because, today all the people lead a hectic life. They have very little time to spend with their family. Therefore, they feel very lonely. Hobbies are very helpful to relax our mind and decrease our stress.
I have many useful activities to do in my leisure time, such as reading books, gardening, watching television etc. Among them reading is my favourite hobby. I started reading at an early age. In my childhood, my parents brought many little story books for me like ambulimama, kokulam and chutti vikadan. I read all these books very curiously.
Once, Francis Backon has told “Reading makes a full man”. Really it’s a good expression about reading. Now I usually read news papers. I can know a lot of things by reading news papers. I know the current affairs of the world and my country, political news, sports news, business news and technological news through the news papers. These all help me to develop my knowledge.
I also read short stories, magazines and novels. They too give me good entertainment and pleasure. Reading books also helps in my studies. I can improve my knowledge by reading. Today, e-books also become a major role in higher studies. We can gain much useful information through them.
“Good books are good friends”. Books make our life more meaningful and they light our life. I love reading very much. I also welcome everyone to be good readers.
THE USES OF TREES
Trees are gifts from God. They are one of the most important part of our environment. They also play a major role in human life. Mostly, all of the trees have useful things. If we take some trees for example, the whole part of the tree is very useful to man. Coconut tree and palmyrah tree are such trees.
Some trees are used for medical purposes like margosa tree, jack tree and guava tree. Some trees are used for religious activities. Banana tree is very popular among Hindus for celebrating cultural events. Some trees are used for decoration. Christmas cannot be celebrated without Christmas tree.
Trees play a significant role in reducing soil erosion and maintaining the climate. They remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through the photosynthesis process and release fresh oxygen for human’s breathing.
Trees and forests provide a habitat for many species of animals and birds. They also provide shade, shelter, timber for building constructions, fuel for cooking and fruits for food. Trees are the source of many of the world’s best known flesh fruits. Mango, grapes, orange and strawberry are some of these fruits. They are very delicious to taste and they are healthy too.
Now, some selfish people cut down these valuable trees for their personal needs. We can’t imagine a world without trees. They are very precious. We must protect them and we must grow more and more trees around us.
Suganiya Balakumar (Intermediate)