Essay On Advantages And Disadvantages Of Television

Television is one of the most important theurgy of science. It has brought about a revolution in the field of entertainment, news, religion, economy, education and communication. Indeed mankind should be grateful to its inventor John Logie Baird who has brought the cinema and stage into the houses of the masses. One can now watch moving, talking, song and living pictures on the screen while sitting in one's home.
Essay On Advantages And Disadvantages Of Television
Thus, while sitting in our homes, we can watch all kinds of programmes and cinema which are televised. Many educative and informative programmes can also be shown on the television which are of help to the students and the masses. Television is especially very valuable for an under-developed country like India where a great majority of the people are illiterate and live in the villages. The people can be imparted much more information and education through the television programmes. Television is in a way an improvement on the radio set, because now we can see the face of the speaker, whereas on the radio we could only hear the audio of the speaker and could not see his face.

Now, there is no need of going to a cinema house to see the movies. One can enjoy the movies while sitting at one's own room, among the members of the family. Many many dramas can also be shown on the television. Through talks, delivered by the famous scholars the people can be informed about the latest happenings and the current problems. The politicians, economist, scientists, social workers and other famous persons can also talk to the people directly through the medium of television. Thus the advantage of television are numerous. People can hear the point of view of all famous persons, which can greatly help them informing their opinions. They can also gain a huge fund of information regarding, science, political, environment, economy and social problems.

Television can also help in removing the social and political evils from the whole society. It can highlight the evils of casteism, dowry, drinking, gambling, rape, Eva testing etc. and help in their removal. Similarly the government programmes like family planning, afforestation, social reform, adult education and cleanliness of the cities can also be propagated through the medium of television very successfully.

The television can also play a very important part in educating the people regarding the corruption, prevailing in the social and political spheres. The people can be taught not to give or take bribes. They can also be advised to help the government in curbing blackmarketing, smuggling, trafficking, hoarding etc. During the time of election the results of the successful candidates can also be announced through the television. The V.L.P.s like the President, the Prime Minister etc, can also keep a direct contact with the people by addressing them on television.

Of course, with its advantages the television also has certain disadvantages. If a person spends too much time in watching television every day, then he will become lazy and sick work. He would like to sit idle and extravagance his time. If one sees images from a close distance on the television set, it affects the eye-sight. It is thus very risky for the small children who always sit very close to the television set. The students also get the bad habit of seeing movies on the television.

During the television time the students do not pay any attention to their studies which will affect their educational carrier. The use of television set also increases the electricity bill greatly.

The possession of television is also a nuisance. because even if one does not want to watch it, there are always quests and children of the neighbours who will crowd your house. The situation becomes quite delicate as you cannot say 'no' to your friends or neighbours, especially on the days when the 'Saktiman' programmes or Sunday film is being shown. Its repair is very costly and a man with ordinary means may not be able to afford it. It is just like a white elephant for him.

In spite of all these disadvantages, the advantages are definitely more and the disadvantages are out-weighed. In the field of education and entertainment its vast importance cannot be denied. Of course, the Government should also show purposeful and good programmes on the television to increase its utility. The cost of the television sets should also be reduced so that even ordinary persons can afford to purchase them.