The television is a great gift of modern science. It was invented by a scientist, Jhon Logie Baird. These days it is very popular. It is a good source of entertainment. Televisions have almost replaced the radios and transistors. There are many different programmes every day on television. There are films, songs, music, dramas, plays etc. To keep the viewers entertained.
Republic Day and Independence Day function at national and regional levels are also shown on television. Now people have color televisions. It makes viewing more interesting and exciting.
The television is an improvement on the radio. With it, we can see cultural programmes. It is also a great source of distance teaching and collage transmissions.
Thousands of students who cannot attend a school, college or a university are taught through it. Its appeal both to the eyes and the ears is great. It makes learning easy. Though television is a very useful thing, if we see it continuously it can affect our eye-sight.
But TV has a lot of disadvantages too. The first one is that there a lot of violence and Debauchery in TV films, even in cartoons. And violence has a bad effect on children and teenagers. They can’t understand what is right or what is wrong and sometimes try to copy that they have seen.
Furthermore, there are too many advertisements on TV. It is a really irritating agent, which get people danger up. Sometimes it can encourage us to buy things we don’t need at all. Last but not least, watching TV take a lot of time and it makes us lazy. Some people believe that it is a waste of time, a time which better would be spent on doing more useful things like reading, working, working a so on.