2nd year English Important Essays: Life in a Village
“God made the country, and man made the town”. (William Cowper)
Writers especially the poets, have always tended to glorify the life of nature. The contrast
between life in a village and in a city is clear enough to understand the merits and demerits
of all. Let cover all the parts of village life one by one.
A village has usually unpaved roads. The roads are narrow and two ways. There is no heavy
rush of traffic on the roads. but now a days the villages have carpeted roads too. The supply
of electricity is available in all the villages now except those who are situated in extremely
far off remote areas especially on the borderline. Supply of gas is not available in most of
the villages except those who are situated close to big town or cities.
Sewerage and sanitation conditions in villages are poor. There is no proper sewerage
system. The drains are sometimes blocked and dirty water spreads in the streets. This
condition is also not true for all the villages.
The people of the villages are hospitable, social and hardworking. They have no hypocrisy,
no greed, and lusts. They lead a simple life. They are healthy, strong and fresh. There is no
speedy life in the villages. People live in big broad houses with joint family system. They
follow their traditions and culture in full abidance. The people usually work in the farms and
fields. Most of the villagers are farmers or they work their own private business. Women
also work in the field with their male member of the family. The life of a woman in the
village is as busy as that of a man. The people are not hasty and they enjoy the life full of
“ Life is a journey, NOT a race.
The health and education facilities are not available in all the villages. Although there is a
govt. a primary school in more than 70% of the village yet there is no quality education
institution at the village level. A large number of students go to nearby cities and town for
education daily. The literacy rate is lower in villages as compared to cities.
There is not a health center at village levels. There are basic health facilities available in
rural areas at Union Council level. The villagers have to take a serious patient to a nearby
city to get the treatment. Health opportunities are even more in village areas. There are
fresh and healthful fruits and vegetables available in the villages. The people get fewer
disease chances when they eat fresh and healthy food. These foods are many times healthy
when compared to fast-food in the cities.
The environment of the villages is peaceful, clean and pollution free. Due to more trees and
plants, the pollution is in control in rural areas. There are vast greet fields which soothe the
eyes. The chirping of birds, the fresh cool breeze in the morning, the colorful fields are
really wonderful things to see in rural areas. The climate is not hard in the rural areas.
Anyhow the ponds of wastewater and the heaps of household garbage provide safe
heavens for the nourishment and reproduction of mosquito reproduction which further
“There is music for everything going on in the village”
Final words: A village life has merits and demerits. There is a lack of facilities like education,
health, gas, and utilities, roads etc. But there is a pollution free, simple, healthful and
peaceful environment in a village. If villages are provided with better infrastructure, health
and education facilities, utilities and employment opportunities, no one would like to live in