‘MAN CAN’T LIVE ON BREAD ALONE ‘ (FRIENDSHIP DAY)
‘ONE BEST BOOK IS EQUAL TO HUNDRED GOOD FRIENDS , BUT ONE GOOD FRIEND IS EQUAL TO A LIBRARY’ –APJ ABDUL KALAM
Whereas ‘MARRIAGE’ is the best institution for a social creature like man,next to it is ‘FRIENDSHIP’. It is a mighty interpersonal bond of affection and affinity. To recognize and realise the significance of this extremely beautiful relationship across the globe ‘Friendship Day ‘is celebrated on 30th July in several parts of the world but in our own country it is held on the first Sunday of August.
The day aims at propagating the craze for friendship among fellow beings ,societies , cultures and nations so that the overall global quality of stability, solidarity and tranquility increases manifold.
‘ FRIENDSHIP IS LIKE A HANDSHAKE,THERE IS NO UPPER HAND.’
Being a lifelong priceless asset a friend never lets you feel hesitant, sad or inferior.Faith and respect are the emblems of a true friendship.It neither knows boundaries of age and sex nor of caste and creed.History is the witness that even a king and a pauper could be friends.Who can forget the friendship of LORD KRISHNA AND SUDAMA?
A good friend never betrays , stands by you and lends you a shoulder to cry in adversity and extends a great company in prosperity .He / she is one who overlooks your broken fence , but admires the tulips in your garden.
Above all is a spectre of protection and security.People of similar taste and temperaments become friends fast and remain so forever.
‘IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO HAVE ACQUAINTANCE WITH ALL,FRIENDSHIP WITH FEW AND INTIMACY WITH ONE .’
A bosom buddy is a beacon , a lighthouse and what not.There is no dearth of deceptives in this world ,they are cosmopolitan in nature .We should beware of fair-weather friends, identify them at the earliest and always keep them at an arm’s length as are crafty, selfish , manipulative and dangerous.
Change is the law of nature ; seasons change,rivers change their courses and mountains their shapes. Friends come and go as our parents get transferred,we change institutes or countries for higher education and jobs but the real and responsible friends are our eternal soulmates.Their memories are perpetually sweet and inspiringly nostalgic .They have the guts to accept us with all our positive and negative traits.
‘BE SLOW IN MAKING A FRIEND AND SLOWER IN CHANGING’.