Spreading Smiles On Friendship Day

‘Friendship’ is the most beautiful gift on Earth and every year the first Sunday of August is dedicated to celebrate this beautiful bond. Friendship certainly is not a one day affair, and people of all age groups reminisce the lifetime bonds created during childhood, teenage, adulthood and old age. The fondest and choicest memories are those that are made with buddies and pals.

In this era, when social media has taken the world by storm, the celebration of this day has assumed greater significance in the last decade. Friendship day wishes are restricted to posts on social media, sending/ forwarding e-cards, telephonic wishes, get togethers and parties. Yes! This day is all about making our friends feel special and unique… but have we ever wondered if this day can be made unique and special for someone else? Well, five students belonging to Class VIII from NPSI Mysore truly made us proud as they took on this initiative of celebrating this year’s Friendship Day at an orphanage.

Naba Fathima, Vidhatri Urs, Pearl Anil, Vibha Umesh and Sadana , are the Fantabulous Five Friends, who brought in cheer and joy to the inmates of Chamundi Children’s Home on 4 August 2019. As the five friends put it, this was a “life changing experience” for them as they met the children, spoke to them and distributed some short eats and stationery. The five girls spoke to the inmates about the values of friendship and enlightened them about the importance of education. They say that it has been a “fulfilling experience”. This initiative has left them feeling grateful for the little things in life that they have been bestowed with, which the inmates are deprived of.

What better way to celebrate this special day, than making new buddies and spreading the light of joy and cheer! The inmates of the Home, were joyous as they too, had found new pals. The team of Fantabulous Five, have truly shown the way and set an example of how, we could celebrate with a difference and make a positive impact, to those who are lesser privileged. They have stood out as role models for all of us to emulate, conveying the message that joy and happiness multiplies, when it is shared and there is no greater virtue than the ‘Joy of Giving’.

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