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Plan to make day special for friends

Patna, July 26: Raise a toast to friendship on August 3.

Next Sunday is Friendship Day and youngsters are busy planning with only eight days left for the occasion. In India, Friendship Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of August.

Kshitij Choudhary, a Class XII student of Shivam Convent, is happy that his uncle, who is also his best friend, will be in the city on August 3. His uncle, Anil Kumar Jha, is a retired person. Kshitij believes friends need not be from the same age group.

“My uncle keeps travelling between Ranchi and Patna. Though I get to spend very less time with him, we talk a lot and he is my best friend. I can share all my secrets with him. This Friendship Day would be special because my uncle will be in the city on the day.”

It’s a double delight for Kshitij. “Since August 3 is a Sunday, there would be no classes. Therefore, I can spend the whole day with my uncle. He promised me that he would show me the letters of his pen friends when he visits this time.”¯

Kshitij is planning a surprise for his uncle on the special occasion.

Second-year engineering student and a Raza Bazar resident Bharti believes that friends play an important role in one’s life. On Saturday, she was spotted at Archies Gallery where she was buying gifts for her friends. “I believe those who have friends are fortunate. I am lucky to have a best friend who understands me very well and with whom I can share everything,” she said.

Deeksha echoed the same sentiment. She will celebrate the day with her brother and friend, Ayushi. “I would gift them friendship bands, cards and flowers. Both my brother and my friend are important for me,” she said.

DPS Patna student Sakshi Agrawal thinks differently. “Everyday is important when it comes to friends. They are always special. However, this Friendship Day, I plan to gift my friends a collage showcasing some beautiful memories, which they can keep forever,” she said.

Anita Sinha won’t be able to meet her husband on Friendship Day, since he stays in Mumbai. Therefore, she is planning to send him an e-card.

Markets are flooded with friendship bands in the shape of hearts. Among the gifts, perfumes and cards are in demand. Apart from cards, crystal roses are also available with lovely quotations. Mickey and Minnie Mouse showpieces are also available.