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Proclaimed in 2011 by the UN General Assembly, the International Day of Friendship aims at creating friendships across borders, countries and cultures. India shall celebrate the spirit of camaraderie on the 1st of August.

Challenges and crises like the Covid-19 pandemic and the consequent lockdown have disoriented friendships and created distance amongst people the world over. This International Day of Friendship, let us confront the distance and help promote friendship and solidarity.

Proclaimed in 2011 by the UN General Assembly, the day aims at creating friendships across borders, countries and cultures. Even though the UN has designated 30th July as the International Day of Friendship, India observes this day on the first Sunday of August. This year India shall celebrate the spirit of camaraderie on the 1st of August.

The UN established this day in an attempt to encourage governments and organisations to hold events and activities in order to build bridges between communities and inspire peace. But recognising the sentiments of friendship can be difficult during a global pandemic and lockdown. So much so that even sharing a cup of tea with your neighbours is not possible due to the Covid safety restrictions. 

What you can do on a personal level in order to weave a joyous net of friendship is conduct virtual reading sessions, tea parties, movie or game nights, order food for one another and even enjoy a drink together. And if you want to try something old school then you can always send letters.

Despite the current circumstances, make sure you take some time out to strengthen bonds of bonhomie!

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