True friendship is a gift from God.
We cannot have a true friend just for the asking. It was just a chance that Shan met me at a function. We found our natures identical.
To my great delight, I discovered that Shan was also a student of the same class as I, though he read in a different school. His house is not more than a kilometer away from my house. We began to meet frequently. Both of us are good at studies and fond of music and hockey.
Our intimacy soon grew into full-fledged friendship. Now Shan is my alter ego. Shan is of about the same age as I. He is a brilliant student. He often stands first in his class. If ever he misses his mark, he does not feel dismayed. He has an optimistic attitude towards life and believes in the dictum: “Try, Try again”. He not only works hard himself but also encourages others to do so.
He helps the weak students in their studies just as he helps the poor students with money and books. He belongs to a rich family, but he is not proud of his riches. Shan is an embodiment of high character. He is honest and truthful. He has the guts to call a spade a spade.
Even while rolling in luxury, he believes in high thinking. He is a good speaker and a good player of hockey. He is strong, smart and healthy. He respects the teachers and the elders. He treats my parents as his own parents.
He is a great source of inspiration to me. We share our joys and sorrows and confide our secrets to each other. We have a set routine which we follow.
Last summer we spent our holidays together at Smile. Shan is not a dandy. He wears simple but neat and clean clothes. He gets up early in the morning and goes to school in time. In the evening we discuss matters relating to our studies and sometimes view TV Serials together.
Others may envy our friendship but we have malice towards none. May, our friendship remain intact forever and ever.