The first World Friendship Day was proposed for 30 July in 1958, by the World Friendship Crusade. On 27 April 2011 the General Assembly of the United Nations declared 30 July as official International Friendship Day. However, some countries, including India, celebrate ‘Friendship Day’ on the first Sunday of August. On this day, friends tie wristbands, friendship bands to express their love for each other. Friends also share gifts and Friendship Day greeting cards.
CFSI celebrated FRIENDSHIP DAY, by conducting screening of Gopi Desai directed, NATIONAL AWARD WINNING film on friendship “MUJHSE DOSTI KAROGE?” (Hindi/1992/Colour/96 mins).
Nine year old Gul Hasan lives in the desert of Rann of Kutch. Its extreme
variations of temperature, absence of water, open sandy plains with no vegetation, its sand storms and cracked and parched earth, provide the inert background to Gul’s dreams, hopes and aspirations. The natural environment along with urban and modern influences and happenings has a great impact on his mind, which become the take-off point for his fantasies. Gul’s journey slips from reality to fantasy to reality.
Taking all necessary steps to prevent the spread of COVID -19, screenings were conducted at NGOs listed below-
- The Vatsalya Foundation in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
- RAYS – Asha Ki Ek Kiran (Centre for HIV infected & affected children) Jaipur, Rajasthan.
- Basundhara, NGO in Cuttack, Odisha.
- The Arya Anathalaya, Delhi.
- Observation Home Bhagalpur