I fully agree with CA Amit Joshi.
Friendship does not require any symbol (nishaani).
There are no such signs in the history that one has made a symbol in the
memory of his friendship.
It is said that Dosti itself is the best gift given by the God. With an altogether
different view I say : Friends are made by friends and not by God.
There is no measurement of friendship hence no symbol is there.
I remember one "shloka" in Sanskrit :
"Lalyet Panchvarshani, Dasvarshanti Tadyet,
Prapte tu shodhshe varshe, putram mitra vadacharet."
......that is -
When son attains 16 years; treat him as a Friend.
This is the only reason that I have accepted so many friends at caclubindia where age difference is not less than 25-30 years !!
We enjoy all the time.
IF FRIENDSHIP IS YOUR WEAKEST POINT;
THEN YOU ARE THE STRONGEST PERSON IN THE WORLD.
- Abraham Lincon
These words have been told by a person who was assisisnated by one of his enemy.
After reading all the posts relating to this thread; I think the biggest trouble with us is - we read (or listen) half; understand a quarter and tell double or triple.
A question may be moved to any direction, it is my opinion.
But, the direction of the discussion would depend upon how we think about the issue.
In my school days; I used to sing :
Todenge.....Dum Magar.....Tera Saath Na Chhodenge !!
Still I am murmering the lines...............(you can't hear).
Do you ?