Short Speech on Friendship in English for students and children

Good morning! *

Respected Principal, teachers and my dear companions,

Today I stand before you to speak on the topic of friendship. Since man is a social being, he likes to make friends and share ideas, values and even have fun together.

Friendship is a very beautiful relationship. It is truly priceless as a bunch of good friends makes life easy and worth living. Friendship is something that can’t be measured; it becomes strong with the number of years you invest in it. Memories and joyful moments made with friends is something a person cherishes his whole life.


Everyone needs friends in their joys and sorrows as it is rightly said, “a friend in need is a friend indeed”. True friends are really hard to find nowadays. So if someone finds them, one should never let them go. People who have true friends should feel always blessed. They can find many friends, but genuine friends are hard to find.

A true friend always cares for you, never judges you and accepts the way you are. A friend is someone you are most comfortable with and can share your feelings and thoughts. Friendship is a wonderful gift.

There is an old proverb which says that a man is judged by the company he or she keeps. Therefore, it is important to choose your friends carefully. To celebrate this beautiful relationship, friendship day is celebrated on 30 July every year in several countries of the world. It is also known as International Friendship Day. However, in India and some other countries, it is celebrated on the first Sunday of August.

This reminded me of a poem we used to recite at school when we were kids:

Friendship is a wonderful gift, 
That people share together;
And if we keep this bond growing
We will be friends forever!

Thank you for listening to my speech so patiently.

Have a nice day!