Today trend is all about celebrating and cherishing the girl child, which is a beautiful thing. But what I feel is or what my eyes see is the jealous nature of the male siblings in the family when girls are treated like a princess or a fairy.
Boys are considered a mandatory child for the family. 24th November is celebrated as National Brother’s Day, which marks the significance and the beautiful bond shared by a brother and sister.
In Indian families, brothers always portray as a safeguard for their sisters. They act as a best friend for their sister and also keep an eye whether something is going wrong with their female sibling.
Brothers are the men with whom we fight, we laugh, we share a childhood with and the one with whom we grow old. The funny thing is this bond is known for big fights as well as silly jokes. They sometimes slap one another, tear shirts, curse a lot. The thing that I remember today of my childhood with my brother is how I used to scratch him while fighting, and the only sword that I had were my nails to attack upon him. I can also find signs of my nails on his face. I do remember when he used to take me to school with him, and keep on checking if am okay in the class or not.
Like girls, brothers also feel that their sisters are the best but the unique thing is they never showcase it. They are the ones who care a lot for their sister but never show the same through words.
Many times this beautiful bond is diluted, the bond which is enriched with lots of love, faith and joy, loses the essence of purity. When more relations are added, it is often seen that blood relations get perished. But just like a parent-child bond, the brother-sister bond is also immortal. This brother’s day is celebrated to highlight the importance as well as the role of brothers in their sisters’ lives.
Article is contributed by Chetna Sharma who is a student from Central University Jammu.