Life of a Beggar
a man who carns his livelihood by begging is called a beggar. The beggar is a common sight in Bangladesh. His life is pitiable and deplorable. He is known to all of us. He stands at the roadside and stretches his hand with a shout for a paisa or a notch. LLC is found all around the town or cities, lle tries to draw people’s attention through appealing in various ways like shouting. singing and so on. Jie wcars torn and patched dresses. Some of them are invalid. He begs from dawni To dusk and returns home with whatever he gets. With this small income, he supports himself and his family.
His condition :
A beggar drags a very miserable life which beggars describe. It has to struggle ‘hard to keep his body and soul together. His scanty income out of begging is too small to maintain his family and as a result, sometimes, he has to remain unfed and unclothed which puts him into mental anguish. His life is nothing but a tale of sorrows and suffering. He is deprived of basic human needs as he is a social parasite. Suffering from abject poverty, he is not in a position to send his off-springs to school as a result of which they cannot change their lot and take to begging to remain poor throughout the rest of their life. Consequently, a beggar is held in contempt in society.
Causes of begging :
The causes of begging are many but the most important cause of begging is poverty. Apart from poverty, it is physical infirmity that compels one to resort to begging. Besides, society is not less responsible to pave the way for giving birth to beggars as there is no any other alternative for the poverty-stricken infirin.
In order to remove begging from society, poverty should be reduced. Begging. is a curse. Begging is discouraged in all religions. So consciousness should be raised among the ill-fated people not to take to begging as a profession. They should be encouraged to stand on their own feet. At the same time, an arrangement should be made to rehabilitatė them in society by ensuring social safety networks. Further, the government and the wealthy people of the society should come to Torward to convert their hands into the workers’ hands so that they can lead a decent life and take part in income-generating activities.
Begging should not be allowed to continue. Beggars consume national wealth but they contribute nothing to the country. They are the creations of exploitation. An attempt should be made to involve them in development activities and with this end in view, they should be imparted vocational training. For this purpose, we should make an exploitation-free society by making an arrangement for the equal distribution of wealth in a society and this is a must for the development of the country. The earlier it is done, the better.
Life of a Beggar