Essay About Beggars


We often come across poor beggars. They are a common sight. If we go to the bazaar to make purchase, we inevitably find some beggars there. They appear saluting us. A beggar requests for a few coins from us. We have to help him. The poor fellow’s plight is deplorable. He sits in the street demanding something.

Usually such people are blind, lame or lepers or persons suffering from different diseases. Some of them are even cripples and have some bodily defect.

The beggars usually found in filthy rags. They have a begging bowl or a sick in their hand. They, sometimes, go from door to door and beg. Sometimes they get alms, but at other doors none cares for them.

The outward look of the beggars is very sickening. They do not have good looks; as otherwise, the people may not take pity on them and pay them a few coins. Some people scold them and others do not treat them well. But he bears all this maltreatment. He goes about his trade as usual and never cares for anyone.

Some of the beggars are cheaters. They may be considered to be wolves in sheep’s clothing. They commit thefts and do not have good morals. They do not use to collect the money in useful pursuits. But we cannot distinguish such people from the good natured fellows who are really very poor. Because of these cheats sometimes the deserving beggars are deprived of the help which they would have otherwise got.

Beggary is not a good custom. The government has already passed law to end this malpractice. But none cares for the laws. Such poor people have got to be properly settled in life. The government is helping them properly. It is taking care of them in poor homes. The poor homes gives them proper training in various trades. They are asked to work and live.

The government is going out of way to end this menace, but people seldom co-operated. Therefore, those who do not obey, are arrested and trained.

446 words essay on A Beggar. A beggar is a common figure in India. He can be seen everywhere in metros, cities, towns and villages. He is seen at a cinema hall, near religious places, at bus stand and at railway station. At places of pilgrimages, he is seen in flock.

A beggar moves from street to street, village to village and locality to locality. He begs for alms, money, food, etc. Sometimes, he asks for clothes. He accepts happily whatever he is offered. Some beggars insist for more money and cause irritation to people. He even goes on to pursue the man to fulfill his demands.

A beggar is a poor man. He is dressed in torn clothes. He is untidy and un bathed. Some beggars have bandages on their limbs. A beggar carries a bag with him. He keeps his alms in it. Some beggars have bowls in their hands. Many beggars move with the help of a stick. Some beggars are disabled and they are carried in a cart by another beggar. Beggars generally call the name of God. The beggars are well-versed in the art of singing religious songs. They sing in such a pathetic voice that it evokes pity for them. They instantly draw the attention of the people. Such beggars are commonly seen in buses, trains and at railway station.

People generally give alms to the beggars to ward off their distress. They do not give alms to them out of pity but to ward off their troubles. Generally, women have sympathetic attitude for them. In fact, most of the beggars thrive due to the generosity of the women. These beggars never miss religious gatherings and festivals. Begging is justified in case of crippled, incapacitated and handicapped beggars. But often some healthy men begin to beg who do not deserve charity at all. Such beggars should not be given any alms.

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Sometimes anti-social elements disguise themselves as beggars and go out for begging. They have hair and have pot and stick in their hands. Some of them besmear themselves with ashes to cheat people. Such beggars generally go out for begging when male members of the house are at their work and only ladies are at home. In the name of begging they cheat women, often they intrude their houses and rob them.

Begging is a social evil. It needs to be banned. It is a cause of concern for our society. A legislation should be enacted to check begging. People should be made aware not to give charity to those who are able-bodied. However, those who deserve to be helped should be properly assisted. They should be provided some sort of employment to become self-reliant.

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