Tuesday, June 21, 2005

No begging please, we are Indians

Rediff has an article about how the UP government is working to rehabilitate beggars.

A nice effort. However, I remember how when we have tried to get beggars to work at our homes [actually offered that very seriously], they have refused, maybe because a lot of them do not mind their state of being.

What do "you" think, my learned readers?
-A

6 comments:

  1. 80% of the times when I see a beggar specially in UP, I don’t feel bad, rather I feel angry as you will see young people who can very well earn their daily bread, just don’t do it coz begging or becoming a so called "bhakt/bhaktin" is a much easier way to get money. More than on beggars, I get angry on the people who give money to them even after seeing the fact that the so called beggar is much capable of earning his/her bread.
    And I have a question – how is the government going the classify people as beggars and non-beggars?

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  2. Regarding Nishant's question, aksar log dhokhe mein aa jaate hain "Gareebon ki suno woh tumhari sunega tum ek paisa doge woh das laakh dega"...now that is an awesome investment...I guess rather than trying to rehabilitate them, we should encourage begging...and try to get our begging listed in BSE, NSE, NASDAQ, NYSE, Dow etc...there can be a tremendous opportunity for outsourcing as well...we can supply beggars to different countries and earn some foreign exchange...we will also have training institutes for beggars, thus prividing end to end solutions...if prostitution can be legal, why not begging...begging is an art and a heritage as well...we should list it under the 'endagered category' and setup a ministry to try to suppress development of the beggars...and if you eradicate the very concept of beggary, do you imagine the rate of poverty and unemployement that will arise as a result? in fact we should be proud of these self-sufficient people...
    but again this being a democratic country, everyone is entitled to his/her own opinion...
    "jo de uska bhi bhala jo na de uska bhi bhala"...

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  3. Anonymous2:10 PM

    No matter what steps we take, the beggars who are in one piece... i mean who are not handicapp will remain beggars...reason being the easy money...these people are basically letharghics..in hindi the proper world would be 'Kaamchor'.

    I dont know why others encourage this..i have seen many beggars who are physically fit but still dont mind begging...its a shame...shame on them..shame on us that we are encouraging this..

    One fact i would like to tell u is.."u wont find any sardaar begging"...thats a strict no to them..they will do any small work for their living but will not beg and i really appreciate that..

    No work is small if u do it with your heart...and every work is small if you dont respect it...

    Yours truly

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  4. "No work is small if u do it with your heart...and every work is small if you dont respect it..."

    beggars beg with their heart and they respect it as well :-)

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  5. Anonymous9:05 AM

    Mr.Hazra,

    Begging is not a work :)

    But i really appreciate your sense of humour...

    the only problem with we indians is that we take serious things lightly and light things seriously...and thats why we have taken so long for the progress...

    Yours truly

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  6. Anonymous9:06 AM

    Mr.Hazra,

    Begging is not a work :)

    But i really appreciate your sense of humour...

    the only problem with we indians is that we take serious things lightly and light things seriously...and thats why we have taken so long for the progress...

    Yours truly

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