Write an essay or composition about A street beggar.
A street beggar is a familiar face (পরিচিত মুখ) in Bangladesh. We come across (দেখতে পাই) a street beggar almost everywhere.
Who He Is
Usually, a street beggar is one of the most helpless (অসহায়) people. In most cases, major physical disability (অক্ষমতা) is the reason for taking begging as a profession. Very old people and people having chronic (দীর্ঘস্থায়ী) diseases also take resort to begging if there is nobody to take care of them. Sometimes people of well-off (সচ্ছল) families are even forced to beg if they fall a victim to accidents, severe diseases, land erosion (নদী ভাঙ্গন/ ভূমিক্ষয়) and other natural calamities (প্রাকৃতিক দুর্যোগ).
Usually, a street beggar is a humble (বিনম্র) person. He begs people for alms and takes whatever he gets. But there are also some beggars who are wicked (দুষ্টু) in nature. They insist (জেদ) for alms and annoy (বিরক্ত) people. Some of the beggars are also cheated (প্রতারক). They pretend (ভান করে) to be blind or dumb (বােবা) and earn well.
A street beggar is often very old and in a debilitated (দুর্বল) condition. Sometimes both or any of his legs and hands are amputated (কর্তিত). There are also many blind and deaf beggars. Very often a beggar is scantily (অপর্যাপ্তভাবে) clad (পোষাকাচ্ছাদিত). He puts on torn clothes what he gets by begging from others. He sits or stands in public places such as in front of mosques, temples, courts, markets etc, in railway and bus stations, in launch and steamer terminals, at railway crossings and junctions (সংযোগ) of big roads and during traffic stoppages and begs. Some beggars also go from door to door in residential houses and from shop to shop for begging. He eats whatever he gets and passes the night in railway stations, bus terminals, on footpaths, in front of big markets or in deserted (পরিত্যক্ত) buildings. Some of them also live in slums (বস্তি).
Begging is a disreputable (অসম্মানজনক) profession. A beggar has no social status or honor. Nobody likes begging. So, the beggars need to be rehabilitated (পুনর্বাসনকৃত). Initiative (উদ্যোগ) by the government as well as in the private sector should be taken in this respect (এই ব্যাপারে).