Evils of Beggary

Of the various problems which our country faces today, the problem of begging is one oft the most acute ones. It is true that ours is a country of saints, sages and sadhus; yet the problem of beggars as it exists in our society today, is a matter of great shame for everyone. It has assumed wide dimensions. It is estimated that there are about 40 lakh beggars in India. Indeed, begging has become a profession. It is carried on as an art.   Everyone of us has seen numerous kinds of beggars. Some are blind, lame or crippled, and …

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