Letter to Editor: How Problem of Begging Can Be Ended

Write a letter to the Editor of a newspaper suggesting how the problem of begging can be ended. You are Sumit of Civil Lines, Kanpur.

175, Civil Lines
Kanpur

20th January 20xx

The Editor
The Hindustan Times
New Delhi

Subject: The Rising Problem of Begging

Dear Sir

Through the columns of your esteemed daily newspaper I would like to bring to light the mounting problem of begging in our society.

Some people who resort to begging, no doubt, deserve our sympathy. They are handicapped. They are unable to earn their living. But the pity is that most of the beggars are able-bodied. Begging has become a profession for them. They find begging the easiest way to earn their living. Some of them are criminals. They beg only to hide their crimes. This large-scale begging is a blot on the fair name of our country.

Begging should be abolished by law. It should be made a punishable offence. The government should open asylums for those beggars who are really helpless. Able-bodied beggars should be made to work. If they go without work, they must also go without food. We should have no sympathy for such impostors. We should not encourage them by giving alms.

It is one of the rising evils in the society and we as people of the nation can thus play a big role in ending this evil.

Yours sincerely
Sumit

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