Child Beggars – The real Slum Dogs

February 27, 2009 at 5:02 pm 4 comments


                   In my life I have seen so many child beggars and even I used give something to them. But I never thought about them or never spend some time to think how they become beggars .In fact I never bothered about them until I saw slum dog millionaire. The movie showed how child beggars are formed in a pretty realistic way. Many of our prominent film makers criticized ‘SLM’ for portraying India badly. But  because of the movie , many of the NGO’s , activists  started thinking about the kids and started taking at least some steps to rehabilitee them(e.g.: Delhi government).Its a big shame that our own media never exposed it , even though it is such an crucial thing. I won’t say ‘SLM’ is the best movie I have ever seen. But I appreciate the movie for the thought provoking theme and make us aware about the dark sides of the slums. I strongly feel our own media should have brought this issue to public attention long time back.

                                    Anyway it is the high time for government to think about the child beggars, tackling organized child begging, tracking the rackets behind them and rehabilitee those unprivileged kids. It is a fact that the criminals are made by the society. So probably without proper education and morals, these kids will be tomorrow’s quotation fighters, chain snatchers, robbers, terrorists or any other anti social activist. So the government should frame a strong rule to take action against the root of this evil cause. Even if there parents, relatives or whoever is responsible for it, they should be punished properly. It is governments, society’s duty to help those kids to escape from the clutches of that dark side.

I feel one major solution for discouraging child begging is like, we should stop giving money to them and instead of that we can bye something for them to eat or we can provide some used clothes to them (if u feel like giving).Anyways it is a known fact that they will not be getting those money, it will clearly go to there ‘care takers’.

 And it is a high time for government, missionary’s so called social workers and NGO’s to do something for this. Probably government can bring a country wide ban of child begging like as they banned child labor long time back. It is so heartening to see the Delhi government has started a new initiative to rescue child beggars. Next time if you see a child beggar in Delhi, just dial 1098 and inform the officials about it , if you are feeling like to rescue him or her. On getting a call, the Beggar Squad will come and pick up the child and take him to the Child Welfare Committee. The child is then counseled and in some cases sent into rehabilitation. And if it is possible they will send that child with the parents and the kid will be under supervision of an NGO which sees to it that the child doesn’t get back to begging. Now it is the turn of media to bring this issue strongly in other state governments attention. So that they can also follow this and who knows one day our country will be a child begging free country as we cleared out child labor

Today’s children are tomorrow’s future. Like our kids, they (child beggars) also deserve a better life and better education

PS :  Dial 1098  when next time you see a child begging(if you are in delhi) and so that could help rescue him or her. 



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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. >E:H  |  March 13, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    how did you find my blog? 🙂
    its not linked on my public profiles…
    socially conscious posts…eh?
    nice blog.

  • 2. anishthomas  |  March 13, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Thanks Sam.I used read nitawriter’s blog.there i spotted u’r blog…nyways nice blog….i really enjoyed u’r karunya entries…….Now i understood wht u were doing in the midnight when we were in karunya…hehehe…. :)….just kidding da……

  • 3. Raj  |  April 13, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Nice blog on Slumdog

    • 4. anishthomas  |  April 16, 2009 at 6:37 pm

      Thank You Raj 🙂


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