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    Unsung heroes in our society - I

    In our daily lives, for most of us, these people exist in the fringes of our vision and minds. Let's have a look at some of them.

    The hawkers on the move, these are people with a small pushcart, a rusty cycle or an old rickshaw or many with a big basket on their heads. Rain or shine, summer or winter, they patiently move around neighbourhoods selling their wares. The vegetable vendor, the tender coconut seller, the laundry man who comes in the mornings to iron clothes and leave late in the evenings.

    These are people who could be called as employees or workforce of the unorganised sector. There is no guarantee of a fixed income, no pension or health cover, no paid leave, no fixed business location and above all, not a permanent job.

    These are people whom we interact and most of us forget. Some of us tend to haggle and bargain a couple of rupees which is not important to us but makes a difference for them. Yet, with all the hardships, they carry on with their daily work and in their own little ways, make our day to day lives easier.
  • #666160
    True. In our country many such people are there who are making their lives by selling by going through the streets and roads and selling the items to the people. Many such people don't have money to purchase the goods for sale. They take money on loan on daily basis for a very high rate of interest and purchase these items and sell them. Sometimes they will be on move whole day but couldn't sell completely the stuff. After a tedious work , in the evening after repaying the loan with interest, the money they got will be very meagre. They can't meet both the ends with the money what they make.
    I have seen many ladies selling vegetables also with big baskets on their head. Sometimes the material will get spoiled and the money they get by selling that will be even less than what they have invested. But one point I want to add is these ladies know that the purchaser will bargain. So they add some extra money and tell the escalated rate and after bargaining they will bring it down to the actual price they want to sell or a little more.

    drrao
    always confident

  • #666169
    Pushcarts or rusty cycles, autorickshaws or baskets on the heads are their bread and butter. These are their small but most important business which may not fulfil their dreams or even sometimes not enough to quench hunger. However, they do bring easy, comfort and fill the belly of the other people.

    People argue with them just to fix the rates and this small amount of money for buying vegetables seems us huge but the same people spend huge money watching movies in cinemas and other useless activities without arguing with anyone.

    These hawkers sell their vegetables after a huge hard work and we should also respect them. Arguing too much for 10 or 20 ruoees is not good. Ten rupees can't make them rich but may help them to quanch hunger.

  • #666185
    These people are the lifeline of our society as they toil day and night in summer, rains or winters to serve us and provide us everything in our doorstep. No doubt they are the unsung heroes. These people are really praise worthy as they are self employed and feel pride in their work. They know the dignity of the work. The youngsters in our society who are being cared and looked after so well by their parents must learn from these people and understand the value of hard work and sustained efforts for a livelihood.
    Knowledge is power.

  • #666187
    Each & every work has their own importance but in today's world, only white collar jobs are considered as jobs rest are not counted. To be frank, even the white collar need these people to stand right up in their post. The rag-pickers, The naala cleaner, Watchman, Paper boy, etc plays a big role in everyone's life but we hardly value them until they don't turn-up one day.
    We need to understand & give them the worth that they are & also appreciate their service which they do in-order to keep our so called society running.

    “Each day provides its own gifts.” —Marcus Aurelius


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