A beggar, who is healthy but lazy man, is very clever and cunning. Some beggars go about in saffron clothes, carrying a bowl in their hands. Some beggars form singing parties and beg in the name of a charitable Institution. Some sit by the roadside and pretend to be blind or deaf. They try to rouse pity and sympathy of the passers-by. Most of such beggars are fit to work and can earn their living on their own. Sometimes beggars have even done the great crime of kidnapping little children and later training them in the art of begging.
While giving alms to any beggar, one should always keep in mind that giving a little money or food will not end his poverty. If you want to really end his poverty you should give him work instead.
Begging is a stigma on the name of the nation. Charity may be given but there should be poor houses for such disabled persons who really deserve charity.