Logical Indian - Meet The Graduate Beggar
Meet Economics Graduate Beggar Who Buys Books For Underprivileged Children.
Life is not about what you have but what you can give and make a change in someone's life.
And there are people who are doing their bit despite all odds.
R Selvaraj is 73 years-old. There are over four hundred thousand people in India who make a living by begging.
Selvaraj from Karaikudi is a polio-afflicted man who begs for money to transform the lives of underprivileged kids in his locality. He has been following this routine since 2006 in Karunanidhi Nagar (India), when he couldn't find any jobs. On a first look, he may appear ordinary beggar, but there is much more to it, he collects alms and makes a change in the living of underprivileged children.
He is an Economics graduate and understands the value of education in one's life, so he collects alms and buys stationary for poor kids who can't afford them. Life has never been easy on him - being physically disabled is in itself a big challenge, and begging for alms in running buses is a life-threatening stunt. He has been helping children since 1968 but after 2006 he worked at a cycle shop as a mechanic but had to unfortunately give that up due to his health. He was then forced to beg for a living.
Selvaraj goes through countless rejections and judgemental reactions from people everyday, but this does not deter him from doing good to others and this makes him happy. Social media has empowered him and he has got some benefactors. One such person is a man from Chennai who has been sending 500 Rupees every month for the last two years.
We not only appreciate but respect Selvaraj's efforts, he will and is making a difference in someone's life, allowing them a stepping stone to improve their own future