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Monday, January 21, 2013

Paragraph: A Street Hawker

A street hawker deals in various things by hawking from street to street. The street hawker is seen here, there and everywhere. He is a familiar figure in our street. He is seen particularly near schools, at fairs, corners of roads or railway stations. Hawkers are frequent and common in our colony, as in many others. They ply their wares from street to street and colony to colony. He deals in things of daily use. These consist of vegetable, fruit, cloth, utensil, sweets, ice-cream, parched grams, soap and toys. He does not cover his wares. He keeps them in such a way that one sees them at a glance. He carries his materials on head and sometimes in hand and sometimes in a small handcart. The street hawker’s dress is shabby. He puts on poor looking shirt and a pair of pajamas. He wears a big turban on his head. This turban helps him in balancing his iron tray on his head. He often carries a bell in his right hand and a cane stand in the left. He generally buys his goods at a cheaper rate and sells them at a good profit. A street hawker is very cunning. He knows his business very well. He knows well how to attract a school boy, or a villager or a passer-by. They make the life and buying convenient. Through them, market comes to our door-step. They have brisk business and good profit. Their goods are cheaper than those sold in the market. But sometimes they supply spurious and sub-standard things. Therefore, one has to be cautious while purchasing articles from street hawkers. There is other type of hawkers also. They sell nothing but buy things. The kabariwalas belong to this category of hawker. They move from locality to locality and buy waste articles like empty bottles, old newspapers, magazines, books, plastic and tin containers, broken household items, etc. They buy these items from house to house and sell them to the dealers. Such hawkers do good service to us. They take away our useless items and give us money also. The hawker is an important member of society. He serves us in many ways. He comes to our street in the burning sun and in the severe cold weather. When we cannot go out to buy anything, they are there in our street to serve us. He saves our time and also inconvenience. His life is difficult. We should be sensitive and sympathetic towards him. His dignity of labor commands our respect.

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