Paragraph on Street Children
Write a continuous paragraph by answering the following questions:
(a) Who is a street child?
(b) Where do we usually find him?
(c) What does he do and wear?
(d) What is his social status?
(e) What should we do to ensure them a better life?
The poor and homeless children who live by doing odd jobs and pass their days and nights on streets are street children. The life of these waifs and strays is really miserable. We find them here and there on town and city streets in shabby torn clothes. These street urchins usually either are orphans or abandoned by their parents. They do not have any relatives or any definite means of livelihood. They earn their livelihood by doing whatever work they get such collecting papers, peddling flowers, begging, working at a footpath tea stall and so on. The only objective and challenge of life of these unlucky children are just to keep their heads above water. They generally sleep on the pavements of streets, on the railway platforms, under trees or passenger sheds or anywhere they find available. They drench in rain and burn in the sun. These underprivileged and poor children are deprived of the basic needs of life. Government and the civil society should extend helping their hands so as to ensure them a better life.
Word-note: odd jobs - irregular work - এটা-সেটা/ অনিয়মিত কাজ, waifs and strays - homeless and abandoned children - গৃহহীন ও পরিত্যক্ত শিশু, miserable - sad/ unhappy - শোচনীয়, street urchins - street children - টোকাই/ পথশিশু, underprivileged - disadvantaged - সুবিধাবঞ্চিত, abandoned - deserted - পরিত্যক্ত।