Recently, an Instagram user shared a photo of an old lady selling pens on the streets of Pune, because she did not want to earn her livelihood by begging. And soon, her photo went viral on social media, with people coming forward to help her. 


Entrepreneur Shikha Rathi took to Instagram to share the photo and story of Ratan, who she found selling pens on MG Road, Pune, with a message that stated, “I don’t want to beg. Please buy”. She shared her own experience, and also encouraged people to buy from her.

Soon after her post went viral, and many people commented on her post, offering help: 

Though it’s sad to see senior citizens work so hard to earn a livelihood, her hard work and dedication are certainly commendable.