"LORD SHIVA BE PRAISED"
IN FOND MEMORIES OF LATE SH. SHRINIWAS SHARMA
Everyone born into this transient world is destined to die but the one who brings prosperity, progress and fame to the clan justifies his birth and his existence.
On 12th January 1925, the sleepy hamlet of Hisawada felt blessed when it woke to the news of the birth of a baby boy in the family of Shri Devi Singh. The baby was to later grow into a benevolent, amiable, humble and easy going human being. He would turn out to be intelligent, able to take quick decisions, ever active and to be someone who could maintain his poise with ease even in grave situations. This man of duty , integrity and determination (and someone who consciously kept himself away from dirty politics) was Shri Shriniwas Sharma, now fondly known to the entire Arwachin family as Bauji.
Upon completing his graduation in Hindi, he was appointed as a teacher of Hindi at the Commercial School on 24th April 1945. His father Late Shri Devi Singh and younger brother Late Shri Kahsiram Sharma were employed as teachers at “Rohtagi School”. Shri Brahmadutta Sharma, his middle brother had already been working as a teacher at Mahavir Jain School. His wife Mrs. Jain Devi was a simple and religious lady who proved to be an ideal mate for him and made life at home secure and comfortable.
His daughters Mrs. Sudha Vashishtha and Mrs. Vibha Sharma have contributed to the education of the masses. His two daughters-in-law are working as Principals and his grandsons and grand daughters-in-law are also in the field of education.
In the year 1958 Bauji choose to settle down in Balbir Nagar. During his teaching career, he was keen on encouraging and enhancing educational activities in the locality , which was ofcourse a praiseworthy intention. The academic and intellectual atmosphere went a long way into putting this idealistic aim into practice. From then on he went about making this social and humanitarian cause a success. He led walks across the length and breadth of Balbir Nagar, established personal contacts and searched for talent that would give practical shape to his concept. Eventually, Dr. D.K. Jain (who later headed the Arwachin Shiksha Samiti as its Chairman) associated himself not only with the project but also in the implementation of Bauji’s plan.
In 1960 Bauji founded Arwachin Bharati (Balbir Nagar) with just 22 students. This sapling would grow into a huge banyan tree spreading it roots out in different directions. Thanks to his incessant labour this number has now multiplied to become 3000. The school continues to flourish exceedingly well and impart education at the Senior Secondary level.
In the year 1984 Bauji opted for voluntary retirement. He went on to become the pioneering founder of the Arwachin group of schools of which he was the Chairman, founder, manager and pillar of support—all rolled in one. He staunchly believed that one must learn anything and everything from the sources that are available to the individual. From innumerable options open to him, he chose education and with the co-operation of a few select teachers working with him, he proved, beyond any doubt, that it is education that lights up the paths way of progress for any society. His ideals of simplicity, abstinence, assiduousness and dedication to social good continue to be beacons on our journey towards education with a vision.
The Arwachin family has always strived to pay attention to character-formation, games and sports, literary as well as cultural activities along with physical and computer education. Thus the Arwachin family has always ensured that those who are educated at the Arwachin schools are perfectly groomed to become responsible citizens of India.