In 1960 Bauji founded Arwachin Bharati (Balbir Nagar) with just 22 students. This sapling grew 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.
What the late Shri Shriniwas Sharma sowed as tiny seed did indeed grow into a huge banyan tree with countless branches. It pleasantly surprised society which sat up, took notice and was highly impressed. Arwachin Bharati Bhawan, Vivek Vihar owes its origin this consciousness. This school was started in a rented hourse with just 273 students in the year 1973.Now the school has 3500 students on its rolls and is housed on a sprawling campus of 4 acres in Vivek Vihar.
The school endeavours to promote, extra and co-curricular activities along with academic excellence. It sponsors scholarships and proudly boasts of having taught students who have received awards at the district, regional and state levels. Our schools foster leadership training among our students. The sole guiding philosophy of the Arwachin Shiksha Samiti is to use the boons and talent given us by the Almighty, not for pleasure but to seek out the needy and to serve them. No corner of Shahdara, North East District or the East District has been left unserved by our educational facilities and services.
The sudden sad demise of his wife Shrimati Jain Devi left him and the mourning family devastated. Her co-operation will go into the annals of Arwachin’s history as a remarkable, though simple influence that encouraged her husband to go headlong into social service. Soon afterwards, the "Jain Devi Bal Vidhyalaya" was established to commemorate her dedication and keep eternal her legacy.
Undeterred by hostile conditions, Bauji founded another branch of Arwachin at Vasundhara, Ghaziabad, in the year 1996 . Housed in a fully air-conditioned building and started as a play-way school, this institution has now grown into a Middle School.
In the year 2002 another milestone was crossed with the building of Arwachin International School that seeks to prepare its students to meet global standards of competition. It employs modern day techniques and educational philosophy in order to impart education based on the noble values of life, Indian culture and character formation. Such an education is meant to gear the students up to meet life and its challenges head on. It also prepares them for self employment later.
Working under the guidance of Late Shri Shriniwas Sharma, his eldest son Shri Anurup Sharma swears by some resolutions and aims which can be summed up as follows:
The Arwachin Schools should touch the very zenith of success.
The entire Arwachin family should be humble, dutiful and religious. They should be occupied with doing good deeds by way of their duty.
Their hearts should be the abode of God.
They should be humanitarians aspiring to do something new and wonderful every moment of their lives.