With his interest in writing and learning, Arun Sharma is working hard since a decade to propagate French in Jammu. The dedication and sincerity of this French lover is evident from the fact that he has written four books in French and is tirelessly teaching the language in University of Jammu as a guest lecturer since years.
Arun Sharma is a dedicated teacher, writer, mentor and an aspiring memoirist and interestingly he is the first person in the state who has written books in French language. Born and raised in Jammu, he has dedicated his life to study, promotion and propagation of French language in the state. Working as a guest faculty of French language at University of Jammu for the last 11 years, he has contributed a lot to raise the standard of French language by providing his services to Basic and Advance courses at Department of Life Long Department, University of Jammu and he has also taught as Guest Faculty of French Language at Central University of Jammu for four years. He has provided an ethical and ideal concept of service that is only found at top most levels of education. As an ideal mentor, he is not only credited with guiding students in the field of language but also inculcating the feeling of compassion and highest standards of honesty and personal integrity. Emboldened by the knowledge many students have been finding new employment opportunities in the field.
It was due to Mr Sharma’s efforts that the French course at University of Jammu became popular and a large number of students started opting for it. The French Club of Jammu formed by Arun Sharma has created so much awareness among the people of Jammu that several volunteers besides Mr Sharma’s students have extended their hands for propagation of the language.
Facing initial hitches from people who tried to create obstructions on his way, Mr Sharma was able to convince a large part of those having even little interest in French that the language can do wonders with their career in Indian and abroad. Sharma has been giving answers to his critics with his work and not with mouth.
Besides holding a Master degree in French, he has multiple post-graduation degrees in English, Business administration and Tourism Management. Mr. Sharma has authored four French books for beginners, intermediate and advanced students of French. His first book entitled “Mon Livre” was aimed at French language learners and was accepted with wide acclaim by Language enthusiasts. It was a big hit among all age groups because of its simplicity and systematic approach. After the success of first book, he narrated three more books entitled, “French Phrases and Useful Words.”, “Conjugation” and “Solution key of Cours de Langue”. Featuring easy-to-follow vocabulary lists, along with complete instruction on written and spoken grammar designed for inquisitive students of French language provides a platform for to hone their French skills.
Mr. Sharma is known for his folksy charm and strong moral character. To fulfil his dream of reaching every starta of society and imparting best education he founded a Club named “French Language Club, Jammu” in the year 2010. Mr. Sharma is the founder as well as the president of the Club. The club has reached 500 members in a record time and this success was a direct result of hard work and dedication of Mr. Sharma. Club is first of its kind in J&K and has been frequently organizing short immersion courses in French, thus by providing a podium for students to find French teaching jobs in different schools and Colleges in Jammu. The Club has been coordinating various events and competitions for promoting the French language in the state. Mr. Sharma is a firm believer in social responsibility and it has always been an important part of the club’s activity. The Club contributes to the social and cultural life of the Jammu region on a regular basis, and has organized events in orphanages, schools and Old ages homes from time to time.
Mr. Sharma has been teaching to students for more than 14 years and he has taught more than 5000 students till date. His students are not restricted to Jammu only, but has taught to many students who belong to Jammu but are studying in different schools, colleges and universities like Mayo, International Pathways, Doon International, Amity University, Global college and many others too . His distinguished teaching style has made him famous and favorite amongst the students and his extensive knowledge has helped numerous students in achieving their goals.
(The author is motivator and French lover)