"With a heavy heart, I have to say that I will have to shut down the school sooner or later as I am not able to pay the salary to my colleagues. They are willing to do the hardship with me to help shape the future of these have-nots. But I feel so sorry to say that I haven't been able to provide them the support money of Rs 5000 every month," Sharma told Newslions.
Now, he fears that the teachers, who are working without pay, would stop working if they are not paid at the earliest.
"And I cannot even ask them to stay back as I am not able to pay them a salary," says the ex-army man, who got inspiration for the school from India's first President Dr Rajendra Prasad who was also ambidextrous.
The private school charges a monthly fee of Rs 200 from each student, but their poor parents are unable to pay that amount, too.
"I have been fighting this battle since 1999 all alone. Now, I want the kind souls out there to help me save the school and save the future of the poor children studying here. I just need to be sure that I have enough money to pay the salary of the teachers at least,
" pleaded Sharma.