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October 22, 1972 |
Sijaul, Bihar, India
|Alma mater||Patna University|
|Known for||Founding British Lingua
and education in India
Birbal Jha' (Hindi: बीरबल झा, born October 22, 1972), is an Indian author, academician and entrepreneur. He is the founder of British Lingua. Jha has received national and international awards and appreciation for his work. He is also the editor of Lingua Bulletin, an English monthly magazine published from Delhi. He has written many books on the topic of English and general interest of students.
Jha was born in the remote village of Sijaul in Madhubani, India. He got his basic education and schooling there and for higher education he went to Patna where he studied and did double masters and stayed for 16 years in the capital city of Bihar.He received Ph.D degree from Patna University. Jha is a social thinker and he often thinks for his native state. Jha enjoys a celebrity status not only in India but also abroad. This recognition is for his literary works and promoting education. He is a world celebrity.
Jha established British Lingua, an English and soft skills training institution, Delhi based, headed by him, and was initiated the Spoken English Skills training programme in colloboration with the State Council for Education Research Training,Bihar in four districts Madhubani, Darbhanga, Banka and Bhagalpur. Jha's main objective is to train the teachers who will be able to train the students, so that they could improve their ability to fluently speak, discuss and write story and poetry in English language, and for that purpose many teachers have been trained under the project. Jha also tied up with the Government of Bihar to impart Spoken English skills training to the Mahadalit youths of the state Dr Jha has been able to bring about a change in Spoken English Skills of Mahadalit community in Bihar. He led the team of imparting Spoken English and Behavioral Skills training programme for those who were the first points of contacts like Home Guards during xix Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
Jha has written more than twenty books on the English language and subjects relating to personal growth of individuals. His latest book is Celebrate Your Life having five chapters which have been captioned ‘Turning On’, ‘Installing’, ‘Skilling’, ‘Your Persona’, and ‘Realisation’. These chapters have further been divided into 6-9 subchapters each. Jha's latest book "Celebrate Your Life" for its effectiveness has widely been praised even by professor of the Oxford University.
- National Education Excellence Award 2010 by Economic Development Forum
- Service Excellence Award by the Govt of India Undertaking
- Service Excellence Award by the Government of Delhi
- Service Excellence Award by Govt of Bihar
- English Language Awareness Award by Saindhav Foundation
- Kriti Purush Award by Vidyapati Smarak Manch, Kolkata
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