Modern-School

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E-mail: modern@modernschool.net

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Founder

Dr Vijay Datta Principal Modern School1

Modern School is synonymous with quality education and is a pioneer in mooting all-round development and fostering an all-round growth in its wards. This prestigious temple of education was established in 1920 in a building located in Daryaganj, New Delhi. This precinct found itself embedded in a sprawling mansion that belonged to Lala Sultan Singh. His philanthropic gesture was a result of his son’s vision of an institution par excellence which would be a jugalbandhi of traditional Indian system of education and modern educational techniques.

Dr Vijay Datta Principal Modern School2

Rai Bahadur Sultan Singh

He donated the temple of learning to the school to fulfill his son's dream of establishing a unique school, which would combine the traditions of Indian education with modern educational techniques.

Rai Bahadur Sultan Singh was a prominent businessman in British-ruled India in the early 1980s. Mr.Khushwant Singh's article provides more details on his life.

Dr Vijay Datta Principal Modern School3

Lala Raghubir Singh

His son, Lala Raghubir Singh, founded the school to provide quality education, and to foster an all-round growth of a child. Lala Raghubir Singh was the spirit and the soul of the school. The primary Founder of the school, he relentlessly worked for the improvement of the school.

He teamed up with Sardar Sobha Singh to build a legacy that continues till today.
His philosophy (The First Years) in starting Modern School was simple; to provide a school that would fulfil the needs of children.

Dr Vijay Datta Principal Modern School4

Sardar Bahadur Sir Sobha Singh

Sardar Sobha Singh, President Board of Trustees, 1930-1975
Sardar Sobha Singh was the co-founder of the school. One of the illustrious builders in British India, he was involved in constructing numerous famous buildings in Delhi. His two sons, Bhagwant Singh and Khushwant Singh (the noted writer) were among the first students of Modern School.

Dr Vijay Datta Principal Modern School5

Sardar Sobha Singh, extreme left, talks to the architect, F.B. Blomfield. On the right, Sardar Teja Singh Malik and Sardar Narain Singh.
He was highly regarded by the British. He continued to be actively involved in the activities of the school, and helped expand the school.

His two sons, Bhagwant Singh and Khushwant Singh (the noted writer) were among the first students of Modern School. The latter was highly regarded by the British. He continued to be actively involved in the activities of the school, and helped expand the school. Mrs. Kamala Bose was designated as the first Principal of the School.