Modern School is synonomous with quality education and
is a pioneer in mooting all-round development and to
foster 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.
Lala Sultan Singh was a prominent businessman in
British-ruled India in the early 1880’s. Khushwant
Singh’s articles provide more details on his life.
Sultan Singh’s son, Lala Raghubir Singh, founded the
school to provide quality education, and to foster
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 relentlessy worked for its
improvement. He teamed up with Sardar Sobha Singh to
build a legacy that continues till today in the pristine
glory of the environment. This visionary’s zeal and
implicit faith in his beliefs has showered the school
with intellectuals who are, were and will be role-models
for generations to come. His watchword was “EDUCATION IS
WHAT EDUCATION DOES”.
Sardar Sobha Singh was also involved in the construction
of numerous famous buildings in Delhi. His own two sons,
Bhagwant Singh and Khushwant Singh also studied here. He
continued to be actively involved in the activities of
the school and helped expand it in the true spirit of a
Mrs. Kamala Bose takes the pride of place in leading her
students from the front as the first Principal of the
The presiding deity, Goddess Saraswati stands testimony
to this noble venture and the day starts with paying
obeisance to the chiselled statue that showers blessings
on its wards! VIVA LA MODERN !