Modern School, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi, India, a century old legacy of perfection of educational creation, vision and mission, happens to be one of the best schools in the world and perhaps the best in India!
Modern School is an institution for building value-based, innovative, creative, humane and resilient 21st century learners, leading India to lead the world.
In the comity of schools, there’s not a single one that has given to the world, such a huge number of celebrities, globally doing pride to the nation and the world in all walks of life, right from the UN to intellectualism, governance, medicine, architecture, defence services, judiciary and sports!
The work ambience here is totally cosy and effusive, absolutely free of any dirt and filth of the usual petty politics. Both, the teachers and the taught, are the go-getters and leaders in their respective fields, led in the past by super Principals such as Kamala Das, SP Bakshi, PC Chaudhary, RK Bhatia and Lata Vaidyanathan and presently, by a thoroughly refined and scholarly Principal cum 7intellectual, Dr Vijay Datta, who’s the live wire for taking the institution to the next level by raising the bar and leading from the front, just setting an example with the help of a highly competent management, headed by Ashok Pratap Singh, an educationist to the core, coming from a family of one of the few educational visionaries and builders of the modern India!
Modern School has a history of celebrities and who’s who, like, Khushwant Singh, Dr Naresh Trehan, Shekhar Kapoor, Air Vice Marshal PC Laal and SK Mehra, Justice BN Kripal, Justice Prakash Narayan, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Justice Mukul Mudgal, Justice Sanjiv Khanna, Justice Madan Lokur, Anuradha Kapoor, Amjad Ali Khan, Shiv Khera, Arun Shourie, Gautam Gambhir, Kirti Azad, Alok Nath, Sanjana Sanghi and many more who have become important, trailblazing figures in defence, politics, business, acting, architecture, social work, law, education, medicine, science, and the humanities besides many others. The school alumni are committed to contributing to society through entrepreneurship and volunteerism and supporting many economically weaker section students by providing them free education, headed by Sunder Hemrajani, president, MSOSA (Modern School Old Students’ Association).
A CBSE managed seminary, Modern is considered to be the “Prima o Pareil”, meaning, the queen of all the institutions! There’s hardly any world university that doesn’t have either a teacher or a student from Modern!
The benchmark of the school is the top notch brand of education egging the students for becoming the cosmopolitan citizens, brimming with confidence, excellence and value-based ecumenical humaneness.
That’s why the grand Modern is the trend for being the latest brand signifying the supreme efficacious academic technicality and amiability suiting the present day pandemic-hit times. Truly, Modern is God’s spot!
Firoz Bakht Ahmed is the chancellor of Maulana Azad National Urdu University and the grandnephew of Bharat Ratna Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. He lives in Delhi