Flagging off – Centenary Celebrations
Modern School est. in 1920 by Lala Raghubir Singh ji, flagged-off its Centenary Celebrations on 21st October 2019.
The event witnessed distinguished guests in attendance. The Chief Guest for the occasion was, Ms Ketaki Sood, President, Board of Trustees, Modern Schools. The event was also graced with the presence of Col. Vijay Chadda, Chairman Managing Committee, Modern School, Barakhamba Road, Ms Anuradha Pratap Singh, Senior Trustee, Board of Trustees, Modern Schools, Ms Mira Pradeep Singh, Treasurer, Board of Trustees, Modern Schools, Principal Dr Vijay Datta, Mr Sunder Hemrajani, Member, Board of Trustees, Modern Schools and Mr Vinit Sahai Sarin, President, Modern School Old Students’ Association and other dignitaries. The occasion began with the hoisting of Centenary Flag of Modern School at the Front Lawns. The horse riders of the school cantered along and presented a standing salute, signifying the school’s commitment to take greater strides in times to come. The students sang the school song “Balvaan Bano” written by Shri Ved Vyas, former Hindi teacher and first Principal of Modern School, Vasant Vihar and set to music by Ustad Amjad Ali
Khan, a Modernite.
The procession of students tracing the March of the students in 1920 from 24 Daryaganj to Barakhamba Road was led by the eminent guests and students from the front lawns to the Shankar Lal Hall in reminiscence of that historic moment. The Principal, Dr Vijay Datta adressed the gathering and recounted the ideals on which Modern School was founded by Lala Raghubir Singh. He also elaborated on the achievements of school students over the years.
The cultural programme celebrated the spirit of Modern School, reliving the proud moments of the school, i.e. Visit by Mahatama Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore. The Chief Guest, Ms Ketaki Sood, President, Board of Trustees, Modern Schools, shared her invaluable thoughts with the audience pertaining to Modern School. The programme ended with a ‘Vote of Thanks’ delivered by Col. Vijay Chadda, Chairman, Managing Committee, Modern School, Barakhamba Road.