Superannuation of Faculty Members
A warm farewell was accorded to Ms Meera Malhotra Headmistress, Junior Wing on Friday, 29th November under the Banyan Tree.
The Principal, Dr Vijay Datta, presented a memento and wished her best on the momentous occasion of her superannuation.
A warm farewell was accorded to Ms Malini Khatri, Headmistress, Secondary Wing and Mr Sanatan Roy, Senior Teacher, Department of Mathematics in March 2020.
The Principal, Dr Vijay Datta, presented a memento to Ms Khatri and Mr Roy and wished them best on the momentous occasion of their superannuation.
The Principal Dr Vijay Datta, also felicitated Ms Malini Khatri in the Executive Council meeting of the PTA body of School.
Mr Firoz Bakht Ahmed, a senior teacher of Department of English, Modern School, Barakhamba Road, attained age of superannuation after a fruitful tenure in the school. The Principal, Dr Vijay Datta, felicitated Mr Firoz and congratulated him for the new phase in life. The Modern School fraternity wishes him the very best for all his future endeavours.
Ms Nirmala Chandru, Physics Teacher, Department of Science, Modern School, Barakhamba Road, attained the age of superannuation and retired after a fruitful tenure in the school. The Principal Dr Vijay Datta, felicitated Ms Nirmala Chandru and wished her the best for her future endeavours.
Ms Deepika Parashar, Department of English, Modern School, Barakhamba Road, attained the age of superannuation and retired after a fruitful tenure in the school.
The Principal, Dr Vijay Datta, felicitated Ms Deepika Parashar and wished her the best for her future endeavours.
FAREWELL – BATCH OF 2020
395 different stories
395 different successes
395 paths all entwined into one
395 journeys that have all just begun
25th January, 2020 marked the end of the final chapter of the years spent within the red-brick walls of this prestigious institution for the Batch of 2020. The day was full of nostalgia and ecstasy as shared memories and experiences of the past were fondly recounted while at the same time, the anticipation of venturing into the world beyond – of stepping into a new phase of life – was almost palpable.
The Farewell Ceremony of the Batch of 2020 was graced by the presence of Mr Pramod Sharma, the esteemed Chief Guest for the occasion. Mr Pramod Sharma, in his engaging address, emphasized how different students excel in their own special ways. He also exhorted the students to recognize their passion, their aspirations and their motivation within themselves, and to chase their dreams with unwavering determination and honesty. In a heartfelt and inspiring address our Principal, Dr Vijay Datta on the other hand congratulated each and every student of the graduating batch for all that they had achieved and accomplished, and wished them the very best of luck for their future endeavours. The function commenced with a soulful, mellifluous performance that captured perfectly the myriad of emotions felt by each and every student sitting in Sir Shankar Lall Hall.
This was followed by a compelling and invigorating musical performance by the beloved performers of S7. Their fellow batchmates swayed their heads and tapped their feet in time with the quirky, hypnotic beats as Avi Arora, Suvir Ghai, Raag Suri and Ruhanijot Kaur Bhasin took the stage to captivate and mesmerize the audience one last time. The hall was once again filled with dulcet notes as Ms. Deepika Prasher presented a melodious rendition that garnered vehement applause and appreciation from everyone.
Evoking nostalgia among the seniors, juniors and teachers alike, the students of S6 put up a soul-stirring, poignant, emotional ride of a performance with songs reminiscentof 7 years’ worth of endless laughter, happy tears, life-changing moments, unflinching friendships and an unmistakable sense of pride in the true blue that is reflected not merely on the outside but also within each and every modernite. Keeping up the much loved tradition, titles were awarded to those students who, in one way or another, had left their mark etched in the walls of their alma mater.
The ceremony came to a close with a zestful and entertaining performance as the students of S6 set the stage on fire, dancing to some of the most popular radio hits of all time. And so with smiles on our face and tears in our eyes, we bade adieu to the Batch of 2020, promising to cherish all of these beautiful moments in our hearts forever.Read More
Launch of Cycle Polo as a sport at Modern School 2020
On the fine sunny morning of Thursday, 30th of January 2020, Cycle Polo was officially launched on the play grounds of Modern School Barakhamba Road (upper field) by the Principal, Dr V Datta who threw the white polo ball and began the proceedings amidst the presence of the coaches and the sports co-ordinators. The event saw a commendable participation from the Modern School Equestrian team and other enthusiastic students of the middle wing. The students were made familiar with the new bicycles and the mallets used to play cycle polo.
The Cycle Polo induction as a sport at Modern School is yet another initiative taken by our Principal, Dr V Datta who is undoubtedly known
to give a paramount importance to the well being and interests of our students. The sport was quick to demonstrate its viability to the polo aficionados in India who were awed by its all-season nature. Cycle Polo sport will be included in the National School Games also. Our students would be among the very privileged lot to be trained in this extremely interesting and ecofriendly sport.
Modern School celebrates Vasant Panchami 2020
On the morning of Wednesday 29th January 2020, Modern School celebrated Vasant Panchami at the reception area where the auspicious and pious statue of Goddess Saraswati is embedded. Our Principal Dr Vijay Datta and the Headmistresses of all the wings began the proceedings by lighting the holy lamp amidst the chants of shlokas.
Middle school students presented the talks on the significance of Vasant Panchami in different languages. A dance recital on Saraswati Vandana took place thereafter. The pooja was conducted with full fervour and culminated in prasad distribution. The festival is celebrated as ‘Saraswati Puja’ where people pray to Goddess Saraswati –the deity of knowledge.
S1 ORIENTATION 2019
School Orientation programme for the upcoming batch of S1 students’ parents was organised at Modern School, Barakhamba Road, on Thursday 28th March 2019. The event started with the enlightening talk delivered by, Dr Sanaya Nariman, M.ed, Ph.D. University of Bombay, who is also the Member of the Governing Body of Miranda House, University of Delhi. She enlightened the parents with the modus operandi that will lead in the positive development of a child’s personality. To realise the child’s full potential and comprehensible growth is a task, which should be executed by parents and teachers alike.
Mr Pavan Duggal, Advocate and Founder & Chairman of International Commission on Cyber Security Law, spoke on the perils of technology and made the parents aware about the possible threats of cyber bullying and social media. Mr J.P. Sengh, Sr. Advocate and mediator, introduced the concept of Mediation/Negotiation i.e. problem solving methodology amongst students, without any help from an elder. The parents were further motivated to inculcate conflict resolving skills in their wards. The Principal Dr Vijay Datta, formally welcomed the grandparents and parents present at the event. He further said, that the students ought to be inspired to be strong and resilient, believing in the power of one. He elaborated on the idea of holistic education. In the presentation, presented at the event, the school ideals and numerous activities were shown elaborately to the parents. Dr Datta also explained variegated parts of life skills which are an integral part of a child’s growth at Modern School. The concept of Emotional Intelligence was also talked about by the Principal and he also stressed on advocating Scientific Attitude in academics.
The event also witnessed a remarkable musical rendition by the students of the Western Music Club, Synchronicity who played ‘Eye of the Tiger’ and ‘Wavin’ Flag’ – a fusion where rhythm and melodies met the soul. The Orientation Programme culminated with a Vote of thanks where every parent was appreciative of the event and how it helped them to curtail their incessant anxiety and doubts.
The Bits ‘n’ Bytes Club organized its 30th Annual Inter-School Tech Symposium, witnessing the participation of over 1000 students from 50
schools of the National Capital Region. The tagline of Access 2019 #include, was meant to promote the participation of girls in the technology circuit. The event commenced with an opening address by Dr Vishal Talvar, Dean of Management- BM University, followed by an interactive session about the world of startups by Mr Vivek Kapoor, a Modernite and an entrepreneur.
The event comprised brilliant display of skills in all realms of technology, from Programming to Digital Imaging, Web Design to 3D Modeling, Robotics, Quiz, Crossword, Group Discussion, Audio/Video Editing, Game Design, Story Writing, and Hardware.
The judges were honoured with a token of appreciation for their guidance to the participants followed by a speech by the former President of the Bits ‘n’ Bytes Club Akshat Singhal. During the closing ceremony prizes were given to the top performers: DPS emerged as the Winner and DPS Noida the Runner Up. The Best Performer Trophy was jointly won by Pranav Dhar and Chirag Bhansali of DPS Noida The event was organized by the students of the Bits ‘n’ Bytes Club under the able guidance of our Principal Dr. Vijay Datta, Mr Gautam Sarkar and
Ms Divya Sahdev.
Independence Day 2019
Modern School, Barakhamba Road, celebrated the 73rd Independence Day on 9th August 2019, in Sir Shankar Lal Hall. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, VM, ADC- Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of the Air Staff.
The occasion was also graced with presence of Mr Ashok Pratap Singh, Senior Trustee, Modern Schools, Col. Vijay Chadda, Chairman, Managing Committee, Modern School, Barakhamba Road, Ms Ambika Pant, Secretary, Board of Trustees, Modern Schools, Air Vice MarshalSanjeev Kapoor and other dignitaries. The function officially commenced with the flag hoisting ceremony, where the Chief Guest — Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa along with our Principal Dr Vijay Datta, unfurled our nation’s greatest symbol of pride, the Tricolour, into a shower of rose petals. The Chief Guest appreciated the exhibition displayed by the students learning Graphics at school. The exhibition dedicated to Indian patriotic sentiment, showcased the prowess of students and their unmatched talent.
The Principal, Dr Vijay Datta, formally introduced the Chief Guest and delivered an enlightening talk reminiscing the lives of brave Modernites who were martyred during the call of duty. The highlight of the occasion was the ballet Roopak – “Youngistaan Chuegaa Aasmaan,” consisting scintillating dance performances by the students which instilled rousing patriotism in the audience. The esteemed Chief Guest congratulated everyone for a stellar performance and shared his wisdom with the audience. Mr Ashok Pratap Singh, Senior Trustee, Modern Schools, also shared his invaluable thoughts with everyone. The function witnessed fervent enthusiasm and commemorated the undying love for the motherland.
Modern School International Model United Nations Conference 2019
In a world plagued by differences in ideology and situation, the only obvious cure is the capacity for rational discourse. To this end, from the 4th to the 6th of October 2019, the MUN Society of Modern School, Barakhamba Road upheld its legacy of fostering the afore-mentioned power of diplomatic discussion, with the eighth edition of ModMUN. With more than 700 students from schools across India converging at the conference, the Sir Shankar Lal Hall was packed to the brim during the opening ceremony. The Chief Guest for the same was Ambassador Deepa Wadhwa , who is a distinguished career diplomat in the Indian Foreign Services. She spoke in great detail about the importance of maintaining diplomatic relations with other countries and also gave us a deep insight into the UN’s role in combating climate change. Following this, the delegates were soon shuffled into the 11 committees being simulated.
The first was the UN General Assembly. Being a double delegation committee, it was the largest committee simulated at ModMUN 2019, with students who took it upon themselves to confront the climate crisis the humankind faces today. Next up was perhaps the most significant body in international relations, the UN Security Council, whose small size was countered by its ability to issue binding resolutions, thereby enabling heated debate on the situation unfolding in Palestine. The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific took up the problem of trade and investment in Asia and the Pacific, and sought to promote regional economic cooperation.
Meanwhile, the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations invariably tackled the pressing issue of accountability, conduct and discipline in peacekeeping operations, along with mainstreaming gender in the same. Furthering its reputation as a pioneering approach to MUNs, ModMUN featured a simulation of the UN Human Rights Council, which discussed the situation of human rights in Yemen. The Alliance of Small Island States, also a double delegation committee, saw heated debate as the delegates attempted to develop mechanisms to ensure compliance for the success of the Paris agreement.
These were accompanied by more specialized agencies, including the National Security Council of India, which found itself in a state of crisis throughout its three-day run with the central theme revolving around internal security threats. Also notable was the All India Political Parties Meet, which sought to prevent the communal riots following the Babri Masjid demolition from tearing the nation apart. But perhaps, most significant were the Iran Nuclear Negotiation Committee, a flagship committee of ModMUN, seen for the first time in the Delhi MUN Circuit, which sought to renegotiate the historic Iran Nuclear Deal, and the White House Situation Room which also received crisis updates throughout the course of the three days.
These committees were also supplemented by the workings of an International Press that worked tirelessly throughout the conference, producing numerous articles and photographs. ModMUN culminated with the closing ceremony being graced by the presence of Ms. Rakhee Mayuri, the Under Secretary of the Ministry of External Affairs. By organizing one of the largest conferences of the region, the MUN Society of our school has once again displayed the immense power of effective communication and enlightened deliberation.
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.
Teachers’ Day 2019
True to the saying, “Great Teachers Inspire,” Modern School Barakhamba Road, celebrated the Teacher’s Day on 5th September 2019, commemorating the selfless love and dedication of every teacher. The students of grades S1, S2 and S3 greeted their teachers in the morning with flowers , cards and loads of best wishes. Later, they put up a grand show at the Shankar Lal Hall for their teachers. They began with an emotional dance drama to show case that teachers are no less important than mothers. This was followed by a colourful Rajasthani folk dance. The choir sang two melodious old numbers which surely made the teachers nostalgic and brought back fond memories of their childhood. The foot tapping Scottish dance was ever so entertaining which was complemented by a blissful group song sung by a group of young and enthusiastic teachers .Ms Shalini Dahiya sang a beautiful Hindi solo song which left the audience mesmerised.
The Principal Dr Vijay Datta motivated the teachers to continue to do their best and keep the flag of Modern School, Barakhamba Road flying high. The senior Teacher’s Day celebration also witnessed a momentous atmosphere. The event also gave opportunities to teachers to showcase their talent. The news delivered by Mr S. Roy, was informative. Ms Deepika Parashar’s talk enthralled everyone and Ms Neha Jindal’s musical rendition was melodious. The talk delivered on Lala Raghubir Singh, the founder of the school, celebrated the beginning of Lala ji’s 125th birth anniversary year. The budding musicians of Modern School thereafter, sang some mellifluous songs. The talk delivered on S. Radhakrishnan, highlighted the great achievements of the second President of India and rightfully paid a homage to his noble endeavors.
The musical rendition by Ms Shalini Dahiya was spellbinding. The group of teachers from the SSB and PJB, sang the old Bollywood medleys which enhanced the celebratory mood of the occasion. Lastly, the foot-tapping dance performance by the S6 students made everyone cheer and groove to the hit numbers.
The Principal Dr Vijay Datta, in his address paid a homage to the founder of the school, Lala Raghubir Singh on his birth anniversary. He also congratulated the teachers for their hard work and perseverance. He lauded the teachers as they play an integral role in the success of their students. The event culminated with rounds of ‘Lucky Draw’ for teachers and sumptuous lunch.