Modern School (New Delhi)

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The Modern School, commonly known as Modern, is a co-educational private school in New Delhi, India. It was founded in 1920 by Lala Raghubir Singh and Sir Sobha Singh.Singh, p. 5

It is the first private school established in Delhi under the British Raj. It has a campus on Barakhamba Road, near Connaught Place. The Junior School, also known as Raghubir Singh Junior Modern School, is located on Humayun Road. There is a sister campus in Vasant Vihar.

It has a long list of distinguished former pupils, including former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.


The school is headed by a Board of Trustees, who appoint the Principal (Barakhamba Road and Vasant Vihar) and the Head Master (Humayun Road). It has 15 houses in the Barakhamba branch and eight houses in the Vasant Vihar branch, each headed by a housemaster.

In 1932 there were about 125 students.


The words of Rabindranath Tagore are embodied in the philosophy of the founding fathers of Modern School. The Modern School was started in 1920 in Daryaganj.

The motto of Modern School "Naimatma Balheenien Labhya" from Sanskrit means — "Perfection cannot be achieved by the weak".

The beginning

Modern School was started in 1920 in a building located in Daryaganj, New Delhi. It was a sprawling mansion that...
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