Brief History and Profile of the School
Modern Senior Secondary School runs under the aegis of Saraswati
Vidyak Trust. This is a private, unaided educational
institution, affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education
(CBSE) New Delhi vide Affiliation No - 1630583 and School Code -
This institution has been serving this historical city with
sincerity and dedication ever since its inception on the 9th
January, 1948, when Sardar Mohan Singh, the Author of Saraswati
Vidyak Trust, founded the school with a far reaching vision to
serve the cause of education in an innovative manner. At that,
time the older schools continued to cling to the tradition of
separate education for boys and girls. The city needed an
independent co-educational high school that would maintain the
excellent standards available in the public schools and would
also be sensitive to the ever changing concepts of learning.
Thus conceived, the school developed its independent formidable
The school started functioning in an old rented building with
spacious grounds. The first Principal of the school, Mrs. Jai
Chopra started with the first batch of just six students. With a
missionary zeal, she set about nurturing the budding sapling
into a flourishing and fruiting tree. Under the patronage of S.
Mohan Singh and the administrative skills of Mrs. Chopra the
school crossed one hurdle after another and soon became one of
the leading schools of Patiala.
After the demise of Sardar Mohan Singh, the Founder President,
the responsibility of the school fell on the shoulders of
Sardarni Raj Mohan Singh. Like her late husband, she also
devoted herself to the welfare and growth of the school. Though
not an educationist herself, she intuitively knew what was best
for the school. Her loving and helpful attitude always
encouraged the management and the staff of the school. Her
loving and motherly concern about others inspired everyone who
had the good fortune to work under her guidance.
From October, 1987 onwards, the whole responsibility for
managing the affairs of the school was bestowed on Dr. Ravi
Singh, as “President” of the school, also a trustee of the
Saraswati Vidyak Trust. He holds a Doctorate in international
Law. Being a renowned scholar himself, he has a very progressive
outlook towards education and this has been a blessing for the
school. Being a sacred soul with modern outlook, he is well
aware the compulsions of modern life and hence understands the
need for an educational system which would be compatible with
the socio-cultural ethos of our times. Therefore, he always
welcomes new ideas and innovations that would help the school to
forge ahead. Under his patronage, able and continuing
stewardship and farsighted vision, owing to his higher education
and working exposure of over two decades in several advanced
countries of the world, the school has vastly expanded both in
terms of size and quality of output.
Mrs. Chopra was elevated to the post of Director on 31st August,
1986 while the role of Principal was bestowed on Mrs. Reena
Sophat, who continued to consolidate on the progress made by the
school and helped the school to reach newer heights. On 1st
September, 2001, she became the Executive Director and Mrs.
Pratibha Sharma took over as Principal. On retirement of Mrs.
Pratibha Sharma on 30th June, 2005, Mrs. Gursharan Kaur Aurora
took over as Principal with zealous responsibility of steering
the school to still newer heights of success and
accomplishments. She retired on December 31, 2010 and Lt. Col.
(Dr) R.K. Sharma took the charge of the school as Principal.
The buildings and the vast grounds housing the school were later
purchased by the school. Over the last six decades several new
class rooms, Laboratories, Nursery, Home Science Room, a fully
computerized Library and a Computer Hall have been constructed.
This sprawling complex adequately meets the academic and
co-curricular needs of more than 2500 students.
it is not just bricks and mortar that make an institution. It is
the values and ideals that it propagates. The aim of this school
has always been to impart an education which is in tune with the
rich cultural ethos of the Indian society. The school does not
believe in the concept of producing pseudo westerners divorced
from the realties of Indian life. Although the good points of
the western systems of education are incorporated into our mode
of teaching, yet we ensure that our students cultivate the
enduring virtues of the rich Indian ideological and cultural
heritage through a judicious blend of the traditional and modern
ways of teaching.
The motto of the school is “KNOWLEDGE IS LIGHT” and the
aim of the school is to illumine the minds and souls of its
students with the light of knowledge and enduring human values
so that they may become good and responsible citizens not only
of this country but of the world as well.
The slogan of the school symbolizes the inherent oneness that
permeates the hearts and souls of all human beings. It echoes
the thought " No men are foreign, no countries strange" All
the students and teachers recite the slogan in the assembly
every morning , thus reiterating their faith in universal
" ONE COUNTRY, ONE GOD,
ONE CASTE, ONE MIND,
BROTHERS ALL OF US,
WITHOUT DIFFERENCE, WITHOUT DOUBT"