President of India meets Modern School Student Prithu Gupta, the youngest Indian Grandmaster

New Delhi: President of India, Shri Ramnath Kovind, met Ms. Meenakshi Sahni, Principal of Modern School Vasant Vihar accompanied by student Prithu Gupta, 64th Chess Grandmaster of India, and Mr. Yogi Suri, President, Modern School Vasant Vihar Alumni Association at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

The Honourable President expressed his appreciation of Modern School as an organisation which has stood its ground over the ever-evolving face of education in the nation. He also mentioned how schools play pivotal roles in metamorphosis of youngsters into catalysts of global change. He congratulated Prithu for his feat, reminding him that his achievement heralds the changing face of a progressive nation, leading the world towards uncharted territories. In his message to the students, Shri Kovind urged Modern School to continue to ‘’be modern” and forerunners in sculpting the leaders of tomorrow.

Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Meenakshi Sahni, Principal of Modern School Vasant Vihar, expressed “We are very grateful to the Honorable President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind for sparing his time and meeting us. His appreciation and encouragement fills my heart with immense pride and joy for the young leaders we nurture year on year, who go on to make an impact in the world.”

In July, Prithu became the 64th Grandmaster of Chess at the age of 15 years, 4 months and 10 days. Becoming the youngest Indian Grandmaster, his success story is fraught with inspirational snippets as testimonials of his continuous hard work and dedication.

Schools play pivotal roles in metamorphosis of youngsters into catalysts of global change and in sculpting the leaders of tomorrow. Modern School has been synonymous with holistic education coupled with Indian ethos.

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