In July this year, Prithu Gupta, a student of Modern School Vasant Vihar, Delhi, became the 64th Grandmaster of Chess at the age of 15 years, 4 months and 10 days. And last month (in November), Prithu was granted an audience with President of India, Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan. He was accompanied by Meenakshi Sahni, school principal, and Yogi Suri, President, Modern School Vasant Vihar Alumni Association.
The President 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.
He also 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. Meenakshi Sahni speaking about the meeting said, “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.”