MODERN SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL
&
MODERN NURSERY SCHOOL, PATIALA
ESTD. 1948
(Affiliated to CBSE)
FOUNDER & HISTORY

Sardar Mohan Singh, Founder of Modern Senior Secondary School, Patiala (MSSSP) was a visionary - well ahead of his times. He started the school in 1948, just after Independence, passionately believing that education was the key to India’s future success as a modern nation state. In fact, MSSSP (then known as Modern High School) was the first private school of Patiala.

The purpose of the school was not just to provide excellent education to students in and near Patiala, but also to provide them with strong values and a noble vision. In fact, Sardar Mohan Singh himself lived those ideals. He is still remembered for his absolutely impeccable integrity, ever helpful nature and cheerful disposition.

He made a success of whatever he did. He was Managing Director of the State Bank of Patiala - leading the bank to its most blazing period of growth. He was also Chief Economic Advisor to the Maharaja of Patiala. And Deputy General Manager of Punjab National Bank.

Sardar Mohan Singh passed away on 8 November 1968 at the age of 64 in New Delhi, leaving behind a richly enduring legacy. MSSSP pays respectful homage to its founder and remains ever grateful to him. His birthday - 8 January - is celebrated as Founder’s Day.

The founder was passionately supported by the first Principal of the school, Mrs. Jai Chopra. Sardar Mohan Singh and Mrs. Chopra led the school to become the most prestigious school in Patiala. Mrs. Chopra was associated with the school, as Principal and then Director, till her passing away in 1998.

Meanwhile, after Sardar Mohan Singh, his wife Sardarni Raj Mohan Singh became Chairperson of Saraswati Vidyak Trust (SVT), which the founder had established to control the school. She also became President of the Managing Committee (MC) of the school. She was at the helm from 1968 to 1987. Thereafter, her son Dr. Ravi Singh, who was a legal and industrial consultant, provided leadership from 1987 to 2017. Since 2017, his son Mr. Jujhar Singh, who is a television journalist, is serving as Chairman of SVT and President of the MC. Mr. Jujhar Singh’s sister Ms Nanki Singh, a writer, serves as Vice President.

G.D.N.S. Road, Patiala - 147001, Punjab
Telephone: 0175-5007335
Email: mssspatiala@gmail.com
G.D.N.S. Road, Patiala - 147001, Punjab
Telephone: 0175-5007335 Email: mssspatiala@gmail.com