In its 91st year, one of the city’s oldest and most prestigious schools has begun to pave way for students to express their talent on a global platform.
With Modern School (Barakhamba Road) organising its sixth Community Development and Leadership Summit (CDLS) as part of its Founder’s Day, students from over 18 countries and 26 schools will be seen debating issues on conflict, change and the role of the youth.
“There are students from countries such as Bangladesh and Pakistan who will come for the summit. I don’t think there is any other school which conducts such an interactive programme,” said Lata Vaidyanathan, principal, Modern School.
The school’s Founder’s Day will be divided into two parts — one on November 2 and the other on November 6. With people such as Gopalkrishna Gandhi (former governor of West Bengal), Shekhar Kapur (filmmaker) and Vandana Shiva (social activist) making an appearance, this would be a platform where students would get an opportunity to showcase their talent.
“A team of 106 students have made a film, Delhi Diary on 100 years of Delhi, with some professional help. There will also be a musical, ‘Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Raincoat’,” added Vaidyanathan.