Padma Vibhushan Sh. Hari Dev Shourie, our founder chairman, was born in Lahore in undivided India in 1911. In 1952, he was the Deputy Commissioner, Rohtak. Only a few years back, India had been partitioned and there had been a mass movement of population. Rohtak had received its share of immigrants from across the border and families uprooted needed new roots, new bearings & new visions. The most important issue, which was uppermost in the minds of all, was good schooling fortheir children. Under the dynamic leadership of Sh. H.D. Shourie, it was decided to start an English medium co- educational school on public school lines to cater for all round development of the children. The school was started with the spirit of self help with just one room and it was named Junior Model School. The children of Mr. Shourie namely Arun, Deepak and Nalini were admitted to this very school. Mr. Arun Shourie is one of India's best known journalist and has been our Former Union Minister for Communication, IT & Disinvestment. Sh. Deepak Shourie is Managing Director Discovery Communication, India. His daughter, Nalini Singh is a renowned TV. Journalist- Anchor and Managing Director, TV Live India Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Shourie himself was a well known consumer activist.
The school that started with just two students in 1952 has a strength of nearly 4000 students today and is one of the most sought after academic destination in Rohtak. The name of Sh. H.D. Shourie will always be written in golden words in the annals of the history of Model School, Society which has three branches today and all set for further expansion.