At DPS-Monarch International School, the celebrations commenced with a march-past led by the student council. Senior head of council and head girl Haniya Mirza welcomed the school president Hassan Chougule, executive committee members, principal Meenal Bakshi, secondary headmistress Madhu Uppal, kindergarten and primary headmaster Sujith Kumar, co-ordinators and staff. After the hoisting of the national flag and with the gathering singing the national anthem, the choir rendered a medley of patriotic songs. Chougule in his address emphasised the day's importance highlighting the unique attribute of being an Indian. Junior head of council Kavya Kulkarni gave a speech. Bakshi's speech served as an encouragement and a holistic trajectory to the youth and 21st century learners. Senior head of council Rishi Vikram Singh, proposed a vote of thanks.