The function started with the unfurling of the National Flag by the chief guest, Mr. S. K. Rai. The NCC cadets of the Army Wing, Naval Wing and Scouts saluted the national flag. This was followed by the singing of the National Anthem.
In his brief speech, Mr. Rai dwelt at length on the qualities of an educated person and emphasized upon the students to be SMART, i.e. S stands for Simple, M for Moral, A for Accountable, R for Reliable and T for Transparent. He also stressed that freedom comes with responsibility and asked the students to be aware of their duties with responsibility for the progress of the nation.
Earlier the BHS Principal Mr. D. A. Luke accorded a warm reception to the chief guest on his arrival. The chief guest was introduced to the audience by Mr. L.A.M. French, In-charge, College Section. The function came to end with the closing prayer by Mr. J. Lawrence.