During my school days, nobody from our school participated in the State Independence day parade. Those days such practices were not there. We used to attend the flag hoisting function in our school and college. In the school, the students from NCC and Scouts used to attend with their uniform and do the parade. I was in the scout movement and I am the President Sout certificate holder. So we used to participate in the function without fail.
But in colleges, I was not taking part in NCC. So I used to just attend as a normal student only. Very few students used to participate in these function and district collector used to be the chief guest.