Our school did not have a hall, so the basketball court was the assembly ground. Students fell like flies on hot days. Dominoes.
One of the school captains would call the school to assembly, then the prayer would start. The prayer captain would set the pace with a small bell. What a nice way to start the day.
"Respected Madam Principal, Vice Principal, teachers, and my dear fellow students ... today I would like to deliver a short speech on ..... on...."A small scrap of paper is hurriedly pulled from inside the gho (male dress) before we learn the topic. Bhutanese men lay claim to having the largest pocket in the world.
Then the head scout would unfurl the national flag and the national song was sung.
While the students marched off, a class at a time, there was often a check of hair length and other uniform matters.