However, the actress had not been invited as an alumni of the institution, or a celebrity.
Instead, she has been asked to do the honours because Neerja Bhanot, who Sonam will be essaying in the forthcoming movie Neerja, was a student of the school.
“It was eerie and moving because all those imperishable patriotic songs that we grew up with were playing. Neerja’s spirit was very much alive while Sonam spoke about her courage to the students of the school that Neerja once attended.” added Ram Madhvani.
Directed by Ram Madhvani and Produced by Fox Star Studio's and Bling Unplugged. Neerja is a film based on the heroic story of Neerja Bhanot who sacrificed her life while saving passengers from terrorists on board the hijacked Pan Am Flight 73 on 5 September 1986. The film is all set to release on February 19th, 2016.