LIKE EVERY year, commemorating the tragic death of the innocent persons killed in the bomb blast on Independence Day of 2004 at Dhemaji, the state of Assam is going to observe State Mourning Day (Sok Divas) on August 16, 2012.
Further, all the Ministers, Members of Parliaments, and Members of Legislative Assembly have been asked to attend the same, subject to their availability in district or sub-division. Moreover, as part of the programme, the National Flag would be flown at half mast in all government offices, and educational institutions, etc.
All Deputy Commissioners and Sub-Divisional Officers have also been directed to convene public meeting centrally in their respective headquarters. They have also been asked to instruct all educational institutions to observe Sok Divas for the eternal peace of the departed souls and to take a pledge to work united for peace and harmony and to raise their voices against all acts of militant violence. The district and sub-divisional administrations are also instructed to distribute black badges amongst all the educational institutions.