The day, as in previous years, will be observed in all districts and sub divisional headquarters and arrangements for the same will be made by Deputy Commissioners and Sub-Divisional Officers, an official release said on Tuesday.
Officers and staff of all departments and heads of offices in all districts and sub-divisions will commemorate the day by observing a one-minute silence at 11 am in memory of those who lost their lives and take a pledge against all acts of terrorism and militant violence.
The National Flag will be flown at half mast in all Government offices/ educational institutions.
Public meetings will be convened centrally in all district headquarters involving leading citizens, members of the civil society and educational institutions where a pledge to work unitedly for peace and harmony and to raise their voices against all acts of militant violence will be taken.
Ministers, MPs and MLAs have been requested to attend the programmes in the districts/ sub divisions.
Dhemaji Deputy Commissioner will also convene a public meeting inviting leading citizens, members of the civil society and students of educational institutions.
Altogether 18 people, mostly school children, were killed and several others injured in a bomb blast by ULFA militants at the Dhemaji College Ground where the district's central Independence Day celebrations were being held. The ULFA later apologised for the killings.

JFA urges people to defy militants strike call on I-Day

Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) has urged the people of northeast region to defy the call of militants’ prohibiting people from celebrating the forthcoming Independence Day on August 15.
Every patriotic Indian should observe both Independence Day and Republic Day to pay their tributes to the martyrs of India’s freedom movement for their supreme sacrifices, JFA President Rupam Baruah and General Secretary Nava Thakuria said in a statement issued here.
The JFA also appealed to all journalists’ bodies of the region, including the local press clubs, to come forward to pay their homage to all martyrs of the freedom struggle and hoist the National flag in their offices, colonies and localities on Independence Day.
Five militant outfits of North East, including the ULFA(Independent), have urged the people not to participate in the Independence Day functions as a ‘mark of protest’ against the government.
They also gave a call for a general strike starting from the midnight of August 14 till the evening of August 15 and urged people to boycott the celebrations.
“The National flag does not belong to the government machinery alone, rather it is a priceless property of the billions of devoted Indians'', the release added.
Many martyrs of Assam including Kanaklata Barua, Mukunda Kakoti, Kushal Konwar, Tilak Deka, Bhogeswari Phukanani, Nidhanu Rajbangshi, Kamala Miri, Lerela Boro, Madan-Rauta, Hemoram Patar, Gunabhi Bordoloi and others had laid down their lives for the honour of the Tricolour, the release added.

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