GUWAHATI, Oct 30 - Assam today remembered the victims of the serial bomb blasts of October 30, 2008 that rocked the State 11 years back. October 30 is marked as black day in the history of Assam. With a pledge to unite against terrorism, people throughout the State paid tribute to the victims of serial bomb blasts in Guwahati, Kokrajhar, Barpeta Road and Bongaigaon.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal paid rich floral tribute at the portraits of the innocent people killed in the blasts on the CJM court premises and Ganeshguri here today during programmes organised at both the locations.
Sonowal reiterated his government�s pledge of zero tolerance towards terrorism. He also participated in an all-faith prayer at the Ganeshguri programme where Education Minister Siddhartha Bhattacharya, MP Queen Oja, CM�s legal advisor Santanu Bharali, MLAs Atul Bora, Rituporno Baruah, DGP Kuladhar Saikia, family members and relatives of the deceased and host of others were present.
The All Assam Students� Union (AASU) also organised tribute programmes in all district and subdivisional headquarters of the State today. Members of the student body along with local citizens lit earthen lamps and prayed for eternal peace of the departed souls.
AASU president Dipanka Kumar Nath, general secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi and chief advisor Samujjal Bhattacharya along with several eminent members of the society and a number of school and college students took part in a tribute programme organised at the Latasil playground here.
Lamenting the fact that several persons injured in the blasts did not get proper medical treatment while some of them were not even rehabilitated, the AASU leaders called for exemplary punishment to the culprits behind this heinous crime that left a trail of death and destruction.
Jorabat Correspondent adds: The Dimoria region and its neighbouring areas today paid tribute to the victims of the serial bomb blasts. The Dimoria AASU unit lit earthen lamps near the statue of Bhupen Hazarika at Sonapur Chowk where hundreds of people paid tribute to the blast victims.
Similar tribute programmes were also organised by the Jorabat units of ABVP and RSS.