JORHAT, April 26 - At least three persons were injured in Majuli island last night after a thunderstorm lashed the Brahmaputra island district.
An official source said that the injured were hospitalised and their condition was stated to be out of danger.
Over 50 houses were damaged in as many as 20 villages across the island by the storm, the source said.
Several trees were also uprooted by the storm and many fell on rooftops and on the roads. Efforts were on to clear the roads by workers engaged by the administration.
The three injured persons have been identified as K Sahu (64), Abani Sahu (43), both hailing from Pakajora area and one Sunil Tamuly (42) from Mohkina of the district. Power supply in the district got disrupted due to the storm. APDCL staff were working to restore the supply.
Training prog: The Majuli district administration in association with Majuli college will launch a training programme for youths interested to sit for different competitive examinations.
A district administration official said the first batch for the training programme will commence from May 14 at the Majuli College. The official said that interested candidates, who were graduates, could collect forms for the coaching programme from the Majuli Deputy Commissioner�s office at Garmur from April 30 onward.
The candidates have to submit the filled-in forms at the DC�s office by May 10. The official said that the course materials for the training programme has been prepared under the supervision of Majuli Deputy Commissioner Deba Prasad Mishra.
The official said that the training will be imparted by teachers of Majuli College along with senior officials of the Majuli district administration, including the Deputy Commissioner.
The official said that the initiative will be continued to encourage youths of the Brahmaputra island to come forward to compete in the State and national-level competitive examinations. He said that Assistant Commissioner of Majuli Achyut Baruah has entrusted the charge of coordinator by the Deputy Commissioner for the training programme.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal represents the Majuli Assembly seat. The State government in the past few months have announced a series of packages for protection of Majuli island from massive erosion and from devastating perennial floods and also for development of the island district.