Some sort of respite is in store from sweltering heat wave across the state on Wednesday if the weathermen are to be believed. The paralyzing heatwave is likely to be over by the evening as there is every possibility of rainfall and thunderstorm in some parts during the next 24 hours. However, the temperature is likely to touch by 37 degree Celsius in the afternoon disrupting the normal life across the state on Wednesday. The Regional Meteorological Centre at Borjhar has forecast of change in weather during the next 24 hours. RMC blames a depression that remains stationary over the north eastern Bay of Bengal which has blocked moisture inflow to Assam and its neighbouring north eastern states during the last fie days. Wednesday morning started at 29 degree Celsius and it the figure has gone up to 35 at 9 in the morning which is expected to touch 37 degree Celsius. Guwahati is also burning in the sweltering heat waves along with other parts of the state. Denizens are surrounding the coconut and watermelon vendors for some sort of respite. Ordinary Guwahatians are off from the roads to escape the heatwave that has been continuing for the last couple of days.
Altogether five people, including three of a family, were killed when lightning struck them in a field in in Goalpara district Friday. According to information, the incident took place in the afternoon at Dudhnoi where all the victims were working in a paddy field. Three of them were from a family - a father and two minor sons.
The year long golden Jubilee celebration of Dikhowmukh Janajati High School is started from January 21, with variety of programmes. The school was established on 1962. With this celebration, the auditorium of the school in memory of Dr. Bhupen Hazarika was inaugurated byformer Minister Pradip Hazarika. A “Kobi Sanmilon”, cultural cultural events were also held.
Vidya Bhawan, a pioneer educational institution at Dimoal, Dhitaipukhuri of Sivasagar district completed its 18 years of establishment. The school was established by Phani Chetia, the president cum director of the school. The school is running under the syllabus of Asom Jatiyo Vidyalaya.
The establishment day on February 6 was observed with day long programme. In the open session, presided by Sukh Boruah, founder of Moran Girls College, in which Prasanta Kolita, Principal, Nazira-Bortol Higher secondary school, Punaram Mili, President, All India SC/ST welfare Association of ONGC and Atul Boruah, Social Activist of Sepon were present as distinguished guests. In this meeting the students who passed their annual examination with flying colours were felicitated with medals and awards.