Kamalanagar 29th April’ 2011: The 40th Chakma Autonomous District Council Day got observed ceremonially in the CADC Secretariat Building Complex. The ceremony started off with the hoisting of the National and CADC Flag followed by the chorus singing of the CADC anthem.
All those who have been instrumental in getting the Centre to create a separate Autonomous Council for the Chakmas of Mizoram out Pwi-Lakher Regional Council like Shri Kristo Mohan Chakma, Shri Atul Chandra Chakma, Shri Hari Kristo Chakma, Shri Mideya Chakma, Shri Baneshwar Chakma were remembered with gratitude and honour.
The Chairman, in his speech, have been all praise for the Congress Party at the Centre as well as in the State for the generosity shown towards the Chakmas, since the time of Smt. Indira Gandhi’s tenure, in 1972, when the Chakmas were blessed with the Autonomy to determine their own political destiny. He noted that the good rapport between the Council and the Party still continues to this day which is evident from the fact that Direct Funding to the three Councils is being contemplated by the Congress led UPA Government at the Centre with the backing of the Congress Government in the State under the leadership of Pu Lalthahawla. It has been already agreed that all schemes under MHA shall be routed directly to the Councils as a beginning of making funds available directly to the Councils.
The Council has made it possible for the Chakmas of Mizoram to endure this far. Life would not have been as dignified as it is today. The council has indeed served as a sanctuary where they could dream of preserving and protecting their traditions, culture, heritage, music, language, scripts etc. in their pristine forms without out the dread of being assimilating with the larger and stronger force of other culture and perpetually losing our distinct identity into oblivion. It is but for the Council that we dare to dream to work towards restoring our lost Glory as a Community who once reigned Kingdom.