Kamalanagar, August 15: CADC celebrated India’s 67th Independence Day with great colour and pomp. Hon’ble Parliamentary Secretary Pu H Zothangliana graced the occasion as its chief guest.
The occasion witnessed the routine March Past represented by contingents from paramilitary force and children of different schools.
There was a great display of colourful cultural items representing the two communities, the Chakmas and the Mizos, who have been living together here for centuries. True indeed, this reflects India’s character of unity in diversity.
Earlier, in the morning at 7.00 am the Hon’ble Chief Executive Member Dr. Buddha Dhan Chakma unfurled the National Flag in front of the Secretariat of Chakma Autonomous District Council. He recalled all the freedom fighters with tribute who have sacrificed their life for our today. He also paid his tribute to all those Chakma leaders who have been instrumental in the creation of the only piece of Chakma Land, Chakma Autonomous District Council, where they are privileged with political-determination.
Dr. B.D. Chakma in his speech reminded the people of CADC of India’s 2020 Vision target to declare itself as a developed nation and invited them to share this dream to enable ourselves worthy of staying on this planet. To make ourselves worthy of direct funding, for which the three Autonomous Councils have been strongly pursuing for long, he said, “it is important we change our attitude towards our work culture and start giving our best”. While recalling the inauguration of Borapansury Primary Health Centre early this year, he expressed his sadness about not being able to find Doctors to run the Hospital, which he said reflects the lack of human resources the society suffers from and pledged to introduce science stream at Kamalanagar Govt. Higher Secondary School by next year with the help of the State Govt. In an attempt to encourage meritorious students, he unveiled a plan to hold Merit Scholarship Exam for Class-IV & VIII standard students and successful candidates shall be entitled to scholarship for Cl-V, VI, VII and Cl-IX, X respectively.
He expressed hope that ongoing works and upcoming works under various projects and schemes such as Modernization of Kamalanagar Town, Completion of CADC Cultural Hall Cum Museum, construction of New Secretariat Building, Legislative Building, Kamalanagar College and blacktopping of town area roads leading to New secretariat Complex and Helipad shall surely give a facelift to Kamalanagar Town.