Kamalanagar 15 August 2016: Dr. Buddha Dhan Chakma, Minister of State graced the official celebration programme of 70th Independence Day at Kamalanagar as its chief guest. Thousands of people poured in from all around Kamalanagar and nearby villages to witness the programme held at Kamalanagar football playground.
As many as 18 parade contingents represented by different schools and CRPF Battalion participated in the ceremonial march past. Dr. B. D. Chakma observed the ceremonial inspection of all the parade contingents. Udaygiri Higher Secondary School and Public School, Kamalanagar were adjudged first and second in the March Past.
There was colourful presentation of cultural items by school children, CADC and NGOs like YMA, MCSU, MSU, CMS, MHIP. The cultural items presented celebrated patriotism and traditions. The performance of cultural items representing cultures and tradition of different ethnic groups living in peaceful coexistence exhibited the character of unity in diversity of this place. Games and sports like football, volleyball, badminton, etc. were played. A fancy football match played between the CADC leaders and the staff of offices in Kamalanagar was an icing on the cake.
Dr. B.D. Chakma speaking on the occasion urged the people to join hands in the effort to fulfil the dreams of our leaders who have fought to free this country from foreign rule.
While speaking further he highlighted the programme and policies of the government of Mizoram and said that their government has conceived a new programme named New Economic Development Policy (NEDP) to supplement the flagship programme of NLUP. He said the programme will open up vistas of opportunities for employment, job, business, etc. Rs.225 Crore have been earmarked under NEDP in the current financial year which shall launch the Chief Minister Rural Housing Scheme and other works, he said.
“To attain self sufficiency in fingerlings in Lawngtlai district three hatcheries at Ugalsury, Udalthana and Ngalimlui are under construction. An ice-plant will be constructed at Kamalanagar to facilitate stocking of fish by fish traders for which a generator has been already procured”
He announced a reward of Rs.50,000 and Rs.1,00,000 to successful candidate in prelims of MCS and IAS examination respectively; and a reward of Rs.1 Lakh and Rs.2 Lakh to candidates cracking the MCS and IAS Main respectively. Rs.4 lakh under MLALAD fund have been earmarked, he said. He also announced Green Village Award and Clean Village Award of Rs.1 Lakh each which he said will be awarded during CADC Day.
While speaking of healthcare services in CADC he said that a sanction of about Rs.1 Crore have been made for construction of a Primary Health Centre at Longpuighat. He also added “Your health is at your hand” programme launched under MLALAD fund last year to train teachers in basics health care shall continue this year as well.
Earlier, in the morning the CEM, CADC Dg. K.K. Tongchangya hoisted the National Flag in the premises of CADC secretariat.
Speaking on the occasion he said CADC have initiated programme to enhance its revenue generation like Kamalanagar town bus service and setting up of Dawchuni cum mineral water plant.
Highlighting the achievement made since assuming office of CEM in September 2015 he mentioned of blacktopping of Kamlanagar College road, launching of Skilling programme, installation of solar power plant at CADC office, resurfacing of Kamalangar town road, regular payment of salary, etc.
While recalling the incident of killing of a student on 4th August 2015 and a recent incident of violence in the premises of the CADC court he urged to maintain peace and order and abide by the rule of law.
He also appreciated the joint effort of the DC, SDO and the NGOs in the launching of a local newspaper “Sawjak” and opening of a public library.