Kamalanagar, 29 April 2017: Speaking on the occasion of celebration of 45th Anniversary of the momentous birth of Chakma Autonomous District Council Dg. Kali Kumar Tongchangya said, “Chakmas and Tongchangyas are the descendants of two own brothers, Bijoygiri and Udaygiri.”
The statement was made in the backdrop of a propaganda being spread alleging him of creating division between the two group of people. The celebration of the Day was started with floral tribute and lighting of lamp in honour of the pioneers of CADC and leaders who led the autonomy movement of the Chakmas in Mizoram namely Dg. Atul Chandra Chakma, Dg. Kristo Mohan Chakma, Dg. Hari Kristo Chakma, Dg. Media Chakma, Dg. Baneshwar Chakma and Dg. Satyo Priyo Chakma.
The National Flag and CADC Flag were hoisted by Dg. Kali Kumar Tongchangya in the morning in the presence of the leaders and employees of CADC. Addressing the gathering he said, “The real homage to the Chakma leaders who led the autonomy movement in Mizoram would be if we work hard and give our best in whatever occupation we are in.”
He also urged all officers who have been appointed as nodal officers for the Total Literacy Drive and Total Enrolment Drive to cooperate with their service for the success of the mission. He made the announcement for the employees of CADC that the deficit in salary will be paid out in the next pay.
Dr. B.D. Chakma, MOS speaking on the day said, “The statues of the leaders who led the autonomy movement of the Chakmas in Mizoram should be erected.” He also urged to submit the names of 3 villages each for Green Village Award and Clean Village Award to be funded out of MLA LAD fund.
Dg. Dayal Chandra Chakma, Chairman, CADC visited the patients in the Community Health Centre, Kamalanagar and distributed fruits.
Dg. Digambar Chakma, Secretary, District Council read out a report on the significance of CADC Flag, CADC emblem, 9 terms of CADC, Rules so far legislated by CADC and year wise funds received so far.”
CADC was created in 1972 with the trifurcation of Pawi-Lakher Regional Council (PLRC) when Mizo District Council was elevated to the status of UT during reorganization of the northeast India. Dg. Atul Chandra Chakma, Member of the then PLRC formed a part of the official delegates who met the then Prime Minister of India Smt. Indira Gandhi to demand for the status of Autonomous District Council.