Kamalanagar, 26 January, 2020: The 71st Republic Day of India was celebrated at Kamalanagar in the football playground. Pu S. Kaptluanga, SDO (Civil), Chawngte hoisted the National flag.
Dg. Nihar Kanti Chakma, MLA, Mizoram, beside the MDCs of CADC witnessed the celebration programme.
Eleven parade contingents representing different schools of the locality took part in the March Past. Two parade contingents representing the Mizoram Chakma Student Union and Young Chakma Association also took part in the March Past.
Pu S. Kaptluanga, Chief Guest of the programme addressing the public highlighted the various developmental programmes of the state government and that of CADC.
While emphasizing the commitment of the district administration for improvement of school education he spoke about construction of new school building being completed and taken up under various CS schemes like BADP and PMJVKY. An additional academic block at Kamalanagar College has been proposed under PMJVKY at an estimated cost of Rs.2.5 Crore.
In expressing concern about the poor literacy rate of the area he invited all stakeholders especially the teachers, Village Education Committees, NGOs and students to fight the scourge on a war footing.
In stating that developmental goals can’t be fully achieved without road communication he informed that the government had sanctioned fund for construction of permanent bridges and PCC pavements at many places within CADC.
He assured that maximum fund under his disposal will be allocated to Tegha Valley of CADC for he has witnessed the poor living condition of the people of that side.
He also spoke about the government’s commitment to improve telecommunication and said that some 50 mobile towers shall be erected within CADC out of which some are already operating.
He said, survey under Mission Antyodaya has revealed that there are more than 7387 kutcha houses within CADC and the government is committed to provide pucca houses to all the families. Already 331 families have been sanctioned for construction of houses under PMAY(G) and 260 families are under proposal. In addition a project for RS.136.44 Crore under Ministry of Tribal Affairs has been submitted to provide pucca houses to the needy.
To address the acute water crisis of Kamalanagar and Chawngte area a Composite Water Supply Scheme amounting to Rs.117 Crore was submitted to Ministry of Minority Affairs, he informed. He further informed that an Electrical Cremation Incinerator was proposed with Ministry of Minority Affairs to facilitate cremation of dead bodies which has become urgent with Kamalanagar growing into a town.
Earlier, in the wee hours of the morning Dg. H Amaresh Chakma, Chairman, CADC hoisted the National flag in the premises of the CADC secretariat in the presence of the leaders and employees of CADC. In his address to the gathering he highlighted the various developmental achievements made by the present Executive Committee within one year of assuming office in CADC. He made mention of providing free text book in full set to all students, making school admission free, renovating schools, providing class room furniture; providing scope for training technical staff under various departments like agriculture, horticulture, fishery and forest; initiative taken to recruit gazette officers to strengthened the office administration and to fill up various vacant posts including teacher; initiative taken to explore ground water to address crisis for potable water in Kamalanagar; initiative taken to facilitate coconut farming.
He also expressed hope of provide pucca roads across CADC within this term with the help of PMGSY.
He informed about receipt of a sanction of Rs.5 Crore from government of Mizoram recently for taking up developmental works like vertical extension of office buildings, setting up of a permanent brick kiln, metalling of internal roads of Borapansury, etc.