Kamalanagar, 5 November, 2022: Dg. Buddha Lila Chakma, Chief Executive Member, Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC) today attended the celebration of 6th Kathina Civara Dana at Hujee Mawnaw Vihara, Udalthana, about 5 km from Kamalanagar. He was accompanied by Dg. Kali Kumar Tongchangya, Chairman, CADC, Dgb. Kusum Lota Chakma, Executive Member, CADC, Dg. Charan Singh Chakma, Adviser to Planning & Development Committee, besides other dignitaries like Dg. Nirupam Chakma, Ex-Minister and other Ex-MDCs.
The CEM extolled all the participants of robe weaving because of whose hard work and toiling the event was successfully completed. He also mentioned that he was lucky enough to be able to take part in the programme like everyone else as to participate in the Kathina Civara Dana in one’s lifetime is the biggest offering amongst all as per Buddhism.
He implored everyone that they should follow the path of the truth as taught by the Buddha which will not only improve the life of an individual but also take the Chakma community from persisting darkness to the light as a whole. He reminded that we have only CADC of our own which is limited to small amount of entire Chakma population. Now, everything is possible for those who is willing to change his life as compared to ancient time, he added.
The event was kicked-off on 4th November, 2022 by weaving the Civara (Robe) within the span of the night which was to be donated the next day i.e. 5th November, 2022 and hence the name “Kathina Civara Dana”. Besides Kathina Civara Dana, Buddha Puja, Sangha Dana, Attaparikkar Dana, etc were performed.
The programme was concluded by releasing the Lantern lights in the evening. More than 1000 devotees attended the programme.