Kamalanagar, 20 December, 2022: Chakma Autonomous District Council today kicked off the celebration of Golden Jubilee closing ceremony organized at CADC Secretariat Complex and Kamalanagar Halipad. Dg Robert Romawia Royte, Hon’ble Minister of State i/c Sports & Youth Services graced the occasion as Chief Guest who arrived from Aizawl this morning accompanied by Dr. Lalrozama, IAS, SYS Deptt. & District Council & Minority Affairs Deptt.; Er James Lalramnghaka, AE, MSSC; Dg R. Lalhnuna, PAC Member MNF Fen. Hqrs.; Dg H. Lalrinawma, President, Aizawl East-II Block.
Distinguished guests Dg. Nihar Kanti Chakma, MLA, West Tuipui Assembly Constituency, Dg Suhash Chakma, Founder, Chakma Development Foundation of India; Dg Devjan Chakma, TPS (Retd.), Rejyo Karbari, Tripura Rejypo Chakma Samajik Parishad; Dg Shanti Bikash Chakma, Rejyo Kabideng, Tripura Rejypo Chakma Samajik Parishad, Dg. Nirmal Chakma, Ehjal Karbari, Tripura Rejypo Chakma Samajik Parishad; Dg. Madhu Sudhan Chakma, Member, Advisory Board, Tripura Rejypo Chakma Samajik Parishad have attended the programme.
Unveiling the CADC Golden Jubilee Memorial Pillar at CADC Secretariat Complex by Dg Kali Kumar Tongchangya, Chairman, Golden Jubilee Celebration Committee recalled Dr. B.R. Ambedkar because of whose initiative the tribal community are safe under the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution of India. He paid tribute to the Founders of the Chakma Autonomous District Council and thanked the employees of CADC for their one-day pay contribution towards the celebration of closing ceremony of CADC Golden Jubilee.
At the main venue, the celebration started with chanting of prayers for peace by Bhikkhus, followed by Message of Gratitude to the Founders of the Chakma Autonomous District Council by Dgb. Jyotsna Chakma, DCSWO, CADC and Member, CADC Golden Jubilee Celebration Committee, 2022.
The programme showcased the varied aspects of the Chakmas performed by the students from various Schools and Chakma Mahila Samiti in collaboration with Art & Culture Department, CADC which included the demonstration on Unity in Diversity by the Students of Vijoygiri Academy, dance performance by the Students of KMM Comprehensive Middle School.
The programme also showcased cultural items presented by Chakma Mahila Samiti and Arts & Culture Department, CADC.
Dg Robert Romawia Royte while speaking expressed greetings and warm wishes to the people of Chakma Autonomous District Council on the occasion of celebration of 50th anniversary of the Chakma Autonomous District Council.
He shared his experiences working with the people of CADC before becoming a Minister. Due to his efforts, various private schools with North Eastern Council Funds were constructed at Kamalanagar. He implored the leaders of Chakma Autonomous District Council to work for the people and development of CADC as it aged 50 years now. He hailed Dr B.R. Ambedkar for his contribution towards strengthening the Constitution for the safeguard of the tribal minority under the Sixth Schedule.
He appealed the leaders of CADC to work in co-operation with the machinery of State as it plays a crucial role in implementing various functions including Administrative, Legislative and Financial support to the Chakma Autonomous District Council as the duo share the same budget.
Highlighting various developmental works undertaken by the various State Departments in CADC area informed that the Power & Electricity Line from Lungsen to Kamalanagar shall be completed by his next visit in January next year. Construction of all-weather road from Kamalanagar to Borapansury at the cost of Rs 43.81 crores shall begin soon, internal roads at Borapansury, Longpuighat and Kamalanagar at the cost of Rs 1.5 crores, 1 crore and 2.5 crores respectively, IT and Skill Development Centre at Govt. Kamalanagar College in collaboration with NEILIT for various courses in Information & Communication Technology. He also informed that Volleyball Court at Kamalanagar at the cost of 30 Lakhs shall be constructed soon among others.
Earlier today, he inaugurated the Astro Turf Football Ground at Kamalanagar which is the only Football Ground in CADC area. The project is funded under PMJVK at a cost of Rs.532.50 Lakhs which includes site preparation, security fencing, concrete paver block footpath around the ground.
The Chairman, CADC Golden Jubilee Celebration Committee while speaking introduced and welcomed the guests and dignitaries who came from New Delhi, Tripura, Aizawl and various places outside CADC. He thanked the Media Personnel who came from distant places to join the program.
The celebration will continue in the evening and the next day as per schedule.