Kamalanagar, 8 February, 2023: A farewell programme was organized by the Grade – A Officers and Level – 10 above Staffs combined under Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC) today at CADC Rest House, Kamalanagar to say formal goodbye to the three retiring Officers. They are Dg. Hriday Chakma, Dg. Nanda Kumar Chakma and Dg. Bindulal Chakma. A set of traditional scarf, one Dow, one Buddha Statue and a Certificate of Appreciation each was presented to them as a token of appreciation for their long services. Dow was presented to keep them active and fit in household works.
All the Grade – A Officers and Staffs above Level – 10 along with their better-halves have attended the programme among others.
Dg. Pronit Bikash Chakma, Executive Secretary, Chakma Autonomous District Council in his speech conveyed his heartfelt thanks to the retiring Officers for their honest, clean record and long services to the Chakma Autonomous District Council and wished them a happy and healthy retirement life.
Dg. Digambar Chakma, Legislative Secretary, Chakma Autonomous District Council shared his happiness over the retirement of the Officers and considered them lucky as they are retiring in good health condition. Thus, congratulated them from the core of heart for the momentous day.
He lamented that earlier many Officers had retired without any farewell as the system was not introduced. Now, the system is introduced to give compulsory farewell which is a sign of unity. It is better late than never, he added.
He thanked the retiring officers for their contribution in various capacities to the Chakma Autonomous District Council and wished them their retirement life as good as the service life.
Dg. Hriday Chakma had joined in service as I&PRO, CADC in 1989 and subsequently held various important posts until he was retired as Court President & Recorder, CADC on 31st December, 2022. In his speech, he highlighted the various initiatives taken under various capacities but, some of them were successful and earned revenues for the CADC where others were in vain.
He deliberated that Court President & Recorder, CADC is the only post which can work independently without any pressure from the Government. Thus, he suggested that such officer be appointed as per his record and experiences to deter from any misuse of power.
He also mentioned that during his early service life, they had published a weekly newspaper called ‘’Shallyeng’’ which gradually disappeared due to lack of financial support and demand. He thanked one and all for the wonderful event.
While Dg. Nanda Kumar Chakma joined as Junior Engineer in 1983 and served CADC in various capacities and retired as Rural Development Officer, CADC on 31st January, 2023. In his speech, he mentioned that he had organized several Zonal and Cultural Meet in and outside CADC to foster brotherhood amongst the Chakmas within and outside CADC. Many Sporting Clubs were formed and playgrounds were allotted to the villages in order to promote Sports while he was District Sports Promotion Officer, CADC, he added.
He suggested that, if possible, Officers should be sent for training from time to time irrespective of the Department as it will be beneficial for him/her as well as the concern Department.
Dg. Bindulal Chakma had joined in service as Forest Guard in 1996 and after training and subsequent promotion retired as Dy. FRO, CADC on 31st January, 2023. He thanked all for organizing the Farewell Programme which he never expected in his service life.
At the end, it was resolved that the Chakma District Council Employee’s Association (CDCEA) shall be reformed as soon as possible for the greater interest of the employees under CADC.
After which, a photo session was arranged with the retiring officers. The programme was concluded with a simple dinner party at CADC Rest House, Kamalanagar.