New school buildings inaugurated in Chakma Autonomous District Council

Kamalanagar, 5 June 2024: The Chief Executive Member of the Chakma Autonomous District Council & MLA, 36-Tuichawng Assembly Constituency, Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, inaugurated two newly constructed primary school buildings today. The schools, Udalthana-II Primary School and Nirupam Primary School at Aratinagar, were built with funding from the North Eastern Council (NEC) under the Community Development Programme. Each school was constructed at an estimated cost of Rs. 30,87,100.

The inauguration programmes, organized by the Education Department, CADC, were attended by Executive Members, MDCs, officials from the Education Department and the Public Works Department (PWD), students’ guardians, members of local NGOs, Village Council, and the School Management Committee.

In his address, Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma commended the persistent efforts of his administration in bringing these projects to fruition. He recalled the continuous pursuit of these projects by his government since the Mizo National Front (MNF) assumed office in CADC in 2019. He extended heartfelt thanks to Shri Gopal Chetri, the then Director of NEC, for his assistance in expediting the release of the allocated funds and appreciated the concerned departments and officials of CADC for effectively monitoring these projects to ensure their successful implementation.

Expressing concerns about the current educational standards in the area, Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma urged the teaching community to make sincere efforts to improve the quality of education, saying that the noble service of imparting education accrues merit (punnya).

He reiterated that the CADC authority is providing the teaching community with all that are entitled to them within its capacity and expected them to fulfill their responsibilities with dedication and sincerity.

Executive Member, Dg. Kalasoga Chakma speaking at the programme stressed that while the government’s responsibility is to bring development and create infrastructure, it is the responsibility of the public to look after it with proper care. He requested the village council members and the School Management Committee to work closely with the teaching staff to ensure the education system at the grassroots level runs smoothly for the benefit of the school children.

Dg. Santosh Chakma, MDC of CADC, and Dg. Gana Chandra Chakma, Education Officer, through their short speeches, advised the teaching community to be dutiful and encouraged community participation in running the schools smoothly and improving educational standards. They emphasized the critical role of the teaching community in shaping the future of the students and the community at large.