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Chawngte Town Development Committee formed

Meeting with all village representatives and NGOs for Town Development Committee formation

Kamalanagar, 13 March 2019: Chawngte Town Development Committee was formed today on Adhoc basis with Pu S. Kaptluanaga, SDO(C), Chawngte as its Chairman, in a first ever meeting of all the Village Councils and NGOs of Chawngte area called under the aegis of CADC.

Dangu Rasik Mohan Chakma, CEM, CADC who presided over the meeting explained that for development of Chawngte Town as a single unit, participation, cooperation and coordination of all the stakeholders was indispensible while asserting that Chawngte town has a unique characteristic with three towns in three different RD Blocks located in two different districts. He urged for a united force to pursue welfare and developmental agenda.

Participants in the meeting of the Town Development Committee

During the course of the meeting many areas of joint concern like sanitation, clean Chawngte town, protection of rivers and forest areas, developmental activities pertaining to roads, electricity, water supply and maintenance of law and order in the town were particularly raised. The CEM, CADC expressed concern over unregulated extraction of stone and sand from the river beds of river Tuichawng and Chawngtelui, extensive exploitation of the rivers for fish, etc. and deforestation of the catchment areas. He, however, appreciated the Mizo people residing Chawngte-L and Chawngte-P for their success in preserving forest areas and rivers on their sides. The SDO while speaking stated that his own experience in Chawngte brought him face to face with a very unique problem with regards to many government services like electricity, civil supply and roads which are being dealt by the offices in Lunglei district although Chawnte RD block is in Lawngtlai district.

Raja Devasish Roy leaves for home after 5 days of historic trip to Chakma areas of Mizoram

His Excellency Raja Debashish Roy being welcomed at CADC by Dangu Rasik Mohan Chakma, CEM, CADC.

Kamalanagar, 26 February 2019: His Majesty Raja Devasish Roy, the titular King of the Chakmas, who has set foot in Chakma Autonomous District Council on 22nd February for his historic first visit of the Chakmas of Mizoram has left for home today after a memorable encounter with his fellow community people for 5 days. Chakmas of CHT of Bangladesh and of Mizoram of India today live in two different nations caused by the partition of India.

A warm official reception at Kamalanagar was organized with red carpet on the day he arrived by helicopter. The people became euphoric on learning the Raja visiting the Chakmas of Mizoram and people from far and near came to meet him.

NGOs and Civil societies like the Young Chakma Association, Chakma Mahila Samiti, Mizoram Chakma Students Union, Mizoram Buddhist Association, Chakma National Council of India, Tarum, etc. called on the Raja and discussed a range of issues pertaining to the future of the Chakmas as a community, Chakma language and script, maintaining connection among the Chakmas of the three nations and of the world, social reform and education.

A joint appeal was submitted urging the people of Chittagong Hill Tracts to maintain peace and brotherhood among the different indigenous races of CHT. The appeal categorically stated that the CHT crisis would get resolved with the restoration of right to self-determination and right over land while striving to achieve these by living within CHT and not by fleeing to other parts of the world.

The Chakma language scholars and District School Education Board officials met the Raja and presented him with Chakma language text books taught in CADC schools and it was felt necessary to hold a seminar with all stakeholders from the three nations to come to agree on a common set of Chakma script. Today, Chakmas living in India, Bangladesh and Myanmar use the Chakma script with slight variation in form and numbers of alphabets.

The Raja attending the celebration of birth centenary of His Holiness Ven. Sadhanananda Mahathera (Bana bhante) at Mahamuni Buddha Vihara stressed on the need to develop in spirituality by cultivating the four Brahma Viharas namely Metta(loving kindness), Karuna(compassion), Mudita(sympathetic joy) and Upeksha(equanimity) as professed by the Buddha.

During his stay he visited a number of villages and went to Borapansury and Demagiri.

Earlier, on arrival at Aizawl he called on Pu Zoramthanga, Chief Minister, Mizoram and presented him a number of books on the History, Culture, Customs, Traditions and Administrative system of the Chakmas and other indigenous people of CHT written by him, his late father Raja Tridiv Roy and others. Pu Zoramthanga fondly recalled how he met Raja Tridiv Roy a number of times in Dhaka, Islamabad and Rangamati during his days of insurgency. He also remarked how construction of Kaptai dam across river Karnafuli of CHT tragically affected the Chakmas.

Rs.10 crore sanctioned for town roads in CADC

Kamalanagar, 15 February 2019: Dangu Rasik Mohan Chakma, Chief Executive Member, CADC on his last call with the Chief Minister Pu Zoramthanga was assured for taking up of town roads in CADC for black topping and in a turn of positive development this has been materialized with a sanction of Rs.10 Crore under the current financial year.

The internal town roads of Kamalanagar, Borapansury and Longpuighat shall be taken up under the sanctioned amount as informed to the CEM over telephone by the state PWD officials of Chawngte sub-division. The CEM is camping at Aizawl.

On 13th February on the advice of the Chief Minister, Dangu Rasik Mohan Chakma called on the Engineer-in-Chief, PWD and apprised him of his meeting with the Chief Minister while making a written submission for taking up of the town roads in CADC for black topping. The Engineer-in-Chief apprised Mr. Chakma of a meeting next day and assured to take up the matter in it.

Yesterday, the PWD officials of Chawngte Sub-Division confirmed over telephone that Rs.10 Crore has been sanctioned for black topping of the town roads. The work shall be executed by the state PWD.

Rasik Mohan Chakma, CEM called on the Chief Minister, Mizoram

Kamalanagar, 12 February 2019: This morning Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, Chief Executive Member, Chakma Autonomous District Council called on the Chief Minister Pu Zoramthanga accompanied by his colleagues Dangu H. Amaresh Chakma, Chairman, CADC, Dangu Lakhi Dhan Chakma, EM, CADC, Dangu Mohan Chakma, EM, CADC, Dangu Kali Kumar Tongchangya, MDC and Dangu P.C. Chakma, former MDC. 

Dangu Rasik Mohan Chakma, CEM, CADC with his colleagues called on Pu Zoramthanga.

The Chief Minister was apprised about Raja Devasish Roy coming to Mizoram on 20th February and an appointment was fixed with him on 21st February. The Chief Minister was a friend of Late Raja Tridiv Roy, father of Raja Devasish Roy during his insurgency days. He remembered having played badminton together with the late Raja. 

The Chief Minister agreed to a proposal for metalling of Kamalanagar – Borapansury road, town roads of Kamalanagar, Borapansury and Longpuighat. He suggested for metalling by cement concrete work rather than by bitumen. 

Executive Committee of CADC formed

Swearing-in ceremony of the new Executive Members
Swearing-in ceremony of the new Executive Members

Kamalanagar, 6 February 2019: The eight members Executive Committee of Chakma Autonomous District Council headed by Dangu Rasik Mohan Chakma, Chief Executive Member (CEM) was formed today with the swearing-in of the Executive Members in a programme held in the premises of the CADC Rest House, Kamalanagar.

Pu S Kaptluanga, Sub-Divisional Officer (C), Chawngte administered the oath of secrecy to the newly appointed Executive Committee Members who was authorized by the Deputy Commissioner, Lawngtlai Pu N. Chakhai.

The Governor of Mizoram on recommendation of the CEM appointed the seven Executive Members namely Dangu Durjya Dhan Chakma, Dangu Bubon Kumar Chakma, Dangu Lakhi Dhan Chakma, Dangu Mohan Chakma, Dangu Hiranand Tongchangya, Dangu Uday Tongchangya and Dangu Lakkhan Chakma in an order dated 5/2/2019.

The new Executive Committee of CADC
The new Executive Committee of CADC

This is the second Executive Committee of the 10th Chakma Autonomous District Council elected in May 2018. The previous Executive Committee led by Dangu Shanti Jiban Chakma, the then CEM was rendered dissolved when the CEM lost a trust vote ordered by the Governor on 18/01/2019.

Dangu Mohesh Boran Chakma elected as Deputy Chairman, CADC

Mohesh Boran Chakma

Mohesh Boran Chakma
Deputy Chairman

Kamalanagar, 5 February 2019: The office of the Deputy Chairman, Chakma Autonomous District Council which had fallen vacant with the resignation of Dangu Durjya Dhan Chakma from the office was filled up today in an election. Dangu Mohesh Boran Chakma, MDC was elected uncontested with no member filing nomination for a contest.

Dangu Durjya Dhan Chakma, the previous Deputy Chairman, resigned from office on 31st January 2019 to be inducted in the new Executive Committee of CADC.

Dangu Mohesh Boran Chakma who contested the 10th MDC General Election held in April 2018 with the MNF party ticket won from 11-Ajasora MDC Constituency. It is his first term as MDC.

Dangu Mohesh Boran Chakma, MDC declared elected uncontested to the post of Deputy Chairman, CADC.

Dangu H. Amaresh Chakma elected as Chairman, CADC

Kamalanagar, 31 January 2019: The office of the Chairman, Chakma Autonomous District Council which had fallen vacant with the removal of Dangu Buddhalila Chakma from the office was filled up today in an election. Dangu H. Amaresh Chakma, MDC was elected uncontested with no member filing nomination for a contest.

Dangu H. Amaresh Chakma, Chairman, CADC

Dangu H. Amaresh Chakma, Chairman, CADC

Dangu Buddhalila Chakma, the previous Chairman, was removed from office in a no-confidence motion in the CADC Winter Session held on 14th January 2019.

Dangu H. Amaresh Chakma who contested the 10th MDC General Election held in April 2018 with the MNF party ticket won from 6-Kamalanagar South MDC Constituency. It is his third consecutive term since winning for the first time in 2008.

With the new Chairman assuming office, the Deputy Chairman, Dangu Durjya Dhan Chakma tendered resignation from office. When asked the reason for resignation by Dangu Durjya Dhan Chakma, the CEM CADC said that Durjya Dhan Chakma shall be appointed as Executive Member in the new Executive Committee.

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Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, CEM visits new Secretariat building

Kamalanagar, 27 January 2019: Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, CEM, Chakma Autonomous District Council visited the CADC Secretariat building and Session building languishing partially constructed near Udalthana since last five years.

Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma and team visiting the CADC New Secretariat building

He was accompanied the Deputy Chairman, Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma, his colleague MDCs and Executive Engineer, PWD.

The CEM instructed the PWD to serve notice to the contractors for estimation of work done requesting them to appoint an expert on their behalf for the purpose.

The work done measurement will ascertain the status of work with respect to payment made to the contractors.

Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma and team visiting new Session Hall building

If no response is received from the contractors he wanted the PWD to undertake the work done measurement on ex-parte.

The CEM is eager to complete the pending works in the buildings and occupy the building at the earliest.

Rs.8 Crore and Rs.3 Crore were sanctioned against the CADC Secretariat building and CADC Session hall building.

70th India’s Republic Day Celebrated at Kamalanagar, CADC

Kamalanagar, 26 January 2019: The 70th day of India’s Republic was celebrated today at Kamalanagar, headquarters of Chakma Autonomous District Council amidst huge enthusiasts coming to witness the programme from all over Kamalanagar town.

Pu S. Kaptluanga, Sub-Divisional Officer (Civil), Chawngte

Pu S. Kaptluanga, Sub-Divisional Officer (Civil), Chawngte addressing the people in the occasion

Pu S. Kaptluanga, Sub-Divisional Officer (Civil), Chawngte and Chief Guest of the programme, organised at Kamalanagar play ground, unfurled the National Flag.

Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, CEM, CADC, his colleague MDCs, Officials of CADC and State government, heads of institution in Kamalanagar besides other dignitaries attended the programme.

March past was presented by parade contingents represented by CRPF jawans, Duloram Public School, New Angle Public School, Udaigiri Higher Secondary school, Govt’ Kamalanagar CMS, Government Kamalanagar high school, Radhamon high school, Govt’ Comph. Middle school, Govt’ public school, RCM CMS, Vijoygiri Academy.
Art & Culture department, CADC and Duloram Public Higher Secondary school presented cultural items.

The Chief Guest in his public address regreted about how governance in CADC suffered in the last nine months due to political instability and expressed hope that political stability prevails with the formation of the new Executive Committee led by Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma. He appreciated the performance of the CADC PWD in maintenace and improvement of internal town roads during the last nine months despite unfavourable time.

He introduced about the aim and objectives of the Socio Economic Development Programme of the Government.

Underlining lack of road connectivity in CADC as the main hurdle to development he informed the gathering that proposal for construction of double lane highway connecting Tlabung-Borapansury-Ugudasury-south parva and double lane highway connecting Chawngte-Longpuighat-Parva-Zochawchhuah have been submitted to the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Earlier, in the morning Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma, Deputy Chairman, CADC unfurled the National Flag in the premises of CADC secretariat in the midst of the CADC employees.Dangu Durjya Dhan Chakma, Dy Chairman unfurling the national flagDangu Durjya Dhan Chakma, Dy Chairman unfurling the National flag

Addressing the gathering he pledged for governance, free of corruption and assured proper utilization of fund. He also announced implementation of 7th pay in CADC from February with effect from September 2018 and informed that proposed additional fund to the tune of 12.13 crore to meet 7th Pay have been reatained by the new government in the state.

New CEM, CADC Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma take tour around Kamalanagar town

Kamalanagar, 23 January 2019: In an effort towards a clean Kamalanagar, Dangu Rasik Mohan Chakma, CEM, CADC on his third day into office went around Kamalanagar town accompanied by the Deputy Chairman, his colleague MDCs, Executive Secretary, Local Administration Officer and I&PRO to inspect unauthorized sites of dumping ground around the town.

He also visited the slaughter house, bazar building and its surrounding areas. The LAO was instructed to ensure removal of all garbage from all unauthorized dumping sites and take measure to stop further disposal. He wanted all men-power available under LAD to be deployed for maintaining a clean and garbage free Kamalanagar.

“No rubbish should remain littered around in the vegetable market building after every bazar day”, he instructed.

He wanted the LAD to prepare a plan and estimate for construction of a bazar building to replace the dilapidated one standing beside the main bazar building.