Sanitation meeting yields effective strategy for a cleaner environment

Kamalanagar, September 23, 2023: A crucial meeting to address sanitation issues in the Kamalanagar town area was held today at the CADC Conference Hall and chaired by Dg. Lakkhan Chakma, Executive Member in charge of Local Administration Department (LAD). It was attended by Dg. Inglon Chakma, Local Administration Officer and his staff, representatives from various branches of the Young Chakma Association (YCA), and Village Councils within the Kamalanagar town area.

The meeting was called in pursuance of resolutions passed during the Executive Committee meeting of the CADC held on September 13, 2023, for devising effective strategies in managing garbage disposal within the Kamalanagar town area. Dg. Inglon Chakma, during the meeting, outlined the key resolutions and earnestly sought the cooperation of all stakeholders in implementing these measures.

One of the significant decisions made during the meeting was the assignment of responsibility for collecting the monthly sanitation fee from households to the Branch Young Chakma Association of each Village Council area. Notably, 20% of the total collected fee will be allocated to the respective YCA branch. The Kamalanagar-III branch YCA proposed an alternative approach, suggesting the collection of sanitation fees for a full six-month period upfront, rather than monthly collections, for the convenience of both residents and collectors. In response to this proposal, the meeting resolved to leave the decision on the mode of fee collection to the discretion of individual YCA branches, taking into account local circumstances. In cases where the YCA branch is unwilling to take this responsibility, it was decided that the Local Administration Department will engage deserving individuals by providing them with remuneration.

Amid discussions, concerns were raised about certain locations within the town that are inaccessible by vehicles, which may hinder garbage collection efforts. Dg. Lakkhan Chakma assured that appropriate measures would be taken to address this issue. Concerns were also raised regarding the deteriorating condition of public urinal sheds and latrines in certain locations, leading to unhygienic conditions and unpleasant odors. The Chairman informed that the concerned authority would conduct a thorough survey of the town area and take necessary actions, including repairs or dismantling, wherever it is deemed necessary. He also said that measures would be taken to place dustbins at various locations within the town.

The Chairman concluded the meeting by urging all stakeholders, including LAD staff, Village Councils, and branches of the Young Chakma Association, to join hands in the successful implementation of these resolutions.

CADC holds condolence programme in memory of veteran politician Pu F. Rohnuna

Kamalanagar, 20 September, 2023: Today, an official condolence programme was held at the CADC Secretariat office to pay tribute to late Pu F. Rohnuna, a distinguished and veteran politician of the Lai Autonomous District Council, who breathed his last on September 19, 2023, at 1:20 PM. The programme, which was attended by Executive Members, MDCs, officers and staff from all departments, was led by Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC).

Pu F. Rohnuna had a long and illustrious career serving the people of the Lai Autonomous District Council in various capacities, including Chief Executive Member, Chairman, Executive Member, and Adviser to the Chief Executive Member.

During the condolence programme, Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, CEM, CADC, delivered a heartfelt eulogy for the departed soul. He fondly remembered Pu F. Rohnuna and spoke about the profound impact he had on the political landscape of the sister Autonomous District Councils in Mizoram. His contributions, dedication, and steadfast commitment to the welfare of the people will be deeply missed.

Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, on behalf of the Chakma Autonomous District Council, extended his deepest condolences to the grieving family members of Pu F. Rohnuna. He expressed his heartfelt sympathy and wished them strength to cope with their loss in these challenging times.

CADC Executive Committee Meeting held; Session proceedings to be published in Chakma language and script

Kamalanagar, September 13, 2023: A meeting of the Executive Committee of the Chakma Autonomous District Council was held today at the CADC Conference Hall, Kamalanagar, chaired by Chief Executive Member Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma. The meeting, attended by Executive Members and high-ranking CADC officials, focused on several crucial agenda items.

One of the notable decisions made during the meeting was to publish all future CADC session proceedings in the Chakma scripts and language. To facilitate this initiative, the Legislative Department will be equipped with a computer set.

The meeting also resolved to constitute separate Departmental Promotion Committees (DPCs) for general staff and school teaching staff to ensure systematic evaluation of promotional cases of eligible employees under the CADC.

In an effort to uphold sanitation standards within the town area, the committee introduced a structured schedule for garbage disposal and sanitation fees. The schedule designates specific days for disposal in different parts of the town, with sanitation fees fixed at Rs. 50 for Kamalanagar-III, Kamalanagar-II, Kamalanagar-IV, SSB Colony, Bajeisora, and Baganpara while the fee is fixed at Rs. 100 for Kamalanagar-I.

The Executive Committee also decided to lease out the CADC lake for a ten-year period, against an annual amount of at least Rs. 1.00 lakh which shall be incremented by 10% annually. Similarly, the CADC brick kiln will also be leased out against an amount of at least Rs. 3.00 lakhs, initially for a one-year period which may be extended as per requirement. It was also decided that room rent charges at all CADC Rest Houses for pensioners and senior citizens shall be at par with officials on duty. To avail this benefit, pensioners will be required to produce a pension card to be issued by the Finance and Account Department, CADC.

Ban on sale of all forms of wild animals and their parts and derivatives

In accordance with Section 9, Section 39, Section 40 and Section 48 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 and the Indian Forest Act, 1927 as amended from time to time, sale of all forms of wild animals including their parts and derivatives is completely banned within the jurisdiction of the Chakma Forest Division with immediate effect.

Inter-School football tournament concludes

Kamalanagar, August 30, 2023: Dg. Molin Kumar Chakma, Adviser to the Chief Executive Member (CEM), CADC, graced the closing ceremony and prize distribution event of the Inter-School Football tournament. The week-long tournament organized by the Mizoram Chakma Studentsโ€™ Union (Central), commenced on 23rd August, 2023. A total number of 46 teams from 19 schools participated in the event. Dg. Buddhangkur Chakma, Sr. FAO, and Dg. Kulendra Bikash Chakma, Information & Public Relations Officer, were also present alongside other distinguished officials of CADC and heads of participating institutions.

In his address as the Chief Guest, Dg. Molin Kumar Chakma extended his gratitude to the Mizoram Chakma Studentsโ€™ Union (Central) for taking the initiative to organize this remarkable tournament. He emphasized the significance of embracing sports alongside formal education for the holistic development of students. He also stressed that for achieving success, students must possess three essential qualities: courage, interest, and passion. Dg. Chakma further advised the young participants to engage in regular self-introspection of their actions. He encouraged them to discard negative influences and adopt positive habits.

Dg. Buddhangkur Chakma, the Guest of Honour, took the stage to deliver an inspiring speech. He offered valuable advice to the students, urging them to delve within themselves, comprehend their capabilities, and set clear life goals. Drawing a metaphor, he likened an individual without a goal to a boat without a radar in a big ocean. Dg. Chakma cited the illustrious example of late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, renowned as the โ€œMissile man of India,โ€ who through his focused efforts, enabled the nationโ€™s remarkable strides in science and technology. He emphasized that with a well-defined objective, every achievement becomes attainable.

The inter-school football tournament witnessed intense competition across three categories โ€“ Higher Secondary School, High School and Middle School. The results of the tournament are as follows:

Higher Secondary Level Boys:

First Prize: Longpuighat Higher Secondary School
Second Prize: Nirvan Residential School, Kamalanagar

Higher Secondary Level Girls:

First Prize: Duloram Public Higher Secondary School
Second Prize: Govt. Kamalanagar Higher Secondary School

High School Boys:

First Prize: Udoygiri Higher Secondary School
Second Prize: Agomoni High School, Longpuighat

High School Girls:

First Prize: Duloram Public Higher Secondary School
Second Prize: Nirvan Residential School, Kamalanagar

Middle School Boys:

First Prize: Bajeisora Middle School
Second Prize: Govt. Middle School, Kamalanagar-I

Middle School Girls:

First Prize: Udalthana Middle School
Second Prize: Bajeisora Middle School

CEM Rasik Mohan Chakma visits education and community development project site

Kamalanagar, 29 August 2023: Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, Chief Executive Member of the Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC), visited a designated site at Kamalanagar-V earlier today. The purpose of the visit was to inspect the land chosen for the construction of a Middle School, an Anganwadi Centre, and a Village Council House. The sprawling 6,478.39 square metres tract of land, was generously contributed by Dg. Birendra Bijoy Chakma of Kamalanagar-I.

During his visit, Chief Executive Member Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma also revealed plans for the development of a playground within the premises. He also mentioned that additional government facilities would be established on the land as and when the need arises in the future. Currently, preparation is underway for land development, with an access road being constructed to link the site to the existing Arotinagar to Kamalanagar-V road.

The CEM was accompanied by Dg. Kamal Chakma, Assistant Engineer, and Dg. Bagirath Chakma, Junior Engineer, both from the Public Works Department, CADC.

Dg. Birendra Bijoy Chakma, the land donor.
Dg. Birendra Bijoy Chakma, the land donor.

Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma expressed profound gratitude and collective appreciation of the Chakma Autonomous District Council to the donor Dg. Birendra Bijoy Chakma, and his family for their magnanimous contribution to the noble cause of education and community development. He expressed his optimism that the upcoming educational and community infrastructures to be built on this land, will immensely benefit the local populace.

Rasik Mohan Chakma, CEM, CADC inaugurates Inter-School Football Tournament

๐Š๐š๐ฆ๐š๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐š๐ ๐š๐ซ, ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘ ๐€๐ฎ๐ ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘: Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, the Chief Executive Member of CADC today graced the inaugural programme of the Inter-School Football Tournament organized by the Central Mizoram Chakma Studentsโ€™ Union, as the Chief Guest at Kamalanagar Playground. The inaugural ceremony was also graced by the presence of dignitaries including Dgb. Sona Chakma, MDC, CADC, Sr. FAO Dg. Buddhangkur Chakma, heads of institutions and several others.

Addressing the programme, the Chief Guest extended his warm wishes to the participating students, referring to them as โ€œRising Starsโ€. He emphasized that the tournament was not merely an occasion for competitive matches and prize distribution, but rather a platform for identifying and nurturing budding talents. Drawing inspiration from Mizoramโ€™s successful โ€œCatch Them Youngโ€ program, he highlighted how young athletes could pursue a fulfilling career in sports through proper coaching and guidance. He expressed his hope that the Inter-School Football Tournament could also serve this purpose by fostering talent at the grassroots level, thereby producing district, state, and national-level players.

Touching on the significance of timely action and effective resource utilization, he emphasized the importance of making the right decisions at the right time. He exemplified this point with an anecdote about the congested road, crowded with vendors and market-goers that was nearly impassable for vehicles due to the absence of adequate marketplace shelter which he encountered on his way to the playground. Reflecting on past missed opportunities, he lamented the ineffective utilization of sanctioned amount of Rs.54 lakh for the extension of the bazar shed building during the year 2015-2016, leading to the existing chaotic scenario. He stressed on the value of proper implementation in realizing positive outcomes, citing the successful organization of the football tournament was made possible due to the meaningful utilization of the funds allocated for the construction of the Astro-turf facility at Kamalanagar.

Addressing the young students, the Chief Guest conveyed his vision of witnessing not only talented football players but also accomplished orators, musicians, dancers, actors, and more emerging from their ranks to illuminate the society. He encouraged them to stay determined and focused in their pursuit of education and sports. He envisioned each participant as a potential โ€œRising Starโ€ who would contribute positively to the society.

CADC Monsoon Session prorogued

Kamalanagar, August 18, 2023: The Monsoon Session of the 11th Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC) which started on 16th August, 2023, reached its conclusion today, August 18, 2023, after three sittings. A total of 21 members, including the 4 nominated members, participated in the final sitting.

During the concluding session today, a total of 5 questions have been transacted, of which Dg. Doymoy Daveng Chakma, Member of District Council (MDC), CADC, raised 2 unstarred questions and 1 starred question, while Dg. Nirupam Chakma, MDC, CADC, presented two unstarred questions.

Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, Chief Executive Member and house leader introduced 3 bills before the house for consideration, which were thoroughly discussed and deliberated upon by the members. Out of the three bills, the following two bills were passed unanimously:

  1. The Chakma Autonomous District Council (Constitution of Planning and Development Board) Rules, 2023
  2. The Chakma Autonomous District Council (Constitution of Law Board) Rules, 2023.

However, in the case of The Chakma Autonomous District Council (Town Committees) Act, 2023, diverse opinions emerged within the house. Consequently, the bill mover Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma proposed that it be referred to a select committee for further examination which found unanimous agreement of the house.

With the successful completion of all scheduled business transactions, the Monsoon Session was prorogued.

Four Nominated MDCs of CADC Sworn-in

Kamalanagar, August 18, 2023: Four nominated members of the 11th Chakma Autonomous District Council namely Dg. Hemanta Larma of Borapansury-I, Dg. RD Sangzela of Damdep-II, Dgb. Chandrasusi Chakma of Udalthana-I and Dgb. Sona Chakma of Kamalanagar-III have been formally sworn in today, August 18, 2023. The oath-taking ceremony took place in the session hall of CADC, with the newly appointed members taking their solemn oath of affirmation before Dg. Inglon Chakma, Court President and Recorder.

With the addition of these four nominated members, the 11th Chakma Autonomous District Council now stands complete. Honโ€™ble Chairman of CADC, Dg. Kali Kumar Tongchangya, expressed his contentment at the completion of the council members and noted the positive stride taken towards womenโ€™s empowerment through the nomination of two women members.

House leader and Chief Executive Member, CADC, Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, extended his heartfelt congratulations to the newly appointed members. He expressed confidence in their ability to contribute valuable insights and perspectives on matters of justice, good governance, and overall development, both within the house and beyond.

Dg. Nirupam Chakma, MDC, and Dg. Doymoy Daveng Chakma, MDC, also took the floor during a motion of thanks, congratulating the nominated members on their new roles and expressing optimism about their active involvement in shaping the progress of CADC in various spheres.

Speaking on behalf of the nominated members, Dg. Hemanta Larma conveyed their gratitude to House leader and CEM, Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, for their appointment. He took a moment to honor the legacy of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar for the visionary provisions in the constitution that enable the participation of nominated members in the council. He expressed their commitment to contributing their utmost to the betterment of CADC.