Rengkasya, 28 Jan. 2017: Dg. Kali Kumar Tongchangya, CEM CADC in presence of Dg. Amit Chakma, EM i/c Taxation , Dg. Purnamuni Chakma, EM i/c Local Administration and Dg. Gyana Shankar Chakma, V/Chairman, Planning inaugurated the new school building for Rengkashya Comprehensive Middle School constructed with fund provision under MSDP.
Kamalanagar, 6 Dec. 2016: Some 300 hundred teachers from across CADC attended the 13th Annual Conference of Chakma District Council Teachers’ Association held at Public School, Kamalanagar.
The CDCTA submitted a memorandum on 11 points to the CEM, CADC Dg. K.K. Tongchangya who graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Dg. Parimal Chakma, EM i/c Middle School and Dg. Amarsmriti Chakma, EM i/c Primary School also attended the programme.
Some of the points of demand of the teachers placed through the memorandum are award of training benefit, senior grade/selection grade on seniority/eligibility basis, to designate the head teachers, continuation of Chakma Language Proficiency Examination and revision of Chakma Language Allowance, to set up separate management for nursery section, recruitment of staff of Education department only from amongst the senior eligible teachers, continuation of inter school sport meet in CADC, etc.
CEM, CADC while replying to the demands so made said, “The head teachers can be designated on the basis of eligibility and all such teachers will have to take turn for posting in all the schools which will entail sorting out of hard and soft postings areas sitting together with CDCTA. The culture of substitute teacher has to be stopped for once and all and for that the CDCTA have to cooperate.”
While referring to frequent involvement of school students of Primary and Middle school levels in agitation by NGOs he urged the CDCTA to deliberate on the matter and opined that primary and middle school level students are not mature enough of discrimination. “However, High school, Higher secondary and college going students may take part”, he said.
Stating the literacy rate of CADC being very poor at 46% the CEM, CADC requested the teachers to cooperate in the literacy drive to be undertaken by the Adult Education department.
“A project on school building infrastructure have been submitted to NEC for development of the schools”, he informed the conference.
From the next academic session the District School Education Board will introduce Common Question Paper for the term examination.
Dg Parimal Chakma, EM said, “The resumption of Chakma Language Proficiency Examination have been already discussed and approved.”
He further said, “There is a wrong perception about CCE with regards to the belief that no students can fail under the system. CCE makes no mention as such as I am told by our CEO Dg. Sadananda Chakma. CCE understands that all such students who fail to score fairly in the unit tests taken continuously are required to be given remedial courses by the teachers in order to enable such students to graduate to the next class.”
Ven. Buddha Jyoti Thera representative of MBS while appreciating the CADC authority for introducing a class on moral education coupled with 10 minutes Anapana meditation said, “A man can be complete only if he is nurtured in formal education and spiritual wisdom.”
“The teachers have to take up a dual role of a teacher and a spiritual guru given the circumstance with many of our villages still without a Mandir. A teacher who harms a generation of students by not being sincere with his duty sin against a whole community; the sin so committed is graver than that of doctor who kills a patient due to negligence.”
For the 10 minute Anapana meditation introduced in school to be really effective he expressed strongly, “It is imperative that all the teachers undergo 10-Day vippassana meditation course at least once.”
Representative Dg. Ramesh Chakma of Chakma School Teacher Association (CSTA) of Lunglei District with two of his colleagues attended the conference. Speaking on the occasion proposed for a sort of merger of CDCTA and CSTA in order to work together for the welfare of all Chakma teachers in Mizoram. He also placed a request to deliberate on how learning of the Chakma language can be introduced in Chakma schools outside CADC.
Kamalanagar,9 Dec. 2016: In an effort to fight illiteracy in CADC the Adult Education Dept, CADC Dg. organised a awareness campaign on total literacy drive at KMM Comph. M. School. The literacy rate of CADC as per census 2011 is 46% against the state average of 92%.
Kamalanagar, August 30, 2016: A meeting of the Syllabus & Text Book Committee, a Sub-Committee under District School Education Board (DSEB) was called on 30/8/2016 by the Secretary, DSEB, Dg. Ganachandra Chakma in his office chamber to prepare a new Syllabus and the CCE Work Plan. The meeting was presided by Dg. Sushil Kumar Chakma, President, DSEB.
Dg. Amarsmriti Chakma EM i/c Primary School Education, Dg. Parimal Chakma, EM i/c Middle School Education and Dg. Ranga Mohan Chakma, EO, MSE attended the meeting besides some other officials of Education department and some headmasters of the Kamalanagar town area. Continue reading
Kamalanagar, 26 August 2016: The District Child Protection Officer, Lawngtlai District Miss Mary Lalremruati is in Kamalanagar with her subordinate staff for a week long programme to form the Village Level Child Protection Committees (VLCPC). So far the VLCPCs of Kamalanagar-II, Chawngte-P and Saizawh-W have been formed. The VLCPCs of Kamalanagar-III and Kamalanagar-IV will be formed today. Continue reading
Kamalanagar, 20 November: The remaining four Executive Members of the new Executive Committee of Chakma Autonomous District Council were sworn-in today. With this the Executive Committee of CADC gets to full strength of eight members including the Chief Executive Member.
The MDCs who were sworn-in as Executive Member are Dangu Parimal Chakma, Dangu Buban Kumar Chakma, Dangu Amit Kumar Chakma and Dangu Purna Muni Chakma. They were appointed by His Excellency the Governor of Mizoram on recommendation of the new Chief Executive Member Dangu Kali Kumar Tongchangya. Continue reading
Kamalanagar, April 22, 2015: Lawngtlai District one of the three targeted districts for total literacy drive had its Total Literacy Drive Launching Programme organized today at Kamalanagar, the Headquarter of Chakma Autonomous District Council. The Programme was organized by Lawngtlai District Working Committee on Literacy Drive whose chairman is District Education Officer, Lawngtlai.
Kamalanagar August 31: The Executive Committee, Chakma Autonomous District Council held a meeting in the office Chamber of Chief Executive Member where the Hon’ble local MLA Sri N P Chakma was also present as a special invitee, to take stock of the situation following the disaster of the fire accident where the only College within CADC area and a private school, Vijoy Giri Acdemy, were burnt to ashes. Sri N P Chakma arrived the night after the incident took place.
The meeting expressed its sympathy over the tragic fire incident towards the management authorities and student fraternity and conveyed its solidarity towards the process of rebuilding. The Executive Committee pledged to sanction Rs.50,000.00 to each of the institutions. While Sri Nirupam Chakma informed the meeting that Pu. C L Ruala, Hon’ble Member of Parliament assured help in the rebuilding process, on the request made by Sri K K Tongchagya, CEM, CADC who is presently camping at Delhi, by pledging Rs.12.00 lakhs to the College and Rs.3.00 lakhs to Vijoygiri Academy. Sri N P Chakma also pledged Rs.50,000.00 to each of the institutions as furniture grant under MLA LAD fund.
The meeting also proposed to allocate for fund provision under MSDP towards reconstruction of the Vijoygiri Academy.
The CEM, CADC on a tour to Delhi, informed via telephone that while calling on Shri Paban Singh Ghatowar, Hon’ble Union Minister, DONER has assured of releasing the 1st Installment against the construction of Kamalanagar College under DONER Ministry within 15th of next month.
To see that the students don’t suffer their classes, the CADC authorities have decided to provide one school to each of the institutions as a temporary arrangement to run their classes. This should allay fears of the guardians about their wards academic prospect for this year.
The accident has destroyed properties worth Rs.3.5 Crores belonging to the college while Vijoygiri Academy lost properties worth Rs.1.0 Crore.
Kamalanagar, August 29: In an unfortunate tragic incident the only College within CADC area and Vijoy Giri Academy, a private school in the heart of Kamalanagar town, were gutted into ashes in an unprecedented inferno. The cause of the fire could not be ascertained as of now while it is suspected that electrical short circuit seems the most probable cause.