Sports & Youth

CEM, CADC inspects Kamalanagar football ground under construction. First tournament on Astro Turf field to be played on CADC Golden Jubilee celebration

Kamalanagar, 14 January, 2022: Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, Chief Executive Member, Chakma Autonomous District Council today visited the Kamalanagar football ground under construction for laying artificial turf facilitated by Mizoram Sports Department. He was accompanied by his colleague MDCs.

The project is funded under PMJVK at a cost of Rs.532.50 Lakhs which includes site preparation, security fencing, concrete paver block footpath around the ground. There is also separate fund provision for construction of a pavilion cum change room and two viewers galleries.

On interaction with the work supervisor of the contractor it has been learnt that the football field will be ready by the month of March, 2022. As of now 40% of the work has been completed.

“The first football tournament on the new Astro turf field will be played on the ocassion of CADC Golden Jubilee celebration which is due in April this year, to be organized by Mizoram Sport Department in collaboration with Chakma Autonomous District Council and Central Young Chakma Association”, the CEM, CADC informed while stating that it is being made possible on the initiative of Pu Robert Romawia Royte, Hon’ble Minister of State.

He also attributed the project being granted here, to this remote and backward part of the state, to his goodwill for the Chakma minority community.

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He further added, “A youth hostel will be proposed near the football field which will facilitate accommodation for sports team hailing from far off corners during a tournament.”

First ever Chakma Premier League of cricket kicks off

Kamalanagar, 19 December, 2021: The first ever Chakma Premier League of cricket in Mizoram kicked off yesterday at Borapansury-I. Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, Chief Executive Member, Chakma Autonomous District Council inaugurated the opening ceremony of the league which will feature 47 contests and will be played over eighteen days. The final will be played on 7th January, 2021.

The tournament was kicked off with the Hon’ble CEM, CADC hitting a ball from one of the players.

The CEM speaking on the occasion wanted that this event should not become a one-off exercise and urged the youths for pursuing sports with professional ambition and perseverance. He further added that career in sports and for that matter any in non-academic fields should also be aspired by the youths.

The league organized by CADC Cricket Association in collaboration of NGOs of Borapansury will be played by a total of 20 teams hailing from different parts of Chakma inhabited areas of Mizoram. David Chakma, the President of the CADC Cricket Association speaking over phone said that the league will identify the best players for selection to represent the Chakma community in the President Cup to be played in Aizawl.

The 20 teams are distributed over four groups. The entire tournament will be played in four rounds – first round, quarter final, semi final and final. The first round will be played in 15 over format and the rest of the rounds in T20 format. In the first round each team will get to play four matches and the best two performing teams from each group will qualify for the quarter final round. The four winning teams of the four quarter final matches will qualify for the semi-final round and the winners of the two semi-final matches will reach the final round.

The league was conceived a year ago but could not take off due to the covid-19 pandemic. The tournament was initially planned at the Kamalanagar playground but due to the ongoing work of laying astroturf there the venue has been relocated to Borapansury.

State Public Information Officers (SPIOs)

In pursuance of the directive received from General Administration & Control Department, Government of Mizoram vide L/No. F.14011/2/2012-GAD(RTI) date Aizawl, the 25th January 2021, the Executive Committee of Chakma Autonomous District Council is pleased to appoint the following State Public Information Officers (SPIOs) in all the Department of CADC as per Section 5(1) of the RTI ACT, 2005 to provide information under the Act.

Executive Committee – Portfolios

In excercise of the powers conferred under Rule 30 of Chakma Autonomous District Council (Constitution, Conduct of Business etc.) Rules, 2020 and as amended from time to time, the portfolios among the members of the Executive Committee of the 10th Chakma Autonomous District Council are allocated as shown below with immediate effect.

Pu Robert Romawia Royte unveils foundation stone for construction of a student hostel

Kamalanagar, 29 March, 2021: Pu Robert Romawia Royte, Hon’ble Minister of State i/c Sports & Youth Services, Tourism, ICT department today unveiled the foundation stone for construction of a student hostel in CADC in presence of Pu H. Biakzaua,Hon’ble MLA, Lawngtlai (E) and MDCs of CADC.

The programme was held in the premises of Chakma Rest House, Kamalanagar and was witnessed by a huge gathering.

Earlier, Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, who has resigned from the post of CEM, CADC this morning speaking in the Chakma District MNF office announced that the hostel will be constructed at the Bodhicariya School of Shishu Koruna Sangha which is under construction at Udalthna-I about 10 Km from Kamalanagar.

The hostel will be constructed at a cost Rs.282.80 lakhs.

Pu Robert Romawia Royte, Hon’ble Minister of State unveiled the laying of Astro Turf surface at Kamalanagar Football Ground

Kamalanagar, 03 December, 2020: Pu Robert Romawia Royte, Hon’ble Minister of State who has arrived yesterday at Kamalanagar, headquarters of Chakma Autonomous District Council today unveiled the laying of Astro Turf surface at Kamalanagar Football Playground amidst great excitement especially among the young sports enthusiasts. The event was witnessed by a huge crowd.

Pu Robert Rommawia unveiling the plaque
Pu Robert Rommawia unveiling the plaque commemorating the laying of Astro Turf at Kamalanagar Football Ground.

The programme was attended by Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, CEM, CADC, Pu Lawmawma Tochhawng, Vice-Chairman, HPC Lunglei and Pu S. Kaptluanga, SDO(C), Chawngte besides other dignitaries.

The infrastructure will be first of its kind for this remote area. The creation of the asset indicates the keen intention of the government to make available world class sporting infrastructure to the remotest part of the state to provide opportunity to young talents. Football is the most loved game of the state and it has produced world class players who have excelled in the game at the national level.

The laying of artificial turf will be done at a cost of Rs.532.50 Lakhs which will also include site preparation, security fencing, concrete paver block footpath around the ground and RCC building for pavilion and changing room. The Department of Sports and Youth Services, Government of Mizoram will provide technical and professional assistance. The Project will be operated and maintained by the Department.

Pu Royte, addressing the gathering said that the construction of the football ground will be the beginning of an era of development for this backward area and cited many projects that are in the pipeline for this area like Construction of Community Service Centre at a cost of Rs.140 Lakhs, Construction of Girls Hostel at a cost of Rs.282.80 Lakhs, Construction of Volley Ball Court with viewing gallery at a cost of Rs.32.87 Lakhs and construction of Residential School at a cost of Rs.3461.70 Lakhs. He has said a football academy shall also be established at Chawngte in the coming days.

He urged for communal harmony between all the communities like Lushai, Chakma, Lai, Bawm, Bru, Hindu Bengali and Muslim Bengali living in Chawngte and Kamalanagar and added that the football ground shall be a force of integration and unity between the different communities. Incidentally Pu Royte was wearing a Mizo traditional shirt and a Chakma waist coat.

He stated, “Working for social and economic development of the minority communities of Mizoram was in our election manifesto and we shall remain committed to its spirit.”

He further added, “Without developing backward southern Mizoram we cannot claim to be a developed state.”

Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma was full of appreciation for Pu Royte for his ability to reign-in central fund for developmental work and thanked him profusely for the project which he stated was beyond their expectation, Kamalanagar being such a small town located in the remote corner of the state. He praised for his vision of inclusiveness, to develop Mizoram as a whole and his love for Mizoram. Apprising the Minister about CADC he said, “Here our needs are all very basic and for developing this area one has to start from the scratch.”

CADC felicitates outstanding sportspersons

Kamalanagar, February 15, 2018: Chakma Autonomous District Council felicitated Sri Prithvi Chakma and Manarsuk Chakma for excellence in the field of sports at International, National and State level in a programme organized by Youth and Sports Services Department, CADC.

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Opening ceremony of CADC Trophy held; matches postponed to 25th March

Kamalanagar, February 16, 2018: The CADC Trophy Football Tournament which was scheduled to kick off from 15th March was postponed to 25th March while considering a petition submitted by Central MCSU that the tournament would disturb the students appearing the ongoing HSLC board examination. Dg. Rajiv Kumar Chakma, Sport Promotion Officer speaking during the opening ceremony of the tournament held today at the Kamalanagar Football playground informed that the matches of the tournament will be played from 25th March. Continue reading

CADC Football Trophy Kicked Off

Kamalanagar, 3 Dec. 2016: The first ever CADC Trophy got kicked off today at the Kamalanagar playground with 22 teams from different villages of CADC taking part in the tournament. Dg. Kali Kumar Tongchangya, CEM, CADC and Dg. Amarsmriti Chakma, EM, CADC sanctified the event by lighting the traditional lamps before the start of the first match between Kamalanagar-II and Adubangasora.
The tournament will be played for 21 days and the final match will be played on 27/12/2016. Rs.5.5 Lakh has been set aside in the Budget for conducting the CADC Trophy.

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