Kamalanagar, April 29, 2023: The 51st CADC Day was observed today in the premises of CADC Secretariat. Dg. Gana Chandra Chakma, Education Officer (P/S) who is in charge Executive Secretary, Chakma Autonomous District Council hoisted the National and CADC Flag followed by the chorus singing of the CADC anthem to mark the occasion.
Dg. Gana Chandra Chakma, in his speech, remembered with gratitude and honour all the founder leaders of CADC like Dg. Kristo Mohan Chakma, Dg. Atul Chandra Chakma, Dg. Hari Kristo Chakma, Dg. Mideya Chakma, Dg. Baneshwar Chakma and Dg. Gaur Nitai Chakma who were instrumental in getting a separate Autonomous Council for the Chakmas of Mizoram out of Pawi-Lakher Regional Council.
He also stressed that there are numerous others who had contributed to the creation of Chakma Autonomous District Council from the beginning but remained unsung due to lack of proper documentation and records.
“People from all sections of the Chakma Society including public, employees and religious leaders have contributed in securing the Council. They had a dream of having their own land in the form of Autonomous Council. To preserve language, culture and for all-round development of the Chakmas, they felt the need for a land of their own,” he added.
During the interim period of the first Executive Committee of the Chakma Regional Council in 1972, the then employees along with the leaders of the Council took the onus upon themselves to transform the Council towards the path of all-round development.
He appealed to all the Heads of Departments, Officers, Employees and others serving under Chakma Autonomous District Council to participate in fulfilling the dream envisaged by the founders of CADC.
Now, the remarkable transformation of CADC can be observed how much it has developed in the last 50 years and hence, we all have the role to play toward its development.
In excercise of the discretionary powers conferred by Para 16(2) read with Para 20BB of the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution of India, the Governor of Mizoram is pleased to assume all functions or powers vested in or exercisable by the Chakma Autonomous District Council vide the Govt. of Mizoram Notification No.A.43016/3/2018-DC&MA(C)/232 dated Aizawl, the 16th December 2022.
Kamalanagar, 20 December, 2022: Chakma Autonomous District Council today kicked off the celebration of Golden Jubilee closing ceremony organized at CADC Secretariat Complex and Kamalanagar Halipad. Dg Robert Romawia Royte, Hon’ble Minister of State i/c Sports & Youth Services graced the occasion as Chief Guest who arrived from Aizawl this morning accompanied by Dr. Lalrozama, IAS, SYS Deptt. & District Council & Minority Affairs Deptt.; Er James Lalramnghaka, AE, MSSC; Dg R. Lalhnuna, PAC Member MNF Fen. Hqrs.; Dg H. Lalrinawma, President, Aizawl East-II Block.
Distinguished guests Dg. Nihar Kanti Chakma, MLA, West Tuipui Assembly Constituency, Dg Suhash Chakma, Founder, Chakma Development Foundation of India; Dg Devjan Chakma, TPS (Retd.), Rejyo Karbari, Tripura Rejypo Chakma Samajik Parishad; Dg Shanti Bikash Chakma, Rejyo Kabideng, Tripura Rejypo Chakma Samajik Parishad, Dg. Nirmal Chakma, Ehjal Karbari, Tripura Rejypo Chakma Samajik Parishad; Dg. Madhu Sudhan Chakma, Member, Advisory Board, Tripura Rejypo Chakma Samajik Parishad have attended the programme.
Unveiling the CADC Golden Jubilee Memorial Pillar at CADC Secretariat Complex by Dg Kali Kumar Tongchangya, Chairman, Golden Jubilee Celebration Committee recalled Dr. B.R. Ambedkar because of whose initiative the tribal community are safe under the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution of India. He paid tribute to the Founders of the Chakma Autonomous District Council and thanked the employees of CADC for their one-day pay contribution towards the celebration of closing ceremony of CADC Golden Jubilee.
At the main venue, the celebration started with chanting of prayers for peace by Bhikkhus, followed by Message of Gratitude to the Founders of the Chakma Autonomous District Council by Dgb. Jyotsna Chakma, DCSWO, CADC and Member, CADC Golden Jubilee Celebration Committee, 2022.
The programme showcased the varied aspects of the Chakmas performed by the students from various Schools and Chakma Mahila Samiti in collaboration with Art & Culture Department, CADC which included the demonstration on Unity in Diversity by the Students of Vijoygiri Academy, dance performance by the Students of KMM Comprehensive Middle School.
The programme also showcased cultural items presented by Chakma Mahila Samiti and Arts & Culture Department, CADC.
Dg Robert Romawia Royte while speaking expressed greetings and warm wishes to the people of Chakma Autonomous District Council on the occasion of celebration of 50th anniversary of the Chakma Autonomous District Council.
He shared his experiences working with the people of CADC before becoming a Minister. Due to his efforts, various private schools with North Eastern Council Funds were constructed at Kamalanagar. He implored the leaders of Chakma Autonomous District Council to work for the people and development of CADC as it aged 50 years now. He hailed Dr B.R. Ambedkar for his contribution towards strengthening the Constitution for the safeguard of the tribal minority under the Sixth Schedule.
He appealed the leaders of CADC to work in co-operation with the machinery of State as it plays a crucial role in implementing various functions including Administrative, Legislative and Financial support to the Chakma Autonomous District Council as the duo share the same budget.
Highlighting various developmental works undertaken by the various State Departments in CADC area informed that the Power & Electricity Line from Lungsen to Kamalanagar shall be completed by his next visit in January next year. Construction of all-weather road from Kamalanagar to Borapansury at the cost of Rs 43.81 crores shall begin soon, internal roads at Borapansury, Longpuighat and Kamalanagar at the cost of Rs 1.5 crores, 1 crore and 2.5 crores respectively, IT and Skill Development Centre at Govt. Kamalanagar College in collaboration with NEILIT for various courses in Information & Communication Technology. He also informed that Volleyball Court at Kamalanagar at the cost of 30 Lakhs shall be constructed soon among others.
Earlier today, he inaugurated the Astro Turf Football Ground at Kamalanagar which is the only Football Ground in CADC area. 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.
The Chairman, CADC Golden Jubilee Celebration Committee while speaking introduced and welcomed the guests and dignitaries who came from New Delhi, Tripura, Aizawl and various places outside CADC. He thanked the Media Personnel who came from distant places to join the program.
The celebration will continue in the evening and the next day as per schedule.
Kamalanagar, 29 April, 2022: Chakma Autonomous District Council today kicked off the celebration of 50 years of CADC’s existence with an inaugural programme organized at Kamalanagar Halipad. Pu Lalrinliana Sailo, Hon’ble Speaker, Mizoram graced the occasion as Chief Guest who arrived from Aizawl this morning accompanied by Pu Lalrinawma, Commissioner & Secretary, Mizoram Legislative Assembly and Pu R. Vanlalsawta, Joint Secretary, District Council & Minority Affairs Department.
Distinguished guests Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, CEM, CADC, Dg. Nihar Kanti Chakma, MLA, West Tuipui Assembly Constituency, Dr. Buddha Dhan Chakma, MLA, Tuichawng Assembly Constituency, Dg. Buddhalila Chakma, Chairman, CADC have attended the programme.
The celebration started with chanting of prayers by Bhikkhus and release of gas balloon for peace by the Chief Guest. In tribute candles were lighted before the framed photographs of pioneers of CADC autonomy movement and Dgb. Jyotsna Chakma, Member, CADC Golden Jubilee Celebration Committee offered condolences to all the deceased councilors.
The programme showcased the varied aspects of tradition Jhumma life of the Chakmas performed by the Young Chakma Association and Chakma Mahila Samiti in collaboration with Art & Culture Department, CADC which included the different stages of Jhum cultivation, fishing, spinning of thread from cotton and weaving, dragging of a country boat over a shallow rapid and marriage rituals.
The programme also showcased cultural items presented by Chakma Mahila Samiti, Cheraw dance by residents of Saizawh (W) and traditional dance Dailo by the Bru community.
Pu Lalrinliana Sailo speaking recalled how the venue of the programme, the Kamalanagar Helipad was once not like this but had three hillocks which were flattened to form a flat piece of land in which he took part while urging the three main communities living in CADC to live and mingle in harmony like the three hillocks.
He urged the YCA to work for the progress and development of CADC and to stand guard to check corruption and ensure proper utilization of developmental fund. He donated Rs.50,000 and Rs.40,000 to the Young Chakma Association and Chakma Mahila Samiti respectively in recognition of their social service.
The CEM, CADC while speaking of the great sacrifice and pain endured by the pioneers of CADC autonomy movement narrated in detail how the leaders like Dg. Kristo Mohan Chakma, Dg. Hari Kristo Chakma, Dg. Gaur Nitai Chakma, Dg. Baneshwar Chakma and Dg. Atul Chandra Chakma maintained a sustained demand for autonomy for the Chakmas of Mizoram through constitutional means by making trip after trip to Shillong and Guwahati despite the wretched condition of the Chakma community then.
“It is our duty that we make ourselves worthy of the great sacrifice made and the legacy left upon us”, he emphasized.
“The Chakma Autonomous District Council has restored partially the Chakmas their right to self-determination which was once enjoyed by them prior to the British subjugating the Chakma king by treachery”, he stated while adding, “None of us should harbour even by a trace that any favour has been done on us by having been granted the autonomy in the form of CADC, as such thinking can take toll upon our morale and dignity”.
He further added, “It is our natural right and all princely states existing during the time of India’s Independence were granted the choice for self-determination”. The programme can be viewed here.
The celebration will continue in the evening with a cultural programme scheduled.
Kamalanagar, 06 December, 2021: A meeting attended by Member of Chakma District Council, head of departments, CADC and representatives of Central Young Chakma Association, Chakma Mahila Samilti, Mizoram Chakma Student Union, Mizoram Buddhist Association, Chakma District Employee Association, Chakma District Pensioners Association, TARUM was held under the chairmanship of Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, Chief Executive Member, CADC in the conference hall of CADC Rest House, Kamalanagar to discuss the celebration of CADC Golden Jubilee. CADC constituted on 29th April 1972 will complete 50 years on 29th April next year.
The meeting was held on 4th Dec., 2021 and was convened by Legislative Department, CADC.
The meeting constituted a committee for management of celebration of the occasion which has been named as CADC Golden Jubilee Celebration Committee (1972-2022). The Chairman of CADC will be the Chairman of the Committee.
Besides, three sub-committees were formed each for publication of a Souvenir, a photo album and installation of statues.
An advisory committee with Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, CEM, CADC, Dr. B.D. Chakma, MLA, Mizoram, Dg. Nirupam Chakma, former Minister, Mizoram, Dg. Alak Bikash Chakma, former MLA, Mizoram and Dg. H. Amaresh Chakma, EM, CADC as member was also formed.
The Golden Jubilee celebration will be held through the year with the opening and closing ceremony to be organised at Kamalanagar. In between celebration programmes will also be organised at the three sub-headquarters – Borapansury, Longpuighat and Parva.
The Celebration Commitee will chalk out the events to feature the Golden Jubilee Celebration.
Installation of life size statues of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and pioneers of CADC, planting of 5 Lakhs saplings throughout CADC during the Jubilee year, erection of CADC welcome gates at three entry points, setting up of Chakma model village, etc. were some of the proposals that emerged in the meeting for inclusion to mark the ocassion.
Kamalanagar, 06 August, 2021: A meeting called by Chakma Autonomous District Council to discuss the 125th Amendment Bill, 2019 concerning amendment of the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution of India was held today in the CADC conference hall chaired by Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma, Hon’ble CEM, CADC.
The meeting was attended by MDCs (CADC), representative of all political parties and major Chakma NGOs.
The meeting has been called to the effect of a meeting called by Mizoram Government on the same subject which is scheduled to be held in the Chief Secretary’s Conference Hall on 10th August. The meeting is to be attended by the CEMs and Executive Secretaries of all the three ADCs of Mizoram.
The meeting discussed the various amendment proposals submitted earlier by Chakma Autonomous District Council to the Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Fifth Amendment) Bill, 2019. The amendment proposals which have not been included in the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Fifth Amendment) Bill, 2019 were noted. The report of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Fifth Amendment) Bill, 2019 was also discussed.
It has been finally decided that Chakma Autonomous District Council shall stick to the amendment proposals submitted earlier and keep pursuing them with the central government.
Kamalanagar, 24 September 2016: The Gauhati High Court Aizawl Bench, in its Judgment dated 31.08.2016 over the W.P.(C) No.109 of 2015, while dismissing the writ petition filed by the BJP Village Council members of Baganpara on the ground that there was no challenge to the Chakma Autonomous District Council (Village Council) Act 2003 expressed opinion that the concerned authority should have a re-look into the provision of the CADC (Village Council) Act, 2003 with regards to the voting rights of the Nominated Members for election /selection of the President/Vice-President of the Village Councils. Continue reading →
Kamalanagar 29 July, 2016: The Monsoon Session of Chakma Autonomous District Council which started on 25th of this month concluded today over three sittings. This session will be one of the most productive with five Bills having passed. In the first sitting the bills were tabled and the session was adjourned till 28th July 2016.
The CADC (Money Lending & Control) Regulation, 2016, the CADC (Employees Pension Fund) Rules, 2016 and the CADC (Recruitment) Rules, 2016 were introduced by the House Leader Dg. Kali Kumar Tongchangya. The first two were introduced in the previous Session which were referred to Select Committees for further study. The bills have been re-introduced in this Session after necessary modification by the Select Committees. Continue reading →
Kamalanagar, 25 July 2016: The Chakma Autonomous District Council in its first sitting of the Monsoon Session today tabled five Bills namely CADC (Money Lending & Control) regulation, 2016, CADC (Administration of Justice) Rules, 2016, CADC (Employees Pension Fund) Fund Rules, 2015, CADC (Recruitment) Rules, 2016 and CADC (Village Council) (Amendment) Act, 2016. The first three Bills were introduced in the previous Session which were forwarded to Select Committees. Continue reading →