OUR LEADERS

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Shri Ramani Chakma

President, CDCC

Brief Introduction:

 

An educationist, social activist, and a senior politician, Shri Ramani Chakma is currently serving as the president of CDCC (Chakma District Congress Committee). He was born in a small village of Samuksury in 1951, which is presently under the Lunglei district of Mizoram.  He completed his middle school education from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Tribal English Middle School (presently known as Bengali Comprehensive middle School), Demagiri (Tlabung). This was the first middle school established in the Chakma inhabited area of the then Lushai Hills Autonomous District Council. He completed his high school and College level education from Shillong. Due to unavoidable circumstances he had to drop his further studies and compelled to enter family life.

He settled at Kamalanagar in 1975 and joined the Buddhist Middle School, Kamalanagar as a Head Master in the year 1976 which is presently known as Government Comprehensive Middle School. He served as an Assistant Revenue Officer under CADC from 1979 to 1982. After resigning from the government service he joined Congress party as Joint Secretary under CDCC to take part in active politics in last part of 1982. Subsequently, he contested with the INC ticket from Parva MDC Constituency in the 3rd CADC General Election in 1982 and was elected as MDC. He was first elected CEM (Chief Executive Member) of the Congress led CADC Government in 1983.

He is one of the senior congress leaders who served as General Secretary from the year 1994 to 2018. He also worked as the Vice President for a short period and ultimately inducted to the post of President, CDCC in early November of 2018.

He also held the post of President of the DSEB (District School Education Board) under CADC from 2008 to 2015. Besides active politics he takes part in many social and religious activities for overall development of the CADC. He was the founder President of Central Young Chakma Association in Mizoram who led the organization from the year 1976 to 1978 and currently serves as the Vice Chairman of Mahamuni Buddha Vihar Society, Kamalanagar.

Shri Pulin Bayan Chakma

Adviser, CDCC

Brief Introduction:

 

Shri Pulin Bayan Chakma is the author of the first Chakma-English Dictionary, active social worker who volunteered under Central Young Chakma Association and Mizoram Young Buddhist Association during 1978-82, and a senior politician. He was born to the family of Shri Chitra Mohan Chakma and Smt. Fatik Mala Chakma in Tipperaghat village, Mizoram in 1952. His father was one of the first elected MDCs to the first CADC General Election from Kamalanagar MDC Constituency in 1972 and also the first elected Chairman of CADC in the same year. He completed his primary and middle school education from Mizoram, HSLC and PU from Silchar, and eventually completed B.A. from Guwahati University in 1978.

 

He served as an Education Officer in CADC but later resigned from the post and joined the Indian National Congress as a General Secretary under the CDYCC (Chakma District Youth Congress Committee) in 1980. He is the first candidate to contest in CADC under the banner of Congress in the CADC by-election of Jarulsury MDC Constituency held on May 1980. He was instrumental in organizing and establishing the Congress Party in CADC. He became the President of CDCC in 1997 up to 1999. He was elected five consecutive terms (1982, 1988, 1993, 1998 & 2003) from the Rajmandal MDC constituency and later elected from Bajeisora MDC constituency in 2013.

 

He served as C.E.M. (Chief Executive Member) for four consecutive terms under Congress led CADC government. During his tenure as CEM, he achieved many positive changes and development in CADC. Establishment of Kamalanagar Government College and Kamalanagar High School, introduction of compulsory Chakma literature and Chakma script in primary schools, English medium in primary and middle school, and improvement of culture and customs associated with the Chakmas are some of his many well-known achievements. He was associated with the All India Chakma Cultural Association during 1992 to 1993. He is respected across political parties in Mizoram for his contribution to the society as a visionary, social worker, experienced and senior political leader.

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Shri Adikanta Tongchangya

Adviser, CDCC

Brief introduction

 

Shri Adikanta Tongchangya of Kamalanagar-II is a senior politician, former Chief Executive Member of CADC and currently Adviser of Chakma District Congress Committee. After his educational qualification of HSSLC, he worked as the Headmaster of Vaseitlang-I Middle School till September 1982. He joined the Indian National Congress in October 1982 and shouldered the Presidentship of Vaseitlang Block Congress Committee. He was elected as MDC from the Damdep MDC Constituency in the CADC General Election held on 7th December 1982 and thereafter he was consecutively elected from the same constituency in 1988, 1993, 1998 and 2013. He held the post of Executive Member, Vice Chairman planning and Development Committee, Chairman, Chief Executive Member and Advisor to the Chief Executive Member. He also held the post of the Presidentship of the Chakma District Congress Committee 4 times. He was elected as an Executive Member of the Mizoram Pradesh Congress Committee in 2009 and in 2019 till date and also presently holding the post of Senior Advisor to the Chakma District Congress Committee.