12/2/2013: MCDF Pogodang- The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has warned Mizoram govt of action under Protection of Human Rights Act for not responding to MCDF’s complaint of denial of basic medical facilities due to non-activation of the Borapansury Primary Health Centre in CADC, Mizoram. The Borapansury PHC has not functioned for the last 20 years.

Therefore, in its latest order, the NHRC stated, “The report has not been received within the stipulated period. The Commission takes a very serious view and directs its Registry to issue final reminder to the concerned authority calling for the report within four weeks, failing which the Commission shall be constrained to invoke the provisions of Section-13 of the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993.”

Posted by: mcdf | January 16, 2013

PRESS RELEASE: 16 January 2013

16 January 2013

Ways to bring social development discussed at “Chakma Youth Fest” in Mizoram

Aizawl: “Udondhi – The Chakma Youth Fest” programme ended with huge success and roaring appreciation at Kamala Nagar, headquarters of the Chakma Autonomous District Council in southern Mizoram, on 13 January 2013. This social fest with the theme “Our Past, Present and Future” was jointly organized by several Chakma civil society organizations, led by Mizoram Chakma Development Forum (MCDF) at Borapansury and Kamala Nagar. Thousands of people participated in the three-day event.

On the first day, 11 January, over 200 Chakma youths, both men and women, participated in the first ever “Udondhi Dumur” (marathon) from Borapansury to Kamala Nagar, a distance of 33 KM, covering five villages. This “Udondhi Dumur” symbolized peace, communal harmony and unity.

On 12 and 13 January, “Jono Temmang” (open session) was held which heard outstanding ideas from public leaders on several critical social, educational and economic issues. The topics were on education, how to inspire Chakma youths to crack competitive exams, arts, script, culture, religious identity, economic conditions, alternative livelihood, women empowerment, role of civil society organizations, etc. Dangu Nirupam Chakma, Hon’ble MLA, was the Chief Guest and freedom fighter Dangu Baneswar Chakma was the Guest of Honour. Dangu Dr Buddha Dhan Chakma, Hon’ble Executive Member, CADC, represented the Chakma Autonomous District Council at the programme.

The speakers called upon the Chakma society to march towards development, shed negative attitudes and negative habits, and to contribute to the social progress and the development of the State of Mizoram. On the occasion, Dangu Hemanta Larma, MCDF President exhorted all the Chakmas, especially the youth, “to work for social integration, cultivate positive attitudes and not to remain only ‘demanding citizens’ but to become ‘contributing citizens’ towards the development of the community and the state.”

83-year-old Dangu Baneswar Chakma was felicitated and honoured for his participation in the Indian freedom movement and for his lifelong contributions towards the Chakma society. A number of community leaders were also honoured for their dedicated community service.

Colourful cultural programmes were held in the evening of 12 January.

On 13 January, a closed door meeting was held in which a number of critical social issues were discussed and resolutions adopted for the betterment of the Chakma community.

On 15 January, MCDF also organized a picnic at Kamala Nagar with over a hundred youths who volunteered during the “Udondhi” programme. In the picnic, the youths discussed their role in the development of the Chakma society. [Ends]

Posted by: mcdf | January 11, 2013

The Chakma Voice – Global Edition 2012 released

11th January 2013: Today MCDF released its “The Chakma Voice – Global Edition 2012”.

This Special Issue has messages from prominent leaders, MCDF’s roles, activities & achievements; articles on Chakma history, culture and heritage, including Sneha Kumar Chakma’s contribution to Indian freedom struggle: an unknown chapter; articles by intellectuals; activities of various students organizations; and News in Brief.

Read online: The Chakma Voice-Global Edition 2012

Kindly send your feedback at chakmavoice@gmail.com

Posted by: mcdf | December 22, 2012

MCDF’s Christmas and New Year 2013 greetings

22 December 2012

Aizawl: Today the Mizoram Chakma Development Forum (MCDF) wished the people of Mizoram a very happy Christmas and prosperous New Year.

“Christmas is an occasion to celebrate peace, harmony and human values. MCDF hopes that the year 2013 will bring more peace and development to the state of Mizoram and its people. The outgoing year (2012) has seen many misunderstandings among ethnic communities in the state of Mizoram. We hope that the people of Mizoram will unitedly work towards a better Mizoram through greater understanding, coordination, and love & respect amongst themselves in 2013” – a statement released by the MCDF said.

Posted by: mcdf | December 14, 2012

UDONDI – The Chakma Youth Fest


                                                          The Chakma Youth Fest

Udondhi logo

MCDF in Association with other Chakma civil society organizations is organizing the first ever “UDONDI – The Chakma Youth Fest” on 11th, 12th & 13th Jan 2013 at Borapansury and Kamala Nagar, CADC, Mizoram.


OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of this “UDONDIThe Chakma Youth Fest is to understand the Chakmas better as a community. Not only the outside world should know about the Chakmas, the Chakmas must first themselves be aware about their glorious past, the hardships of the present and the challenges which lie ahead in the days to come. The Chakma society is at the crossroads now. With new challenges in all fronts, Chakmas must know how to overcome these multi-faceted challenges, and prepare for the future.


11th Jan 2013:

■       UDONDI Dumur from Borapansury to Kamalanagar (Jireni & Refreshment points at Bui Sek, Montola, Mastor Para). The objective is to encourage sports, Encourage unity in tough times, know more about your own people and your own country (Chakma Land) within Mizoram.

12th Jan 2013:

■       JONO Temmang – will invite political Leaders from both position & opposition parties and Intellectuals for a Public debate on issues of importance for the Community. Will hear their Past & Present Actions & Future Vision for the community. Their specific ideas to resolve Challenges being faced by the community. Public questions will be encouraged. Time & Topics for debate will be moderated.

■       FELICITATION/RECOGNITION: UDONDI Nizeni  2012 (Categories – Extraordinary Contribution/Founders of CADC, Academic, Sports, Community Service, Career, Drama/Entertainment)

■       Cultural & Miscellaneous

13th Jan 2013:

■       DUOR BANNE Temmang – Among NGO Leaders, Student Leaders, Social Leaders and Intellectuals.

■       Social Work – Tree Planting & Street Cleaning drives

14th Jan 2013: Workshop for NGOs and Social Workers/Activists on RTI (Right to Information), RTE (Right To Education), Fundamental Rights.


MCDF in association with YCA, MCSU, Mahila Samittee

Representing Organizations: BVSA, MAADI, TCSA, CSU Shillong, GCSU, KCSA, MCA, BCSA, HCSA, Parva Sporting Club and others.


Posted by: mcdf | November 19, 2012

UDONDI – The Chakma Youth Fest

AS new generation Chakma Youths march ahead with regained confident and vigour, new challenges are being encountered in different ways and forms and from different directions. MCDF believes the best of our Chakmas are yet to be tapped & capitalized. Therefore, it is important to NURTURE, CULTIVATE and HARVEST our new found Confident, Unity and Capabilities. The Chakma UNITY in Solidarity and Action has never been better than what it is today in the History of Chakmas. Specially Chakmas in India, Mizoram Chakmas and Arunacahal Chakmas are still anxious to know the implementation of Changma Agorh (Chakma Script) in Tripura so that future generation Tripura Chakmas grow up with Chakma Nationalism and PRide to claim their rightful place in the world, and so Mizoram & Arunachal Chakmas can learn from Tripura Chakmas challenges & success, Tripura Chakmas and Mizoram Chakmas have been supporting Arunachal Chakmas citizenship fight both financially and morally, Arunachal Chakmas and Tripura Chakmas are equally concerned about the Mizoram Chakma issues and institutional discrimination. Well these are just few examples of Unity and Cooperation among many historic United actions and yet we have just scratched the surface of WHAT IS POSSIBLE TOGETHER!
As “MCDF”, “MCDF Pogodang” & “The Chakma Voice” completes 3 yrs of relentless & dedicated community service and in the wake of constant challenges to remain United and March ahead with confident, MCDF calls upon all the Chakma Youths, Students, Intellectuals, Community Comrades, Extraordinary and Ordinary Chakmas to join MCDF to Celebrate and Discuss at “UDONDI – The Chakma Youth Fest”.

For Details: UDONDI – The Chakma Youth Fest

Posted by: mcdf | November 3, 2012

Opportunity with Indian Army

Applications are invited from unmarried male who have passed 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) subjects and fulfill the eligibility conditions for the grant of Permanent Commission (PSC) in the Indian Army.

VACANCIES         : 85
QUALIFICATION : 10+2 (PCM) with 70% marks.
AGE                        : 16 and half to 19 and half years i.e. born between 01 January 1994 and 01       January 1997 (both days inclusive)

PHYSICAL STANDARD: min. height 152 cm and weight 42 kg., better eye sight 6/6 and worst eye sight 6/18

Type of Commission
 : On successful completion of 4 years of the course, cadets will be granted Permanent Commission in the Army in the rank of LIEUTENANT in Arms/Services as per discretion of Army HQ.

PAY SCALE: Candidates will be entitled to pay scale of Rs.15600-39100 plus Grade Pay Rs.5400 plus MSP Rs.6000 and other allowances.
STIPEND/ALLOWANCES: On completion of 3 yrs the candidates will be given a stipend of Rs. 21000 pm

Method of Selection: Only selected (shortlisted) candidates will be called for Service Selection Board (SSB) interview at Allahabad, Bhopal and Bangalore for five selection process in Feb/March 2013 onward. In which candidates will be put through Psychological test, Group Test and Interview.





Apply Online at Indian Army website http://joinindianarmy.nic.in
Online application will be open on 06 Nov 2012 at 10:00 AM and will be closed on 03 Dec 2012 at 10:00 AM

Take a print out (2 copies) of the system generated Application and Roll Number. One copy of the Print out Application duly signed and affixed photograph attested by a gazetted officer, photocopies of Class 10th Certificate/Mark Sheet showing Date of Birth and 12th Class Certificate along with Mark sheet duly attested by Gazetted Officer are to be forwarded TO: “Additional Directorate General of Recruiting (Rtg-6), TES Section, West Block-III, R.K.Puram, New Delhi-110066″ to reach by 10/12/2012.MCDF wishes all the candidates ALL THE VERY BEST!

Posted by: mcdf | October 3, 2012

Jobs: Opening for Head Constable(Ministerial) in SSB

Applications are invited from Indian Citizens (male/Female) for the post of Head Constable (Ministerial) in Sashastra Seema Bal. Details Bellow:

Post                             : Head Constable (Ministerial)
Pay Scale                 : 5200-20200+ GP 2400 (PB-I)
No. of Vacancies:  09(ST), 17(SC), 56(UR), 31(OBC), 19(Ex Servicemen)

Qualification       : 10+2/Senior Secondary School Certificate/Intermediate or Equivalent
Age Limit               : 18 – 25 yrs (as on 15/11/2012) – 5 yrs relaxation for ST/SC/OBC Candidate
Last Date for Application: 15/11/2012

For Eligibility and Exam Details click here http://www.ssb.nic.in/shared/linkimages/5472.pdf

MCDF wishes the eligible candidates all the very best!

Posted by: mcdf | September 6, 2012

Chakma Voice, July 2012 issue released

MCDF’s “The Chakma Voice”, July 2012 issue is now available online. Read it here: Chakma Voice-JULY 2012

We shall appreciate any feedback from the readers.


The Intelligence Bureau has invited Application for the Post of Asst. Central Intelligence Officer (ACIO) under Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt of India. Details are given bellow:
Post name                           : Assistant Central Intelligence Officer,  Grade II
Number of Vacancies : 750 (ST-111, SC-225, OBC-334, General-80)
Pay Scale                              : Rs. 9300 – 34,800 (Allowances Extra)
Educational qualification  : A Graduate Degree from any recognized university or its equivalent.
Age Limitation                           : Applicants age not more than 27 years. Relaxation in upper age would be determined as per government rules.
Desirable                                         : Working Computer Knowledge
Application fee
Applicants will have to be paid Rs. 100/- application fee in any state bank of India registered branch. SC/ST and women are exempted from application fee.
How to apply
All Eligible and interested candidates may apply online at ministry of home affairs, government of India online website http://www.onlinesubmit.in/mha
Note – Candidates must have the following details with them at the time of online registration
  • A valid and working Email Address is required to receive updates and also for Downloading Call Letter
  • A Mobile Number with SMS Facility to receive updates


MCDF wishes all the Eligible candidates all the very best!

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