CADC CEM & CDMNF President Rasik Mohan Chakma urges School Education Minister to address teachers shortage in Chakma area schools.

*Kamalanagar, June 02*: CADC CEM & president of Chakma District Mizo National Front (CDMNF) Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma on 27 May, 2019 wrote to the Minister of School Education, Government of Mizoram apprising him of the acute shortage of teachers in a number of schools particularly in Chakma inhabited areas under Sub-Divisional Education Officer (SDEO)… Read More

A quotation of H.H. Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche.

When Shakyamuni Buddha was alive, a venerable bodhisattva renounced samsara under the guidance of Bhikshu Mahanaman, one of the Buddha’s five earliest disciples. Later, when this bodhisattva met Bhikshu Mahanaman together with the Buddha, he first prostrated before his teacher before prostrating before Shakyamuni Buddha. Upon seeing this, the Buddha commended him profusely and said,… Read More

HAPPY BUDDHA PURNIMA

Being celebrated on May 18, Buddha Purnima, also known as Buddha Day or Buddha Jayanti marks the birth anniversary of Gautam Buddha and is celebrated by Buddhists both in the entire world. For the Buddhists, every full moon day is auspicious but the most important one is the full moon in May as all three… Read More

Know About Chakma Autonomous District Council And Its Basic Features.

Formation: The Chakma Autonomous District Council came into being with the re-organisation of the Pawi―Lakher Regional Council on 2nd April 1972 and subsequent elevation to the status of Autonomous District Council on this day 29th April 1972 under Sixth Schedule to the constitution of India. The re-organisation of the Pawi-Lakher Regional Council happened following amendment… Read More

A brief notes about “Bizu Festival”.

The Bizu is the most important socio-religious festival of the Chakma community. The Bizu festival is celebrated worldwide wherever the Chakmas reside. The Chakmas, although of Tibeto Mongoloid stock, have intrinsic similarities with the mainstream Indian culture in several ways. Prominent among them is that they celebrate their New Year not on the 1st January… Read More

PARTITION OF INDIA: INJUSTICE DONE TO THE CHAKMAS

During Partition (August 1947), India was divided on the religious line. Muslim-majority areas went to form Pakistan. Surprisingly, Chakma-dominated Chittagong Hill Tracts of present day Bangladesh formed part of Pakistan even though Muslims were only meager 2 %. The Partition axed the Chakma life. It was the doom day. The Chakmas have been patriots. They… Read More

Buddha–the flower of mankind, is no more in this world, but the sweet fragrance of His peace message remains forever.

Buddha- Message for All Buddhism is one of the oldest religions still being practised in the world today. While the names of many other religions which existed in India have been forgotten today, the teachings of the Buddha, (better known as the Dhamma) are still relevant to the needs of today’s society. This is because… Read More

The Doctrines of Anicca and Anatta by __ Raja Tridiv Roy

===================================== Ancient Greeks, without the aid of the then unborn Freud, discovered and named the three impelling forces that motivete man. These, according to them, are the instincts of self-creation, self-preservation and self-destruction. The Hindu Triad, Brahma, Vishnu and Maheswara, can be considered as the personification of the principles of Eros, Libidos and Thanatos. On… Read More

Raja Devasish Roy leaves for home after 5 days of historic trip to Chakma areas of Mizoram.

Kamalanagar, 26 February 2019: His Majesty Raja Devasish Roy, the titular King of the Chakmas, who has set foot in Chakma Autonomous District Council on 22nd February for his historic first visit of the Chakmas of Mizoram has left for home today after a memorable encounter with his fellow community people for 5 days. Chakmas… Read More

Top 17 Rules For Daily Life.

1.  Begin each day with optimism and end each day with forgiveness. Happiness in life begins and ends within your heart. 2.  Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.… Read More

Top 10 Rules for Healthy Living.

1. Happiness does not depend on what you have or who you are. It solely relies on what you think. 2. Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy. 3. No person will make you happy unless you decide to be happy. Your happiness will… Read More

Ethnicity of Chakma and Tongchangya.

The following article was published in Journal of Applied Science & Social Science, Vol. II, No I. March –April 2011 (ISSN 2229 3205) By Rupak Debnath Chakmas are the major ethnic group in the Chittagong Hill Tracts; outside the Hill Tracts, there are Chakmas in Tripura, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh. Tanchangyas number less than one-… Read More

THE BUDDHA AND HIS DHAMMA On Craving and Lust.

1. Do not be possessed by Craving, nor by Lust. 2. This is the Buddhist way of life. 3. Not in a rain of riches is satisfaction of desire to be found. “Unsatisfying, grievous are desires”–so the wise man well knows. 4. Even in the pleasures of the heaven-worlds he takes no delight; his delight… Read More

Excerpt from Sneha Kumar Chakma’s memorandum to CHADIGANG CONFERERNCE – Amsterdam 10 – 11 October 1986.

When World War II virtually ended in favour of the allies, the British government decided to abdicate sovereignty of India with a pledge to give the Muslims a home land – Pakistan. Lord Wavell sat in conference at Simla to accord an Interim Government – July, 1945. Finding independence and partition of India inevitable, the… Read More

Top 11 Rules to Cease Hatred.

——Hatred do not Cease through hatreds, through love alone they cease. “By Gautama Buddha” ============================================================ 1. He who practises “Metta” sleeps happily. As he goes to sleep with light heart free from hatred he naturally falls asleep at once. This fact is clearly demonstrated by those who are full of living – kindness. They are… Read More

Top 10 rules for Happy and Healthy Life from the Philosophy of Jainism.

Mahavira is also known as Vardhamāna and he was the twenty-fourth tirthankara (ford-maker) who revived Jainism. In the Jain tradition, it is believed that Mahavira was born in the early part of the 6th century BC into a Royal Kshatriya family in present-day Bihar, India. He abandoned all worldly possessions at the age of 30… Read More

Top 20 rules for Happy and Healthy Life from the Philosophical Thoughts of Gautama Buddha.

– A positive mind finds opportunity in everything. A negative mind finds faults in everything. – Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be. – Acceptance of yourself is far more important than acceptance from others. – All human unhappiness comes from not facing reality squarely, exactly as… Read More

Top 20 Motivational Quotes of Bruce Lee .

“You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend.” All these quotations… Read More

The Eight Secrets That Prevents Us From Happiness.

Taking delight in having money and material possessions. Being disappointed, upset, angry when we lose possessions or don’t get them. Feeling delighted when people praise us and approve of us and tell us how wonderful we are. Feeling very upset and dejected when they criticize us and disapprove of us—even if they are telling us… Read More

The Buddha’s aunt led the first women’s rights march in recorded history.

===================================== Mahapajapati Gotami—a feminist from ancient India born in 600 BC, and the aunt and foster mother of Siddhārtha Gotama, best known as the Buddha. Women were already studying Buddhism in its early days—but there was no monastic order for them to join. And while women could participate, they could not lead this burgeoning movement.… Read More

A Historical Research on “Chakma Community”.

*Introduction: ============ Chakma, is one of the large Indigenous Nation living in the south-east Asia and recognised by the- United Nations. Presently living in different parts of globe. They are 99% Theravada Buddhists and have own language andscript. The nation that only write own nation as their title or family name as “Chakma” in the… Read More

Chakma NGO’s Urged the Government of India to amend the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019.

29 January 2019 PRESS RELEASE Over one lakh Chin refugees in Mizoram: Chakma NGOs demand amendment of the CAB, 2019 New Delhi: In a memorandum submitted to the Ministry of Home Affairs today, the Chakma NGOs have urged the Government of India to further amend the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the forthcoming Budget Session… Read More

SEVEN LEADERSHIP SKILLS CAN BE LEARN FROM THE EAGLE.

Principle #1 – Eagles fly Alone and at very high Altitudes. Eagles do not fly with small birds such as sparrows or any other species. They fly all alone and at a very high altitudes. Lesson: We should avoid narrow-minded people as they bring us down. Man is known by the company he keeps. Always… Read More

Buddhist Nuns in Thailand: Fighting for Equality

Dhammananda Bhikkhuni: The decision to become a Buddhist nun is not taken lightly. First, mothers and other family members cut off long wisps of hair. A female monk takes on Thailand’s clergyNext they chop it as short as the scissors will manage. And then come the razors. White clad ‘Mae Chi’ laywomen bow over the… Read More

Two Chakma Boys were Critically Injured.

Two Chakma boys were critically injured by an artillery shell that fell on their house in the north of Rakhine State’s Maungdaw Township during a fight broke out between Government troops and Arakan Army (AA) on Wednesday 16 January 2019s. Two brothers were idendified as Maung Kyaw Hla, 18, and Maung Kyaw Naing, 12, and… Read More

THE BUDDHA AND HIS DHAMMA “TRANSMIGRATION”.

1. The Blessed Lord preached that there was rebirth. But the Blessed Lord also preached that there was no transmigration. 2. There were not wanting people who criticised the Lord for preaching what they regarded as two such contradictory doctrines. 3. How can there be rebirth unless there is transmigration? asked the critics. 4. There… Read More

Philosophical Thoughts of Buddha for Happy and Healthy Life.

1. Introduction —————————————————- —————————————————- Life is beautiful. Everything is in the hands of an individual. Only thing is that to know the right way to see the self. Self-awareness, self interest, self motivation, self realization, self-appreciation, self actualization, self management, self assessment, and self reliance are very important for happy and healthy life. Many philosophers… Read More

MIZOS BEFORE MIGRATION : A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE MIZOS. 

The Mizos are believed to be of Mongoloid origin and this was first described by T.H.Lewin,’ and this was supported by other Mizo writers.This was believed to be true as the Mizo have all the features of Mongoloid races and the Mongolian patch: a purplish, triangular area of skin at the base of the spine… Read More

IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION.

Originally posted by “The Chakma Network”. Education is the backbone of every society and country as a whole. Better education is very necessary for all to go ahead in the life and get success. It develops confidence and helps building personality of a person. Education plays a great role in everyone’s life. Good education gives… Read More

The Karnafuli Hydro- project: its impact on the Chakmas.

(Please follow our website or subscribe through email if you wants to know more about our History). The Kamafuli hydro-project was conceived as a multi-purpose scheme as early as 1906. Subsequent to the partition in 1947, the Kamafuli project became a priority development scheme. The site chosen was a village of Kaptaimukh. The Kaptaimukh site… Read More

History of the Chakma’s in Mizoram.

(Please follow our website and subscribe through email for the future posts and do not forget to share it with your friends). “The Chakma’s : Origins, Settlements, and Religion during 1200 A.D.” From the book is very clear that we (Chakma’s) have been in Assam since 1200 AD and after that we went to Burma… Read More

Cultural History of the Chakma Ethnic Tribe in Mizoram by Sanjeev Kumar Dey, Assistant Professor of Kamalanagar College.

Abstract—Mizoram is situated on the North-East end of India. The Chakmas are one of the important tribe in the region. They are known differently to different people. They have a culture very much different from the other tribes of the region. Their language, custom, tradition, costume, and religion is different. They are Buddhist unlike others… Read More

The Chakma’s of Mizoram are in the state of Imprilment.

“Save Chakma’s of Mizoram from Unethical Administration under the Newly Formed MNF Government”. “If Mizoram is for Mizos, Nagaland is for Nagas, Assam is for Assamese, Punjab is for Punjabis and so on, then India is for whom. Everybody knew it India is a diversified country and there’s none who can say “this is my… Read More

An Isolated Chakma Village in Assam.

A brief descriptions of Bhaicherra. —————————————————- ——————————————————————————————————– Bhaicherra is an isolated Chakma village in Hilakhandi District of Assam, India which is called Bhaibahenti in Assamese dialect. It is indeed downhearted that still many of us do not know that there is a “Chakma Village” in Hilakhandi District except those who are studying in Shillong and… Read More

Importance of Kathin-Chivor-Dana for the Laymen in Buddhist Traditions.

IMPORTANCE OF “KATHIN-CIVOR-DANA” FOR THE BUDDHISTS.   ‘Civor’ is a “robe”, dana means “offerings” therefore the very word “Chivor Dana” means offerings of robe to the monks by the laymen. We humans are social animals, cloth is one of the basic necessity in our daily lives. we have shy and fear because we have human… Read More

QUALITIES OF A GOOD LEADER.

  Unlike unethical leaders, ethical leaders are those who are not afraid of doing what they truly believe to be right, even if it is unpopular, unprofitable,and inconvenient. Due to which they are honoured everywhere. There are some characteristics or traits that an ethical leaders possesses through which everyone can adjudicate him or her. An… Read More

ATTITUDE DETERMINES ALTITUDE (LEADERSHIP TIPS).BY BRIAN TRACY—KEYNOTE SPEAKER, CONSULTANT, SEMINAR LEADER

Your attitude determines your altitude – in business and in life. You can’t change someone else’s attitude for them. But this powerful adage is a great reminder that you can put in front of anyone who needs an attitude adjustment. I want to talk about a few of the many ways each of us can… Read More

A brief biography of Bana_Bhante Spiritual Buddhist Leader of Bangladesh.

Happy Birthday to His Holiness Bana Bhante. His Eminence Sadhanananda Mahathera was born on January 8 in 1920 in Moghban union of Sadar upazila in Rangamati Hill District. His original name was Ratindra Chakma. Since his early life, Mr. Ratindra was very gentle, honest, polite, kind, noble, and religious. Occasionally, he used to practice meditation… Read More

EDUCATIONAL AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS AT SASHI RANJAN BASTI, LUMDING, ASSAM.

Source MLCSU Facebook, Shillong Date:08/01/19 The M.L.C.S.U,Shillong: The Meghalaya Chakma Student’s Union in collaboration with Meghalaya Chakma Welfare Society is organizing an “Educational Awareness Campaign” to a Chakma Village named Sashi Ranjan Basti, Lumding, Assam, India from 20th – 24th January, 2019. The MLCSU has collected 20 sacks of clothes from the students and families… Read More

MNF Claims Majority in Chakma Autonomous District Council, Mizoram.

*Breaking News* MNF Claims majority in CADC Four MDCs from Indian National Congress in Chakma Autonomous District Council joined MNF Party on the 7th January, 2019. Four Congress MDCs namely Kali Kumar Tongchangya, Amit Kumar Chakma, Buban Kumar Chakma and Mohan Chakma split away from Congress party and thereafter merged with the MNF party making… Read More

Don’t Listen to Anyone Who Says You Shouldn’t Be Doing This .

Hilde Lysiak started her town’s only newspaper when she was 8 years old. Like any other town, Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, had its share of interesting, attention-worthy stories — but they went untold. Then came Hilde Lysiak: 8-years-old at the time (she’s now 12), she started Orange Street News as a place for the community to come… Read More

“Observation of 3rd Chakma National Day, 2019” by Chakma National Council of India.

#Changma_Din_7_January Changma Din Pala owr Myanmar, Tripura (Kanchanpur, Ailmara aaro nanan jagah) aaro nanan jagat. 14 Century-t Changma gun Mogottun haba hade hade 7 January 1313 tarigot Changma sin pa jeyi aaro dangor gori ro dilak “Aami Baji Aagi”. Jador din palenei jador hospana gojei ejo 7 tarik palei Changma Din. Jador Bhaledi Haamot Ujoo

The establishment of the Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission.

Alarmed by reports about human rights violations that kept pouring in from the Hill Tracts since the seventies human rights organisations and NGO’s started taking up the issue and gave wide publicity to it. Questions were raised at the United Nations and the International Labour Organisation. However, the Bangladesh government continuously denied that there were… Read More

History of The Chittagong Hills Tracts.

Brief history of the Chittagong Hills Tracts. The Chittagong Hill Tracts in the southeastern corner of Bangladesh is the homeland of 12 tribal hill peoples numbering about 600,000. Covering 5,093 square miles (10 percent of the country) and rising as high as 10,000 feet in places, the hill ranges contain limited cultivable land, most of… Read More

Description of Chakma Phonology.

Description of Chakma Phonology: Surabhi BHARATI, The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, India & Susanta BARDHAN, Burdwan University, India. The paper aims at describing the phonology of Chakma, a Tibeto-Burman language spoken by indigeneous communities scattered over a large area in the North-Eastern part of India such as the south western part of Mizoram,… Read More

Abduction of Kalpana Chakma

A recent case is the kidnapping of Kalpana Chakma, Organising Secretary of the Hill Women Federation. Kalpana Chakma (23) was abducted from her home in Lallyagona Village, Baghaichari Thana, Rangamati District, allegedly by a group of armed plainclothed security personnel on the night of 11 to 12 June 1996, just hours before the parliamentary elections.… Read More