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 many purposes to the life such as enhancement of the personal advancement, increase social status, increase social health, economical progress, success to the nation, set goals of life, make us aware towards many social issues and gives solutions to solve environmental problems and other related issues.

We chakmas are stateless because our ancestors were uneducated. Lacking of education is the sign of backwardness, we can understand how our situations are till today. Our grandparents and parents say that they were suffered a lot in Arunachal Pradesh during 1970 to 2000 like fear of local people, political forces, hunger, diseases and many more when chakmas were uneducated. But now you see, as we chakmas are taking education, we are living peacefully, at least we’re getting our basic rights day by day. Nowadays, we aren’t much tortured by others because we are knowing our rights. Educated people are doing work hard for our rights which we are deprived of. Thousands of students go to cities for job purposes after doing higher secondary education, they get job easily. Some are getting government services, some are working in NGOs and some are fighting for rights. Eventually, we are developing like this.

As demand is continuing, we’re about to get all our rights which we have rights to get constitutionally. Education is the only weapon to fight for our rights, we would be strong politically, socially and politically as much as we learn. As education is basic and fundamental rights, everyone can take it. We also heartily request to all educated persons to come forward together for promoting education in our society.

Hence, we must give importance to the education than other targets in life as it is one of the source of real happiness in our lives.