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Monday, June 9, 2014


by Shanti Bikash Chakma

Agartala, 8th June, 2014: Central Committee of Bizumela Development Society has finalised venues of Tripura State Bizumela at its meeting held at Press Club, Agartala in the following Baams:

2016 - Agere Manu 
2017 - Muhuri-Laagang 
2018 - Ehede Dergang
2019 - Feni Baam
2020 - Ehde Manu.

The meeting has also decided submit Memorandums to the appropriate authorities to consider the following demands:

(a) To slack Indo-Bangladesh border during the Bizu Festival so that interested persons may come over to India from other side to enjoy the festival.
(b) To declare holiday on Phul Bizu in Govt. calendar in addition to Mul Bizu & Gocchye-Pocchye Bizu. 
(c) To increase Govt. grants for organizing Bizu Festival.
(d) To evade elections during Biju Festival which is also celebrated by different communities of India by different names.

A committee has been formed with the following members to prepare the memorandums and to monitor the progresses:

Alok Talukder
Chitra Mallika Chakma
Sukhamoy Chakma
Lali Laksha Chakma
Shanti Bikash Chakma
Kusum Kanti Chakma
Aniruddha Chakma
Pinaki Chakma
Debabrata Chakma

Decision has been also taken to sought suggestions from the Baam Committees regarding (i) Inclusion of Drama and Hip-pop in Bizumela, (ii) Inclusion or exclusion of some of the items of traditional Games & Sports and (iii) Whether cultural competitions in the Bizumela should be held in indoor or outdoor.

The meeting appointed (i) Dangu Aniruddha Chakma as Office Secretary along with his existing responsibility of Assistant Secretary. (ii) Dangu Arun Kanti Chakma as Foreign Affairs Secretary along with his existing responsibility of Cultural Secretary.

Responsibilities for advertisement collection for next Bizu Nijeni will be borne by the General Secretary and all Assistant Secretaries.

Following members has been selected as Executive Secretaries for Tripura State Bizumela-2015 at Agere Gumet.

(i) Executive Secretary (Construction)-Dangu Lalilaksha Chakma.
(ii) Executive Secretary (Finance)-Dangu Aniruddha Chakma.
(iii) Executive Secretary (Cultural)-Dangu Shanti Bikash Chakma.

The meeting ended with a vote of thanks to all members present in the meeting.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Bizu Mela not just a Celebration, it’s a Hizek (Scream): APCSU

by Arunachal Chakma News

January 22, 2014

People gathering before the meeting at Noida

New Delhi: With the Grand Biju Mela just two months away, Arunachal Pradesh Chakma Students Union is exploring numbers of ways to collect funds to make it a success. In a meeting held recently in Noida, APCSU Chief General Secretary, Prahlad Chakma informed all its supporters and members that the Bizu Mela is the threshold for a greater movement in Arunachal Pradesh for the Chakma Community. He said that the Bizu Mela is not just a celebration of a new year but a chance for us to showcase and express our 50 years long suffering and misery. It’s a point where we can unite and awake all our people to our strength, hence, it is very important for everyone to contribute as much amount as they are capable of for the big event.

He also thanks the entire Chakma community in Noida who has been consistent in paying the monthly subscription fees since one year. And their sincere monetarily assistant have made APCSU run its office in Arunachal Pradesh successfully. Gyanomoni Chakma and Probin Ranjan Chakma, the Director and the pPresident of Noida Chakma youth Association respectively have agreed to continue its support for APCSU and for the Bizu Mela. More than 300 Chakmas reside in Noida and half of them stay with their family. 

Ranjan Chakma, President of APCSU updated everyone that right after the Bizu Mela, the union would hold a general meeting with all the Chakmas where they would invite the Citizenship Right Committee of Chakma and Hazong of Arunachal Pradesh (CCRCHAP), Chakma intellectuals, Women representatives and all the Headmen to discuss the possible reformation of CCRCHAP and re-election of its members if needed and agreed by the majority. He hold the view that Chakma intellectuals currently working and studying in different parts of the country would come and attend the Mela and therefore it would be easy to hold conferences during the Bizu Mela along with them to discuss and decide what best could to be done to solve the citizenship issue of the Chakma permanently. He also said along the line of Prahlad that Bizu Mela is not just a celebration but a Hizek (Scream). 

In the next month, he along with Punya Chakma, Chief Adviser of APCSU would go to Kolkata to recreate APCSU Unit there and to collect funds for the Mela. At the beginning of this month they have met with Rakesh Chakma, a hard core supporter of APCSU presently staying in Nagpur. Rakesh would form the APCSU Nagpur in the coming month. 

The Bizu Mela will take place on 13-15th April 2014 at Jyostnapur Ground, Diyun Tinali. The Arunachal State Bizu Mela Central committee may invite several dignitaries from the State as well as from the Central Govt. A number of activities have been planned in the event that includes Exhibition of traditional arts and crafts, Traditional musical extravaganza, Conference on Chakma society, Polity, Culture, Bor porong etc.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Arunachal State Bizu Mela Central Committee plans grand Bizu Mela -2014. Seeks Donation of Rs.100/family from all the Chakma of Arunachal Pradesh

by Arunachal Chakma News

November 14, 2013

Diyun: Arunachal State Bizu Mela Central Committee (ASBMCC) is very excited to announce a grand Bizu festival in April 2014 to mark the 50 years of Chakmas in Arunachal Pradesh. People expect the event to be historical first of its kind for the Chakmas of Arunachal Pradesh. The Bizu Mela will be highly significant considering the future of Chakmas in Arunachal Pradesh.

The following are the aims and objectives of ASBMCC:-
To revive, preserve and promote the rich Chakma traditional culture.
To promote communal harmony and peaceful co-existence with our immediate neighbours in Arunachal Pradesh.
To foster socio-economic, cultural and educational development of Chakma community.

An Executive Body Meeting of ASBMCC was held on 10th November 2013 in the premise of Avoipur Buddha Vihar presided by its President Mr. Anil Chakma to broadly plan the uphill task well in advance. The Executive Body discussed the aspects related to selection of venue for Bizu 2014, raising funds as per budget, planning the three day event, assigning responsibilities and allocation of resources. In order to raise funds for the event, ASBMCC has decided to seek donation and contribution of Rs. 100 per Chakma household of Arunachal Pradesh and would appeal to the service holders to donate as much as they can. The portfolio holders of ASBMCC also have decided to contribute Rs. 300 to initiate the functions. A joint account will also be opened for convenient financial transactions and to maintain transparency and accountability. The Venue has been selected as the “Garitana” ground near Jyotsnapur Buddhist Temple and the organizers shall seek permission for the same from the appropriate authorities.r

For more informations : Contact Arunjit Chakma ( Asst. General Secretary- ASBMCC )

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Arunachal State Bizu Mela Central Committee

by Arunachal Chakma News

November 14, 2013

Diyun: Arunachal State Bizu Meal Central Committee launched it LOGO and published it complete portfolios. Arunachal Chakma News will be covering the much awaited Bizu Mela to be held in April 2014 in Diyun.

Arunachal State Bizu Mela Central Committee

NamePortfolioContact NumberVillage
Mr. Anil ChakmaPresident
Mr. Hriday Ranjan ChakmaWorking President
Mr. Jayanta ChakmaVice President
Mr. Samiral ChakmaVice PresidentBijoypur
Mrs. Bijaya ChakmaVice President
Mr. Gyana Jyoti ChakmaVice PresidentChowkham
Mr. Sanjiv Kumar ChakmaVice President
Mrs. Pinika ChakmaVice President
Mr. Surosen ChakmaVice PresidentDeban
Mr. Nihar Bindu ChakmaVice PresidentDharmapur
Mr. Manoj kumar ChakmaGeneral Secretary
Mr. Arunjit ChakmaAsst. Gen. Secy
Mr. Sumiran ChakmaJoint Secretary
Mr. Surjya Lal ChakmaJoint Secretary
Mr. Samar Jiban ChakmaJoint Secretary
Mrs. Amiya ChakmaJoint SecretaryDumpani
Mr. Sushil ChakmaJoint SecretaryChowkham
Mr. Santosh Kumar KarbariJoint Secretary
Mrs. Taranga Bala ChakmaJoint Secretary
Mr. Biswa Jyoti DewanJoint SecretaryDiyun
Mr. Dino Bandhu ChakmaJoint SecretaryDumpather
Mr. Shantilal ChakmaJoint SecretaryDumpather
Mr. Sumoti Ranjan ChakmaJoint SecretaryShantipur
Mr. Pradip ChakmaJoint SecretaryJyotsnapur
Mr. Kishore Kumar ChakmaJoint SecretaryBijoypur
Mr. Jayanta ChakmaFinance Secretary
Mr. Rupsen ChakmaCo-Finance Secreary
Mr. Manrose ChakmaOrganising Secretary
Mr. Indrajoy ChakmaAsst. Organising Secy.
Mr. Rabi Shankar ChakmaAsst. Organising Secy.
Mr. Paripurna ChakmaAsst. Organising Secy.
Mr. Purna Sen ChakmaAsst. Organising Secy.Jyotsnapur
Mr. Sushil ChakmaAsst. Organising Secy.Jyotsnapur
Mr. Sumoti Ranjan ChakmaAsst. Organising Secy.
Mr. Somendra ChakmaAsst. Organising Secy.
Mr. Rabindra ChakmaAsst. Organising Secy.Diyun
Mr. Udayan ChakmaAsst. Organising Secy.Dumpather
Mr. Shankar ChakmaAsst. Organising Secy.Shantipur
Mr. Krishna Jyoti ChakmaAsst. Organising Secy.Jyotipur
Mr. Sudatta ChakmaAsst. Organising Secy.Jyotipur
Mr. Sudangshu ChakmaAsst. Organising Secy.Rajnagar
Mr. Mangal Kumar ChakmaAsst. Organising Secy.Dharmapur
Mr. Paddha Dhan ChakmaAsst. Organising Secy.Moitripur
Mr. Chiranjiv ChakmaCultural Secretary
Mrs. Subita ChakmaAsst. Cultural SecretaryJyotsnapur
Mr. Samir Kanti ChakmaAsst. Cultural SecretaryDumpather
Miss Naina ChakmaAsst. Cultural SecretaryChowkham
Mr. NavaJyoti ChakmaAsst. Cultural SecretaryChowkham
Mr. Sanjay Kanti ChakmaGames & Sports Secretary
Mr. Devabrata ChakmaGames & Sports SecretaryJyotipur
Mr. Robin ChakmaResearch & Publishing
Arunachal Chakma NewsResearch & PublishingDelhi
Mr. Montu ChakmaPublicity Secretary
Mr. Ranjan Kr. ChakmaPublicity Secretary
Mr. Prahlad ChakmaPublicity Secretary
Mr. Addutt ChakmaPublicity Secretary
Mr. Bhadrasen ChakmaOffice Secretary
Mr. Danny ChakmaAsst. Office Secretary
Mr. Kalyan DewanLiteracy SecretaryJyotsnapur
Mr. Lakhiban ChakmaPower SecretaryAvoipur
Mr. Ajit ChakmaPower SecretaryShantipur
Mr. Nirupam ChakmaPower SecretaryJyotsnapur
Mr. Sumiran ChakmaSound SystemDumpani

AdvisorsDescriptionContact Number
Mr. K. KarbariHeadman Shantipur
Mr. Sumerdralal ChakmaHeadman Moitripur
Mr. Nripati ChakmaHeadman, Kamakhyapur
Mr. Gopinath ChakmaHeadman, Modoideep
Mr. Prashanta ChakmaHeadman, Avoipur
Mr. Nefa Ranjan ChakmaHeadman, Modoideep
Mr. Shantimoy ChakmaHeadman, Bijoypur III
Mr. Kali Rattan ChakmaHeadman, Bijoypur I
Mr. Binoy Shankar ChakmaHeadman, Dharmapur II
Mr. Sriti Shankar ChakmaHeadman, Dharmapur III
Mr. Anil ChakmaEx-Headman, Dharmapur
Mr. Nirmal Kanti ChakmaPresident, CDS
Mrs. Mayadevi ChakmaPresident, CWWS
Mr. Gul Mohan ChakmaJyotipur
Mr. Kamala Lochan ChakmaJyotipur

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Arunachal Pradesh State Bizumela Central Committee Formed Today

by Arunachal Chakma News

October 15, 2013

Diyun: On the 15th of Oct 2013, in a general meeting held at Avoipur Buddha Vihar, a new committee was formed in a view to keep alive the age old arts, culture, literature and ethics of the Chakmas. The committee was named as 'Arunachal Pradesh State Bizumela Central Committee'. 

Present were delegates from 'Tripura State Bizumela Central Committee' who specially came for the sme reason. They extended their heartiest greetings towards the formation of the committee. They also expressed their eagerness towards progressive co-operation in all walks. Further, they extended their helping hand and their openness towards building a bridge of wisdom among the Chakma community. They gave their valuable speeches purely in Chakma language without using any foreign words, thus setting a new trend of introducing or addressing wholly in Chakma language. They imparted their views towards the importance of organizing Bizumela inorder to get an ethnic identification and make mark in the world ana which can only be darried out through our age old rich arts, culture, literature and ethical values. 

The committe has already selected renown social activist Mr. Anil Chakma as its president and Advocate, Mr. Manoj Kumar Chakma as its GS. Among others are Mr. Chiranjiv Chakma as Cultural Secretary, Mr. Jayanta Chakma as tentative Treasurer. All the other portfolios shall soon be available after rigorous nominationsnd selection through a proper procedure. 

The newly formed committee shall continuously strive to give the Chakma arts, culture, literature and ethics a boost.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Chakmas Gearing Up for a Grand Bizu Mela in Arunachal Pradesh

by Arunachal Chakma News

October 11, 2013

DIYUN: An air of anticipation pregnant with excitement fills the very atmosphere of the Chakma inhabited areas in Arunachal Pradesh. Thousands of Chakma people are all but gearing up for the upcoming Bizu Mela slated to be commenced in mid April, 2013. In an attempt to make the celebratory event a historical first of its kind, several delegates who comprise the Tripura Bizu Mela Central Committee have arrived in Arunachal Pradesh on October 10, 2013. The visiting committee comprises of prominent cultural aficionados including Aniruddha Chakma (Asst. Gen. Secretary), Mr. Arun Kanti Chakma (Cultural Secretary) and Mr. Sukbilash Chakma (Games and Sports Secretary).

The aforementioned members of the committee have been playing crucial roles for long past in the preservation and promotion of culture, traditions and the history of the Chakma people; their work has mostly been prominently successful across Tripura though. It is also being planned to constitute a separate body – to be christened Arunachal State Bizu Mela Committee – on October 15, 2013 in order to provide a much-needed impetus towards the realization of the goal of making the grand Bizu Mela, which holds the promise of rewriting the history of the Chakma community in Arunachal Pradesh, a grand success.

It is hoped that the plethora of subtle beauty and inherently fascinating aspects about the Chakma culture and tradition would be on generous display during the interlude across which this much anticipated event is scheduled to pan out. The taste and flavor of ‘Pajjon Ton’ (a mixed vegetable based dished) especially prepared during the Bizu festival is perhaps duly expected to add to the cheerful atmosphere, which according to many, is surely going be the signature attribute of the grand occasion.

All in all the people are keeping an optimistic view about the much talked about celebrations, come April 2014 even as many are hopeful about this grand event leaving a significant impact in terms of coming together of the Chakma people, besides fostering unity as well as giving out the message of peaceful co-existence to the other communities of Arunachal Pradesh. Apparently, it is no surprise when many are heard to have confessed that they have already began the countdown to the Grand Bizu Mela 2014.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Draft Ideas for 1st Arunachal Sate Bizumela-2014

by Pradhir Talukdar Rega

A proposal to hold a Bizu Festival in 2014 at Diyun is placed. In the meantime, the point is discussed during several meetings in Diyun. The idea was not only to recollect the 50 years of Boor Porongy Chakmas in Arunachal but also to turn around for a positive approach of progress in all respects. It is also to mark for better and peaceful living during this transitional trek of time.

The naming of the festival may be 'Bizu Mela-2014' or 'Solidarity For Peace Festival-14' or 'Bihu for Brotherhood-2014'. However, the theme is Solidarity for peace and development. More ideas are welcome in this matter.

Some said the proposed 'Bizu Festival' is to mark the 50 years of Boor Porong (The Great Migration/Exodus) in 1964. After 50 years apparently 80% of the total Chakma population presence in the state  is Indian by birth. So, the term 'REFUGEE' used by medias is unfair for the Chakmas.

The Chakmas were welcomed and settled as migrant to this land of diversity and natural beauty. Since then this population of tremendous work force has been contributing to the region as well as the country.

It is to be mentioned that in 2006 a grand Bizu Festival was organised by BOC (Bizu Organising Committee) where a group 45 artists participated from Tripura. The gathering was a remarkable one from entertainment, educational and relation building point of view.

A number artists from Assam, Mizoram, Tripura are expected to take part in 2014 Bizu Festival with their own inspiration. A number of American/European friends expressed to take part.

The following points were also discussed in various meetings.

§  An audio cassette of 8 songs be recorded.

§  A souvenir (magazine) be published.

§  A short video film on anti-drugs and education awareness be taped (depends on availability of written drama in Akhamia).

§  Inauguration of the event by a cabinet minister.

§  Invitation to state ministers, VIPs, local community leaders and celebrities.

§  Invitation to the Chakma Chief Raja Devasish Roy as elected member from Asia region to The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

§  Invitation to CEM of CADC and a group of artists from Mizoram, Tripura and Assam.

Following proposals were raised

1.      The audio cassette consisting of various local community songs be recorded with the sponsorship from employees of Arunachal.

2.     The fund for the magazine be raised by one of our engineer in Tripura.

3.     A friendly team of State Level Bizu Mela Committee from Tripura will visit Diyun during Durga Puja (10-14 Oct. 2013) to exchange more positive ideas toward the success of the proposal. Formal information will be communicated.

Progress already made.

§  Two rounds of discussion already made in Diyun.

§  A number of organizations and GBs attended and expressed positively.

§  Well wishers from Tripura are ready to support.

§  CADC and Chakma Chief's aid are informed informally.

§  Couple of songs already collected by REGA.

§  For collecting articles, poems... etc for magazine Email: ani_uds@yahoo.com is ready/aacsu or cca or some more org's email be included.

§  For songs Email: regaconnects@gmail.com is ready.

Everything is dependent on the people at ground level. Youth and students are the crucial force for achievement and for coordinating all round preparation BOC will be accountable.

Friday, May 2, 2014

2nd Meeting in Tripura to hold Bizumela in Arunachal

by Pradhir Talukdar Rega

Proceeding of 2nd meeting 

As decided the 2nd meeting is held on 18th August, 2013 at the Little Follower School, Pecharthal where Dangu Raj Kumar Chakma presided. The following topics were discussed. 

1. Function of the respective executive bodies. 

2. Action plan of the committee. 

3. Welcoming the foreign delegates in the Bizu Mela. 

4. Releasing of audio cassette from communities of Arunachal. 

5. Fund raising. 

In the meeting the following decision were taken. 

1. Foreign national and Chakma from abroad will be invited to visit during Bizu Mela 

2. To request APCSU to cancel Bor Porong program in December. 

3. All effort will be strengthen for Bizu Mela 

4. Possibility of inviting cabinet minister will be explored 

5. Holding of meeting with various organisations in the concern area (Diyun, Changlang) 

6. Inviting a delegation from Arunachal for discussion 

7. A magazine (Souvenir) will be published on Bizu Mela. A sub-committee is formed to deal the matter. The committe comprised of Mr. Kusum Kanti Chakma, Pradhir Talukdar (REGA) and Aniruddha Chakma. Collecting articles, poem script etc by December,13. 

8. Sponsorship for the first audio cassette from AP is decided as follows: Kusum Kanti Chakma-Thengabhanga song-1, Aniruddha Chakma-1, Tifant Mitra, Dipankar-1, Alak Talukdar, Shanti Bikash Chakma(Dhudhuk), Sukhamoy Chakma, Pradhir Talukdar, Surjya Chakma and Supen Chakma, Priti Bindu Chakma, Asish Chakma. The cost of each song is Rs. 3500-4000.

The following guests and members were attended the meeting.

1. Gyan Ranjan Chakma Arunachal 9863893371 

2. Sukbilash Chakma Tripura 9436535303 

3. Buddhiman Chakma Nabinchara 9863734499 

4. Dr. Sirsendu Chakma Arunachal 9862744612 

5. Tuphant Mitra Chakma Arunachal 8730042594 

6. Sujoy Chakma Tripura 7308248753 

7. Anati Ranjan Chakma Dhanichara 7308505879 

8. Mukul Chakma Kumarghat 8974607473 

9. Bodhi Satta Chakma Manu 9863727359 

10. Nihar Bindu Chakma Kumarghat 7308012618 

11. Arunjoy Chakma Panisagar 9862795965 

12. Pragyan Chakma Gandachara 9485068514 

13. Surjya Chakma Pecharthal 9863876084 

14. ............. 7308364634 

15. 9863872392 

16. Brisa Moni Chakma Kumarghat 9863356655 

17. Kusum Kanti Chakma Dharmanagar 9436535883 

18. Aniruddha Chakma Kanchanpur 8731944944 

19. Arun Kanti Chakma Pecharthal 9436535627 

20. Pradhir Talukdar Buddha Gaya 9402145373 

21. Dulal Kumar Chakma Shantipur 9436562709 

22. Alak Talukdar Machmara 9402597406 

23. Suniti Ranjan Chakma Chailengtha 9402348692 

24. Chakma Ashim Roy Shantipur 9612182784 

25. Raj Kumar Chakma Pecharthal

                                                                           Ran Kumar Chakma 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

1st Meeting in Tripura to hold Bizumela in Arunachal

by Pradhir Talukdar Rega

Proceeding of the meeting 

A meeting of Chakma employees from Arunachal and intellectuals of Tripura State is held on 09-08-2013, at little follower school, Pecharthal. The meeting was presided over by Dangu Raj Kumar Chakma, President Pecharthal Changma Samajik Panchayet, Chagala Panchayet. The main agendas are as below: 

1. To organise Bizu Mela in Arunachal to commemorate the Bor Porong of its 50th years. 

2. To form Arunachal Bizu Mela Bhaledi Jodha in this regard. 

First of all Arun Kanti Chakma explained the historical importance of the Bizu Mela in Tripura to unite the whole Chakma community in the state. Bizu is the only one event/festival that can gather/unite all Chakmas around the state. The Chakmas around the globe can also gather during this yearly festive gathering. Every year the people from Chadigang Hill Tracts, Mizoram attend the Bizu Mela in Tripura. The people of Tripura are also attending to Bangladesh and Arunachal on this Bizu Day. In the year 2006, a group of 45 cultural activists/youths from Tripura attended to Diyun Bizu Mela. So, the significance of Bizu is unavoidable. We can also relate the pain of Chakmas in Arunachal Pradesh through the Bizu gathering. 

Aniruddha Chakma gave importance to invite community leaders from Mizoram, Chadigang Hill Tracts, CADC, Tripura. To organise the a grand Bizu Mela at Diyun, Arunachal the fellow people can extend help. Already a considerable communication is made with Mizoram and Bangladesh Chakma leaders. All are agreed to extend cooperation and feel the responsibility to visit the felllows of Bor Porong. He proposed a team should visit Arunachal in September/October, 2013. He also strongly hopeful to publish a souvenir on the occasion of 50 years of the great exodus in 64 and Bizu Mela at Diyun in Arunachal, 2014. 

Dr. Shirsendu Chakma originally from Arunachal expressed the significance of Bizu. At the same time pointed out the possible politicisation of Chakma issue in all cases. So, every possibility of opposition must be taken into consideration to make a success of the proposal. 

Dangu Nagad Jyoti also expressed the same point. 

In the meeting Inter-State Bizu Mela Coordination Committee is formed as follows: 

1. President: Raj Kumar Chakma 

2. Vice President: Dulal Chakma 

3. Secretary: Dr. Sirsendu Chakma 

4. Asst. secretary: Gyana Ranjan Chakma 

5. Treasurer: Tufan Mitra Chakma 

The following members were included in the committe 

1. Swapna Jyoti Chakma Silachari 

2. Subhash Chakma Amarpur 

3. Tarani Moy Chakma Gandachara 

4. Nagat Jyoti Chakma Agartala 

5. Bodhi Satta Chakma Manu 

6. Brishamani Chakma Kumarghat 

7. Dr. Sirsendu Chakma Pecharthal 

8. Dulal Chakma Shantipur 

9. Gyana Ranjan Chakma Pecharthal 

10. Ranjan Bikash Chakma Machmara 

11. Raj Prasad Chakma Machmara 

12. A. R. Surjya Chakma Pecharthal 

13. Supen Chakma Ambasa 

14. Dhananjoy Chakma Kanchanpur 

15. Arun Kanti Chakma Pecharthal 

16. Sukbilash Chakma Kumarghat 

17. Tufant Mitra Chakma Dharmanagar 

18. Dibyendu Chakma Chailengtha 

19. Raj Kumar Chakma Pecharthal 

20. Chakma Ashim Roy Shantipur 

21. Udayan Chakma Dharmanagar 

22. Rabi Sankar Chakma Agartala 

23. Hemanta Chakma Kailashahar 

It is decided that next meeting will be held on 18th August, 2013 at the same venue. The following persons were present in the meeting. 

1. Chakma Ashim Roy Shantipur 09612182784 

2. Raj Kumar Chakma Pecharthal 

3. Sujoy Kumar Chakma Shantipur 7308248753 

4. Anati Ranjan Chakma Lohit, AP 7308505879 

5. Chikko Muni Chakma Diyun, AP 7308029743 

6. Dinesh Chakma Do 9863472313 

7. Brishu Moni Chakma Diyun 9863356655 

8. Rasu Chakma Kumarghat 9402375205 

9. Supen Chakma Ambasa 9485008866 

10. Aboy Biram Chakma Pecharthal 

11. Nagat Jyoti Chakma Bishalgar 9402382457 

12. Sirsendu Chakma Dharmanagar 9862744612 

13. Ranjan Bikash Chakma Machmara 9402375452 

14. Aniruddha Chakma Kanchanpur 8731944944 

15. Surjya Chakma Pecharthal 9863876084 

16. Udayan Chakma Dharmanagar 7308643406 

17. Gayan Ranjan Chakma Pecharthal 9863893371 

18. Dhananjoy Chakma Kanchanpur 9612553424 

19. Tarani Moy Chakma (UCO bank) Gandachara 9485068073 

20. Rajendra Chakma Pecharthal 7308918712 

21. Vikram Chakma AP 9863637087 

22. Panchayudh Chakma Andharchara 9612548711 

23. Palash Chakma Bijoypur, AP 7308799564 

24. Uttam Chakma Chowkham, AP 9863919963 

25. Muichal Chakma Dumpani, AP 8974124254 

26. Kalendra Chakma Pecharthal 

27. Raj Prasad Chakma Machmara 9862923545 

28. Suk Bilash Chakma Kumarghat 9436535303 

29. Buddhiman Chakma Nabinchara 9863734499 

30. Dulal Kumar Chakma AP 9436562709 

31. Arun Kanti Chakma Pecharthal 9436535627 

32. Pritam Muni Chakma Manu 9485010089 

33. Tufant Mitra Chakma AP, Damchara 8730042594 

34. Bodhi Satta Chakma Bijoypur 9863727359 

35. Pinaki Chakma Agartala 9862991357 

36. Shanti Bikash Chakma Ambasa 9402330988 

37. Kusum Kanti Chakma Nabinchara 9436535883 

38. Alak Takukdar Machmara 9402597406 

Date: 08/09/2013                                                         President 
                                                                            Raj Kumar Chakma 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Ribeng Jadha Meeting of Bizumela Bhaledi Jadha

A meeting of Ribeng Jadha of Bizumela Bhaledhi Jadha will be held at Gandacharra, Agere Gumet on 10-05-2014 (1100 AM) to evaluate the Bizumela-2014 and to advanced planning for Bizumela-2015. The meeting will also try to finalise at least 5 to 10 future venues of Tripura State Bizumela. Beside the Ribeng Committee members, Baam Committees like Ehde Dergang, Agere Manugang, Feni and Muhuri-Laa also present in the meeting. It is learned that Ehde Dergang and Agere Manugang both of them are demanding Bizumela-2016 on the other hand Feni and Muhuri Baams are demanding Bizumela-2017. The Ribeng Jadha have to decide the venues of 2016 & 17 between those Baams.

Sunday, April 27, 2014


Muhuri-Laagang Baam Committee of Bizumela Development Society was formed on 27-04-2012 with 33 members. Some of the main members are as follows:

1. Sn. Shanti Mohan Chakma, Sabhananu,
2. Sn. Sonaram Chakma, Ejal Sabhananu,
3. Sn. Kinaram Chakma, Ejal Sabhananu,
4. Sn. Manik Chakma, Ahma Habidyeng,
5. Sn. Ranjan Chakma, Ejal Ahma Habidyeng,
6. Sn. Sanjib Chakma, Bhandali,
7. Sn. Guna Mohan Chakma, Cultural Habidyeng,
8. Sn. Basu Chakma, Ejal Cultural Habidyeng,
9. Sn. Arun Chakma, Hhara Habidyeng,
10. Sn. Binod Chakma, Fogodang Habidyeng.

Saturday, April 26, 2014


1. To organise a Dagoni Bizumela within the month of March to select suitable competitor for the Central Bizumela.

2. To publish an audio or audio/video album in every Bizu.

3. To publish a Baam Bizu Souvenir in every Bizu.

4. To arrange regular training programmes for the competitive items. 

5. To collect traditional musical instruments, sports equipments and encouraging the youngsters to learn the process of crafting of those materials.

6. To maintain an artist & player register.

7. To maintain a good liaison with the Traditional Panchayet leaders for various help.

8. To arrange a special programme like Jhora Geet Competition, Potti Hhara Competition or Gop Dye-di Competition etc. with help of Hhijes and Harbaris under their Baam.

9. To arrange jerseys with a particular colour for their participants and to  participate in the inauguration of Central Bizumela wearing those jerseys.

10. To take responsibility of an item in Central Bizumela like if a Baam takes the responsibility of the exhibition stall then another Baam can take the responsibility of supplying games & sports materials or decorating the Bhavachakra or arrange a traditional food stall in the Mela ground etc.   

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Friday, April 25, 2014


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A Bizumela Research Team was formed in the Central Committee meeting of Bizumela Development Society held at Machmara on 9th March 2014 to find out the history of the Tripura Sate Bizumela with the Chairmanship of Sn. Sukhamoy Chakma, Vice Chairman of Bizumela Development Society Central Committee (BDSCC). Other Team Members are as follws:
1. Sn. Chitra Mallika Chakma, Vice President, BDSCC,
2. Sn. Alok Talukdar,Vice President, BDSCC,
3. Sn. Aniruddha Chakma, Assistant Secretary, BDSCC,
4. Sn. Arun Kanti Chakma, Cultural Secretary, BDSCC,
5. Sn. Kusum Kanti Chakma, Research & Publicity Secretary, BDSCC,
6. Sn. Kusum Chakma, Communication Secretary, BDSCC,

As a Research Team Member, Sn. Kusum Kanti Chakma, Research & Publicity Secretary of Bizumela Development Society Central Committee had submitted a detailed report on 18th March 2014 to the Team Chairman Sn. Sukhamoy Chakma. here is the excerpts:   

After examination of some old records and documents regarding Tripura State Bizumela, it is found that Bizumela was first observed in Tripura on 1974 in Machmara by Chakma Gabuchye Jadha Parishad. Since its inception it was passed through several phases and evolved to the modern form. Following are some of the findings:

President: Paddha Dhar Chakma
Secretary: Dayal Bikash Chakma
Chief guest: 
Special guest:
Related documents found: `Hhuja Majara' booklet.
Remarks: Organised by Gabuchye Jadha Parishad.

Chief guest: 
Special guest:

Chief guest: 
Special guest:

Chief guest: 
Special guest:

Chief guest: 
Special guest:
Chief guest:
Special guest:
Chief guest: 
Special guest:

President: Janesh Ayon Chakma
Secretary: Priti Kusum Chakma
Inaugurator: Mohan Lal Chakma, 
Chief guest: 
Special guest:
Related documents found-Souvenir 1982
Comments: First Bizu Utasab in large-scale. The inaugurator termed as `Shilpa & Pudhi-Pustak Pradarshani Mela’. Souvenir-1982 termed it as `Bizu aa Shilpa-Maleye Mela’.

President: Bimal Mamen Chakma
Joint Secretary: Goutam Chakma & Satyapriya Chakma
Inaugurator: Anil Chakma, EM, TTAADC,
Chief guest:  
Special guest:
Comments: Art exhibition by Triptendu Bikash Chakma (Kolkata), Jamachaba & Hoyekfudo Choghopani drama by Bimal Momen Chakma.
Related documents found: Souvenir 1982 For the first time Bizumela name appeared. Bhavachakra introduced & First Bizumela souvenir published. Buno-Hada competition.

Secretary: Tatini Chakma
Chief guest: 
Special guest:
Comments: TTAADC started giving financial assistances to different Bizu committees.

11th-1984-Madhab Mastor Aadam
Secretary: Paritosh Chakma
Chief guest- 
Special guest-
President-Ananda Mohan Chakma
Secretary-Janadip Chakma
Chief guest- 
Special guest-
Related documents found: Souvenir 1985
Comments: First State Level Bizu Festival.

Secretary: Moloy Dewan
Chief guest:
Special guest:
Secretary: Amita Chakma
Chief guest: 
Special guest:
Secretary: Soumitra Chakma
Chief guest:
Special guest:
16th-1989-Madhab Mastor Aadam/Nakkonchara
President (M. M. Aadam):
Secretary (M. M. Aadam): Paritosh Chakma
President (Nakkonchara):
Secretary (Nakkonchara): Bimal Chakma
Inaugurator (M. M. Aadam):
Chief guest (M. M. Aadam): 
Special guest (M. M. Aadam):
Inaugurator (Nakkonchara): 
Chief guest (Nakkonchara): 
Special guest (Nakkonchara):
Secretary: Bimal Mamen Chakma
Chief guest- 
Special guest-
Secretary: Pragati Chakma
Chief guest: 
Special guest:

President: Sushil Kumar Chakma
Secretary: Bimal Momen Chakma
Inaugurator-Amiya Debbarma, EM, TTAADC,  
Chief guest- 
Special guest-
Cultural Team participated:   Machmara, Shantipur, Nabincharra with yatras `Ahojor Bizu Firi Ai by Anil Chakma & `Kormofal’ by Fuleshwar Chakma, Silachari, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Lebangbumani (Sadar), Bihu (Assam), Andharcharra, Rabindra Nritya (Agartala), Manipur, Sukhnachari, Hojagiri, Bamboo dance, Sikkim, Sylhety drama.
Related documents found: Programme leaflet. Attempt to form Sate Level Standing Committee.

Chief guest- 
Special guest-
21st-1994-Machmara/Gandacharra (Lakkhipur-Gachbagan)
Secretary (Machmara): Nilamani Chakma
Secretary (Gandacharra): Hriday Ranjan Chakma
Inaugurator: Anil Sarkar, Minister, ICAT, 
Special guest: Aghor Debbarma, Minister, TW, Subodh Das, Minister, Faizur Rahman, Forest Minister, Jagadish Debbarma, Chairman, TTAADC, Amiya Debbarma, EM, TTAADC, 
President: Anil Chakma.
Gandacharra: Inaugurator-Amiya Kumar Debbarma, EM, TTAADC, 
Special guest-Rabindra Debbarma, ex-Education Minister, Ananda Roaza, MLA, Dhirendra Tripura, MDC.
Cultural Team (Machmara): Nabincharra (with 2 yatras namely Karmaphal by Fuleshwar Chakma & Danaveer Bishwantar by Anil Chakma), Shantipur, Mainama, Machmara, Arunachal, Mizoram, Sanghati Nritya Dal (Agartala), Sikkim, Sylheti play, Gariya & Lebangbumani (Sadar), Bihu (Assam), Manipur, Hajagiri (Gachiram), Tripuri Dance (Boiragibari), Mahishasur Mardini Nritya natya & Dhamail by Kamalpur Cultural Team.
Related documents found: Invitation card, Bizumela leaflet.
President: Anil Chakma
Secretary: Shyamal Chakma Related documents found: Souvenir-1995
Comments: Competition on traditional dance, music & sports. Bargee was displayed as Bizu symbol in the committee leaflet.

President: Anil Chakma
Joint Secretary: Pratul Chakma & Nihar Bindu Chakma 
Inaugurator- Aghor Debbarma, 
Special guest-Ranjit Debbarma, CEM, TTAADC, Radhacharan Debbarma, EM, TTAADC, Rajendra Reang, EM, TTAADC, Biman Dewan, Member, TTAADC, 
President-Anil Chakma.
Cultural Team: Chawmanu, Mainama, Manu, Gandacharra, Nabincharra, Dasda (orchestra) & Yatra party, Agartala, Machmara, Shantipur (with yatra), Kanchanpur (with one act play), Manipuri (Dharmanagar), Rabindra-Nazrul Shilpi Goshthee (Panisagar) & Mizoram.
Related documents found: Programme leaflet.
Comments: Bizumela Flag hoisted.

President: Anil Chakma
Secretary: Fuleshwar Chakma
Inaugurator: Bimal Sinha, Health Minister,
Special guest: Subodh Das, Panchayet Minister, 
Presided over by-Anil Chakma, MLA.
Related documents found: Bizumela leaflet.
Comments: Leaflet mentioned it as 24th Bizumela.

President: Biman Dewan
Secretary: Kalo Bikash Dewan 
Chief guest:
Special guest:
Related documents found: Bizumela leaflet.

President: Anil Chakma
Secretary: Bimal Mamen Chakma & Alok Talukdar
Inaugurator: Narayan Rupini, Minister, Forest & ARD, 
Chief guest: Subodh Das, Minister, Panchayet, 
Special guest: Pabitra Kar, Minister, Industries, Ramendra Debnath, Minister, Sericulture & Nripendra Chowdhury, Member, TTAADC, 
Bizu Gorba: Jitendra Chowdhury, ICAT Minister. 
Presided over by: Anil Chakma. Related documents found: Invitation letter.
Comments: `Bargee’ was displayed as Bizumela logo.

Secretary: Biplab Dewan
Chief guest- 
Special guest-
Related documents found: Progrmme leaflet.
President: Anil Chakma
Secretary: Mukul Dewan
Inaugurator: Jitendra Chowdhury, ICAT Minister, 
Chief guest: Anil Sarkar, Education Minister, 
Special guest: Subodh Das, Panchayet Minister, Faizur Rahman, Labour Minister, 
Presided over by: Anil Chakma, Chairman, TTDC.
Related documents found: Committee & Programme leaflet.
Comments: The leaflet says that first Bizumela was organized in 1972.

President: Dinabandhu Chakma
Secretary: Santosh Chakma
Chief guest:
Special guest:
Related documents found: Committee leaflet.
President: Moly Dewan
Secretary: Salil Baran Chakma
Inaugurator: Jitendra Chowdhury, TW Minister, 
Chief guest: Ranjit Debnath, MLA, 
Special guest: Arun Kumar Chakma, MLA, Prahlad Pal, Chairman, Amarpur Panchayet Samiti, Jagat Jamatiya, Chairman, Amarpur BAC, Narendra Debbarma, Chairman, Karbook BAC, 
Bizu Gorba: Chakma Raja Debashish Roy,
Presided over by: Moloy Dewan, Chairman, Rupaichari BAC.
Related document found: Bizumela leaflet. Formal Bizu Gorba batyeni included.

31st-2004-Madhab Mastor Aadam
President: Biman Dewan
Secretary: Paritosh Chakma
Chief guest:
Special guest:
Bizu Gorba: Arun Kumar Chakma, MLA
Related document found: Bizumela Booklet.
President: Jashabir Tripura
Secretary: Shanti Bikash Chakma
Chief guest:
Special guest
Bizu Gorba: Digambar Chakma, Mizoram
Related documents found: Minutes of committee formation meeting.
President: Arun Kumar Chakma
Secretary: Bishu Kumar Chakma
Chief guest:
Special guest:
Bizu Gorba: Chakma Asim Roy
Related documents found: Souvenir-2006
Commnets: Erroneously mentioned as 25th Bizumela.
President: Arun Kumar Chakma
Secretary: Atrimani Chakma
Inaugurator: Keshab Majumdar, School Education Minister, 
Chief guest: Aghor Debbarma, CEM, TTAADC, 
Special guest: Sandhya Rani Chakma, EM, TTAADC, Lalit Mohan Tripura, Chairman, Damburnagar Block, Rabindra Debbarma, MLA, 
Bizu Gorba: Rasik Mohan Chakma, CEM, CADC, 
Presided over by: Arun Kumar Chakma, MLA
Related documents found: Souvenir-2007
Comments: Bizumela logo with `Bargee’ used in invitation card.

President: Shrota Ranjan Chakma
Secretary: Niranjan Chakma
Chief guest:
Special guest:
Bizu Gorba: Shakya Prasad Talukdar
Related documents found: Souvenir-2008.
Comments: Goutam lal Chakma wrote in the Souvenir: First Bizu Utsab in 1973, Chief Minister Nripen Chakraborty visited Bizumela in 1981 and Govt. declared Bizuday as holiday in 1983.

President: Arun Kumar Chakma
Secretary: Sukhamoy Chakma
Inaugurator: Chakma Raja Debasish Roy, Chief guest:
Special guest:
Bizu Gorba: Chakma Raja Debasish Roy,
Related documents found: Committee Booklet.
Comments: Bizumela logo used only in invitation card.

President: Arun Kumar Chakma
Secretary: Arun Chakma
Inaugurator: Sanatan Talukdar, 
Chief guest: Kali Kumar Tanchangya, CEM, CADC, 
Special guest: Dr. Buddha Dhan Chakma, EM, CADC, Nirupam Chakma, MLA, Mizoram, Minakkhi Sen Bandyopadhyay, Director, NE Oral Literature Centre, Sahitya Academy, Agartala.
Bizu Gorba: Nihar Kanti Chakma, Minister, Mizoram, 
Presided over by: Suresh Kumar Chakma.
Related documents found: Souvenir-2010
Comments: Bizumela logo used only in invitation card. Attempt to form State Level Standing Committee.

President: Arun Kumar Chakma
Secretary: Sujoy Chakma
Inaugurator: Ranjit Debbarma, CEM, TTAADC, 
Chief guest: Aghor Debbarma, TW Minister, Paresh Ch. Sarkar, EM, TTAADC, Rajendra Reang, MLA, Minkkhi Sen Bandopadhyay, Director, NECOL.
Special guest: Sandhya Rani Chakma, EM, TTAADC, Hasi Rani Bhattacharya, Chairperson, North Tripura Zila Parishad, Anil Chakma, ex-MLA, Sushil Chakma, ex-MLA, D. K. Chakma, SDM, Kanchanpur,  Shankar Narayan Das, BDO, Pechartal, Jene Luis Risto, Consulate General, France Mission, New Delhi, Laxman Kar, Vice Chairman, North Tripura Zila Parishad.  
Bizu Gorba: Laxmi Prasad Chakma, retired EE, 
Presided over by: Arun Kumar Chakma, MLA
Related documents found: Souvenir-2011
Comments: Present Bizumela logo appeared. State Level Standing Committee formed.

39th-2012- Ehde Manugabg (Madhab Mastor Aadam)
President: Arun Kumar Chakma
Secretary: Paritosh Chakma
Inaugurator: Ranjit Debbarma, CEM, TTAADC, 
Chief guest: Sushil Kumar Chakma, Chairman, CADC, 
Special guest: Jitendra Chowdhury, Minister, Industries & Commerce, Aghor Debbarma, TW Minister,  Ranjit Dewan, Chand Roy, Subrata Chakma, Pathan Chakma, Bijoy Kumar Hrankhwal, MLA, Nirajoy Tripura, MLA, Sandhya Rani Chakma, EM, TTAADC, Pradyut Kishor Bikram Manikya & Abhishek Singh, DM, Dhalai.
Bizu Gorba: Mrittika Chakma, 
Presided over by: Arun Kumar Chakma, MLA, Biman Dewan, ex-MDC, Gajendra Tripura, EM, TTAADC. 
Related documents found: Souvenir-2012, invitation card.
40th-2013-Agere Dergang (Kanchanpur)
President: Arun Kumar Chakma
Secretary: Chandan Kusum Chakma 
Chief guest:
Special guest:
Bizu Gorba: Manoranjan Chakma, TCS
Related documents found: Souvenir-2013.
41st-2014-Ehde Gumet (Jharjari)
President:Arun Kumar Chakma
Secretary: Lalilaksha Chakma & Debabrata Chakma
Inaugurator: Dr. Nirmal Das, Folklorist, Tripura University
Chief guest: Manoranjan Acharjee, MLA, Birganj
Special guest: Subhabrata Deb, Akshar Publications, Agartala
Bizu Gorba: Tushar Kanti Chakma, IAS

We can divide the history of Bizumela in to following three phases:

Examining the available papers and documents it is found that the following personalities have extraordinary contributions towards development of the Bizumela: (1) Mohini Mohan Chakma-the brain behind the creation of Bizumela, (2) Bimal Momen Chakma-taken the Bizumela to an unbeatable heights, (3) Anil Chakma-Govt. of Tripura felt importance of Bizumela through him & (4) Niranjan Chakma-guided the Bizumela organizing committees throughout the state for 25 years.  

Three documents have been found mentioning the year in which the first Bizumela (Bizu Utsav) has been organized. The Pechartal Bizumela-2001 leaflet says that the year was 1972, the article of Goutam Lal Chakma published in Agartala Bizumela-2008 souvenir mentions it as 1973 and the `Hhujo Majara’ booklet says that it was 1974. Among these three documents `Hhujo Majara’ is the oldest. Though the printing date is not there in the booklet but from the content it is estimated that it was published in 1977/78. Anyway, comparing the date of the two other documents (2001 & 2008) it is certainly the oldest one. So, 1974 as the birth year of Bizumela is authenticated through this oldest document.

It is found that the Bizumela has a tremendous influence on the present Chakma society. It was sole carter of cultural development of our society since 70s. Delivered a good deal in literary development. Became the meeting point of intellectual Chakmas and training field for budding youth leadership.  An in-depth research may be needed in order to find out the multi-dimensional impact of Bizumela on the present Chakmas society of Tripura.