A delegation of Moanoghar calls on the CHTDB Chair

20 August, 2023
A delegation of Moanoghar calls on the CHTDB Chair

On 20 August 2023, a delegation of Moanoghar led by Ven. Shraddhalankar Mahathera, President and a founding member of Moanoghar, calls on Ambassador (rtd) Supradip Chakma, Chairman of the Chittagong Hill Tracts Development Board (CHTDB) at his office. On behalf of Moanoghar, Ashok Kumar Chakma, Executive Director, congratulated Supradip Chakma on his assuming chairmanship of the CHTDB by offering him a floral bouquet. Other members of the delegation were Ven. Buddha Datta Mahathera, Joint Secretary, Nanda Kishore Chakma, Coordinator of Higher Education Program, Hobby Chakma, Administrative Officer and Engn. Ganga Bijoy Chakma, Vice Principal of Moanoghar Institute of Technology (MIT).

Ven. Shraddhalankar Mahathera briefed the CHTDB Chairman the current situation and ongoing activities of Moanoghar. Ven. Mahathera said that despite many constraints, Moanoghar as a charity has been trying its best to provide education and care to the disadvantaged children from all over the CHT region. He drew kind attention of the CHTDB to the urgent issues of Moanoghar.

The CHTDB Chairman Supradip Chakma emphasised on improving quality of education in the CHT region. He assured that he would look into the Moanoghar’s issues positively. To work on improving quality of education in the CHT region would be one of the top priorities of the CHTDB’s next interventions, he added.

Supradip Chakma also requested Ven. Shraddhalankar Mahathera to take concrete measures on inculcating the ideals of Buddhism among the children. Referring to the current inconsistencies in Dhamma practices, he underscored the need of disseminating the core teachings of the Buddha to the wider Buddhist community in the CHT region. The Sangha should make efforts in this regard. Notable that Ven. Shraddhalankar Mahathera is also the President of the Parbatya (Hill Tracts) Bhikkhu Sangha, Bangladesh.   

Recently Supradip Chakma, by order of the President of People’s Republic of Bangladesh, had been appointed as the Chairman of the CHT Development Board, which is a special statutory body set up in 1978 for development in the CHT region. He was a career diplomat and served in the foreign service as an ambassador of Bangladesh to Vietnam, Mexico and Laos.