Jump into the greater movement to implement the CHT Accord – Santu Larma’s call on JSS’s golden jubilee


Hill Voice, 16 February 2023, Rangamati: President of Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti (PCJSS) and Chairman of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Regional Council Jyotirindra Bodhipriya Larma (Santu Larma) said, We have to jump into a greater movement for the implementation of the CHT Accord. Jumma nationalism and progressive Jumma society should be established to preserve national existence. We have to strengthen national unity in every field in the coming days to establish our own rights. Therefore, the last word of all words is that, with the aim of properly implementing the CHT Accord, we have to jump into a greater movement.

Mr. Santu Larma said these things while addressing a discussion meeting organized on the occasion of Golden Jubilee and 51st Founding Anniversary of PCJSS at Rangamati Cultural Institute Hall on Wednesday, February 15, 2023.

Today Thursday (February 16) in a press release sent by Nagendra Chakma, Member Secretary of the Golden Jubilee Celebration Committee-2023 of PCJSS, it is mentioned that, ‘Soukhin Chakma, convenor of the celebration committee and central member of the PCJSS presided over the discussion meeting organized by the Celebration Committee-2023 of the PCJSS at Rangamati Cultural Institute Auditorium with the theme of ‘Join the greater movement for the proper implementation of the CHT Accord’.

Ushatan Talukder, vice-president of PCJSS, delivered the welcome address in the discussion meeting. Arun Tripura, Assistant Organizing Secretary of Rangamati District Committee of PCJSS, Moni Chakma, Organizing Secretary of Central Committee of Parbatya Chattagram Mahila Samiti, Amitabha Tanchangya, President of Rangamati District Committee of Parbatya Chattagram Juba Samiti, Suman Marma, President of Parbatya Chattagram Pahari Chhatra Parishad Central Committee and Shantidevi Tanchangya, General Secretary of Hill Women’s Federation Central Committee also spoke among others at this.

Note that at the beginning of the program, the national flag is hoisted during the national anthem and the party flag is hoisted during the party anthem. Jyotirindra Bodhipriya Larma, President of PCJSS, hoisted the national flag while party flag was hoisted by PCJSS member Madhabeelata Chakma. After hoisting the national flag and the party flag, the Golden Jubilee program of the PCJSS was inaugurated by blowing balloons.

Mr. Larma also said that the government wants the existence of PCJSS to be destroyed. Because only the leadership of PCJSS has the courage to struggle for protection of the rights of Jumma people in the hills. Not only that, the government is now running that process in the hills not to speak for the implementation of the Accord which was signed by the Jumma people on 2 December 1997 with their utmost sacrifice, so that people can forget and are forced to forget that agreement. So, we have to understand and know this reality. We must learn from this reality. And we have to strengthen our movement by learning.

In the event, the special discussants commemorated the 51 years that the PCJSS has gone through various ups and downs and tried to highlight the successes and failures of the party’s struggle in these 51 years. And taking lessons from the past experience, they decided to actively participate in any program aimed at the proper implementation of the CHT Accord under the leadership of the PCJSS.

Finally, the discussion meeting was declared closed with the President’s speech by the Convener of the Celebration Committee, Mr. Soukhin Chakma. At the end of the discussion meeting, a wonderful cultural program was performed by Girisur Shilpi Gosti.