Chakma Raj Website
26 September 2012 administrator
The Chakma Raj family wishes to thank all concerned institutions, organizations, agencies, peoples, groups and individuals (Jummas, Bangalis and others) – governmental and non-governmental – for their expression of support, offers of cooperation, and goodwill, in relation to the cremation of the remains of the 50th Chakma Raja, Raja Tridiv Roy, in Rangamati, Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT).
Despite such a cooperative atmosphere, and the expressed desire of friends, relatives and well-wishers from different parts of the CHT and other parts of Bangladesh, to participate in the cremation ceremony and/or otherwise pay their last respects to the memory of the departed Raja, the family, including the late Raja’s children who live abroad, in consultation with senior leaders of the CHT and other well-wishers from different parts of Bangladesh and elsewhere, have decided that the cremation ceremony takes place on Thursday, 27 September, 2012, in Islamabad, Pakistan, where the late Raja lived and passed away.
The decision is primarily based on the desire to perform the last rites in a peaceful and dignified manner, without any let or hindrance.
The cremation and other pre-cremation and post-cremation rites and rituals will be conducted in the presence of a Theravada Buddhist monk (bhikkhu), who will chant the customary Pali sutras. Efforts will also be made to perform as many of the ancient relevant Chakma and Buddhist rites, as are possible in the circumstances.
The Satdinya/Dhormokam will be observed within the premises of the Rajbari, Rangamati grounds in the customary manner, on Thursday, 4 October, 2012.
Peace, Goodwill and Metta to All. May all sentient beings be happy.
Chakma Raj Family
26 September, 2012