Government Kamalanagar College (GKNC) is located in Mizoram, one of the most peaceful hilly states in North East India. While ‘Mi’ means people, ‘Zo’ implies hilly, and ‘Ram’ signifies country, but the name was, etymologically, to be clubbed as-‘Mizo’, meaning people of the hilly, and ‘Ram’, as country or land, thus, Mizoram is the land of Mizo. It is the 23rd State of India on 20th February 1987, and the state capital is Aizawl. The 20 year long Guerilla Warfare for Independent Movement, led by the Mizo National Army (Underground Army wing of the Mizo National Front., MNF) ended with a successful peaceful settlement of Memorandum of Settlement on 30th June 1986.
Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram can be reach by Air, Road and Train, it has ‘Lengpui Airport’, domestic airport, at 40 kms from the capital. There is direct Flight Services from New Delhi (twice a week), and daily routine Flight from Kolkatta (West Bengal), air taxi fair ranges from Rs. 3800 to 7900 per persons (Economy to Executive). Moreover, National Highway 54 connects from Guwahati, and Broad Gauge North Eastern Railways route connects upto Bairabi, the border village of the state with Assam. There is direct Sumo (Maxicab) service from Aizawl to Guwahati (Assam), Silchar (Assam), Agartala (Tripura), Churachandpur (Manipur) and other neighbouring States, fair ranges from Rs. 700 – 2000 per passengers.
Government Kamalanagar College (GKNC) is located in the southern Tribal town of Chawngte, Kamalanagar, the Headquarters of Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC) in Mizoram. The area was purely Tribal belt, and enshrined in Article 244(2) of the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution of India. It was bounded by 318 km of Indo-Bangladesh border in the West, and 404 km of Indo-Myanmar border at the south, and the CADC was at the tip of India international border in Mizoram state. Entirely, it is Tribal inhabited area, where majority of the population is Chakma (Tribal), but different other tribal communities, like Bawm (Mizo), Pang (Mizo), Tlanglau (Mizo), Reang / Bru, other Mizo sub-tribes, and few businessmen of non-tribal communities subsistent their lives in the headquarters and nearby villages.
One can reach GKNC from Aizawl, the State Capital through Road, and Routine Helicopter Flight. By Road, it is 287 Kms from Aizawl via Thenzawl World Bank Road, or 335 Kms via National Highway 54 (54NH). Unfortunately, due to heavy rainfall and the ongoing follow-up constructions of Kaladan Multi-modal transit Transport Project, one has to travel to Chawngte, via Lawngtlai, due to extreme terrain road, thus the distance from Aizawl increases to 370 (approx), which require more than 14 hours on road journey. There is daily Maxi Cab Service (direct) from Aizawl, and the fair is Rs 1000 per head, unfortunately none other Road transport services are available. Moreover, there is direct Helicopter Service (Pawanhans company) from Aizawl, and the fare is Rs.3300 per head, and this chopper service is available twice a week (Tuesday & Friday).
This tribal belt cannot give assurance on luxury, and contemporary facilities to visitors, but the adventurous road experiences, opportunity for direct touch with the most extreme tribal community among the tribal North east, reach heritages and wild forest resources are sophisticating the areas.
There is State Bank of India-SBI (ATM attached), Mizoram Rural Bank. In terms of communication providers, there is Airtel, BSNL and Jio (Reliance), but signal strength needs adequate development. There is humid climate, very hot in summer, and cold in winter, but the climate is cool between November to February. Tourist Lodge, Circuit House, and PWD IB’s were 24hours available for tourist and other visitors.
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