The Chakma Rights and Development Organisation (CRDO) was established by the Chakma people of Arunachal Pradesh to address the multifaceted issues concerning us and democratically pursue the restoration of rights of the Chakmas and other marginalized people of Arunachal Pradesh.
CRDO was formed in a historic meeting on April 17-18, 2018 that witnessed about 18 GBs (village headmen) and more than 250 public leaders and activists come together at Dumpather Buddhist Temple. The meeting while recognizing the need for a new dynamic organization to address the deteriorating condition, rights and development issues of 90% Chakma population who are legally citizens of India by birth, declared the formation of CRDO to fight for rights and development of the beleagured Chakma and Hajong tribes in Arunachal Pradesh who have been deprived of basic rights and access to development schemes in the name of citizenship.
Since then, CRDO has been relentlessly working towards its objectives through various activities such as data collection drive, counseling and awareness campaign about child marriage/human trafficking/drug de-additions, Noa-Dihing river flood control, voter enrollment in summary revision of electoral rolls and etc.
CRDO is committed to its core values of TRUTH, TRUST and TRANSPARENCY in its struggle for securing a life of dignity for the beleagured Chakma and Hajong tribals of Arunachal Pradesh and with your support CRDO is hopeful that it will be able to overcome the many challenges in its way and positively contribute to creating a world without discrimination.