I have been longing to write on this man. Only time was not permitting me.
He is a Chakma; hence Chakmas the world over are today all praise and proud of him.
On December 22, 2008, Dr Amit Chakma was named as the new President of University of Western Ontario, one of the top 10 research universities in Canada. He will be take charge on on July 1, 2009.
After the Americans’ mind-boggling inauguration of their first black President, Mr Barak Obama, see how the University of Western Ontario is looking forward to celebrate Dr Chakma’s rising to the throne. Read - http://www.gazette.uwo.ca/article.cfm?section=Opinions&articleID=1677&month=01&day=21&year=2009
Dr Chakma currently is a vice-president as well as a professor of chemical engineering at the University of Waterloo in Canada. Among other positions, Chakma has served as professor of chemical and petroleum engineering at the University of Calgary and dean of engineering at the University of Regina. Read more about him at http://www.adm.uwaterloo.ca/infoprov/provost.html
A Chakma is a Chakma is a Chakma. Dr Chakma has humble roots but he rose by sheer dint of hardwork, determination and his capacity. Congratulations, Mr Chakma !!!