The Ultimate Truth Preaching Mission (TUTPM) has emerged in the year 1999 to serve the poor, rural and tribal people of Mizoram and especially to the chakma people. The initiatives was taken by a few educated chakma youths, who have completed their education but decided to organize the poor rural and needy chakma people initially within the Lunglei District and later move out from the district boundaries and covered entire state of Mizoram.
These youths have also contacted the elders and priests of the Santi Niketan Bouddha Vihara for guidance and later decided to form an association of people to transfer their thoughts into practical implementation. Therefore, the youth group has involved few more motivated and experienced persons in the team and thereby decided the name of the Association as “THE ULTIMATE TRUTH PREACHING MISSION(TUTPM) “ and thereby applied for registration under section XXI of societies Registration Act 1960 and got desired legal status for introducing planned development initiatives for extending organised development actions under the stated banner of the Mission.
The Registrar, Societies Registration Act 1860 was kind enough to register the Mission on 29th March 2000 and since then the Mission is actively engaged in extending its various developmental services for the promotion of the needy, poor, rural and tribal people of Mizoram by putting special focus on the development of the youths & women of the chakma tribes in its operations.
Therefore, the Mission is basically represents the voice of the poor, needy rural and tribal people, especially the chakma tribes of Tuichawng area of Lungsen Rural Development Block. The Mission is now fully engaged in the process of establishing some common development plat form on which community based welfare and development activities may be performed like social, economic and other welfare oriented interventions.
In this direction, the Mission interested in organizing the poor, needy, deprived, rural and tribal people with special focus on the chakma tribes in its operational areas and also wants to provide necessary supports and services for their social, economic and cultural up-liftment. It also interested to assist for their total empowerment to have a peaceful & harmonious life-style.
The Mission has started introducing its development activities on low-scale and based on the resource mobilized from and within the communities. The promotional efforts of the Mission was came into light when it has successfully supported few students and provided support for some welfare activities for the needy, poor, rural and tribal people and made them visible before the community.
Later, the community has started more and more such activities by mobilizing the resources from the community.
Now, majority of its developmental activities are always be suggested by the community with due consideration of their actual needs and the Mission utilizes its human resources for their proper executions. The Ultimate Truth Preaching Mission has become established as a community based development institution after facing lots of troubles and difficulties to get accepted and extends its services after mobilizing required resources from the community.
Therefore, the Mission is now representing a complete democratic platform for the development of the people, which in other words quoted like By the people, For the people. The community stands for the Mission and the Mission stands for community based development actions and has reached the stage to achieve this status by standing for each others on development.
However, to balance its development interventions, the Mission has started some specialized skills-upgradation trainings for the rural and tribal people interested to undertake some feasible income generation activities as a part of their self-employment towards ensuring a regular income for adoption of a life-style and move towards their sustainable livelihoods.
The Mission therefore, started organizing some vocational training with major emphasis on skill-upgradation, management and marketing of their finished products to have reasonable income for their labours, time and investment. The Mission has also utilizes its available resources in the form of educated youths to provide coaching to the dropouts and general students for their better education and make them a good citizen of the state and country.
To assist the needy poor, rural and tribal people the Mission has also given its emphasis on health and health related issues and organised its action to generate awareness for having better health and health life. It has also assessed their health problems and started introducing health-camps to assist the patients in the treatments, medicines and other related expenditures. The Mission is also taking initiatives to educate people on taking up preventive measures to avoide large medical expenses, spending time and face problems occurs due to non-availability of finance on income during the particular time.
However, the growing experiences of extending various welfare and developmental activities the Mission have been now enabled to organize its interventions by utilizing professional approaches whenever and wherever it is possible. In accordance to the above, the Mission has decided to set targets oriented development interventions on six strategic and sectoral progrrames as mentioned below.
- Educational Programmes
- Health Programmes
- Environmental Programmes
- Livelihood Development Programmes
- Women Empowerment Programmes
- Religious Programmes
The Mission has also kept the cultutal programmes separate from its strategic interventions considering this as having no direct relation with the livelihoods development programmes.
Rather, the Mission has decided to focus more on the Women Empowerment Programmes considering it as the lowest and effective ways to uplift the most deprived community and bring them in the lights of sustainable development. In this direction, the Mission has started organizing women folk inclusive of the chakma and other communitites and decides for undertaking planned development activities.
Therefore, the Mission has started organizing the women groups inclusive of the chakma tribal women in the style of Self-Help-Hroups (SHGS) and imparting vocational and skills trainings for improving their skills. The Mission is also extending its support and services for the women to produce quality products in bulk to have reasonable prices for their efforts.
However, due to lack of financial experiences, the Mission was unable to link these SHGS with credit sources and now the Mission is looking forward to avail some external resources to extend necessary supports to these SHGS for their total empowerment. The external support, the Mission is looking forward is the sponsorship of the Programmes/Schemes either from any Gov’t department or from any Funding Agencies who are working for the development of the people of Mizoram and encourage Self-Help movement.
The Mission is also interested to organize and re-structure the behaviour and character of the people by giving moral education through religion they believe in order to help them eradicate irrational beliefs & thoughts and keep themselves a lot from antisocial activities encouraging rational beliefs & thoughts to bring peace in them and as well as in the community.
The development operation of The Ultimate Truth Preaching Mission are basically focusing towards education of the needy rural poor, deprived tribal children with special attention to the chakma tribal children and also towards empowerment of the needy rural poor, deprived and tribal people with special attention to chakma tribes and who are interested to stand on their own feet for their sustainable livelihoods.
The Mission is putting all its developmental efforts initially to improve their individual and group skills for adoption of suitable income generation activities to provide alternative means for their sustainable livelihoods development.
The Mission normally adopts its operational strategies for its developmental interventions are based on promotion of social. Economic and educational development with special emphasis on giving early child care and education to the underprivileged poor chakma children and also on skill upgradation using of local materials and resources. And seeking market to sale finished product and extends required support services to have better health, environment for peaceful and harmonious livings. It also promotes sectoral interventions with the activities related to the health, education, environment and livelihoods.