BCCI Pres­i­dent speaks to RTC stu­dents

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As a part of the dis­tin­guished guest lec­ture se­ries, Royal Thimphu Col­lege in­vited Ugen Tshe­cup Dorji, Pres­i­dent, Bhutan Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try to talk to the stu­dents on Bhutan’s pri­vate sec­tor and the way for­ward last Wed­nes­day. The Pres­i­dent high­lighted that even with the sig­nif­i­cant growth in almost all the sec­tors of the na­tion’s econ­omy, the op­por­tu­ni­ties for youths are still limited. As com­pared to the past, to­day the de­mand for jobs is by far greater than the sup­ply. Jobs that are in place are very limited; there­fore, the com­pe­ti­tion is high. He in­di­cated that the only way out of this is for in­di­vid­u­als start be­com­ing more en­ter­pris­ing, start look­ing at be­com­ing self-em­ployed, and start look­ing at op­por­tu­ni­ties that have po­ten­tial in Bhutan. The pres­i­dent also talked about the three sec­tors which have growth po­ten­tial in Bhutan i) Tourism, ii) Agri­cul­ture and iii) Bhutan as a gate­way for in­vest­ment into the In­dian mar­ket. The stu­dents were ad­vised that one im­por­tant thing to re­al­ize as a young Bhutanese is that it is good to dream big and start small. Sug­ges­tion for grad­u­ates to start look­ing into agri­cul­ture as a po­ten­tial op­tion, par­tic­u­larly in their own home dzongkhags was also em­pathized. Grad­u­ates need not nec­es­sar­ily take up con­ven­tional farm­ing but they can at least look into other as­pects of farm­ing such as tis­sue cul­ture, re­search in food, or­ganic prod­ucts, and even the business and or­ga­ni­za­tional as­pects, e. g. or­ga­niz­ing a com­mer­cial or co­op­er­a­tive farm.

The Pres­i­dent was ac­com­pa­nied by the sec­re­tary – gen­eral and of­fi­cials from the Bhutan Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try.

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