Workshop on Introduction of Universal Human Values
For the health workers, it is not very easy to resolve the challenges, but it will be an opportunity to solve some of the challenges through universal human value education and practices.
The Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan organized three days workshop on Human Value workshop from 4th-6th August in the capital.
This workshop was organized with the main aim to develop competent and responsible professionals with human values and to ensure better understanding of co-existence and harmony in the society and workplace. The workshop was conducted by the resource persons from India who has been practicing in human values for almost half a century.
While science and technology has enabled tremendous advance- ments and innovations, question still remains of whether we are satisfied and happy with the state of affairs in this modern world.
The President of the University, Dr. K. P Tshering said that as a country, we aspire to have Gross National Happiness, as an individual, we aspire to have continuous prosperity and happiness but what are the value which are useful to achieve this happiness, how can we exist in harmony with our self, family, society and the nature are the questions which will face day to day life.
He added that in this orientation and workshop on universal human value education the university have introduced participants to explore and find answer for the question.
The workshop enables the participant to developed holistic approach within themselves and family.
Human value is very relevant to medical profession who deal with the human life and people dealing with the human life should be proud on principle on universal human value, he added.
But he also pointed out that the health professions are also facing challenges that he said that, the challenges faced by the health professional are lack of professional, not ideal working condition and poor communication.
“These challenges are not easy to solve, but I see an opportunity to solve some of the challenges through universal human value education and practices” said the President.
We at the university, we endeavor to promote good and care with human value and will strive to impart skills and competence with the right attitude, he added.
This training had benefited our health staff and other and will better profession on universal human value and understanding. Towards this course of producing responsible and sensitive health worker rounded in the fundamental principles of human value to ensure better understanding of co-existent and harmony at all the level at all faculty and to move from discipline to self discipline. The university has established the universal human value and GNH cell.
Through this cell, the university will create and enabling environment within the university fraternity to promote universal human value.
At the level of society increasing communal conflict, exploitation and strife, terrorism and violence in various forms, as well as increasing corruption and other unethical practices are rampant everywhere.
According to the release from the university, it states that the overall education should enable a human being to live a fulfilling life that is in harmony with oneself and with the family, society and the nature around us. Now the question is, is our education system based on these objectives?
The basic purpose of the orientation workshop on Universal Human Value was to introduce the participants to self exploration and to enable them to holistic development approach within themselves, their family and the society.
Meanwhile, the opening session of the workshop was graced by the Heath Minister Tandin Wangchuk and the workshop was attended by doctors, faculties and officials from Khesar Gyalpo University and other organizations. The objective of this three day workshop is to initiate the process of self exploration and self investigation within oneself about the understanding of happiness.