Labour Minister speaks to graduates on good leadership
Graduates need to be productive and effective citizens to develop the small economy and the country as a whole.
Graduates are supposed to be responsible people and high degree of discipline to show the true nature of a Bhutanese citizen as honest, humble and compassionate.
Speaking at the 15th ongoing National Graduates Orientation Program (NGOP), Labour Minister, Lyonpo Ngeema Sangay Tshempo, said that a good leader is built around four leadership pillars which are compassion, stability, hope and security. “These leadership values are timeless and applies to all kinds of jobs and professions,” he said.
The themed, “Towards building responsible citizens and leaders” suggests being responsible for the sovereignty and quality leader for the development of nation.
NGOP is not about scoping jobs but it about understands our country better through its culture and traditions, rich history and selfless contribution of successive monarchs towards building the great nation.
In his address to the graduates during the opening ceremony of the orientation, he said that the country’s sovereignty can only be achieved if we prove to be productive and efficient to innovate and invent ways to create jobs and strengthen our economy where we attain high levels of sustainability.
Lyonpo also reminded that graduates must remember what our beloved Druk Gyalpo says, “you are the nation builders and the future of our country lies in the hands of our youth”.
Meanwhile, at the opening remark, he said, some of the challenges of the government on unemployment among others. “Although we have created various employability schemes for the job seekers, what has proved to be more important than skills is also your leadership quality,” he said.
The program has three main components on policy, cultural and personal development orientation where the various Ministers, Agencies, Non-government Organizations and private sectors will brief on aspects of government policies and socio-economic issues.
Lyonpo urged graduates to think smartly and continue to work on nation building as the country is still economically weak.
Speaking to the graduates, Lyonpo congratulated the graduates of 2016 who are attending in the ongoing orientation program at Royal Institute of Management, in Semtokha.
The participation in NGOP is voluntary but it is not for in-service graduates.
A total of 2,229 graduates are deriving the maximum benefit from the ongoing orientation program out of 1,074 are female. 1,667 general graduates and 562 technical graduates from ex and in country are currently attending the orientation.
Her Royal Highness, Ashi Eeuphelma Choden Wangchuck is also attending orientation after her hard work, determination and passion for many years.
The NGOP is organizing by Department of Employment, Ministry of Labour and Human Resources.
The orientation program has being started yesterday and it will concluded on 20 August 2016.