Labour Min­is­ter speaks to grad­u­ates on good lead­er­ship

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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.

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