Lyonchen addresses the RIM graduates
L yonchen Tshering Tobgay addresses the 20th convocation of Royal Institute of Management (RIM) on 26 October in RIM multipurpose hall, Simtokha.
Conveying His Majesty the King’s ‘heartiest Tashi Delek’ to the graduates, Lyonchen informed the gathering that His Majesty the king is touring the country trekking through the highest mountains.
“Walking through the toughest terrains just to be with his people,” he said, adding graduates not to upset about His Majesty not being at the convocation. “Rather draw inspiration from example of His Majesty the king,” Lyonchen added.
Lyonchen shared that whenever His Majesty visits schools, colleges and Institutions and address the students, His Majesty talks and repeats about national objectives.
Speaking to the graduates, Lyonchen said, the collective responsibility to look after and protect the institution of democracy, he said to ensure the democracy is vibrant, honest and to serve the interest of the people and country.
The law is extremely important to the young democracy and it is must to protect the rule of law. “We have to be united as Bhutanese, bound by our love for our single monarch.” While we celebrate democracy, Lyonchen said, our people should be govern by the rule of law.
Talking on economic success, Lyonchen said, we must progress at the nation economically to ensure sustainable eco- nomic growth. Lyonchen said that people getting self-reliant is more important than the government getting self-reliant.
To ensure the fruits of economic success be spread throughout the country, Lyonchen said, we must work hard and collectively.
Besides, Lyonchen also talks about the importance of sovereignty and security among others. He said the life force of the country sovereignty is the monarchy. Lyonchen said, “The democratic continues to grow strength to strength and the guardian institutions of monarchy guarantee our sovereignty of the nation.”
The Bhutanese has the ability to achieve the nation objective since many of the constructions and projects have been working by Bhutanese workers. Lyonchen said that peoples are blessed with the advantages to achieve the goals.
Bhutan is one of the smallest countries in the world, yet the culture diversity and its riches are the most important which is to identity, separates and distinguish among others.
Bhutanese culture is one of the distinctive culture, language and tradition in the world. Lyonchen said, because of our culture we have much better chance to achieve the national objectives. “National dress is contributed to preserve and promote the culture,” he added.
Lyonchen reminds them of the challenges and advantages of the country’s size and being a small country, he said, we are fortunate to have been mindful of the risk of being complacent, mediocre and corrupt society.
A total of 275 graduates were individually awarded the certificates of which 27 pursued Masters in Business Management, out of which only a female and 23 pursued in Master in Business Administration. 33 graduates received Post Graduate Diploma in National Law and 36 in Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration, while 35 graduates received Post Diploma in Financial Management.
There are a total of 121 Diploma graduates from various fields including Diploma in National Law, Diploma in information management system, Diploma in financial Management (DFM-Public) and Diploma in Financial Management (DFMBusiness).