Profession: The Royal Institute for Governance and Strategic Studies (RIGSS) introduced a new training course called the Young Professionals Leadership Programme (YPLP) in Phuentsholing yesterday.

About 30 public officials below 40 years of age are participating in the four-week programme. The participants include officials from the armed forces, corporate bodies and government agencies.

Each of the organisations have paid Nu 240,000 for the course.

Dasho Karma Yezer Raydi, who was the chief guest at the launch, talked to the participants about various aspects of leadership. “This course will help us identify and groom future leaders,” he said.

Dasho Karma Yezer Radi said while the capability of a person comes first, it was “character” that mattered the most. He said a leader should have the ability to sacrifice his personal interests for the cause and benefit of the society.

He said that the personal interests of leaders should not override the national interest. He said being able to evaluate one’s own quality was one of the important instincts of a good leader.

Meanwhile, the newly introduced programme will focus on the development of character and teamwork. During the course, issues of national importance will also be discussed.

The Chairperson of Royal Civil Service Commission, Dasho Karma Tshiteem, and the education secretary, Sangay Zam, among others, attended the launch.

Rajesh Rai | Phuentsholing