The College Management, faculty and students were honoured to have Zimpon Wongm Dasho Chewang Rinzin, Director of Royal Institute of Governance and Strategic Studies (RIGSS) on 3rd April 2019. Dasho was invited to the College to give a talk to the faculty and students as part of the Value Education Programme as a local expert.
In his address to the student teachers in the morning, Dasho talked about “ROAD TO SUCCESS”,highlighting what the student teachers as future teachers could do to pave their own successes in life. Dasho reminded the students that each one of them as future teachers and young adults are a tremendous and invaluable asset to take our country forward and make it a better place for our future generations than what is now.
Dasho’s talk to the student teachers primarily centered around the following EIGHT key themes:
- Be knowledgeable
- Stay up-to-date
- Learn to embrace failure
- Be responsible
- Live simply and frugally
- Be a good human being
- Strive for excellence
- Make the best of college life
Dasho concluded his address to the student teachers by asking them to be a different class of teachers of a different calibre – a new generation of teachers so that they are able to “Incubate the best version of themselves”.
In the afternoon session with the teaching faculty, Dasho talked about “Professionalism and Leadership in Public Service”.Dasho started his talk with a citation from His Majesty the Fifth Druk Gyalpo’s Royal Address at the Madhavrao Scindhia Memorial Lecture, New Delhi in 2009, where His majesty highlighted “What each one of us do makes an impact on the bigger things – small parts of BIG VISIONS”.
Dasho’s talk to the faculty mainly touched on the need to develop:
- Specialised knowledge
- Competency as teacher educators/public servants
- Honesty and integrity
- Looking the part
- Awareness of the larger goals
Dasho reminded the teacher educators that everybody is a leader and each one of us paint our own life’s journey which stays behind as a personal legacy that we leave behind. He stated that to paint a perfect portrait, you do not necessarily have to occupy a high ranking position with highly paid job nor do we have to occupy a highly influential position to be a leader. Dasho concluded his session by emphasising on the need to develop a sense of “leadership of the self”and not a leader that leads the masses, which is the key catchphrase His Majesty the Fifth Druk Gyalpo is emphatic of when talking about leadership.