Her Royal Highness Princess Sonam Dechan Wangchuck, the Honourable President of Bhutan National Legal Institute, granted an audience to the trainees of the Post-Graduate Diploma in National Law (PGDNL), Class of 2021 at the Royal Institute of Management yesterday.
Her Royal Highness urged the trainees to make the best use of the course to acquire the requisite skills for successful careers and to be able to serve the Tsa-Wa-Suum in various capacities in the future. Her Royal Highness asked each of the trainees to explain why they chose law and emphasized the importance of having passion in the profession they chose and to never let complacency take hold. Her Royal Highness most importantly highlighted that the term “justice” is all-encompassing with multiple actors and not just the Judiciary, as commonly misunderstood. The only way forward in achieving a strong and efficient justice sector is for all the various players to work together through improved coordination.
The PGDNL is a year-long course that is aimed at familiarizing law graduates with our National laws, Driglam Namzha and Buddhist literature – pre-requisite knowledge and skills before joining the civil service, corporate sectors, private law firms or practicing independently. The current 24th Batch consists of 11 female and 19 male trainees, and they will be graduating this December.