Rinchen Lethro Wins Best Leader Award At The Global Youth Peace Ambassador

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Rinchen Lethro said that the opportunity to participate and win the award was gratifying.

(Source: Kuensel)

 

By Choki Wangmo Kuensel

Last week, Rinchen Lethro, 33, received the best leader award out of more than 200 delegates in the Global Youth Peace Ambassador (GYPA) in the Maldives.

The GYPA is the largest international youth development programme that advocates global peacekeeping mission and conducts peace-building activities, bridging socio-ethnic, religious, and community divides. 

This can be achieved by dialogue conducted through a network of special trained young people who promote values that promote peace and tolerance. 

 

 

Photo: Facebook/Global Youth Peace Ambassadors Programme

 

At the end of the program, all the participants will be recognised as Global Youth Peace Ambassadors and will be presented with the Global Youth Peace Ambassador pin Medal 

Various factors which helped Rinchen Lethro to win the award

Representing Bhutan in the GYPA, Rinchen Lethro, who is also the board director of Lhak-Sam, used his consulting firms to influence, train, educate, and counsel young and unemployed Bhutanese youth to equip themselves with required skills.

He has a Bachelors Degree from Sherubtse College (Royal University of Bhutan), majoring in Buddhist Literature, Philosophy & Communication.

“The active involvement in projects for peace and social change, promotion of peace and work towards conflict transformation through youth initiatives were some of the significant contributions which helped me to win the award,” Rinchen Lethro said.

His role as a mentor to Bhutanese entrepreneurs and as a qualifier of the Business Acceleration Programme conducted by the University of Texas added weightage to Rinchen Lethro’s selection process. 

He said that the opportunity to participate and win the award was gratifying.

“It was a lovely surprise and I received this award with utmost humility on behalf of my fellow Bhutanese youth. I am indebted to the international youth committee for the opportunity.”

“I am proud that the works I carry out with the youth has made a positive impact and has gained international recognition. However, getting an award from amongst global youth intellectuals come with responsibilities,” Rinchen Lethro said.

Selection criteria of the GYPA

At the GYPA, participants were selected based on their ability to increase the social outreach for the promotion of peace, respect, and tolerance as part of achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 16.  

 

Source: Facebook/Global Youth Peace Ambassadors Programme

 

As the recipient of the best leader award, Rinchen Lethro plans to work towards the goal of collaborating with other peace ambassadors and to foster peace globally.

“I will identify key relationships so as to avoid exacerbating conflicts and create alliances that empower marginalised groups.”

“The award will be beneficial and encourage young people of the country to become part of the global peacekeeping mission and be the catalyst of change. It will promote the presence of young actors in the peace-building processes,” he added.

The Republic of Maldives, in collaboration with the government of Maldives, Maldives Development Research Institute, Institute for Economics & Peace (Australia, USA), One Young World (UK), Singapore Institute for Multidisciplinary Professionals, Ascendence Asia (Singapore), and various other public and private sectors hosted the programme.  

In total, participants from more than 30 countries took part in the five-day programme, held in the Republic of Maldives from 28 Aug to 1 September 2019.

 

This article first appeared in Kuensel and has been edited for Daily Bhutan.

 


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