Councillor, Vice-Chancellor, other members of the Executive, academic and professional staff, graduates and guests,
I would like to begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we meet today. I also pay respects to Elders past, present and emerging, and I extend that respect to any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people present.
To be invited to speak to you, 16 years after my graduation from this world renowned institution, is indeed a great honor for my country, Bhutan, and for me personally. And for this, I’m deeply grateful to the College of Asia and the Pacific.