The Druk Gyalpo’s Institute strives to create and maintain lifelong relationships with its alumni in order to foster a global interconnected network, not only between the school and the alumni but also between the alumni themselves
On Tuesday, the 9th of August, 2022, His Majesty the Druk Gyalpo graced the graduation ceremony for the Class of 2021. He addressed the audience and awarded the Bhutan Baccalaureate Diploma to the students of the graduating class.
The Royal Academy is akin to the photosynthesis reaction owing to the fact that it utilizes an individual’s passions, talents, and perceptions to reach self-metamorphism. The Royal Academy breaks the stereotypes of school as students are educated rather than schooled by focusing on the core values of the Five Areas of Development. Through this holistic approach, I was able to grow with resilience, higher self-esteem, and become a proactive learner. The Royal Academy is a home where I always look forward to going and residing. A place where teachers are students and students can be teachers, and a place where classrooms are not confined within walls. Learning can take place in the forest, in villages, and even near the lakes. Just like the butterfly effect, I want to absorb the teachings of The Royal Academy and output the learnings everywhere I go to bring changes within and outside.
Six years at The Royal Academy have been incredible. Even though it passed in a flash, I am glad that everything happened and I have many memories to always lean back on. The processes and the learnings along the journey helped me pave the way for a better future. As I am taking Computer Engineering, I aspire to contribute and bring changes to the STEM community.
Six years at The Royal Academy was a transformative experience. Meeting different people from all walks of life gave me exposure and also made me understand how we are responsible for how our life turns out to be. I was good in academics and became better but more important than that, I became better in the other four areas as well. This holistic development made me a better human being. The Royal Academy provided a conducive environment for me to change and grow. I am currently applying to colleges in the U.S. and want to pursue a major in materials science and engineering. After getting the education and experience, I plan to come back and work together with other people and the government to create a materials science industry and efficiently use the resources in Bhutan.
Life has not been the same. Participating actively in a variety of activities over my six years at The Royal Academy has helped me develop values and life skills that are necessary for daily life. This has given me the ability to work with the rest of the world and become a better version of myself. The Royal Academy has helped me to think out of the box and learn beyond the four corners of the classroom. I had the chance to discover new things, grow, and pick up knowledge from those around me every day.
I’ve come a long way, and I know I’ve gotten better over the past six years. Although I still don’t fully understand who I am, I can say that I am aware of what I am doing and confident that I am on the right path to forging my own path. I’ve developed into a responsible adult, and as time has gone on, so has my perspective on things and people.
My experiences as a student at The Royal Academy were varied: joyous at times, terrible sometimes but mostly refreshingly ambiguous. Experiencing an interwoven thread of ordinary and peculiar experiences widened my perspectives. Thereafter, pursuing knowledge to augment my understanding of anything and everything cemented my inherent attribute of inquisitiveness. After traversing great mountains of valuable learning experiences, I now hold great faith in myself. As I set forth to pursue higher education and greater credibility, I look forward to becoming an exemplary learner and scholar in the field of Computer Science and Technology.