The New Secretary General Assumes Office At the Colombo Plan Secretariat

The Colombo Plan Secretariat has a new Secretary General, Mr Kinley Dorji, a Master of Educational Administration, University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia and Bachelor of Arts, Punjab University, Chandigarh, India.

He has been appointed by the Colombo Plan Council and Mr Dorji assumed office on 2nd May, 2014 for a term of four years.

Mr Dorji’s vision for Colombo Plan would be to vigorously enhance the net-working and collaboration among all member states in all matters by consciously promoting dialogues between member countries. All efforts will also be made to share human and technical resources and facilitate transfer of knowledge and skills to promote all existing and as well as new programmes at the national, regional and international level to enhance human capacity to help the common people in the alleviation of poverty.

Further, he envisions that the Secretariat would ensure and provide effective organizational support to all Colombo Plan activities which will be backed up by a strong sub-regional and national Colombo Plan focal Offices with a dedicated professional team. It is also important to continue, he says, the legacy of excellence established by the predecessors of the Colombo Plan Secretariat to stimulate interest and support among all past and present Colombo Plan Alumni and the staff to continue working together with close contact in enhancing the image of Colombo Plan and its goal.

He further believes that the Colombo Plan Secretariat can also serve as an inter-governmental forum for consensus decision making for enhanced peace, harmony and friendship among all member states in the region and at the international level.

The Staff of the Colombo Plan Secretariat warmly welcomed the new Secretary General.  He is the sixth Secretary General of the Colombo Plan in the traditional way by lighting the oil lamp.

Before assuming office, Mr Dorji visited the Gangarama temple and spent some time in worship and invoked blessings from the Sangha.

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