Saturday, December 27, 2014

Mongolia Brief December 26, 2014 Part I



Minister Erdene Receives Volunteers
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, December 26 (MONTSAME) The Minister of Population Development and Social Welfare Mr S.Erdene received Thursday the members of the “Mongolian Ray-Union of Youth” NGO.

They had organized a charity event to help S.Khorloo, a 90-year-old woman who, for a living, sells hot tea at Bombogor market. Thanks to it the old woman received a key to a new house. The Minister congratulated the guests for their good deeds and awarded a head of the union B.Nyam-Erdene and a member Ts.Suvd-Erdene the Ministerial Credentials. 

D.Nyamsambuu Appointed as Member of Nat’l Council of Public Television
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, December 26 (MONTSAME) A scholar on Buddhist philosophy “Gavj” titled D.Nyamsambuu was appointed the member of the national council of the Mongolian National Public Television (MNPT) at a plenary meeting of the parliamentary session on Thursday. His profile was presented by A.Ganbaatar MP at the plenary session. 
“Gavj” D.Nyamsambuu studies philosophical sectors of Buddhism, its psychology, techniques of meditation, ethics of Mongolian society, a role of Buddhism in civil ethics, the history of Buddhism in Mongolia and its characteristics. He has learned Buddhist books in the “Dashchoimbel” temple at the “Gandantegchilen” monastery in 1991-1995 and in the “Baldan Breivan” monastery in India, gaining the Parjin ravjamba and Zod ravjamba titles. In 2007 and 2009, Nyamsambuu studied in the Sunderland University in the UK. He is now working at the “Gandantegchilen” monastery to teach basic contents of Buddhism to the public and the meditation for mercy, ethics and concentration.

Servicemen Awarded State Prizes
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, December 26 (MONTSAME) Pursuant to a decree of the President and the Commander-in-Chief of the Mongolian Armed Forces Ts.Elbegdorj, state prizes have been given to military servicemen and staffers.
On Thursday, the prizes went to Ts.Tsolmon, the Minister of Defense; Major-General Z.Boldbaatar, the State Secretary of the Defense Ministry; and to Lieutenant-General, head of the General Headquarters of Mongolian Armed Forces (GHMAF).
The Red Flag Order of Military Merit was awarded to B.Altankhuyag, head of the human resource section at the GHMAF; S.Ganbold, head of the financial section of the 340th military unit; and D.Dorlig, a musician at the Military Ensemble of Songs and Dance.
The Order of Military Merit went to ten servicemen, whereas the Polar Star Order was awarded to five servicemen including O.Darikhuu, a concert master at the Military Ensemble of Songs and Dance and B.Javzmaa, an athlete of the “Aldar” sports club.
The Honored Medal of Military and the Honored Medal of Labour were awarded to others.

Eco-Kid Meets Minister of Environment
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, December 26 (MONTSAME) The Minister of Environment, Green Development and Tourism D.Oyunkhorol received on December 25 Buyankhishig, a boy who cleaned the shores of Selbe river for three years with his father Zorigtbaatar.
The Minister thanked the boy's parents for bringing up their child with such a love for nature and motherland. The “Eco-Kid” Z.Buyankhishig is a seventh grade pupil of 117th school, is also a member of “Eco” club of the school. “It is nice to look back after picking up all litter from the shores of the river. However, the shores would fill up with litter within just few days. The river is polluted by people, planting more trees on the shores should help," said Buyankhishig.
His father Zorigtbaatar prepared a small space at a bend of the river to build a children’s playground with trees planted around it. The Minister approved this initiative and promised to collaborate, and obligated her officials to pursue this work. 
“All children from either apartments or ger (national dwelling) districts deserve to have decent playgrounds and green facilities,” noted the Minister and promised to show her full support. Initiatives of Buyankhishig and Zorigtbaatar meet the objectives of the Ministry, she added.
Mr Zorigtbaatar has six children. He has begun cleaning the shores of the Selbe river since he moved to “Salkhit”, then his son Buyankhishig has started to pick up the litter. It was when a man posted their picture on Facebook, the boy was since called the “Eco-Kid”.

Bulgan Nominated as “Green City”
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, December 26 (MONTSAME) Bulgan city amazes the guests with its green facilities. Frameworks to plant trees in this aimag center began in 1950s and the number of planted trees there totals to over 40 thousand so far. The city has been nominated to the title “Green City” from the Association of Cities.
The Bulgan people planted some three thousand trees and bushes this year. They also chalked the trees to protect them from insects and animals. An area of 900 square meters was gardened and the experiments to plant evergreen lawns are underway.
One of the special events was that three thousand flowers were planted in the soils of the gardens, and some of them were planted in buckets and placed outside. The nomination to the “Green City” title was in high recognition of the above works conducted by Bulgan city landscapers in a scope of turning the city into a “Model City of Green Development”.

Documentary about Mongolian Wild Horse Screened in Czech Republic
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, December 26 (MONTSAME) An opening of a new documentary film named “Takhi in its motherland” about Mongolian wild horses took place December 18 at the Technical Central Museum in Prague, the Czech Republic.
The news was published Friday on website of the Mongolian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The event was attended by diplomats of Mongolia’s Embassy in the Czech Republic and representatives of the Czech Ministries and agencies. A director of the Czech Zoo Mr M.Bobek made the remarks during the opening ceremony, saying that this documentary film is created with an aim to present and propagandize the “Acclimatization of Mongolian wild horses in their motherland” project, which is implemented within the Development Cooperation of Czech Government.
A diplomat of the Mongolian Embassy in charge of trade and economic affairs D.Onorbilegt expressed thanks to the Czech side for making great efforts to acclimatizing wild horses in Mongolia. 

Best Female and Male Athletes, Best Coaches of 2014 Announced
December 26 (infomongolia.com) Organized by Mongolian National Olympic Committee, the annual "Burte Chono" Sports Award Ceremony to bestow the Best Female Athlete, Best Male Athlete, Best Team, and the Best Coach of the Year was held at the “600” Studio of Mongolian National Broadcaster in Ulaanbaatar on December 25, 2014.
The names were promoted and voted by Mongolian Sports Press Union and experiencing international practices, organizers for the first time promoted candidacies in each category, before it was named only the Best Athletes, Teams and Coaches of the Year.
Winners of the "Burte Chono" Sports Award 2014 are:
1. Best of the Best Female Athlete of the Year - Sukhee TSERENCHIMED (World Champion in freestyle wrestling, Women’s 60 kg)
2. Best Female Athlete of the Year - Munkhbat URANTSETSEG (Asian Games Champion in judo and World Sambo Champion, Women’s 48 kg)
2. Best Women’s Team of the Year - National Women's Judo Team
1. Best of the Best Male Athlete of the Year - Ganbat BOLDBAATAR (World Champion in judo, Men’s 60 kg)
2. Best Male Athlete of the Year - Ganzorig MANDAKHNARAN (Bronze medalist of the World Championships in freestyle wrestling, Men’s 66 kg)
2. Best Male Athlete of the Year - Dorjnyambuu OTGONDALAI (Asian Games Champion in boxing, Men’s 60 kg)
1. Best Team of the Year - Men’s Basketball Team under Coach O.Bayartsogt
1. Best of the Best Coach of the Year - Tserenbaatar KHOSBAYAR (Coach of Mongolian National Freestyle Team)
2. Best Coach of the Year - Dashgombo BATTULGA (Coach of Mongolian National Judo Men’s Team)
2. Best Coach of the Year - Tserenbaatar TSOGTBAYAR (Senior Coach of Mongolian National Freestyle Team)
Moreover, on December 25th under the Decree of the President of Mongolia, the Best of the Best Female Athlete of 2014 - S.Tserenchimed, Best of the Best Male Athlete of 2014 - G.Boldbaatar, and the Best of the Best Coach of 2014 - Ts.Khosbayar were appraised with the Merit Titles of Mongolia on the occasion of the 103rd Anniversary of regaining the Independence of Mongolia, the 375th Anniversary of the Capital City and the 25th Anniversary of the Democratic Revolution in Mongolia.
Related:
'Burte Chono Award' winners announcednews.mn, December 26

Mongolia and France to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Diplomatic Ties in 2015
December 26 (infomongolia.com) The first workshop to discuss organizational issues of celebrating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Mongolia and the French Republic was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia in Ulaanbaatar on December 25, 2014.
The meeting was chaired by Foreign Minister L.Purevsuren and in his remarks noted that the Government of Mongolia pays particular attention to develop the partnership with France as the “third neighbor” and affirmed that the relations and cooperation with the country have been actively developing.
At the meeting, Mongolia-France Friendship Group at the Parliament, MP N.Battsereg, who is appointed to chair the working group as well as State Secretary at the Foreign Ministry B.Boldbaatar and representatives from the Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Construction and Urban Development, Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Ministry of Finance, Mongolian Academy of Sciences, and Mongolia-France Friendship Association were present.
Mongolia and the French Republic have established the diplomatic relations on April 27, 1965.
Related:
Mongolia and France to mark 50th anniversary of diplomatic relationsnews.mn, December 26

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