Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ In his speech on the National Pride Day, November 19, President of Mongolia Kh.Battulga underlined that a Government’s most important purpose is to protect its people.
“As Chinggis Khaan, founder of the Great Mongol Empire and Man of the Millennium taught us, protecting and caring for the people is a permanent policy of the government of Mongolia,” said the President, pointing out how politicians and public servants are exploiting the ideals of governance and neglecting their duties today.
Mongolia started celebrating the National Pride Day in 2012, marking the birth anniversary of Chinggis Khaan on the first day of winter on lunar calendar, as told by historians. This year, the National Pride Day was celebrated on November 19.
“This day is of utmost significance to not only Mongolians, but also Mongol ethnicities spread around the globe, who are united by Chinggis Khaan’s greatness, mighty honor and the wish to protect the Mongolian state rather than his own life,” remarked President Kh.Battulga. “Mongolians will uphold the name of Mongolia under the glory of the Great Chinggis Khaan in the time to come,” he said.
The President’s speech continued with an illustration of Chinggis Khaan’s humble character, vision for a great leader and undeniable merits. “On this day, we should be reminded of the wisdom of Chinggis Khaan,” the President said.
Addressing his decision to present the Order of Chinggis Khaan to Olympic Champion N.Tuvshinbayar, the President spoke of the judoka’s biggest merit – winning Mongolia’s first Olympic gold medal, thus helping reunite the Mongolian people after the tragedy of July 1 Riot in 2008. “He is an excellent athlete who has never disappointed us by continuously demonstrating hard work and accomplishing great feats,” the President said.
President Kh.Battulga said that he wished to set an example, with the presentation of the Chinggis Khaan Order to N.Tuvshinbayar, in encouraging public servants, political figures and lawmakers to excel in their own works and serve the nation faithfully.
“Without doubt, the Order of Chinggis Khaan shall be attainable to anybody, who are doing outstanding job and fulfilling their duties to the people and the nation with dedication and fairness,” the President noted.