Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Naadam festivity commemorating the 2227th anniversary of the Mongolian Statehood, the 812th anniversary of the Great Mongol Empire, the 97th anniversary of the Mongolian People’s Revolution and the 29th anniversary of the Democratic Revolution has successfully concluded.
On the first day, July 11th, President of Mongolia Khaltmaagiin Battulga delivered remarks at the opening ceremony, gave an interview to the Mongolian National Broadcaster, and visited the archery field and the ankle bone shooting hall.
President Battulga said to reporters, “I have opened the Naadam festivity for the second time. Last year, I didn’t shoot a bow and arrow because I was unprepared. For this year’s Naadam, I trained three or four times. One of my shots hit the target. I am delighted.”
On the second day, July 12th, the President went to Khui Doloon Khudag to watch the race of soyolon, 5 year-old horse. Present at the race were, Speaker of the State Great Khural Miyeegombyn Enkhbold, Prime Minister Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh, Chief of Staff of the Office of the President Z.Enkhbold and members of the Cabinet and the State Great Khural. Then, President Battulga visited the ger of horse trainer B.Battur, whose stallion won the race.
On this day, President Battulga gave an interview to Mongol TV, and issued a decree to award the outstanding archers, child jockeys and the wrestlers who won their respective games. The President presented the rank of the State Champion to N.Batsuuri, who upgraded his rank State Lion by winning the wrestling tournament. He defeated State Champion Ch.Sanjaadamba in the final round.
Following the award ceremony, President Battulga gave closing remarks of the Naadam festivity.