President of Mongolia awarded international Nicholas Roerich PrizePolitics
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Each year, recipients of Nicholas Roerich Prize are announced by the Roerich Heritage Fund. Nicholas Roerich was famous painter, writer, archaeologist, philosopher, who made a significant contribution to culture.
The President of Mongolia Kh.Battulga was awarded the international Nicholas Roerich Prize for 2018. It is the first time in 16 years for a state head to receive the award.
President Kh.Battulga was awarded the prize for:
Supporting archeological discovery of Xiongnu noble tombs from BC 110 at ‘Gol Mod II’, located at Undur-Ulaan sum of Arkhangai aimag
Building the Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue complex and the 13th Century Mongolia complex
Starting the ‘Maidar’ project in aims of creating cultural immunity for Mongolians through culture and beginning the creation of the 54-meter tall statue of Buddha Maitreya
The award ceremony took place in Russia on October 13, 2018. The award was received by the Deputy Chief of the President’s Office G.Baigalmaa on behalf of the President.