150th birth anniversary of Bogd Khan commemorated

2019-10-11 18:09:47
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On October 11 at the State House, an international academic conference ‘'Bogd Khan-150: History, culture and heritage' was organized commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of VIII Bogd Jebtsundamba Khutagt. 

The event was co-organized by Office of the President of Mongolia, Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Sports, The Academy of Sciences, Institute of International Studies, Institute of History and Archaeology, Institute of Philosophy, Institute of Language and Literature and Bogd Khan Palace Museum.

33 scholars and researchers gathered from Mongolia, Russia, China, Japan, Germany, Hungary and Poland for the conference to deliver presentations, including Mongolist researchers Nakami Tatsuo and Tachibana Makoto from Japan, Udo Barkmann from Germany, S.L. Kuzmin and L.N. Krainova from Russia, Christina Teleky from Hungary, Carolina Zygmanovska from Poland. 

Also, representatives from branch institutes of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences and Gandantegchinlen Monastery and Bogd Khan Palace Museum gave presentations and discussions regarding Mongolian history of the early 20th century and government decisions and policies of that time relating to domestic and foreign affairs, defense and religion. 

President of Mongolia Kh.Battulga conveyed a message to the participants of the conference, noting the historical roles of Bogd Khan and other political figures who led the Mongolian National Revolution of 1911 that opened a new era of Mongolia. 

Exhibition displays archival documents related to Bogd Khan 

Same day, as part of the celebration of the birth anniversary of Bogd Khan, an exhibition ‘Bogd Khan-150: Heritage of Treatise’ opened at the Bogd Khan Palace Museum. The exhibition is being jointly organized by Bogd Khan Palace Museum and ‘Mongol Bilig Center’ of studying works in Tibetan language. 

The exhibiting unveils works written by Bogd Khan himself, handwritten manuscripts, original copy of some state orders, Buddhist scriptures, original copies of letters and notes Bogd Khan exchanged with foreign rulers, photos, postal stamps and envelopes and many other items that have never been displayed to the public before. The exhibition will close on October 25.