THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF MONGOLIA, PRESS & COMMUNICATIONS DIVISION

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2014-11-23




SPEECH BY TSAKHIAGIIN ELBEGDORJ, PRESIDENT OF MONGOLIA, AT THE CEREMONY OF AWARD OF THE SUPREME STATE PRIZE OF MONGOLIA THE ORDER OF CHINGGIS KHAAN



Dear citizens,
Distinguished laureates of the Order of Chinggis Khaan,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

On the Occasion of the 852nd Anniversary of birth of the Great Chinggis Khaan and the National Pride Day, I extend to you my greetings and best wishes. I convey my hearty greetings to the people of Mongolia, in Mongolia and all around the world, envoys of the countries and international organizations that Mongolia enjoys friendly relations and those who are striving for the development and prosperity of Mongolia.
Since the 850th Anniversary of birth of the Great Chinggis Khaan, Mongolians have been publicly celebrating the Anniversary as the National Pride Day. Mongolians solemnly celebrate the National Pride Day proudly remembering the culture and heritage, history and tradition of our ancestors, wishing for a better future on the first day of every first winter month.

Our ancestors taught us to respect our birthday. Mongolians are the people who envisage and predict the future based on their historical experiences. We have ancestors to follow and history to take pride in. Our pride is our legacy, wealth and unique history and culture created by Mongol nation. Our pride is our country, independence and prosperity. Our pride is our past, present and future. Therefore, we pray to our great ancestors, assess our present, strive for a better future, on the first day of every first winter month.

The Great Chinggis Khaan is the greatest pride of the Mongol people. Chinggis Khaan was a Mongolian who overcome the miseries of human live and achieved the Tengri divinity. Chinggis Khaan lives on like a golden arrowhead shot through the time and shining out of a hundred thousand arrowheads. Chinggis Khaan left his best for Mongolia. He left the great history, orders and state tradition of Mongolia. The state established by Chinggis Khaan is prospering with its seal and people intact.

We should be proud and learn the lessons, heritage and glory of our great Khaan. We know that Chinggis Khaan used to overcome difficulties and challenges uniting the people and avoiding villains’ provocations. Mongolians are respecting the knowledge and gift of our great Khaan. Our policy-makers should not forget that Chinggis Khaan respected and prioritized the people’s common interest more than his luxury palace and king’s privilege. Chinggis Khaan was a leader who preferred peace and mercy over revenge and war. He never bore a grudge against anyone, never complained and never meant any harm to society. We should never forget an old saying “The greatest pride of a good state is good order, good law and good public servant”.

A national pride is a fine legacy and heritage built by the nation. Every nation has a good legacy and it lives on despite the length of time and human fate. A national pride is a good heritage and culture which are being passed by the people on to the younger generations. And today Mongolians are creating their national pride too. There are many people who are considered the national pride of Mongolia and some of them are here with us today. State Great Khural ruled to confer the supreme state prize of Mongolia, the Order of Chinggis Khaan, to an outstanding figure of Mongolia on the occasion of the National Pride Day. The esteemed laureates of the Order of Chinggis Khaan are Punsalmaagiin Ochirbat, Byambasurengiin Sharav, Dashiin Byambasuren, Radnaasumbereliin Gonchigdorj, Natsagiin Bagabandi, Damdingiin Demberel and Dumaagiin Sodnom.

Today the Order of Chinggis Khaan goes to a Mongolian State Honored scientist, Merit worker of Science, Academician Khavtgain Namsrai. Academician Khavtgain Namsrai is one of the outstanding scientists of Mongolia. Representing the senior scientists of our country and in recognition of their contribution to the development of science in Mongolia, Academician Kh.Namsrai is being awarded with the Order. The Order is also being given to you for the purpose of encouraging young scientists and researchers in new discoveries and scientific achievements.
Kh.Namsrai is one of Mongolia’s few scientists with a wide international renown. You became a role model and pride of Mongolian scientists. Your scientific works and books are recognized worldwide and it is easy to find you on the internet. Kh.Namsrai is a member of the World Academy of Science which includes ten Nobel Prize laureates and many outstanding scientists of the world. Mongolians are truly proud to have a scientist who evaluate and review the scientific works of the leading scientists of the world.

Kh.Namsrai was born in a herdsman’s family in Tsagaankhairkhan Soum of Zavkhan Aimag. He was raised in a country which combines Khangai and Gobi region with high mountains, vast grasslands, rivers and desert. I join others in extending our heartfelt congratulations to you, Mr. Namsrai, on your success, efforts and contribution to the science of Mongolia. Kh.Namsrai reached closer than the world scientists to discover the structure of atom and proton flow. We know that your discovery known as the “Theory of Namsrai” recognized to the world.
We are proud to see how your formulas and equations in physics and mathematics used by the scientists and students as often as the Pythagorean Theorem. For 46 years, Kh.Namsrai wrote over 40 books and this is a Mongolian scientist’s contribution to the world’s science. The people of the world are awaiting for new discoveries and great solutions from your students and your fellow scientists.
When I was reading about Academician Kh.Namsrai, his word impressed me much. Kh.Namsrai was invited and still being invited by many countries offering good opportunities to live and work, with long-term visas and even citizenship. Kh.Namsrai answered to all these invitations saying “I have a motherland”. Mongolia should be proud of you, Mr. Namsrai, our citizen, our scientist and our patriot.

I announce that the ceremony of award of the supreme state prize of Mongolia, the Oder of Chinggis Khaan is ready to begin on the occasion of the National Pride Day. I would like to congratulate you, Honorable Mr. Khavtgain Namsrai, your family, children, relatives and fellow scientists and wish all the best.
May the spring of the wisdom and knowledge of the Mongol people be full forever.