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

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2015-07-11




SPEECH BY THE PRESIDENT OF MONGOLIA, AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF NAADAM FESTIVITY



Dear citizens,
Distinguished Guests and friends,

From this respectful podium where the State White Banners abode, which are the symbol of independence and sovereignty of Mongolia, I convey to you my heartfelt greetings for the Mongol Naadam Festivity.

The National Naadam Festivity, the tradition of our statehood, historical and cultural wonder and delight of the people of Mongolia begins with pride and vigor.

The Naadam Festivity is a grand ceremony which pronounces the Mongolian statehood will be dwelling eternally. Mongol Naadam is a national cultural tradition that shed light on humanity how the sky is great and how the earth is immense and is a convention of national culture and tradition that demonstrates cleverness of Mongol people and strength on Mongol horse. Mongol Naadam is a wellspring that reminds our history and encourages us to create our future.

I appreciate everyone who are committed to strengthening the independence and freedom of our country, respecting unity, justice and creativity, inheriting history, language, culture and tradition and making effort to the development of the country. Thanks to the efforts of our hard-working people, Mongolia is moving forward.

And the essence of the history, culture, traditions and pride of Mongols - the Naadam Festivity begins. Today Mongol Naadam became the world’s festivity. Guests have travelled to Mongolia from afar to celebrate the Naadam Festivity. They have been sharing the joy and fascination of the Mongol Naadam with the rest of the world.

I wish the wrestlers be strong, the cheer of horse riders be clear, race of horses be astonishing, archers be sharp and our people be peaceful. From this high rostrum I declare hereby the supreme festivity of the Mongol people, the Naadam, open.

Have a great Naadam Festivity.
May my Mongolia dwell eternally.

July 11, 2015.