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Speech of H.E. Mr. Tsakhia Elbegdorj, President of Mongolia at the Opening Ceremony of the National Naadam Festival


Dear Naadam participants,
Distinguished guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

With Mongolian Naadam’s glory, I wish to convey my warmest greetings to my fellow Mongolians, those are celebrating the Naadam in our beautiful motherland and
in many places of the world, and all our guests and I wish you to have a great Naadam Festival.

This summer is exceptionally pleasant as draught of many years in Mongolia has been nurtured by rain. When we people are close to each other and eco friendly, people’s deeds become successful by themselves and mountains and water resources enjoy and give back their gifts. I am confident that this Mongolian Naadam will be magnificent as seniors will be filled with joy and youngsters sing and dance.

This year’s Naadam is unique from other years’ Naadam. The splendid anniversaries of the great history of Mongolians are quadrupled this year. The 2220th Anniversary of Mongolian Statehood, the 805th Anniversary of the Great Mongolian State, the Centennial Anniversary of the National Freedom Revolution and the 90th Anniversary of the People’s Revolution are all occurring at this moment and this has profound meaning and we are very proud of the anniversaries.

The wonderful festival of free and independent Mongolians with great history is beginning now. We inherited it from our early ancestors. Colorful summer and historic anniversaries are matching up and a year awaited Naadam of our people has come. I hereby declare the opening of the celebration of the National Day - Naadam with its splendor and glamour from this honorable podium where the Great White Banners of Mongolia are honorably placed.

Happy Naadam!

July 11, 2011