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2010-07-11




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



BLESSED BY THE ETERNAL SKY, THE ONLY IN THE WORLD ‘MONGOL NAADAM’

Dear citizens,
Distinguished Guests,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

On the occasion of the National Day, I wish to convey my warmest greetings and best wishes to my fellow Mongolians celebrating the greatest of all ‘Mongol Naadam’ in our beautiful motherland and all around the world as well as to our honorable guests who have come to share with us our national celebration.

As every year we celebrate the Naadam festival this year’s Naadam also begins with a dashing colour, fine manifestation and great in every way. The sky has cleared up and a pleasant summer time has come. Our people and livestock are contented; the nation and families are reviving and prospering. The state values and supports the achievements and efforts of our hard-working fellow citizens. Our people are working enthusiastically to strengthen justice in the society, to move forward nations’ achievements and developments and to make a good name of Mongolia. Mongolia’s reputation and good endeavors are getting higher and renowned around the world.
During the Naadam Mongolians discuss all their best achievements, pay tribute to the customs, history and traditions and recall with pride and esteem the achievements of our nation. The nation’s collective joy is the beginning of Naadam festival celebrated by our elderly, youth and all Mongolians crafting today’s history. At this very moment I would like to express my heartfelt and most sincere greetings and wishes to my fellow Mongolians and citizens celebrating the National Day!
Inherited from our ancestors, centuries old, symbol of sovereign Mongolia and the supreme pride of our nation Naadam Festival thus begins. From this supreme stage, guarded by the Great White Banner, I hereby declare the opening of the only in the world ‘Mongol Naadam’ Festivity.
Have a good Naadam Festivity.
2010.07.11.